Fostering the Next Generation's Imagination
Designed for ages 4 to 12, Peninsula School of Art’s children’s curriculum encourages young students to discover their sources of inspiration and express themselves in new ways. From painting to sculpture and printmaking to ceramics, our four-day workshops foster inquisitiveness, inspire the pursuit of meaningful ideas, and promote self-expression.
Housed in the original teaching and studio spaces of Peninsula School of Art’s founder Madeline Turtelot, our youth studios are packed with history, filled with natural light, and equipped with all of the tools and materials needed for each lesson. In these spaces, young artists engage in the creative process from start to finish through new and unique lessons developed by our summer-long instructors in collaboration with PenArt’s Director of Education. Instructor-led tours of exhibitions in the Guenzel Gallery, field trips through the grounds, demonstrations, and group brainstorms throughout the week punctuate hands-on working time. On the final day of class, young artists share the week’s work with family and friends in a studio exhibition.
While our program explores a range of media and technical skills, the goal of any workshop is to help children discover a myriad of ways to use their imagination to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary; a skill we deeply value and believe serves our students well beyond the studio classroom.