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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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Upcoming Lessons

May 3, 2021
  • Monday is My Drawing Day!

    May 3, 2021  8:20 pm - 9:50 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, 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 this 4 week series students will gain confidence as they see their skills improve. Graphite, colored pencils and light washes of watercolors will be implemented in our nature focused drawings.

    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)

    Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice.

    $60 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Mondays 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24      4:20-5:50

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May 7, 2021
  • Manga Faeries in Paint-pull Flower Garden

    May 7, 2021  8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
    Moose Tree Nature Preserve, 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

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     Does your child love those cute chibi Japanese characters? Mark your calendar for this fun exploratory workshop at Moose Tree! Young artists will develop and trim their own Manga cartoons using sharpies to be combine with colorful string painting. Delightfully Gorgeous!
    $20 plus $5 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up. (Siblings of any age are always welcome!)
    4:15 - 6:15
     

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May 10, 2021
  • Drawing & Painting Animals

    May 10, 2021  10:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Does your child love animals? Wonderful! These classes will be all about learning to draw and paint animals of all varieties, from cute puppies and kittens to fierce lions and tigers. Your child will be learning about master painters such as Franz Marc and William Stubbs and trying their hand at painting on rice paper with bamboo brushes! .Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.
    A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day. Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)
    6:30-8:00           

    $60 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class. 
    Mon. 5/10,  5/17,  5/24, (Skip May 31st Memorial Day), 6/7
    6:30-8:00

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May 11, 2021
  • Manga Faeries in Paint-pull Flower Garden

    May 11, 2021  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Clarkston Family Farm, 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348, USA

    Does your child love those cute chibi Japanese characters? Mark your calendar for this fun exploratory workshop at the farm! Young artists will develop and trim their own Manga cartoons using sharpies to be combine with colorful string painting. Delightfully Gorgeous!
    $29 All materials included.
    Ages 7 & up. (Siblings of any age are always welcome!)

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May 12, 2021
  • Clayworks

    May 12, 2021  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI 48350, USA Hart Community Center


    Description:Egyptian canopic 'pinch pot' jars with jackal heads (or an animal of your child's choosing) & neon tropical fish or birds made from Model Magic are the projects we will be working on in this 3 week series. Our art work along with our drawings will be on display at a 'Viewing of Creations' that will be extended to families after class on the last day.Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice.

    $45 + $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    May 12, 19, 29. Egyptian canopic ‘pinch pot’ jars with jackal heads (or an animal of
    your child’s choosing) & neon tropical fish or birds made from Model
    Magic are the projects we will be working on in this 3 week series. Our
    art work along with our drawings will be on display at a ‘Viewing of
    Creations’ that will be extended to families after class on the last day.
    Instructor: Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of
    The Artist’s Apprentice
    Wednesdays, May 12-26 (3 weeks) (Registration closes Wednesday, May 5)
    COURSE AGES TIME           RES.       NON.
    Y11 7+ 4:30–6:00pm         $45*       $55*
    Hart Community Center (495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI)
    *Material Fee: $15 per person due to the instructor at the beginning of program.

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May 14, 2021
  • Flair Share! Kid's Art

    May 14, 2021  8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
    Moose Tree 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362

    Let's get fancy! With our peacocks, with our dragons or with our swirly flower designs! In these classes we will push our art to the limit with sparkle and shine to light up our Gallery Show that will be extended to families on the last day of classes. Young artist's will be working with a variety of media including shimmer paints and chalk pastels. Students will have direct input as to subject matter and medium they will explore. Opinions matter. 🙂 Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)
    6:30-8:00         
    $65 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Fridays. 5/14,  5/21,  5/28,  6/4.

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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!