AGES 13-18


AGES 13-18

Explore, discover and connect through infinite possibilities.

Students between the ages of 13 and 18 today are more independent than ever. They, and you, as the parent of a teenager, are always seeking activities that allow them to connect face to face with their friends. Hands Create offers engaging, fun, and educational experiences in a safe supervised environment. Enroll your child in a class that will expand their horizons beyond their regular activities.

At Hands Create, we believe that time for experimentation and discovery is essential to the creative process. Every project is concept based and begins with a strong “jumping off point,” but unstructured in the art making process, allowing for varied choices to be made by each artist no matter one’s experience or skill level.





Made in the USA!
Create amazing art pieces based on the art of famous American fine artists, such as Warhol, Thiebaud, Ringold, and Cassat, as well as folk arts found in Native American cultures, such as the Ojibiwa, Pueblo, Catawba tribes. A variety of mixed media techniques and methods will be explored such as collage, ceramics, pastel painting, basket weaving, bead making and more!

Abstraction in Action!
Get jiggy with it with gelli printing, stamp your heart out, and roll on the ink. Experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques and methods such as relief printing, etching, and screen-printing, (just to name a few!) while learning about abstract composition and design.

Birds of a Feather Art Together!
Soar into the world of Fiber Arts with weaving, felt roving, fabric collage, stitching, and macrame, etc. Join our flock this session and fly into the studio each day to create art inspired by planet earth’s fun feathered creatures and friends.

Pop Pop Pop! Let’s Art a Lot!
Immerse yourself in the 1960”s Pop Art culture with Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Bourgeois, etc. Learn how portraiture can be so much more than a cell-phone selfie! (but we’ll teach you how to take a great one of those too!)

3-D Dynamite!
Depth is the 3rd dimension that makes all things not flat! Explore additive and subtractive sculpture techniques such as clay, metal, wire, wood and papier mâché, etc and study famous sculpture artists like Giacometti, Oldenburg, Moore, Stella, and even the Princess of Polka Dots- Yayoi Kumsama! (Pssst-she might even make a personal appearance!) 

Merry Maker Madness!
Keep your creative hands busy and learn a variety of “high” crafts such as paper-making, batik, reposse, jewelry, stained glass, and quilting, etc. Experience being an “armchair” traveler with us and explore folk art from a variety of different cultures and countries around the world.

Dot Dot Dot, Let’s Create a Lot!
Get ready to brush it on…or sponge it…or finger smear… or even blow it! This action-packed session will introduce students to a variety of water based paint media, application tools and methods,  as well as different substrates on which to paint from canvas to tree bark!


All-out Animania!
Stick with Hands Create and we will show you how to make art out of anything! From upcycling found objects to painted paper collage, we will be combining materials and techniques to create unique, one of a kind masterpieces of furry, feathered and scaly friends!

Modern Art Marvels
From Picasso to Pop Art, learn to recognize modern art masters by their style and then SMASH! them together in combined compositions using a variety of fun art media.

Hands Create is excited to offer an apprentice program for young artists between the ages of 13-15. The program offers students the opportunity to gain leadership skills, build résumé experience, earn community service hours and learn a variety of art techniques and methods. Apprentices will work alongside staff, while simultaneously participating as student artists. There are only 2 spots available for Apprentice Hands Artist per weekly summer session.




Class makeups are not offered at this time.

Yes if space is available. Tuition for week long classes will be prorated.

Yes – A $60 Non-Refundable Registration Fee is required prior to enrollment. Registration fee is good for one year from time of enrollment per family. Registration fees cover all administrative and processing fees.

Tuition fees cover supplies, lesson plans and a snack for each weekly session. Tuition fees are due at time of enrollment. Any food allergies need to be listed on registration form.

Tuition refunds are available but due to maintaining class scheduling refunds are limited as follows:

  • Over 30 days before start of class – 100% refund
  • 30-14 days before start of class – 50% refund
  • No refunds for weekly sessions less than 14 days before start of class.
  • Hands Create will make every attempt to assign a student for an alternate week if space is available

Yes, siblings are eligible for a 10% discount per class at time of enrollment.

Class sessions are paid for in advance. First Register and then you can enroll and pay.

Class sizes are limited to 18 students.