YMCA Arts programs and classes are excellent youhartclass.fwopportunities for youth to gain exposure to a significant aspect of our culture. Through the arts, participants experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking and valuable social skills. Our instructors will encourage your child to explore different mediums such as ceramic, clay, paints and pencils.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Visual Arts Director.

See class descriptions below.

Advanced Art

5- 8th Grade

Learn how to use artistic principles to express your personality and create your own style of art. Realism and abstract art will be explored using pencils, pastels, paint, ink, and recyclables.

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Adventures In Art 101

2nd-5th grade

This very popular class is child driven and encourages imagination and creativity while working on many 3D projects.

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NEW! Adventures in Art 102

5-8th Grade

Like 101, this very popular class continues to be driven by the students. They suggest ideas we tweak and develop, opening up imagination, creativity, and spatial awareness. Most of the projects are 3D.

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NEW! Beginning Knitting

2-8th Grade

Come learn how to knit from a pro: all you need are size 8 needles! The yarn will be provided for you courtesy of Plymouth Yarn Company.

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1-5th Grade

If you like to tinker then you’ll love this class. Use everyday objects to build items such as a marble run or a race car.

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NEW! Canvas

3-8th Grade

Each student will create their own work of art on canvas using any mediums desired. This class is great for individually minded students.

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Ceramics & Sculpture 101

K-3rd Grade

Tactile projects are fun for everyone, and what better way to create them than out of clay, plaster, or other mediums? All clay pieces are fired and glazed in our kiln.

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Ceramics & Sculpture 201

4-8th Grade

Continue the fun with this advanced ceramic class. Learn how to create more intricate pieces along with decorative techniques as well. All clay pieces are fired and glazed in our kiln.

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Drawing & Painting

K-3rd Grade

This class is a great way either to learn how to draw or to continue honing your drawing skills. Students will learn basic art principles.

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Elements of Art 101

K-2nd Grade

Is your child serious about learning art, but you'd rather not commute to the Art Institue? Projects are designed to incorporate art principles such as design, drawing techniques, and color theory. No class on 3/4, 5/13.

Elements of Art 201

3rd-6th Grade

If art is your thing, then you’ll want to continue to learn about art mediums and art principles such as depth, perception,line shading, pattern, perspective, color, space and more. No Classes on 3/4, 5/13.

NEW! Faces, Features & Hands

4th-8th grade

Learn to draw faces, features and hands in a fun, non-repetitive way using 2D and 3D projects.

Special Needs Art

For those with special needs who will enjoy and benefit from a smaller classroom setting.

NEW! Printmaking & Silkscreening

4th-8th Grade

Ever wondered how to make a print or silkscreen a shirt? Here's your chance to explore the world of printing.

NEW! The Next Step

4th-8th Grade

Keep expressing yourself as you learn new art principles and techniques and how to incorporate them into your own artistic style.

*Program offerings may vary from season to season. See our current program guide for further information and details