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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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Begins this Friday. Hope to see you soon!🥰Channel your inner-artist this Winter! Join us for "Fun Art in Fenton" with the The Artist's Apprentice for children ages 7+. This art class is held in-person. We are excited to be back to class and to see the imaginative and artistic creations that the students create! Register today at www.slpr.net 🎨🖼️ ... See MoreSee Less

Begins this Friday. Hope to see you soon!🥰

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Big thank-you to Annie Anglim, for the opportunity to show some of my art at her Cause and Affect Gallery. 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love it Pam. You are so talented ❤️

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Upcoming Lessons

January 28, 2021
  • Kids Learning to Draw

    January 28, 2021  11:30 pm - January 29, 2021  1:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Does your young artist love to draw? In these classes kids will receive gentle encouragement to explore the basic principle of drawing such as gradation of tone, proportion, texture, shapes and line. Subject matter will vary depending on students interest. At some point kiddos may need encouragement to try new techniques and get out of the comfort zone of repeating drawing styles, medium and subject. Come marvel at their improvement! Our Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day.

    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.
    Thursdays 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18      6:30-8:00

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February 3, 2021
  • (Cancelled)Fun Art

    February 3, 2021  9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
    Davisburg, Springfield Township, MI 48350, USA

    It's all in good fun! From Yayoi Kusama with her oh so fabulous dots and spots to Jean-Michel Othoniel's swirly wirly pearl sculptures, our artsy kids will be getting creating while exploring popular art icons of our time. We will be making our art using various mediums, four project in all, to emulate these colorful art styles. Students will be drawing thumbnail sketches of their ideas and making drawings of there favorite vision. Register today, class size limited!
    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 $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.

    Wednesdays   Feb 3, 10, 17, 24.      4:15 to 5:45

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  • Workshop

    February 3, 2021
    Moose Tree Nature Preserve, 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    TBD

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February 15, 2021
  • *Possible Make-up Day Snowflakes & Snowfearies

    February 15, 2021  9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Snowflakes & Snowfaeries
    Oh the beauty of snowflakes! This is a unique project where we will be using hexagons and prisms to create the most fabulous snowflakes. The photo references we will be using for guidance are absolutely exquisite and ever fascinating to inspire wonderful work! As we use pastels and paints to create our artwork, these classes will help build patience and perseverance as we measure and calculate for balance. We may even see Jack Frost come into the picture, in a mobile sort of way! A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day.

    4:30 - 6:00

    Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA

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

    $45 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Wed. 1/25, 2/1 2/8

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February 18, 2021
  • *Possible Make-up Day Art Stop International

    February 18, 2021  9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

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February 19, 2021
  • *Possible Mak-up Day Fun Art in Fenton

    February 19, 2021  9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S LeRoy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    It's all in good fun! From Yayoi Kusama with her oh so fabulous dots and spots to Jean-Michel Othoniel's swirly wirly pearl sculptures, our artsy kids will be getting creating while exploring popular art icons of our time. We will be making our art using various mediums, four project in all, to emulate these colorful art styles. Students will be drawing thumbnail sketches of their ideas and making drawings of there favorite vision. Register today, class size limited!
    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 $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.

    Jan 22, 29, Feb. 5,12.     4:00 to 5:30

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February 22, 2021
  • Kids' Woodland Nature Painting

    February 22, 2021  9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Too cold to be outside? Let's bring the nature inside with these creative art projects! Our young artists will be painting wilderness scenes of mountains, fir trees, bears or whatever suites their fancy! We will be working on log slices, acrylic paper and canvas to depict northern lights, starry nights and snowy trails. So lets start this fun adventure! Sign up early as class size is limited.

    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 $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Mondays   2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15.        4:30-6:00

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  • Kids' Art Class

    February 22, 2021  11:30 pm - February 23, 2021  1:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Let's get creative! Our young artist's will be working with clay on a button scaled fish/lizard, painting with pallet knives, and using experimental materials to incorporate with with Manga ideas.

    Come join the fun! A Gallery Show of out students artwork will be extended to families following class on the final day!

    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 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15      6:30-8:00

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February 23, 2021
  • The Artist's Apprentice-Manga Mix-up

    February 23, 2021  10:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice-Manga Mix-up
    We all love Kawaii, so let's add these cuties to our paintings as we embark on this cultural phenomena and share in the fun of creating art together! Students will use their individual ideas to execute well thought-out designs on canvas using acrylic paints. Let's learn about value and shading while drawing our favorites! 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)
    5:30 - 7:00Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Tues. 1/26 2/2, (Skip 2/16) 2/23, 3/2

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February 25, 2021
  • The Artist's Apprentice - Clay Time

    February 25, 2021  11:00 pm - February 26, 2021  12:30 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    It's clay time! We have fun projects lined up for all of our creative kids to explore! Creations include sleeping animal plates, a beautiful triangle slab pot, coiled lambs, sgraffito etched pieces and texture bell hangings. All new. All exciting! If your young artist loves to be creative and try novel things, this is one class your maker child shouldn't miss!

    Our Viewing of Creations will be extended to families following class on the final day.

    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.

    $75 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Thursdays 2/25,3/4, 3/11, (skip 3/18), 3/25, 4/1      6:00-7:30

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February 26, 2021
  • Sculpture POP Culture

    February 26, 2021  9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Pop! Pop! Pop! Sculpture Pop Culture! Kid's will be working with paper and wild colors to create recycled butterfly mobiles with bamboo, rolled paper forms and interesting 3D names sculptures with sharpies. Let your imaginations run free in this truly creative think tank of an art series.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)
    4:30 - 6:00Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Tues. 2/26 3/5,  3/12, (Skip 19), 3/26

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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!