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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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We'll be at Bay Court Park next week! Come join our Ancient Art Camp. The fun starts on Monday, so sign up soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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🌷Please contact us if you are interested in drop-in classes like this in the future!🌼(248) 842-1349☺️STEAM Art Camp for ages 7-14 is this week, July 27-31 🙌🎨 Drop in any day from 9:00-Noon for exploring science and art 🧪🖼Tomorrow artist will experiment mixing different mediums and watching how their results form various shapes and colors along with other scientific activities! Come learn how science and art blend together! $40 per day (this includes a $10 material fee), pay at drop off. Camp is held outside. Come see us this week at the Clarkston Community Education Center, 6558 Waldon Rd, Clarkston ❤️💛💚💙 ... See MoreSee Less

🌷Please contact us if you are interested in drop-in classes like this in the future!🌼(248) 842-1349☺️

Kids will explore science with a kit to begin their stalactite crystal grow today. 🙂STEAM Art Camp for ages 7-14 is this week, July 27-31 🙌🎨 Drop in any day from 9:00-Noon for exploring science and art 🤖🌈 Tomorrow artist will be creating homemade paper along with other fun projects. $40 per day (this includes a $10 material fee), pay at drop off. Camp is held outside. Come see us this week at the Clarkston Community Education Center 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

Kids will explore science with a kit to begin their stalactite crystal grow today. :)

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Enjoyed the geode work today and excited to finish the geodesic dome tomorrow!

-Learning one point-perspective using our names and a lot of pizzazz in S.T.E.A.M camp❣️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Lessons

August 10, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice Drawing Camp

    August 10, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Lakeland High School, A504 1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48383, USA

    Let's Draw! Using graphite, conte and gray-scale chalk pastels, our young artists will be learning techniques every artist should know in order to become better at drawing. We will be working with grids, value, proportion, view finders, negativespace, point of reference and up-side-down drawing. Subjects will include still life subjects, land/seascapes, animals, portraits and cartoons! A Gallery Show will be extended to family at the end of class on the final day! Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer owner of The Artist's Apprentice. 7 & up. (Siblings may of any age may register.)$150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of camp.
    M-F 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14

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  • Postponed :/ Kids' Ancient Art Camp

    August 10, 2020  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Lake View Room at Bay Court Park., Independence Charter Township, MI 48346, USA

    Vikings, Egyptians and Inuit animal designs will be the focus of this widely explorative art camp! We will be trying many art forms, including canopic clay jars, life size multi-media King Tut artwork and nordic prints. Kids will be working with self-drying clay on their choice of jackal, falcon, sphinx or baboon head, a topper of a golden pinch pot. Paint and sharpies will also be in use as we work on our own detail life sized artwork of totem poles. A Gallery Show of the student's work will be extended to families following class on the final day. Classes taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice. Campers please wear sunscreen and clothes that are not precious. Bring a water bottle and a snack if you wish.
    Ages 7 and up. (Exception will be made for our siblings.) $150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    M-F    7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17.

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August 17, 2020
  • Kids' S.T.E.A.M Camp

    August 17, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Description:Let's get to it! If your child loves art and you value the ideas that S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math) has to offer, sign your child up for this exploration camp today! We will be constructing our own Geodesic Dome and learning about capillary action with an oil and liquid watercolor experiment as well as cosmic suncatchers & tessellation projects. We will also be putting colorful a sink strainer paint pour project into motion! This is a week of exploration and fine art fun your child won't want to miss! Gelatin art streaking along with other experiments are on the list to explore! 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. Ages 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may attend.) M-F 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21.

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  • Sculpture Camp by The Artist's Apprentice

    August 17, 2020  5:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    https://www.orionparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=6&cat=9
    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 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21. 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 24, 2020
  • Farm Animals Workshop

    August 24, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    https://www.orionparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=6&cat=9
    With a CLUCK, CLUCK here! For the animals lovers in your family, our young artists will be drawing in 3 mediums: oil pastel, markers, and pencil to depict our bunnies, hens & roosters! There will also be a wide selection from photo references of other farm animals from which to choose. Parents are welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious, and sunscreen as we will have a romp over at the playground on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice.
    • Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our siblings.)
    • $30 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor at start of class. Monday 8/24

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August 25, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice-Pond Friends Workshop

    August 25, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    From friendly frogs and pollywogs, to snails and water bugs, let's get going! We will be drawing flora and fauna for our 'Life in the Stream' drawing collection using all sorts of medium for a fun afternoon of aquatic awareness. Note: Please have your kiddos wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp along the stream on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our siblings.) Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice.$30 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of classes. Tuesday 8/25.

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  • Pond Friends Workshop

    August 25, 2020  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    https://www.orionparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=6&cat=9
    From friendly frogs and pollywogs, to snails and water bugs, let's get going! We will be drawing flora and fauna for our 'Life in the Pond' drawing collection using all sorts of medium for a fun afternoon of aquatic awareness. at start of class. Parents are welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious, and sunscreen as we will have a romp over at the playground on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice.
    • 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to our siblings.) 
    • $30 plus $10 material fee payable to the instructor at start of class. Tuesday 8/25

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August 26, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice-Painting Birds, Blossoms & Brook Trout

    August 26, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Kids will be experimenting with Chinese painting using bamboo brushes and rice paper. We will be learning how to properly use the brushes, then paint our fish, birds or cherry blossoms. Stamping with a red inked 'chop' and writing our animal, or flower, word in chinese calligraphy will complete our artworks. Our preliminary paintings will be collected and compiled into a ribboned booklet! Note: Please have your kiddo wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp along the stream on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our siblings.) $30 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor at the start of class. Wednesday 8/26.

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  • Painting Birds, Blossoms & Brook Trout Workshop

    August 26, 2020  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    https://www.orionparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=6&cat=9
    Kids will be experimenting with Chinese painting using bamboo brushes and rice paper. We will be learning how to properly use the brushes, then paint our fish, birds or cherry blossoms. Stamping with a red inked 'chop' and writing our animal, or flower, word in chinese calligraphy will complete our artworks. Our preliminary paintings will be collected and compiled into a ribboned booklet! Parents are welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious, and sunscreen as we will have a romp over at the playground our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. 
    • Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our siblings.) 
    • $30 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor at the start of class. Wednesday 8/26.

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August 27, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice - Maker Clay Workshop

    August 27, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Pigs, Horses, Dogs & Cats! Welcome all animal lovers of a working farm! Students will be engaged in self-drying clay, plasticine, and Model Magic in order to create figurines of farm animals. We will comb the grounds for pebbles, sticks and moss to include with a self-made diorama, drawing in background element for our individual habitats! Note: Please have your kiddos wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp along to the stream on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our siblings.) $30 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor at the start of class. Thursday 8/27.

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  • Maker Clay Workshop

    August 27, 2020  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    https://www.orionparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=6&cat=9
    Pigs, Horses, Dogs & Cats! Welcome all animal lovers of a working farm! Students will be engaged in self-drying clay, plasticine, and Model Magic to create figurines of farm animals. We will comb the grounds for pebbles, sticks and moss to include with a self-made diorama, drawing in background element for our individual habitats! Parents are welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious, and sunscreen as we will have a romp over at the playground on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. 
    • Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our siblings.) 
    • $30 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor at the start of class. Thursday 8/27.

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August 28, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice - Papier-mâché Flowers

    August 28, 2020  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Flower Power! Our young artist will select a flower of their choosing to construct a bas-relief sculpture using plywood and Papier-mâché! Let's celebrate our long summer days with the creation of these triangular-shaped constructions that will act as a beautiful reminder of all of the pretty gardens we've seen! Drawing and painting will play a part of this workshop as well. Note: Please have your kiddo wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp along the stream on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our sibling.) $30 plus a $10 materials fee payable to instructor on the start of class. Friday 8/28.

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  • Papier-mâché Flowers

    August 28, 2020  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    https://www.orionparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=6&cat=9
    Flower Power! Our young artist will select a flower of their choosing to construct a bas-relief sculpture using plywood and Papier-mâché! Let's celebrate our long summer days with the creation of these triangular-shaped constructions that will act as a beautiful reminder of all of the pretty gardens we've seen! Drawing and painting will play a part of this workshop as well. Parents are welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious, and sunscreen as we will have a romp over at the playground on our break.If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice.
    • Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accomodate our sibling.) 
    • $30 plus a $10 materials fee payable to instructor on the start of class. Friday 8/28.

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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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(248) 620-3040

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