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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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Kids are working hard on their papier-mâché flower 🌺project on particle board. I'm so proud of them!😊Can't wait to see their finished work.🌸 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday afternoon! Are you up for it!Starting this Thursday - Manga Art Madness!
Join us for an art class where the focus will be on drawing big-eyed characters, where the artist develops the personality of the character on paper.

Register online at www.slpr.net today!

Thank you to The Artist's Apprentice for bringing these fun & creative classes to Fenton!
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Thursday afternoon! Are you up for it!

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Pigs, Horses, Dogs & Cats! We welcomed all animal lovers of a working farm! Students will be engaged in self-drying clay, Plasticine, and Model Magic to create figurines of farm animals. We combed the grounds for pebbles, sticks and pine branches to include with a self-made diorama, for our individual habitats! Parents were welcome to a little Gallery Show at pick up time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Lessons

November 2, 2020
  • Monday is My Drawing Day!

    November 2, 2020  11:30 pm - November 3, 2020  1:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    What does it take to become an artist who is fantastic at drawing?  PASSION! If your child is constantly sketching, the passion has already begun! It's time to feed that fire with practice of various techniques, individual instruction, time to concentrate, the making of mistakes, and growth in abilities. Students will be working on value to add depth, stippling to add interest with hatching and cross-hatching to add texture to their drawings. In this 4 week series students will gain confidence as they see their skills improve. Graphite, colored pencils and light washes of watercolors will be implemented in our nature focused drawings. 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 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23      6:30-8:00

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November 3, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice - Flower Power

    November 3, 2020  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 as a beautiful reminder of all of the pretty gardens we've seen! 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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November 6, 2020
  • Drawing Simply the Best Animals

    November 6, 2020  10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Drawing Simply the Best Animals
    In these classes students will be drawing the best, and the worst, animals! Any animal that your child feel passionate about, be it fussy little kitten or terrible treacherous shark, this will be the subject of our classic drawing class. What better way to learn the ins and outs of drawing, where we will learn proportion, perspective shadows and shading. A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day.
    5:00 - 6:00
    Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA
    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)
    $90 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Fri. 11/6, 11/16, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18



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November 17, 2020
  • November 17, 2020  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. 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24

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November 19, 2020
  • Painting Like the Masters - Rauol Dufy

    November 19, 2020  9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Lake Orion, Orion Charter Township, MI 48362, USA

    Kids will delight in using pen and ink with watercolor tube paints to imitate the cubistic color planes of Dufy's unique style. A child-like,storybook atmosphere will be achieved when freely applied delicate washes of paint are used on watercolor paper in this fauvist style. We will be painting circus, zoo and parade scenes. Family will be invited to our Gallery Opening following class. Taught Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., owner of The Artist's Apprentice.

    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register!)
    4:30-6:30
    $20 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Thursday. 11/19

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November 23, 2020
  • Snowflakes & Snowfearies

    November 23, 2020  9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    Snowflakes & Snowfaeries
    Oh the beauty of snowflakes! This is a unique project where we will be using hexagons and prisms to create the most fabulous snowflakes. The photo references we will be using for guidance are absolutely exquisite and ever fascinating to inspire wonderful work! As we use pastels and paints to create our artwork, these classes will help build patience and perseverance as we measure and calculate for balance. We may even see Jack Frost come into the picture, in a mobile sort of way! A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day.

    4:30 - 6:00

    Taught by Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA

    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)

    $45 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class.
    Wed. 12/2, 12/9 12/16

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November 25, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice - Art Bugs!

    November 25, 2020  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Moose Tree Nature Preserve, 3191 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice - Art Bugs!
    We will be working on life drawings of various beetles attempting a realistic likeness. Now add a bit of a twist! The wings of our life-like creatures will be painted in the style of famous modern painters. Imagine a world with a new kind of insect, those sporting Kandinsky, Mondrian and Matisse fly-ware, such fun! Attention will be placed on shading, learning to curve the designs around an object to give the illusion of a 3D presence. Watercolor and graphite will be implemented.This will be an outdoor experience, dress for the day.

    • 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 $10 materials fee payable to the instructor on the start of class Thursday 11/5  4:00-6:00
      • Moose Tree, Lake Orion

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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!