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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

December 10, 2020
  • Painting Like the Masters - Sulamith Wulfing

    December 10, 2020  9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Lake Orion, Orion Charter Township, MI 48362, USA

    As a child, Sulamith had visions of angels, fairies, gnomes, and nature spirits. She first began drawing these creatures at the age of four. The visions continued throughout her life, and directly inspired her paintings. Students will be choosing a fairy tale to illustrate a favorite scene using watercolor paint to emulate the detailed pattern style of this German artist. Family will be invited to our Gallery Opening following class.

    Taught Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA, owner of The Artist's Apprentice.

    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register!)
    $20 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Thursday. 12/10

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December 14, 2020
  • ?Troop 76845

    December 14, 2020  11:00 pm - December 15, 2020  12:30 am
    Neiman's Family Market, 7121 Dixie Hwy, Independence Charter Township, MI 48346, USA


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December 15, 2020
  • Painting Like the Masters - Vincent Van Gogh

    December 15, 2020  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Moose Tree Nature Preserve, 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    Painting Like the Masters - Vincent Van Gogh

    Description:It's time to paint on canvas with the vibrant colors of Vincent Van Gogh's images of sunflowers and starry nights! Take brush in hand and learn to emulate thick, impulsive brush strokes in the style of this famous post-impressionist painter.

    Taught Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA, owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Please wear clothes that are not precious.

    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register!
    $20 plus $15 material fee payable to the instructor on the 1st day of classes.

    Thursday, October 26   4:00 –  6:00pm

    Moose Tree Lake Orion

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December 18, 2020
  • ?!Drawing Simply the Best Animals

    December 18, 2020  10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Drawing Simply the Best Animals
    In these classes students will be drawing the best, and the worst, animals! Any animal that your child feel passionate about, be it fussy little kitten or terrible treacherous shark, this will be the subject of our classic drawing class. What better way to learn the ins and outs of drawing, where we will learn proportion, perspective shadows and shading. A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day.
    5:00 - 6:30
    Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)
    $90 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Fri. 11/6, 11/16, 11/20, (skip 27), 12/4, 12/11

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December 21, 2020
  • Monday is My Drawing Day!

    December 21, 2020  11:30 pm - December 22, 2020  1:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, 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 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 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23      6:30-8:00

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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.


…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!