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Art Lessons for Kids • One-To-One Tutoring • Birthday Parties • Private Lessons

The Artist’s Apprentice offers the creative person an opportunity to explore his/her individual talents through a variety of medium, subject matter and techniques. Classes are taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner of The Artist’s Apprentice established in 2002.

A variety of classes, offered in a group setting are designed for young artists ages 7 & up. Special programs are available for younger children, homeschool students, birthday parties, scout outings, American Heritage and Religious Groups, and those in the International Baccalaureate program.

View our Class Schedule to find out what’s being offered right now. We also offer private art classes at the Independence Library or at your home!

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⚡️Beginning Monday afternoon! 🌞Call today!💥Does your child like to draw? Do they like Manga and Anime? This is the camp for them! Register online at www.orionparks.com or over the phone at 248.391.0304 x3500. You won't want to miss out on this! #anime ##mangá #art #drawing ... See MoreSee Less

⚡️Beginning Monday afternoon! 🌞Call today!💥

Does your kiddo love ART? The Artist's Apprentice is offering 22 different art camps this summer, beginning June 7th! (7 camps in Lake Orion, 6 in Clarkston, including Clarkston Family Farm, 5 in Rochester Hills, 3 in Fenton, & 1 in Springfield Township.) ... See MoreSee Less

Does your kiddo love ART? The Artists Apprentice is offering 22 different art camps this summer, beginning June 7th! (7 camps in Lake Orion, 6 in Clarkston, including Clarkston Family Farm, 5 in Rochester Hills, 3 in Fenton, & 1 in Springfield Township.)

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Upcoming Lessons

August 9, 2021
  • Drawing Camp Just for you! Manga

    August 9, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    https://www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/community/community-education
    Young artist's in this camp share a common interest in Manga! Drawing these big-eyed characters with attitudes to match, will be the main focus of this camp as we navigate the ins and outs of proportion. We will focus on storyboards with the insertion of transformation Chibis. As we step into the Japanese culture of Kawaii, (affectionate, cute, adorable), we will create interesting bubble backgrounds using food coloring and soap solution. Experimental painting will come into play in the garments we envision. A Gallery Show of the students' art will be extended to families at the end of class on the final day. Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
     Ages 7 & up  M-F  
    $150 + $50 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of classes. 
    M-F  8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13.

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  • Kids Painting Animals in Nature Camp

    August 9, 2021  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Clarkston Family Farm, 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348, USA

    Register here for this art camp! 🙂
    Painting is a most joyous pastime! In this fun camp we will be painting 'en plein air' to soak up the summer afternoon sun as we sketch and paint animals in their natural habitat. Professional instruction will be given with encouragement to master scale, and proportion. Attention will be directed to including a foreground, middleground and background and certainly color mixing. A Gallery Show will be extended to family following class on the final day. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Note: We will be spend time indoors as well, especially should we encounter inclement weather.
    Ages 7 & up (As always, exception will be made for our siblings to register.) Campers please wear sunscreen and clothes that are not precious. Bring a water bottle and a snack if you wish. $210 (All materials included.)
    M-F 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13.

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August 16, 2021
  • Kids' Art & Math Camp

    August 16, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Sign up here after May 24th!   
    Add a little pizzazz to your child's learning by incorporating fun math concepts such as tessellation patterns, grid drawings, & mirror image designs, (Each student will be filling a kaleidoscope in order to creating a pastel work of art.) Fractals, what are they? We will be discovering the beauty of this phenomenon and how they occur in nature, a beautiful painting will result in our findings! A Gallery Show of the students work is extended to families after class on the final day. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    $150 + $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Bring a snack if you wish and wear clothes that are not precious.
    Ages 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may attend.)
    M-F 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20. 9:00 - noon

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  • Sculpture Camp by The Artist's Apprentice

    August 16, 2021  1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Register here beginning today!
    Sticky! Picky! Sometimes Icky! Your kiddo will be involved in several fun and satisfying SCULPTURE ventures on these sunny summer mornings. Get ready to get messy as we explore all sorts of modeling and carving projects! Our young artists will be making bas relief objects with papier-mâché artwork including a recycled element. We will also explore, face structure, (human or animal), in a clay, glitter paint piece and learn the basics of carving in styrofoam. These pieces will be somewhat reminiscent of Niki de Saint Phalle, so fun! If time permits we will be making a sculpture painting out of plasticine. Sign up today and come join the Summer Fun! A Viewing of Creation will be extended to family following class on the final day. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer owner of The Artist's Apprentice. $150 + $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes. Ages 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may attend.)
    M-F 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20. Please wear clothes that are not precious as well as sunscreen as we will be heading over to the playground on our break. Bring a snack and water bottle if you wish.

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August 23, 2021
  • Paint-Like-the-Masters Camp for Kids

    August 23, 2021  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    146 S Broadway St, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    Let's grab a paintbrush and start painting! Creating beautiful artwork is fun when we have such brilliant artists to emulate! Georgia O'Keeffe, Claude Monet, and Maxfield Parrish, (just to name a few), are painters that we will be studying to practice some of their techniques. We will be working in acrylic to work on  scenery, flora and the importance of light in our compositions. Registration is limited, so sign up early!

    A Gallery Show of the students' art will be extended to families at the end of class on the final day. Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice. Bring a water bottle and snack if you wish and wear clothes that are not precious. Mess happens when you are being creative!
     Ages 7 & up  (As always, siblings are welcome to register.)
    $150 + $50 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of classes.

    M-F 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26, 8/27   1:00 to 4:00

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  • Manga Madness Camp

    August 23, 2021  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    146 S Broadway St, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    https://orionartcenter.org/eventscalendar/#/events/

    Young artist's in this camp share a common interest in Manga! Drawing these big-eyed characters with attitudes to match, will be the main focus of this camp as we navigate the ins and outs of proportion. We will focus on storyboards with the insertion of transformation Chibis. As we step into the Japanese culture of Kawaii, (affectionate, cute, adorable), we will create interesting bubble backgrounds using food coloring and soap solution. Experimental painting will come into play in the garments we envision. A Gallery Show of the students' art will be extended to families at the end of class on the final day.  aught by instructor/artist Pamela Palmer B.F.A.owner of The Artist's Apprentice. 

    • Please bring a snack and wear clothes that are not precious as we will have a romp through the woods on our break!
    • Ages 7 and up. (As always, exceptions made for our siblings.)
    • Cost $150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.    
    • M-F  9:00-12:00  7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23.

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August 30, 2021
  • Last Chance Drawing Camp!

    August 30, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    What does it take to become an artist who is fantastic at drawing?  PASSION! If your child is constantly sketching, the passion has already begun! It's time to feed that fire with practice of various techniques, individual instruction, time to concentrate, the making of mistakes, and growth in abilities. Students will be working on value to add depth, stippling to add interest with hatching and cross-hatching to add texture to their drawings. In these four afternoons students will gain confidence as they see their skills improve. Graphite, chalk pastel, oil pastel, colored pencils and light washes of watercolors will be implemented in our nature focused drawings. 
    A Gallery Show of our students artwork will be extended to families following class on the final day!  Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. 
    Bring a snack if you wish and wear clothes that are not precious.

    Ages 7 & up (Siblings of ant age are welcome)
     $120 Plus $40 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Monday - Thursday 8/30, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2.      9:00 - noon

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18 years and counting! All of our fine art experiences are instructed by Pamela Palmer, an artist who was born and educated in Canada. Pamela has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in painting and a minor in drawing from the University of Windsor and a Diploma of Interior Design from St. Clair College. Her works have been accepted into the government collection of Ontario and into juried shows at the Windsor Gallery of Art. She has been the 4th grade art teacher at the Independence El. and art instructor at the Early Childhood Learning Center for the Young 5’s program.

The Artist’s Apprentice has received a huge amount of recognition since its beginnings through the Youth Enrichment Program in Clarkston, Michigan

As part of The Artist’s Apprentice program, students will be working to improve upon their personal best, an ongoing mindset that should continue throughout a lifetime.

Classes

…and many more! Check the Class Schedule to see what’s being offered right now!

How Do I Enroll?

For group classes, go to the Class Schedule and click on the desired class for information on how to enroll.

Click here to enroll in private classes, art parties, or to pay online.

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If you have a question, call Pamela Palmer at

(248) 620-3040

Or text (248) 842-1349

For the fastest response, simply use the form to the right, and we'll get back to you soon!