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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

May 20, 2021
  • Inuit Art for Kids

    May 20, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    The spirit of the wolf, polar bear, and other Nordic beasts will be actualized in the artwork we create in this interesting series! Our young artists will be working with clay, canvases and paper to create totem animals, while capturing the unique and wonderful style of these indigenous people! Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
    A Viewing of Creations (including our 'Blessing of Narwhals') will be presented to families following class on the final day. Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register.)       
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Thurs. 5/20,  5/27,  6/3, 6/10.
    6:30- 8:00

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May 25, 2021
  • Button Clay Creations!

    May 25, 2021  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Clarkston Family Farm, 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348, USA

     Chameleon. Pangolin. Fishy. We love them all!
    Kids will model a critter, working with
    clay & using buttons for scales. Add glitter glue with sparkle paint and we‛ve got ourselves one awesome little animal! Our artists will be drawing with chalk pastel to create a likeness of their wee friend. Come join the fun! 

    Ages 7 & up. (Siblings are always welcome.)

    $29 all materials included.

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May 26, 2021
  • Clayworks

    May 26, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI 48350, USA Hart Community Center


    Description:Egyptian canopic 'pinch pot' jars with jackal heads (or an animal of your child's choosing) & neon tropical fish or birds made from Model Magic are the projects we will be working on in this 3 week series. Our art work along with our drawings will be on display at a 'Viewing of Creations' that will be extended to families after class on the last day.Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice.

    $45 + $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    May 12, 19, 29.
    Wednesdays, May 12-26 (3 weeks) (Registration closes Wednesday, May 5)
    COURSE AGES TIME           RES.       NON.
    Y11 7+ 4:30–6:00pm         $45*       $55*
    Hart Community Center (495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI)
    *Material Fee: $15 per person due to the instructor at the beginning of program.

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June 1, 2021
  • Clayworks

    June 1, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI 48350, USA Hart Community Center


    Description:Egyptian canopic 'pinch pot' jars with jackal heads (or an animal of your child's choosing) & neon tropical fish or birds made from Model Magic are the projects we will be working on in this 3 week series. Our art work along with our drawings will be on display at a 'Viewing of Creations' that will be extended to families after class on the last day.Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice.

    $45 + $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    May 12, 19, 29.
    Wednesdays, May 12-26 (3 weeks) (Registration closes Wednesday, May 5)
    COURSE AGES TIME           RES.       NON.
    Y11 7+ 4:30–6:00pm         $45*       $55*
    Hart Community Center (495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI)
    *Material Fee: $15 per person due to the instructor at the beginning of program.

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June 2, 2021
  • Button Clay Creations!

    June 2, 2021  4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Moose Tree 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362

                        
    Chameleon. Pangolin. Fishy. We love them all!
    Kids will model a critter, working with
    clay & using buttons for scales. Add glitter glue with sparkle paint and we‛ve got ourselves one awesome little animal! Our artists will be drawing with chalk pastel to create a likeness of their wee friend. Come join the fun! 

    Ages 7 & up. (Siblings are always welcome to register.)

    $20 plus $5 material fee payable to instructor at the start of class.

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June 7, 2021
  • JAWS! Art Camp for Kids

    June 7, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Sign up here after May 24th!     
    Let's Explore the Ocean together! Learn to draw killer whales, sharks and anglerfish, (sooo scary!), as we gain an importance of value, contrast and color. Young artist's will accomplish this by means of a variety of mediums, including graphite, acrylic paint, chalk & oil pastels. On the friendlier side, our sweet dolphins, cutie pie puffers, angelfish, and rainbow parrot fish will be so much fun to create using  and clay with papier-mâché and glass elements! Our Sure-to-Impress Gallery Show will be extended to our families following class on the final day. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice. $150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructors on the 1st day of camp. Ages 7 & up M-F  6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11.
    Kids ages 7 & up. (Siblings of any age are welcome to register.)

    $150 plus $50 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.

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  • Japanese Cartooning Camp

    June 7, 2021  1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Orion Center, Lake Orion


    Description:Register here beginning today!
    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   6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 7/11
    • $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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  • Kid's Drawing & Painting Animals

    June 7, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Does your child love animals? Wonderful! These classes will be all about learning to draw and paint animals of all varieties, from cute puppies and kittens to fierce lions and tigers. Your child will be learning about master painters such as Franz Marc and William Stubbs and trying their hand at painting on rice paper with bamboo brushes! .Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.
    A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day. Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)
    6:30-8:00           

    $60 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class. 
    Mon. 5/10,  5/17,  5/24, (Skip May 31st Memorial Day), 6/7
    6:30-8:00

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June 14, 2021
  • Camp Where the Wild Things Are

    June 14, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Clarkston Family Farm, 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348, USA

    Register here for this art camp! 🙂
    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 book! 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 like to improve their drawing skills this is an excellent way to enjoy a week of summer mornings 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.)
    $210 (All materials included.)   M-F   6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18.

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  • Kid's Sculpture Camp

    June 14, 2021  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    https://www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/community/community-education

    Sticky! Picky! Sometimes icky! Your young artist will be involved in several fun and satisfying SCULPTURE ventures on these sunny summer afternoons. Get ready to get messy as we explore all sorts of modelling and carving projects! Our kids 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 and a surprise project. 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 B.F.A. 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.) Please wear clothes that are not precious and, if you prefer, bring a snack and water bottle. 
    M-F   6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18
    $150 Plus $50 Material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes

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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!