Art Center Policies

Winter Weather: if it is a snow day for the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Art After School will be canceled.

Payment is required for all art classes at the time of registration. No refunds within one week of class start date. Classes often fill up, so we encourage you to register early!

If the Art Center cancels a class you will be notified. When a class is cancelled, your enrollment fee may be credited towards another class or may be refunded in full.

Make a Marionette Puppet with Dawn Jordan String Theatre

Learn the art of making Marionette puppets with the Dawn Jordan String Theatre! Students will design and learn to make their own moving puppets using papier-mache, clothe, and wood. This is a great hands-on puppet workshop where students will sew clothes, sculpt the figures, make wooden controllers with screws and string, and finally give a short performance with their creations on Dec. 8th. A picture or sketch of what the student would like to create is suggested, or he and she can see what develops with the final layers of paint and clothe. No experience necessary. Materials will be provided. Ages 10 and up.

When: Saturdays November 2nd - Dec. 7th, 10am- noon. (No class Nov. 16th) With Performance Dec. 8th
Who: Ages 10 +
Teacher: Dawn Jordan
Cost: $60 member/ $75 non-member

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.

Beginning Quilting (Grades 4-9)

Learn how to sew a quilt!  In this class students will make small quilts and explore several techniques used to create the designs that make up quilt tops. Learn how to design by cutting and piecing fabrics and using the sewing machine to put together. Create a surface design by fusing fabrics to a surface. Learn the steps used to assemble the three quilt layers, and how to quilt and finish using the sewing machine.

Students need to have some experience with a sewing machine.

This class is now FULL.  To be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at

When: Wednesdays, November 6-December 18, 3:45-5:15pm (NO Class Nov. 27)
Who: Grades 4-9
Teacher: Nancy Bales
Cost: $95 members / $115 non-members (includes supply fee for cloth, thread and other supplies)

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.

Artful Play

Young artists will have fun painting, drawing and sculpting. The classes are led by local artist and teacher Joy LoPiccolo.Classes are FREE! Classes are for adult & children age 3 to 6 and are held at PlaySpace, 63 Genesee St., Auburn. Come to one class or all four.


When: Thursdays, October 17, 24 & November 7, 14 & 21, 4:00-5:00pm
Who: Children ages 3-6
Teacher: Joy LoPiccolo
Cost: FREE

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


 Art After School gives children the opportunity to be creative and have fun in a unique environment. Classes meet Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5:15pm for a series of six week sessions throughout the school year. 

This is Me! The Self Portrait Series
With Joy LoPiccolo
Learn to master the art of the self portrait, just as the masters did! Ever wonder how Van Gogh painted himself?  Or how Andy Warhol chose the bright colors of his self-portraits?
Learn how to make self-portraits and portraits through the eyes of many of the world's most famous artists. From Picasso to Frida Kahlo, we will have fun learning and creating unique versions of each other and ourselves!
Note that students can arrive as early as 3:30 to the Art Center.
Scholarships are available! Please call or email for details. 

When: Wednesdays, February 5- March 18, 2020 (No class Feb. 19)
Teacher: Joy LoPiccolo
Cost: $60- members/ $75 non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.