Art School!

Join us for Art School!

Our After-School Pick-Up Program!

canvas-paint-art-classes-AustinIntroducing Art School, The Art Garage’s NEW after-school pick-up program! If you have an elementary-aged artist in your life who would enjoy spending their afternoons exploring art and experiencing the fantastic teaching & high level of child care The Art Garage offers, Art School is for you!

We’ll pick your kiddos up from school (you choose the combination of days that works for your family…1-5 days a week, you choose the days!) & bring them back to The Art Garage. There will be a formal art class offered each day, including in-depth study of mediums including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, 3-D mixed media artwork, and more.  Art School is led by certified art educators who are passionate about teaching and love kids!

Give us a call at (512) 852-9900

for more information about Art School, to chat about how awesome Art School would be for your young artists, and to register!  Space is very limited, save your spot today!

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Real Art Curriculum

11823163_10154074370032786_829283520268872571_oHere at The Art Garage, we are passionate about creating a space for children to experience art in a positive, encouraging, and engaging environment.  We reach out to kids with projects that relate to where they are in life…artworks & artists that catch their attention, lessons that are meaningful, and heart-felt teaching that develops art skills as well as seeks to help kiddos develop personally, emotionally, and as a part of their community.

Art School is all about carefully planning activities, experiences, and projects that will help students to appreciate art in the world around them as well as experience art-making in a meaningful and exciting way.  Our ratio for Art School is 9 students : 1 teacher, so that everyone has an individualized & fantastic experience.

Professional & Dedicated Staff

Miss Kelly and Her ChildrenArt School is overseen by Miss Kelly, our fearless and deeply talented Art Garage mama.  Kelly began The Art Garage in her garage at home, and has grown the business organically in so many exciting ways.  Art School is the next step in our Art Garage journey, and we hope you’ll join us!   

Renai ClassroomMiss Renai, who has her Texas Art Teaching Certification and graduated from UT Austin in 2013, has been teaching at The Art Garage for 6 years.  Renai is most excited about getting to know her students over a longer period of time than Art Garage has offered in other programming, and she’s really excited for the depth with which we can explore art within all that wonderful time together. Read more about our teachers here.

Art School Hours

Art School begins when school lets out at local elementary schools, where Art School students will be picked up in The Art Garage van & transported to our studio on Circle Drive. Families may choose the combination of days that works for their family…1-5 days a week & you select which days!  Then,

Arrival at Studio to 4pm: We’ll have settle in and homework time

4 – 5:30pm: Our formal art class time. Each day of the week is a different class, and art classes always include art history, fine art techniques, awesome projects, and the opportunity to reflect upon our own work and the work of others.

5:30 – 6:30pm: Self-directed Art / Students are picked up from Art School

Art Classes & Schedule

Monday: Drawing

11015301_10153994317912786_261448870286843592_nLearn the fundamentals of drawing & mark-making!  We’ll explore drawing from the beginning with “a line is a dot that went for a walk,” all the way to observational drawing from life.  Students will learn methods and techniques to improve their drawing skills, including exploring proportion, perspective, shading, sight-measuring, and so much more.  Join us, and expect to have your idea of drawing expanded & enhanced!

*NOTE: Monday classes start September 18th and the last day of class will be December 18th.  There will be no class on October 9 (Columbus Day) or November 20 (Thanksgiving break).

Tuesday: Create with Clay

IMG_8513Miss Renai’s favorite!  Students will have the opportunity to learn all about clay and hand-building techniques, including slab-building, coil building, pinch & hand-sculpting, and working with slip & plaster molds.  Each project will be sculpted, kiln-fired, and include a surface treatment to complete the artwork.  We will learn all kinds of glaing techniques, as well as non-traditional surface decorations that will expand your ideas of pottery!  You won’t want to miss this awesome class!

*Note: Tuesday classes start August 29 and the last day of class will be December 12th.  There will be no class on November 21 (Thanksgiving break).

Wednesday: Drawing & Painting 

painting-at-art schoolJoin us for a class exploring artists working in all types of 2D mediums, and use that inspiration to create our own masterpieces! We’ll work with watercolor & acrylic painting, collage, printmaking & more.  Students can expect to use their drawing skills in many of these projects, and explore the idea of combining materials and techniques to produce unique outcomes.  We’ll create with mixed-media collage and try our hand at printmaking, too!

*Note: Wednesday classes start August 30 and the last day of class will be December 13th.  There will be no class on November 22 (Thanksgiving break)

Thursday: Clay & Sculpture 


In this Sculpture class, we’ll create with clay, paper mache, fiber arts, recycled materials, book-making, and more.  Students can expect to learn about artists working in a variety of sculpture realms, and create a wide variety of projects that will allow them to explore sculpture in all its many wonderful applications!

*Note: Thursday classes start August 31 and the last day of class will be December 14th.  There will be no class on November 23 (Thanksgiving break)

Friday: Fun Friday

…which means experimental, experiential, ephemeral, exciting art experiences!  Think Andy Goldsworthy inspired collaborative nature sculptures, Magda Sayeg inspired yarn-bombing exploration, or Christo and Jeanne-Claude inspired site-based installations.  This class will build community, encourage collaboration and problem-solving, and be a very exciting way to experience art at The Art Garage!

*Note: Friday classes start September 1 and the last day of class will be December 15th.  There will be no class on November 24 (Thanksgiving break)

Art School Tuition

10540813_10153000951662786_171629539685884589_nArt School tuition includes transportation from your child’s school to The Art Garage, any combination of days that works best for your family.  We provide all materials and instruction for students’ art class, and the high quality child-care and art teaching The Art Garage has established and consistently provides.

All Art School families will be charged a $50, non-refundable materials fee per child upon registration.  This holds your child’s spot in Art School and covers all materials necessary for classes.

Pricing for the full 15-week semester is as follows:

ONE DAY of Art School per week: $562.50 (+ $50 supply fee)

Additional days and siblings are discounted 10% off of the regular price.  

Register for all five days of Art School and the Fifth day is FREE.

*PLEASE NOTE*: The $50, non-refundable materials fee per child/per class is due at registration.  It is non-refundable.  

Semester Dates & Payment


We are currently taking registrations for Fall Art School!  Tuition will be pro-rated, just give us a call for all the details and to register (512) 852-9900.

The Fall semester of Art School will begin in August 2017, the week of August 29 through the week of December 12.  Payment deadlines and installment plans options are listed below. Art School tuition may be paid in full by at the time of registration or families may choose to be billed in two installments.

Installment Plan:

  • $50, non-refundable materials fee due at registration
  • Half of your tuition total due at registration.
  • Final Balance (second installment) will be due halfway through the session, which is Monday, October 2.

How Do I Register?  I have more questions…


Please do not hesitate to call if you have questions, or concerns about if this program is right for your child.  512-852-9900  We are happy to talk through your family’s needs and see if we can meet them.  You are also welcome to stop by the studio any time to see our space, meet our teachers, and get the feel for where your young artists would be spending their afternoons.  We can’t wait to share with you, so don’t hesitate to let us know you want to connect.