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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

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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 21, 2021
  • Japanese Cartooning Camp

    June 21, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Long Meadow Elementary School 450 Allston Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

    Register here! 🙂
    Young artist's in this camp share a common interest in Manga! Drawing these big-eyed characters with attitudes to match, will be the main focus of this camp as we navigate the ins and outs of proportion. We will focus on storyboards with the insertion of transformation Chibis. As we step into the Japanese culture of Kawaii, (affectionate, cute, adorable), we will create interesting bubble backgrounds using food coloring and soap solution. Experimental painting will come into play in the garments we envision. 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.
    •  Ages 7 & up  M-F   6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25.
    • $150 + $50 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of classes. 
    • Please wear clothes that are not precious and sunscreen as we will have a romp in the woods on our break
    • Bring a water bottle and snack if you wish. 

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  • Intramurals Art Camp

    June 21, 2021  12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Long Meadow Elementary School 450 Allston Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

    Register here! 🙂
    I want to be an artist! GREAT! Learning to improve your drawing skills is a good place to begin. Young artists will engage in 5 fun art projects geared towards taking what they love to draw and broadening their skills to include SURPRISE elements that would make their artwork POP! Students will be choosing a subject matter that suits their individual interest, and work to incorporate paint, sharpies, 3-D inclusions and more! 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. Please wear clothes that are not precious and sunscreen, as we will be venturing outdoors during breaks. Bring a water bottle and snack if you wish.
    $150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Ages 10 to 16  M-F   6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25.

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June 28, 2021
  • Japanese Cartooning Camp

    June 28, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI 48350, USA Hart Community Center

    Young artist’s in this camp share a common
    interest in Manga! Drawing these big-eyed
    characters with attitudes to match, will be the
    main focus of this camp as we navigate the
    ins and outs of proportion. We will focus on
    storyboards with the insertion of transformation Chibis. As we step
    into the Japanese culture of Kawaii, (affectionate, cute, adorable),
    we will create interesting bubble backgrounds using food coloring
    and soap solutions. Experimental painting will come into play in the
    garments we envision. A Gallery Show of the students’ art will be
    extended to families at the end of class on the final day. Please wear
    clothing for painting and bring sunscreen, class may go outdoors.
    Bring a water bottle and snack.
    Instructor: Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of
    The Artist’s Apprentice
    Monday, June 28–Friday, July 2 (Registration closes Monday, June 21)
    COURSE AGES TIME RES. NON.
    C1 7+ 9:00am–12:00pm $150* $160*
    Hart Community Center (495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI)
    *Material Fee: $50 per person due to the instructor at the beginning of program.

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  • Painting Camp for Kids

    June 28, 2021  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    146 S Broadway St, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    https://orionartcenter.org/eventscalendar/#/events/

    Does your child love to paint?! Let them paint every afternoon in this fun camp where all we do is paint! We will be working with acrylics, watercolours and watercolour pencils while learning about famous artists like the impressionist and the techniques they used. As well, we will experiment with avant-garde modes of expression including paint pouring, (so cool), and pulled string painting with it's impressive effects! Your child's individual preferences will be observed when we choose the subject matter for each painting. Kids will be learning how to use bamboo brushes when we do Chinese painting of animals on rice paper. On our break, will we enjoy a romp through the woods! A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the last day. 

    • 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 $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.    
    • M-F   1:30 - 4:30 6/28, 6/629 6/30, 7/1, 7/2.  

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July 12, 2021
  • I LOVE Horses! ART Camp

    July 12, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Long Meadow Elementary School 450 Allston Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

    Register here! 🙂
     Young artists with a passion for horses will be drawing everything from colts to Clydesdales with an aim to strengthen their skills in proportion and anatomy awareness. Students will be engaged in a multitude of drawing forms including graphite, charcoal, scratchboard with gold underlay, and colored pencils. Imaginations will soar in our mythology segment of the winged horse Pegasus and the beloved unicorn!
    A Gallery Show of your students art 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
    M-F 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 6/15, 7/16.
    $150 plus $50 material fee payable to  instructor n the 1st day of class
    Please bring a snack and wear clothes that are not precious.

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  • Kids' Colorful Art Camp

    July 12, 2021  12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Long Meadow Elementary School 450 Allston Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

    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 draw 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 and paint. You will be impressed with our colorful art that will be presented in a Gallery Show on the final day of classes. Taught by Artist/Instructor 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 6/15, 7/16.
    12:15 - 3:15
     Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up (Siblings are always welcome!) 
    M-F $150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Please bring a snack and wear clothes that are not precious.

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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!