Mill Art Center & Gallery provides an environment in which the community can express and develop their artistic abilities through instruction, observation and interaction with professional artists. Our unique blend of classroom studios and professional gallery exhibition space encourages students to immerse themselves in art, with inspiration from instructors and the art that surrounds them. Our small class sizes ensure that each student gets plenty of one on one time in every class.
Children and teen classes follow the public school calendar. Arrangements may be made with specific instructors for make-up classes. Gift certificates for art classes and art purchases available.

Art for a Cause: Portraits of Kindness

Please join us for a very special one-day workshop where we will create portraits for refugee or poverty-stricken children in a third world country. Help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, war, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. These portraits offer children a small ray of hope: other people know who they are and want to do something nice for them.

This 2.5 hour workshop will walk you through the process of transferring the drawing, and you may choose your medium based on personal preference. Bring your own supplies if you have a favorite set, or use supplies provided by the studio. Art Instructor Eileen will help you throughout the process to create a realistic rendering of the child. At the end of the workshop, we’ll photograph all the artwork, and pack the originals up to be sent directly to the children we drew. 

Instructor:: Eileen Kinley
Who :: Grades 7-12
Fee :: $ 35 :: To register for this workshop please email us at millartcenter@gmail.com or by calling 585-230-7232.
Class Date:: Sunday, January 27th from 2-4:30PM (deadline to register for this special workshop is January 11th)

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

New Date!!! Gratitude - a Three week Workshop

We’ve designed an art workshop designed for kids to reflect upon the abundances in their lives and get creative as well. We will use books and artists to talk about not only what we are thankful for, but the many ways we can show our thanks to the ones we love. Then we will create a multi-layer art project that will be a symbol for our gratitude toward someone special in our lives.

On day one, we will explore the concept of thanks and brainstorm people and things we are thankful for using a mini project. On Day Two we will begin our big thankfulness project, inspired by the artist Raphael and portraiture. On Day Three we will complete our projects and get them ready to go home. We will review all the concepts we learned and share our gratitude with our friends and parents! This is perfect for Valentine’s, too.

Designed for Kindergarten through Grade 6 Instructor :: Eileen Kinley

Fee :: $45 for 3 classes :: Register- All materials included

Mondays January 28th, February 4th & 11th from 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Drawing to painting

Children will be encouraged to use their imaginations and taking time to look at the world around them for inspiration. Drawing and painting exercises will provide enough confidence for a student to create satisfying images...with practice. We will begin by putting common shapes together to make simple objects. Pencils to pens to paint. Possibilities galore once you walk through the door. 
The ability to draw and be pleased with the work you’ve done is our focus. 

Designed for children 7-10

Instructor :: Maureen McMahon
Fee :: $60 for 4 classes :: Register- All materials included
Class Dates :: Saturday Mornings 10 - 11:15 am - February 9th through March 2nd.