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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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❄️The 'apprentices' working on snowflakes and snow-faeries.❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Kids learn about Yayoi Kusama with her oh so fabulous dots and spots and Jean-Michel Othoniel's swirly whirly pearl sculptures, stay tuned for more photos! ... See MoreSee Less

Begins this Friday. Hope to see you soon!🥰Channel your inner-artist this Winter! Join us for "Fun Art in Fenton" with the The Artist's Apprentice for children ages 7+. This art class is held in-person. We are excited to be back to class and to see the imaginative and artistic creations that the students create! Register today at www.slpr.net 🎨🖼️ ... See MoreSee Less

Begins this Friday. Hope to see you soon!🥰

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Big thank-you to Annie Anglim, for the opportunity to show some of my art at her Cause and Affect Gallery. 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love it Pam. You are so talented ❤️

Beautiful work Pam!❤

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Upcoming Lessons

March 1, 2021
  • *Possible Make-up Day Kids' Art Class

    March 1, 2021  11:30 pm - March 2, 2021  1:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Let's get creative! Our young artist's will be working with clay on a button scaled fish/lizard, painting with pallet knives, and using experimental materials to incorporate with with Manga ideas.

    Come join the fun! 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 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15      6:30-8:00

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March 2, 2021
  • *Possible Make-up Day The Artist's Apprentice-Manga Mix-up

    March 2, 2021  10:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice-Manga Mix-up
    We all love Kawaii, so let's add these cuties to our paintings as we embark on this cultural phenomena and share in the fun of creating art together! Students will use their individual ideas to execute well thought-out designs on canvas using acrylic paints. Let's learn about value and shading while drawing our favorites! 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)
    5:30 - 7:00Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Tues. 1/26 2/2, (Skip 2/16) 2/23, 3/2

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March 9, 2021
  • The Artist's Apprentice - Flower Power

    March 9, 2021  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Moose Tree Nature Preserve, 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice - Flower Power!
    Our young artist will select a flower of their choosing to construct a bas-relief sculpture using plywood and Papier-mâché! Let's celebrate the fun of our long summer days with the creation of these triangular-shaped constructions that will act we look forward to all of the pretty gardens to come! Drawing and painting will play a part of this workshop as well. Parents are welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious.
    • Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice.
    • Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accommodate our siblings.) 
    • $20 plus a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor on the start of class.
    • Tuesday November 3rd  4:30-6:30 

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March 10, 2021
  • Workshop Paint like the Masters - Georgia O'Keeffe

    March 10, 2021  9:15 pm - 11:15 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    Paint Like the Masters - Georgia O'Keeffe
    Our young artist will be working on magnified flower painting executed on cotton. These bold and beautiful images, a selection of your child's choosing, will be expressions of some of O'Keeffe's most famous flower themes, Red Poppies, Blue Morning Glories and White Flower.
    Families 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!)
    4:15-6:15
    $20 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Wednesday.  3/10         4:15-6:15

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March 24, 2021
  • Painting Like the Masters - Sulamith Wulfing

    March 24, 2021  8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, 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!)
    4:15 - 6:15
    $20 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor at start of class.
    Wednesday. 3/24

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March 25, 2021
  • (Cancelled)The Artist's Apprentice - Clay Time

    March 25, 2021  10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    It's clay time! We have fun projects lined up for all of our creative kids to explore! Creations include sleeping animal plates, a beautiful triangle slab pot, coiled lambs, sgraffito etched pieces and texture bell hangings. All new. All exciting! If your young artist loves to be creative and try novel things, this is one class your maker child shouldn't miss!

    Our Viewing of Creations 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.

    $75 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Thursdays 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, (Skip 3/18), 3/25, 4/1      6:00-7:30

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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!