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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

September 18, 2020
  • >The Artist's Apprentice Painting Like Vincent Van Gogh Workshop

    September 18, 2020  8:15 pm - 10:45 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice Painting Like Vincent Van Gogh Workshop

    Let's Paint! Our young artists will explore the works of  Van Gogh, working to emulate his style using acrylics on canvas in this 2 & a half hour workshop. Kids may choose sunflowers, starry night skies or any of the scenery similar to this famous artist's work. We will be learning how to be using the thick impasto brush strokes of this post-impressionist Dutch painter. Please wear clothes that are not precious and bring a snack for break out time.

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

    Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.

    Friday 4:15 - 6:45pm

    September 18

    $25 plus $20 material payable to instructor on the 1st day of class  

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September 21, 2020
  • Art Bugs

    September 21, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    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. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • 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 9/17   2:00-4:00


    • $20 plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor on the start of class.
    • Thursday 9/10   2:00

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September 23, 2020
  • Drawing Where the Wild Things Are

    September 23, 2020  9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Lake View Room Bay Court Park., Independence Charter Township, MI 48346, USA

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    Let's take a walk on the wild side! 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 consistent, supportive art engagement! A Gallery Show of the students' art with a BOO! surprise 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. Please wear clothes that are not precious, and bring a water bottle.
     Ages 7 & up (as always, exceptions for siblings are allowed.)
    $75 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class  Wed.   9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/28.

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September 24, 2020
  • Painting Like the Masters - Vincent Van Gogh

    September 24, 2020  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Lake Orion, Orion Charter Township, MI 48362, USA

    It's time to paint on canvas with the vibrant colors of Vincent Van Gogh's images of sunflowers and starry nights! Take brush in hand and learn to emulate thick, impulsive brush strokes in the style of this famous post-impressionist painter. Preliminary paintings will be executed in chalk pastel. A Gallery Show will be presented to families 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!)
    4:00-6:00
    $20 plus $15 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Thursday. 9/124

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September 25, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice Art Kids

    September 25, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    The  Artist's Apprentice Art Kids
    Art kids! If you have one you know how their days are filled with imagination. If not, fear not! This is something that can be fostered and to great advantage too! Did you know that parents who integrate art into their child's curriculum happily see higher scores in core subjects such as math, reading and science as well as increased scores on SAT tests later down the road! In this 6 week art program your child will be exploring watercolor painting, drawing, chalk pastels, colored pencils, clay etc. We will be working on various art skills to help your child develop perspective, value and a better overall handling of the medium. A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the last day.

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

    Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.

    Fridays 4:15-5:45pm

    September 25, October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 30

    $90 plus $30 material payable to instructor on the 1st day of class 

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  • The Artist's Apprentice Art Kids

    September 25, 2020  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    The  Artist's Apprentice Art Kids
    Art kids! If you have one you know how their days are filled with imagination. If not, fear not! This is something that can be fostered and to great advantage too! Did you know that parents who integrate art into their child's curriculum happily see higher scores in core subjects such as math, reading and science as well as increased scores on SAT tests later down the road! In this 6 week art program your child will be exploring watercolor painting, drawing, chalk pastels, colored pencils, clay etc. We will be working on various art skills to help your child develop perspective, value and a better overall handling of the medium. A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the last day.

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

    Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.

    Fridays 4:15-5:45pm

    September 25, October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 30

    $90 plus $30 material payable to instructor on the 1st day of class 

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September 28, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice-Let's Face It!

    September 28, 2020  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice-Let's Face It!
    Faces are easy to reproduce in art once you know how! Student will be doing four projects involving faces and learning about structure, poses and proper alignment of facial features in this five week series. Our artists will learn to do modelling in clay, drawing in pastel and graphite, and painting in watercolor and acrylics. A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the last day. Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)

    4:30 - 6:00pm
    Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.
    $75 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of class

    Mon. 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26


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  • Art Extravaganza!

    September 28, 2020  10:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, USA

    Does your kiddo love to get creative? Well let's make that happen for them in this 4 class series that has everything to do with art! Kids will be working on tiles, particle board, paper and canvas to create some on the most interesting of artworks. It's a fine feeling to work on a subject matter that inspires you, with this in mind students will have a direct input as to the ideas and outcome of their work. Can't wait to see you at our 'Viewing of Creations' which 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.

    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Modays 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19      6:30-8:00

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October 1, 2020
  • Manga Madness

    October 1, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    The Artist's Apprentice - Manga Madness

    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 solutions. Experimental painting will come into play in the garments we envision for our characters. This will be an outdoor experience, dress for the day.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.

    • Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    •  Ages 7 & up  
    • $80 + $20 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of classes.
    • Tuesdays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22.  2:00-4:00

    The Artist's Apprentice - Manga Madness

    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 solutions. Experimental painting will come into play in the garments we envision for our characters. This will be an outdoor experience, dress for the day.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.

    • Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer, B.F.A. owner of The Artist's Apprentice.
    •  Ages 7 & up  
    • $80 + $20 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of classes.
    • Tuesdays 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29.  2:00-4:00

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October 2, 2020
  • The Artist's Apprentice Art Kids

    October 2, 2020  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, USA

    The  Artist's Apprentice Art Kids
    Art kids! If you have one you know how their days are filled with imagination. If not, fear not! This is something that can be fostered and to great advantage too! Did you know that parents who integrate art into their child's curriculum happily see higher scores in core subjects such as math, reading and science as well as increased scores on SAT tests later down the road! In this 6 week art program your child will be exploring watercolor painting, drawing, chalk pastels, colored pencils, clay etc. We will be working on various art skills to help your child develop perspective, value and a better overall handling of the medium. A Gallery Show will be extended to families following class on the last day.

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

    Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A.

    Fridays 4:15-5:45pm

    September 25, October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 30

    $90 plus $30 material payable to instructor on the 1st day of class 

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October 6, 2020
  • Just Dragons

    October 6, 2020  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, USA


    Just Dragons
    Hear-ye! Hear-ye! All DRAGON LOVERS unite! Come along with us as we learn to draw these mystical creatures. Young artists will get creative with a self-drying clay project featuring a baby dragon of their design implementing sparkle paints to bring out the magic in our wee beasts! We will be using bat wing photo references in our large scale drawings for the shimmery scaled wings and snake photos for the skin. A Gallery Show will be presented to families following class on the final day. Artist/instructor Pamela Palmer BFA

    Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register)
    4:30-6:00
    $60 plus $20 material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day of classes.
    Tues. 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27


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October 8, 2020
  • Flower Power!

    October 8, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    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 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. This will be an outdoor experience, dress for the day.

    • Please wear clothes that are not precious. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack.
    • 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 accomodate our siblings.) 
    • $20 plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor on the start of class.
    • Thursday 9/17   2:00-4:00

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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!