Young Artists Studio and all Fine Art for Kids classes are taught by YAWS founder and director Jennifer Burke and assistant teachers who've all been longtime YAWS students.


Art Classes for Kids at YAWS Totland Studio

  • Fine Art for Kids in three age groups: 4 to 5, 5 to 7, 7 to 9, and 9 to 11
  • Young Artists Studio for Ages 12 to 17
  • Drawing Expansion
  • Adult Workshop


Fine Art for Kids (FAK) ages 4 - 11

Students become familiar with the fine art techniques used in a variety of visual art forms. Methods of painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, silkscreen printing, and sculpture are explored and combined. High quality materials are provided so that students may learn the value of using superior tools and supplies. Students are encouraged to explain the ideas behind their artwork and to articulate their creative processes.

Young Artists Studio (YAS) ages 12 -17

Students are exposed to a broad assortment of artistic styles, forms, and materials. Each young artist is encouraged to explore his or her particular artistic interest and individual style while being introduced to projects that allow for a range of interpretation. Artists will develop their ideas into a series of related pieces and have the opportunity to exhibit their work.

Drawing Expansion (ages 7 - 11)

Drawing Expansion is a 6 week workshop devoted to exploration, evolution, and enjoyment of drawing. We will experiment with using all our senses as we draw. We will develop new ways of seeing that open us to a more expressive use of of line, form. value, and color. Drawings are made using a wide variety of techniques, and participants will learn how to work and combine a variety of media. 


There is no refund for missed classes. A refund for a cancelled session may be given if enrollment for the entire session is cancelled 14 days before the class is scheduled to begin. If cancelled later than 14 days before the commencement of the class session, no refund will be given.