Saturday Classes for Middle School Students

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students allow budding artists ages 11-13 the opportunity to build skills in different areas of artmaking, learn from the American art collection, and to meet new friends who share common interest. 

Classes take place in the Connelly Foundation Community Education Center in the Historic Landmark Building. Classes are two hours in length, students are encouraged to bring snack and dress for a little mess.




April 6, 2019- June 1, 2019 (no class April 20)

11 am- 1 pm

Teaching Artist: Matt McKnight

This course looks at the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to create sequential art. We welcome all skill levels, whether you are a beginner, advanced or somewhere in between, the teacher will personalize instruction to meet each student’s needs. Learn about figure proportion, character creation, facial expressions, and more. Students will work together to create the comics they wish to see. There will also be a supervised field trip to look at some exciting comics. All materials provided.


Saturday Classes for Middle School Students are made possible through the generous funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.