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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

June 6, 2022
  • Cancelled Cute Anime Animals

    June 6, 2022  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    They're cute, they're fun and they're packed with personality! Let's get to work drawing our favorite kawaii animal characters. Among them we'll try our hand at the adorable Cerberus with his cutie-pie lion cub features and white feathered wings; the little fire dragon Charmander with his lizard like body and his fiery, matched only by his fiery personality; and everybody's best friend Totoro, a sort of owl bunny with his lookalike little woodland companions. Oh and let's not forget our electric buddy Pikachu and the sweet-pea cat demon Kirara! Our young artist's will be working with graphite and chalk pastels with guided instructions. 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!) 

    Mondays 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, (Skip 5/30 Memorial Day), 6/6.   4:30 – 6:00pm
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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June 13, 2022
  • Kids' Painting Animals Camp

    June 13, 2022  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Moose Tree Nature Preserve, 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    Register for this camp here! 🙂 
    Does your child love to paint? Who doesn't! Our young artists will be working with acrylics, watercolors and watercolor pencils to depict cute animals in nature.Your child's individual preferences will be observed when we choose the subject matter for each painting. Students will be adding butterflies and bees to our experimental pulled string paintings, experiencing the surprising effects of this fun process!  Kids will be learning how to use bamboo brushes when we do Chinese painting of fish and birds on rice paper. On our breaks, we will enjoy a nature walk, or run, in the woods. A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the last day. Sign up soon, limited class size!

    • Taught 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.
    • Ages 7 and up. (Exceptions made for our siblings.)
    • Cost $150 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.    
    • M-F   9:00 - noon         6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17.

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  • Camp Where the Wild Things Are

    June 13, 2022  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Clarkston Family Farm, 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348, USA

    Register here! 🙂
    Let's take a walk on the wild side! Art Kiddos will be going on hikes to observe all of the wild critters, bringing back sketches and ideas to create their individual, colorfully illustrated collection! We will compile drawings using oil pastels, colored pencils, chalk pastels, markers and watercolor pencils with the help of photo references and professional instruction. This is a busy camp where we will be learning new techniques to accomplish wonderful artwork. If your child loves all sorts of animals and would relish trying new art adventures, this is an excellent way to enjoy a week of summer afternoons at the farm! 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. Campers please wear clothes that are not precious, bring a water bottle and a snack if you wish.
     Ages 7 & up (as always, exceptions for siblings are allowed.)
    $220 (All materials included.)   M-F   6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17.

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June 20, 2022
  • Kid's Colorful Art Camp

    June 20, 2022  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Register here! 🙂
    Do we love color? Yes we do! Let's get out our ROY-G-BIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet) colors and attempt the challenging task of learning how to paint a rainbow, one that looks real as it is seen in nature. Kids will be working on landscapes and colorful animals like rainbow fish, chameleons, peacocks, iridescent beetle bugs, and fancy roosters. Colored pencils will be used, including shimmer colors, chalk pastels, paper quilling and paint. Let's add some of the most brilliant rainbow animie characters as well! Experimental practices will be utilized like melted crayons! You will be impressed with our colorful art that will be presented in a Gallery Show following class on the final day! Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer owner of The Artist's Apprentice.      
    M - F              9:00 to noon               6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24.
     $150 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of classes. 
     Please bring a snack, a water bottle & wear clothes that are not precious. Messy child alert. 😉

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  • Kid's Colorful Art Camp

    June 20, 2022  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Register here! 🙂
    Do we love color? Yes we do! Let's get out our ROY-G-BIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet) colors and attempt the challenging task of learning how to paint a rainbow, one that looks real as it is seen in nature. Kids will be working on landscapes and colorful animals like rainbow fish, chameleons, peacocks, iridescent beetle bugs, and fancy roosters. Colored pencils will be used, including shimmer colors, chalk pastels, paper quilling and paint. Let's add some of the most brilliant rainbow animie characters as well! Experimental practices will be utilized like melted crayons! You will be impressed with our colorful art that will be presented in a Gallery Show following class on the final day! Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer owner of The Artist's Apprentice.      
    M - F              9:00 to noon               6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24.
     $150 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of classes. 
     Please bring a snack, a water bottle & wear clothes that are not precious. Messy child alert. 😉

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  • Cute Anime Animals

    June 20, 2022  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Register here! 🙂
     They're cute, they're fun and they're packed with personality! Let's get to work drawing our favorite Kawaii animal characters. Among them we'll try our hand at the adorable Cerberus with his cutie-pie lion cub features and white feathered wings; the little fire dragon Charmander with his lizard like body and his fiery tail, matched only by his fiery personality; and everybody's best friend Totoro, a sort of owl bunny with his look-a-like little woodland companions. Oh and let's not forget our electric buddy Pikachu and the sweet-pea cat demon Kirara! Our young artist's will be working with graphite and chalk pastels with guided instructions. A part of our day will be dedicated to creating interesting experimental backgrounds that are a blast to make! Don't miss the fun, class size is limited. 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. Please bring water bottle, snack, and wear clothes that are not precious.
    Ages 7 & up (Siblings are always welcome!) 
    6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24  1:30 – 4:00pm
    $150 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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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!