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Summer Workshops ​ at the Farm!

Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.
~Sydney Gurewitz Clemens


The Clarkston Family Farm offers a wide variety of programming and workshops, hosted by our in house talent and also our community's talent! You will find they will include classes and workshops for all ages, skills and abilities. We hope you find something that sings to you!

The Artist's Apprentice is holding art classes again this summer at the farm!

Art Kids - Clay Animal Niki de Saint Phalle style!
Wednesday, May 29

4:30 – 6:00pm
Description:The Artist's Apprentice - Art Kids - Clay Animal Niki de Saint Phalle style! Let's celebrate the warmer weather with a bit of Art Fun! Young artist will be creating Niki de Saint Phalle animal sculptures, with mosaic and glass bead inclusions which we will paint emulating her bold style. Ages 6 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register) Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm $20 per child per day (all materials included)
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Art Kids - Sunshine Sculptures
Wednesday, June 5

4:30 – 6:00pm
Description:The Artist's Apprentice - Art Kids - Sunshine Sculptures Let's celebrate the warmer weather with a bit of Sun Fun! Student will be tooling foil with acrylic resist paint, working on an Aztec inspired 'Sun Stone' carvings. Wear clothes that are not precious, we will get messy! Ages 6 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register) Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm $20 per child per day (all materials included)
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Art Kids - Sunshine Clay Flowers
Wednesday, June 12
4:30 – 6:00pm
Description:The Artist's Apprentice - Art Kids - Sunshine Clay Flowers Let's celebrate the warmer weather with a bit of Sun Fun! Our young artists will be molding a sunflower out of clay which we will sparkle paint when finished! Please wear clothes that are not precious, we will get messy! Ages 6 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register) Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.  
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm $20 per child (all materials included)

Art Kids - Sunshine Papier-mâché
Wednesday, June 19

4:30 – 6:00pm
Description: The Artist's Apprentice - Art Kids - Sunshine papier-mâché Let's celebrate the warmer weather with a bit of Sun Fun! Our young artists will be moulding a bas relief sun out of papier-mâché and sparkle painting our creations when finished! (These are so pretty!) Please wear clothes that are not precious, we will get messy! Ages 6 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register) Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm $20 per child per day (all materials included)
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Art Kids- Puppy, Kitty, Piggy
Monday June 10th
9AM-12-PM
Sweet little animals! Let's draw them! Baby animals will be the focus of this morning workshop gear especially for our youngest artists. We will begin with stories time featuring animals we will be drawing, paying close attention to the way illustrators use various methods to make their work look like living beings and then move on to forming shapes as a beginning step to drawing animals. Erick Carl will be our Artist of Interest as we take brushes in hand, and rip our way to emulate his unique painting style. Sign up today, class starts soon! A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class. By artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA Ages 4,5 & 6 (As always siblings of any age are welcome) $39 all materials included.
What to wear: sunscreen, and shoes for exploring the farm looking for animals! 
What to bring: water bottle and (optional) fruit or veggie snack.

Twitter Critters!
 Tuesday, June 11th
9am – 12pm 
That's right, we're doing everything birds today! We'll be making a papier-mâché tweety bird with marbleized wings, drawing fierce hawks and eagle, as well as painting song birds with acrylic paint on canvas.Sign up today, class starts soon! A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class. By artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA Ages 7 & up $39 all materials included. (As always siblings of any age are welcome)
What to wear: sunscreen, and shoes for bird watch exploring! What to bring: water bottle and (optional) fruit or veggie snack.

Friday Art Afternoon
Friday, June 14 
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Do you have an art kid? This will be so fun for kiddos who love to create! In these afternoon workshops we will be trying out a number of art project in a variety of mediums. Each afternoon will be different! With life drawing, painting, sculpture, and cartoons as part of these summer offerings, your young artist will love this art opportunity. Come join this fun on the farm! Ages 7 & up.
As always sibling of any age are welcome to participate. Class taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
What to wear: sunscreen, and shoes for exploring!
What to bring: water bottle and (optional) fruit or veggie snack.
$39 per afternoon includes all materials (Register for one or more!)

WEEK LONG! Art at the Farm! -Get your kids creating at the farm this summer!
June 24th - June - June 28th
3:30pm - 5:30
We will be having in this week long camp with afternoons of fun modelling in clay, painting in watercolors, and drawing our chickens, bunnies & flowers. With time to explore, we will be seeking out interesting happenings in nature and bringing them to life on paper, using colored pencils and pastels. Our young artists will also learn to draw Mange faeries and other characters! Sign up today and come join the Summer Fun!
A Gallery Show will be extended to family following class on the final day.
Artist/Instructor: Pamela Palmer B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice
Ages: 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may register.)
Cost: $135 includes all materials. M-F
What to wear: sunscreen, and shoes for exploring! What to bring: water bottle and (optional) fruit or veggie snack.

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