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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 (siblings are always welcome!). Home School Students, Birthday Parties, Girl/Boy Scout Badge Requirements, and Religious Groups, and those in the International Baccalaureate program are just a few.
View our Class Schedule to find out what’s being offered right now. We also offer private art classes as well as home school lesson, (group and individual) at the Independence Library, Depot Park, The Corner Cafe in Nieman’s Family Market or at your home in Clarkston!

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Upcoming Lessons

September 27, 2022
  • Tuesday is my Drawing Day!

    September 27, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hart Community Center, Davisburg, MI

    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. 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. 
    Ages 7 & up (Siblings are always welcome!) 
    Wednesdays 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18  4:20 – 5:50pm
    $65 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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September 28, 2022
  • Wednesday is my Drawing Day!

    September 28, 2022  4:20 pm - 5:50 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, 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. 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. 
    Ages 7 & up (Siblings are always welcome!) 

    Wednesdays 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19  4:20 – 5:50pm
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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October 20, 2022
  • Just Dragons

    October 20, 2022  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Orion Art Center, 115 S Anderson St, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    Just Dragons
    Register here!
    Hear-ye! Hear-ye! All DRAGON LOVERS unite! Come along with us as we learn to draw these mystical creatures. Young artists will get creative with a self-drying clay project featuring a baby dragon of their design implementing sparkle paints to bring out the magic in our wee beasts! We will be using bat wing photo references in our large scale drawings for the shimmery scaled wings and snake photos for the skin.
    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. 

    Ages 7 & up (Siblings are always welcome!) 
     

    Thursdays 10/20, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17  4:30 – 6:00pm
    $65 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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October 24, 2022
  • Anime Wallpaper Challenge

    October 24, 2022  4:20 pm - 5:50 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    We all have spectacular ideas and we all love Anime! Go Anime! So, let's put those two passions together and get some seriously, excellent wallpaper happening. Guidance will be given at every step of the way. Beginners seasoned anime fans welcome! Young artists will be working in graphite, markers and sharpies. Come on along! We'll show you some interestingly, executed ideas in a A Gallery Show of our students' artwork 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. 
    Ages 7 & up (As always siblings are always welcome!) 

     Mondays 10/24, (Skip 10/31),10/07, 11/14, 11/21  4:20 – 5:50pm
    $65 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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October 25, 2022
  • BOO! Art Workshop

    October 25, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Hart Center Davisburg, Springfield Township, MI 48350, USA

    BOOtiful artwork will be created in this fun Hallowe'en workshop. Black cat silhouettes in orange and gold sunsets, wax relief gossamer paintings, and ghostly sculptures, Model Magic spirits! A Viewing of Creations of our art work with Popsicle treats will be extended to families at the end of class! Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    $20 plus$10 material fee. class size limited register early!
    Ages 7 and up (Siblings of any age are welcome!) Tuesday 10/25    5:30 to 7:30

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October 26, 2022
  • BOO! Art Workshop

    October 26, 2022  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    BOOTIFUL artwork will be created in this fun Hallowe'en workshop. Black cat silhouettes in sunsets, wax relief gossamer paintings, and ghostly sculptures, Model Magic spirits! A Viewing of Creations of our art work with Popsicle treats will be extended to families at the end of class! Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    $20 plus$10 material fee. class size limited register early!
    Ages 7 and up (Siblings of any age are welcome!) Wednesday 10/26  4:30 to 6:30

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20 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. Currently she is one of the regular artists displaying work at The Cause and Affect Gallery in Fenton. Palmer 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 in Clarkston. The Artist’s Apprentice has received a huge amount of recognition since its beginnings through the Youth Enrichment Program in Clarkston, Michigan and has branched out into Lake Orion, Fenton, Davisburg and Rochester. As part of The Artist’s Apprentice program, students will be working to improve upon their personal best, an ongoing mindset that, hopefully continues 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 and make a payment. Note: For ‘Schedule’ classes please do not pay through this website. 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!