Kids & Teens

Summer Art Studios

Summer Art Studios at Southwest School of Art include 1-week and 2-week classes for students ages 5-18.  Over 100 classes are offered for youth of all skill levels, in a positive, nurturing, and fun environment.  Each week brings a new selection of classes and each one is taught by professional artists and artist educators.
Morning classes (9am - Noon) are offered for students ages 5 & 6, and for students who are age seven (7) and older, both morning (9am - Noon) and afternoon (1pm - 4pm) classes are available.


Saturday Morning Discovery

Saturday Morning Discovery is a free, introductory art experience designed for children ages 5-17.  Sessions take place on Saturday mornings during the school year and provide family fun and learning by awakening a passion for art in children and their parents.  This program provides children a chance to explore many art forms — from ceramics, to stained glass, to painting and printmaking, to weaving, and to basic drawing.  Advance registration is required.


Youth Art Studios

During the school year, we offer a small number of classes to older children and teens who are passionate about art-making and desire a high degree of skills development.  Typically, Youth Art Studios consist of 4-session classes which are offered on Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm.  Each class is limited to just 10 students.


Teen Studio Intensive

This program is designed for talented high school and middle school students with a strong interest in the visual arts. High school students who are accepted into the program meet twice a week after-school, during both the fall or spring semesters; middle school students meet once a week during either the fall or spring semesters. The program allows students the opportunity to develop their art-making skills through intense professional instruction, in a serious learning environment, and with a focus on providing foundational skills in drawing and painting.  Thanks to the support of our generous donors, Teen Studio Intensive is a low-cost program. However, space is limited and interested students must complete the application process to be considered for acceptance.

For additional program information, contact Katie Pell, Teen Program Coordinator at 210.200.8266.


Mobile Arts Program

For over 25 years, our Mobile Arts Program (MAP) has served the greater San Antonio area by taking art to the community.  Supported by gifts from many generous donors, we make art education portable by "mobilizing" art teachers and sending them into area schools (grades K-8), shelters, community centers, libraries at a very reasonable cost.
MAP provides uses hands-on learning and demonstrations by practicing artists to deliver high-quality educational programming that complements classroom curriculums.
Each year, MAP participants learn color theory, composition, form and more, in media such as book arts, drawing and painting, clay, sculpture, weaving, design and architecture.

To learn more, contact Patricia Morales, Director of Young Artist Programs at 210.200.8213.


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