Youth Classes

All classes and workshops are at the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted.


Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing I: Fall Session

Ages: 10–14
Instructor: Marisa Lilje
Thursdays, October 1–October 29, 4:30–6 pm
Members $100, non-members $125

This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In this class, students will focus on measurement, proportion, and perspective, and practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. New students are welcome! All materials will be provided.


Video Game Development

Ages: 10–16
Instructor: Lauren Winter
Thursdays, October 1–October 29, 4:30–6 pm
Members $100, non-members $125

In this five-week class, students will build their own video game. Students will explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants with a fun-loving personality—no programming experience required. All materials will be provided.


Youth Plein Air Painting Class

Ages: 10–16
Instructor: Autumn Gary
Saturdays, October 17–November 14, 2–4 pm
Members $150, non-members $175

Students will build miniature oil painting kits and use them to explore techniques of value and color blocking to create fast plein air paintings. Set out to experience and document the beauty of Savannah armed only with a cigar-box “easel” containing everything you need, from paints to brushes and canvas. This class is perfect for new painters as well as the experienced artist interested in new working methods. Let’s go old-school like the Master Impressionists and take to the open fall air. Join us as we observe the world in the natural light and paint Savannah’s many colorful historical squares and sites.