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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 (siblings are always welcome!). Home School Students, Birthday Parties, Girl/Boy Scout Badge Requirements, and Religious Groups, and those in the International Baccalaureate program are just a few.
View our Class Schedule to find out what’s being offered right now. We also offer private art classes as well as home school lesson, (group and individual) at the Independence Library, Depot Park, The Corner Cafe in Nieman’s Family Market or at your home in Clarkston!

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Upcoming Lessons

June 10, 2024
  • A Manga Camp Just For You!

    June 10, 2024  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, City of the Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

     THE ARTIST’S APPRENTICE MANGA MADNESS SUMMER CAMP (AGES 7-14) Young artists 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. As we step into the Japanese culture of Kawaii (affectionate, cute, adorable), our art kids will enjoy outside afternoon fun making splatter background sensations! We will create characters with sweet & sour personalities depicted in the same face. There is a lot of sketching and drawing in this cartoon camp so bring your best ideas. As well, we will work on an anime head shot using burnt umber acrylic paint on canvas with a solo color as accent, quite fun! A Gallery Show of the students’ art will be extended to families at the end of class on the final day. Material fee of $60 payable to instructor at 1st class. $165 plus $60 Material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of camp. Sign up today, come join this fun adventure in the world of Manga! Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may register.)  M-F 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/15,  9:00 - 12:00

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  • Kids' Sculpture Camp

    June 10, 2024  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Giving Tree Collective, 925 N Lapeer Rd suite 113, Oxford, MI 48371, USA

    Let's spend these sunny afternoon's creating fantastic sculpture! We will be making an animal out of self-drying clay including an array of embellishments, as well as flora design out of other pliable medium for our modeling portion of the program. Transforming to a lesson in carving, kids will make characters, out of Model Magic, who will scale a wall constructed out of chiseled Styrofoam. (All carving tools are kids-friendly.)  Some of our pieces, including pottery, will be adorned with painted designs first accomplished in colored drawings to achieve the best motif. Celtic, Inuit, and Greek reference books will be available for inspiration, or come up with your own unique design! These, along with other fabrications will culminate in a 'Viewing of Creations' of our students' artwork that will be extended to families on the last day of camp. Don't miss this fun experience! Limited spaces, sign up soon! Please bring water bottle, snack, and wear clothes that are not precious., Messy camp alert! 😉  Taught by artist/instructor of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may register as well!) $175 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the first day of camp. M-F 6/10, 611, 612, 613, 614. 2:00 - 5:00

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June 17, 2024
  • Whimsical Animals Painting & Drawing Camp

    June 17, 2024  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Orion Twp, MI 48360, USA

    This camp will tickle your funny bone! We'll be painting laughing kittens with top hats, drawing dancing fish and personifying your favorite animals! Although the ideas will be your own, and colors and structure will be unusual, guidance will be given to ensure that your creations are believable, in an kooky sort of way. We will be discussing which elements are required in a work of art in order to develop an effective composition, namely: the rule of thirds; iconic; and leading the eye. Kids will be creating unusual backgrounds and working on large scale drawings including cartoons! A Gallery Show of our students' artwork will be extended to families following class on the final day! Taught by Artist/Instructor of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)

    $165 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes. Please bring water bottle and snack and wear clothes that are not precious. Kids will be taking a short break on the hour so wear sun screen if needed.

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  • Kids' Sculpture Camp

    June 17, 2024  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    TBD Lake Orion, Orion Twp, MI 48362, USA

    Click here to Register! 
    Let's spend these sunny afternoon's creating fun sculpture! We will be making an animal out of self-drying clay including an array of embellishments, as well as flora design out of other pliable medium for our modeling portion of the program. Transforming to a lesson in carving, kids will make characters out of Model Magic who will scale a wall constructed out of chiseled Styrofoam. (All carving tools are kids-friendly.)  Some of our pieces will be adorned with painted designs first accomplished in colored drawings to achieve the best motif. Celtic, Inuit, and Greek reference books will be available for inspiration.These along with other fabrications will culminate in a 'Viewing of Creations' of our students' artwork that will be extended to families on the last day of camp. Don't miss this fun experience! Limited spaces, sign up soon! Please bring water bottle, snack, and wear clothes that are not precious., Messy camp alert! 😉  Taught by artist/instructor of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up (As always, siblings of any age may register. 😉

    $165 plus $60 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class. 
    M-F  6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21.

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20 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. Currently she is one of the regular artists displaying work at The Cause and Affect Gallery in Fenton. Palmer 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 in Clarkston.

The Artist’s Apprentice has received a huge amount of recognition since its beginnings through the Youth Enrichment Program in Clarkston, Michigan and has branched out into Lake Orion, Fenton, Davisburg and Rochester.

As part of The Artist’s Apprentice program, students will be working to improve upon their personal best, an ongoing mindset that, hopefully continues 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 and make a payment. Note: For ‘Schedule’ classes please do not pay through this website. 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!