Teen Group PaintingTeens are offered specialized classes that will enhance their college skills and help them explore career options. Teens learn about past and present artists while expanding upon their artistic skills. Emphasis is placed on both the finished product and the process of thinking, designing, communicating and creating. Teen workshops invite high school students to engage in a specific media or project for an intensive 1- or 2-day experience.  Dress for mess and bring a bag lunch.  All art supplies are included. Registration for our 2015 teen workshops will open January 12.

2015 Teen Workshops

Teen PaintingDates/Times: throughout June, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 14+
1-day workshop: $100
Early bird rate (register by March 2): $80
2-day workshop: $150
Early bird rate (register by March 2): $130

Course information will be updated regularly throughout December. We are still adding workshops! Check back on January 12  for confirmed schedule and full course descriptions.

Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2
Graphic Design: Creative Resumes 
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez

Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9
Book Arts: Handmade Journals 
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez

Thursday, June 11
Still-Life Drawing
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
Drawing from life not only trains the hand, but also sharpens your powers of observation, perception and critical thinking. Still-life drawing is a necessary skill for most students interested in pursuing an arts education or developing their portfolio. In this course students will use charcoal and graphite to learn essential techniques like contour, rendering and perspective.

Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16
Conceptual Digital Photography
Teaching artist: Heather Hilley

Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25
Mixed Media Collage
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
This workshop will explore painting techniques and methods for collage including layering, transfers, and text and found object inclusion. Students can work in representational or abstract approaches, but all will learn concepts of composition, color theory, texture and balance. All materials are provided, but students are encourage to bring in individual images or objects to personalize their work.



Teen InternshipWatkins Community Education wants you to join us as a Multi-Arts Camp Intern! We’re looking for highly motivated high-school JUNIORS or SENIORS who:

  • Love making art
  • Have experience working with kids (babysitting, helping younger siblings, previous work or volunteer experience, etc.)
  • Are responsible, personable, positive, and proactive.
  • Want to gain work experience for their college resume.
  • Want to get the most out of their summer break by assisting our professional teaching artists to provide a creative camp experience for kids ages 5-13.

This is an unpaid internship, though participants will gain valuable work experience for their resumé and possibly even letters of recommendation for college!

To Apply: Please complete the following form. Contact with any questions. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

ScholarshipsDownload our Spring 2015 Scholarship Application for youth classes now! Spring applications due February 16, 2015.