Youth Art Classes



Build imagination, creativity, and a love for art! Learn about works of art, and explore new art-making materials and techniques with hands-on projects in the studio. All supplies are provided!

Classes will take place every Monday at 4:30pm and 6:00pm. 

$10 per class for members/$13 per class for non-members. 

January Classes: All About Me!

Make art at the Bentonville Community Center! This month, Art Instructors from Crystal Bridges help you explore a variety of ways to make a portrait. Join us any Monday of the month to learn how artists depict themselves and the people around them through art in Crystal Bridges. Ages 10 and under welcome, ages 4 and under require a caregiver. 

January 6th- Giant Heads | Evan Penny

Check out an up close 3D printed head by artist Evan Penny, then design you very own large-scale self portrait! 

January 13th- Heroic Portraits | George W Bush 

Examine the heroic portraits painted by George W Bush in Portraits of Courage. Using a variety of mix media, create your very own heroic portrait of someone that inspires you! 

January 20th- No Class-MLK Day 

January 27th- Hobby Portraits | Joan Brown 

What do you do in your spare time? Explore Joan Brown's Self Portrait with Fish and Cat and design a hobby-themed artwork!

February Classes: Glowing Art 

This month, we are inspired by art that glows! Join us any Monday of the month to learn more about how artists at Crystal Bridges portray light-up art in a variety of fun ways! Ages 10 and under welcome, ages 4 and under require a caregiver. 

February 3rd- Paper Cut Light Box | Isamu Noguchi 

Explore Isamu Noguchi's lit-up landscapes. Cut, fold, and paste your own landscape to create a paper cut light box. 

February 10th- Glowing Rooms | Yayoi Kusama

Discover an artist who lights up an entire room using patterns, then design your own lantern for your space at home. 

February 17th- Neon Nature Sculptures | Dale Chihuly 

Take a look a Chihuly's nature inspired glass artwork, then make your own glowing surprise! 

February 24th- Blacklight Geometric Paintings | Leo Villareal

Learn more about how this artist uses geometric shapes in his giant outdoor sculptures. Then create your own tape resist painting that glows under blacklight!