Arts education for children that is fun, challenging and focused on exploring the things your child finds interesting

I teach a variety of art and digital media classes in the Erie, PA area.  Check out the current class listings!


Classes change seasonally so check back for updates (once a month).

Community Art Classes

Erie Art Museum

411 State Street, Erie, PA 16501

Students learn the fundamentals of drawing by creating their own cartoons and comic book characters. Projects include creating comic strips, cartoon characters, working with word balloons, and exaggerating actions. Students of all skill levels can gain from this fun and entertaining class and they are invited to draw according to their interests. Ages 6 –12.


Saturdays for 4 weeks

Starting January 19 from 10 a.m . –12.p.m.

$115 ($95 members) All materials included


This class allows art-loving kids to practice illustrating animals, people and scenery with different games and exercises. Each student learns drawing, painting and printing techniques to give life to his or her imagination to make an original storybook! Ages 6 –10.


Saturdays for 4 weeks

Starting January 19 from 9 – 10 a.m.

$105 ($85 members) All materials included



Goldilocks and The Three Mutated Chipmunks from Space? Cinderella as a punk rock princess? Three Little Pigs...with Jet Packs? Let your imagination run wild as we re-tell classic stories through stop motion animation. Students will work in teams to create sets, characters, and sound effects. No experience required, but students taking past animation classes will learn new things. Ages 9 –14.


Saturdays for 6 weeks

Starting February 16 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$125 ($105 members) All materials included

Box of Light

Erie Studio

To register call 1-800-722-1978

This Lego® Stop Action class brings your wonderful world of lego imaginings to life. Bring your own characters or use ours. Build worlds and imagine action packed scenarios. By taking pictures one small step at a time, students create an animated movie then add titles and sound effects. The completed movies can be taken home!


Drop in every Friday beginning January 18

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

$15 Bring your own characters or use ours

This class will teach you to build and program your own robot. You'll learn about input, output, programming structure, gears and sensors. That may sound extremely technical but in fact, the class is not. It is also not a class in which you will sit around and listen to someone talk about robots. Robotics is a 'hands on' experience.


Drop in every Frirday beginning January 18

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.


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