Youth Classes

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Snow Day!

Monday, January 22, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ages: K– 4th Grade
$24 Members | $35 Non-Members

School’s out so come to HMA for some winter art fun. We’ll make snowmen, polar bears, snow dough (play-dough), and other winter art projects. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy with the group.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2018


Paint A Masterpiece

Wednesday, January 24, 31, and February 7, 2018 |4:00 - 5:00 PM
K - 2nd Grade
$24 Members | $35 Non-Members

Young artists will have fun using a variety of paints to create under water scenes, animals, and other imaginative paintings. We’ll use watercolors with salt, tempera paints, and tempera cakes.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018

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Owls on Canvas at Atlanta Bread

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
1st Grade+
$15 Members | $20 Non-Members
Class will be held at Atlanta Bread Company (1756 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602)

Parents can enjoy a cup of coffee or hot cocoa while students paint! First, we’ll sketch out our owl and then use acrylics to paint the sketch of our owl onto an 8" x 10" canvas. All will be inspired and have the opportunity to enjoy our new Around Town artwork installation by Derrick Chalfant on the surrounding walls. A relaxing morning for all!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Watercolor Animals

Tuesday, February 13, 20, and 27, 2018 | 4 - 5 PM
1st  – 6th Grade

$24 Members | $35 Non-Members

Try your hand at a variety of techniques using watercolors. We will use salt, oil pastel, and rubbing alcohol to achieve different effects. Our inspiration will be the exhibit ENDANGERED: Joel Sartore Retrospective in the Coe Gallery.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018


 Play with Clay

March 8, 15, and 22, 2018 (Thursdays) | 4:00-5:00
2nd – 6th Grade
$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

In this after-school class, students will squish and mash clay into heart shaped bowls, owls, animals, and more. They will glaze the pieces and in addition, use an alternate method to finish one piece.

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 5th, 2018

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2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of Each Month | 1-2 PM
Ages 3 – 5 with accompanying adult
$15 Members | $20 Non-Members (Adults free)

This is an art experience your child will love. Hear stories, play games and get messy with all sorts of art materials. Price includes both Wednesdays. New activities each month.

Preregistration is required. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

Click Here to download Pint Size Picassos Registration Form



Second Thursday of Each Month  
10:30 - 11:45 AM or 1 - 2:15 PM
Ages 5+

Students will be led through the galleries while examining works of art on their level. From gallery inspiration, students will then create artwork of their own. Different media will be used each month for experimentation. Pre-registration required. Upcoming classes: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10.

Monthly Classes: $8 Members | $12 per Non-Members
Register for the Year & Save! Members save 10% and pay $64.80 | Non-members save 5% and pay $102.60. 
*Registration and payment required. Single month registrations are required by Monday of the class week. Refunds will not be paid for any missed classes. 
**Catawba Science Center offers a separate membership apart from HMA.

Call 828-327-8576 to register today.

Click Here to download a 2017-18 Home-school Art Classes brochure & registration form.


Thanks to the LB Lane Family Foundation and Kulynych Family Foundation, HMA has scholarships available for adults and children who normally can't afford to take classes. One student recipient stated, "The reason I want to attend the Facial Facades camp is because it would help me to achieve my future dream of becoming a beautician. I will get the start I need to begin my path into the world of beauty. One day, I may be able to help people who cannot afford expensive makeovers. I also hope this would be the beginning of some new friendships." 

Click here for Art Class Scholarship Form