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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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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

September 22, 2021
  • A lot of Sculpture for Kids

    September 22, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center

    Let's get busy! Cute sleeping foxes, bunnies and kitties will be the subject matter of our sgraffito etched pieces. We will, also be using self-drying clay to make slab pots embossed with lace, so fine. As well on our agenda, Model Magic®, swirly woolly lambs, as cute as can be, and while we're at it let's make a bee too! Hope to see you soon!

     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 $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes. 
     Wednesdays 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13        4:30-6:00

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September 23, 2021
  • A lot of Sculpture for Kids

    September 23, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Let's get busy! Cute sleeping foxes, bunnies and kitties will be the subject matter of our sgraffito etched pieces. We will, also be using self-drying clay to make slab pots embossed with lace, so fine. As well on our agenda, Model Magic®, swirly woolly lambs, as cute as can be, and while we're at it let's make a bee too! Hope to see you soon!

     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 $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes. 
     
    Fridays 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14        5:00-6:30

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September 24, 2021
  • Ready. Set. PAINT!

    September 24, 2021  4:20 pm - 5:50 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Does your kiddos love to paint? Great! Let's get these young artist started! Students participating in this series will be learning skill-improving techniques in acrylics and watercolor painting. We will be engaged in three creative project aimed with individual interests in mind as we embark on understanding color, composition and value, including tint and shade awareness, A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day. Classes taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up. As always siblings of any age are welcome!
    Fridays 9/24, 11/1, (Skip 11/8), 11/15, (Skip 11/22), 11/29
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
     

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  • Ready. Set. PAINT!

    September 24, 2021  4:20 pm - 5:50 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Does your kiddos love to paint? Great! Let's get these young artist started! Students participating in this series will be learning skill-improving techniques in acrylics and watercolor painting. We will be engaged in three creative project aimed with individual interests in mind as we embark on understanding color, composition and value, including tint and shade awareness, A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day. Classes taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up. As always siblings of any age are welcome!
    Fridays 9/24, 11/1, (Skip 11/8), 11/15, (Skip 11/22), 11/29
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
     

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  • Dominika

    September 24, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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October 4, 2021
  • More Art Please!

    October 4, 2021  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Van Hoosen Middle School, 1339 Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, USA

    Young artists will be exploring 6 weeks of all things art! We will take paint brushes in hand to engage the contemporary works of Andrew Haslen a styles we will strive to emulate in our animal inspired, acrylic paintings. Students will be working with pulled string art and Manga cartoons as well! A wide range of art principles will be explored, including value, perspective, colour theory and composition. We will try our hand at wood burning and papier-mâché bas reliefs! Each week we will pursue a new avenue in art with painting, multi-media, drawing & clay sculpture being among them. This is a FUN, fine art learning experience you won't want to miss! A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day of class. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    $95 + $40 Material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, (Skip 11/19 Thanksgiving recess,) 11/22, (Skip11/25 dance), 12/6.

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October 5, 2021
  • More art please!

    October 5, 2021  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Reuther Middle School, 1430 E Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, USA

    Young artists will be exploring 6 weeks of all things art! We will take paint brushes in hand to engage the contemporary works of Andrew Haslen a styles we will strive to emulate in our animal inspired, acrylic paintings. Students will be working with pulled string art and Manga cartoons as well! A wide range of art principles will be explored, including value, perspective, color theory and composition. We will try our hand at wood burning and papier-mâché bas reliefs! Each week we will pursue a new avenue in art with painting, multi-media, drawing & clay sculpture being among them. This is a FUN, fine art learning experience you won't want to miss! A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day of class. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    $95 + $40 Material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 1/25,  11/2, 11/9.

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  • Sculpture Anyone?

    October 5, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Let's get creative with all new sculpture projects! Students will be making and painting miniature birds using aluminum foil, wire, wipes and acrylics. Next we will create jellyfish with Model Magic, yarn and plastic. Also, innovative abstract, topographical line art with foam and and colored paper will be explored. A Gallery Show of our students artwork 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. 
    Ages 7 & up (Sibling are always welcome!)
    Wednesdays 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26.
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.

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October 7, 2021
  • More art please!

    October 7, 2021  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Hart Middle School, 6500 Sheldon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, USA

    Young artists will be exploring 6 weeks of all things art! We will take paint brushes in hand to engage the contemporary works of Andrew Haslen a styles we will strive to emulate in our animal inspired, acrylic paintings. Students will be working with pulled string art and Manga cartoons as well! A wide range of art principles will be explored, including value, perspective, color theory and composition. We will try our hand at abstract sculpture and papier-mâché bas reliefs! Each week we will pursue a new avenue in art with painting, multi-media, drawing & clay sculpture being among them. This is a FUN, fine art learning experience you won't want to miss! A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day of class. Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    $95 + $40 Material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 , 11/11.

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October 18, 2021
  • I like the way you paint!

    October 18, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Let's try painting in a variety of methods, adding some mixed media by making marbleized backgrounds, (along with other experimental methods,) and cut-out foregrounds to create beautiful paintings. Students will be working in acrylics, gouache paint and Mod Podge on canvas and linen. Subject matter will include farm and zoo animals A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the final day. Classes taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    Ages 7 & up. As always siblings of any age are welcome!
    Fridays 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8.
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.

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October 20, 2021
  • A lot of Sculpture for Kids

    October 20, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center

    Let's get busy! Cute sleeping foxes, bunnies and kitties will be the subject matter of our sgraffito etched pieces. We will, also be using self-drying clay to make slab pots embossed with lace, so fine. As well on our agenda, Model Magic®, swirly woolly lambs, as cute as can be, and while we're at it let's make a bee too! Hope to see you soon!

     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 $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes. 
     Wednesdays 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13        4:30-6:00

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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.

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!