Saturday Youth Arts is on Hiatus Until Further Notice!

Youth Saturday Arts kids working on computers

The Dougherty Arts Center’s Youth Saturday Arts Program helps provide young artists with experiences in various art mediums that they might not receive in conventional arts education. Each session will be differently themed so, students can take classes as often as they like without repeating projects.

Students may register for all three classes in the Saturday rotation. Dougherty staff will transition students between registered classes which are contiguous. In this case, please send a snack and water bottle for transition time(s). If you choose to enroll your child in non-adjacent classes, you will be responsible for the time between classes.


Youth Ceramics


Get your hands dirty with clay! Students will be introduced to various hand-building techniques as they create unique three-dimensional projects. Pinching, coiling, and slab-building will all be explored, while older students will get the opportunity to try their hands at the pottery wheel. Students will glaze their pieces, resulting in amazing works of ceramic art.
Materials and firing included.

Ages 5-7       10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Ages 8-10     11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Ages 11-14   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Youth Digital Arts


Celebrate the combination of modern technology and art! Students will explore all things digital, learn to navigate new software, and build upon their existing skills as they illustrate, animate, model and print 3D objects, and integrate sound with visuals using film and motion graphics techniques.
Students will need an 8GB USB drive to take their projects home.

Ages 5-7       1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Ages 8-10     10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Ages 11-14   11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

youth drawing


Make your mark! Experiment with drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more. Combine various mediums and art-making techniques to create mixed media art. Pulling inspiration from life, references, art history, and their own imaginations, students will create two-dimensional artworks that may be flat, but are anything but boring. Materials included.

Ages 5-7       11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Ages 8-10     1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Ages 11-14   10:00 AM - 11:15 AM


Registration Forms

  • Participant Waiver Form - Must be completed for all students under the age of 18 before they can attend camp or class.
  • Permission to Give Medication Form - For a student taking prescription or non-prescription medication during program hours
  • Youth Class Request Form - For a student to be placed in a different camp or class than he/she is assigned; otherwise, students are placed in camps and classes according to their age by birth date
  • Youth Friend Request Form - For students who are the same age and wish to be placed in the same camp or class together; only one request per student is permitted



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