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.

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-Grade 6 Eileen Kinley, Instructor

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

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

Gallery Drawing

With Instructor: Joe Tarantelli

Age: 7-11
1 1/2 hours per class
Observational drawing skills are the key to improving drawing ability. Starting with a gallery visit to the Mill Art Center & Gallery, students will draw what they see for inspiration. After several pencil sketches, students will start expressing their own ideas confidently in the studio using favored techniques. We will have many objects to choose to work from. This class will take place over five classes, one class per week, for five weeks.

Instructor :: Joe Tarantelli
Fee :: $85 for 5 classes :: Register
Class Dates :: to be determined

Drawing and Painting

Age: 7-11
1 1/2 hours per class
In this class, students will develop strong drawing and painting skills. Demonstrations will be given so students can see how to experiment and use materials effectively. The instructor’s goals are that students start thinking like artists, that they have fun, and that they leave this class with a desire to never stop drawing and painting. This class will take place over five classes, one class per week, for five weeks. 

Instructor :: Joe Tarantelli
Fee :: $85 for 5 classes :: Register
Class Dates :: to be determined



Come join in a fun-filled art environment where we'll learn about the great masters from art history! We'll explore techniques and artists from the past and then create our own "masterpieces" in those styles. We'll make prints in the vivid style of Andy Warhol, paint trees in the style of Cezanne and explore the outdoors to find the ingredients to make "prehistoric cave paintings!" For returning artists we'll continue to explore other wonderful famous artists.

Instructor and Dates :: TBA

2-D IN THE STUDIO - Portfolio Series

One of a portfolio series designed to encourage artists to grow in their skills and develop their repertoire. Explore the concepts of 2 Dimensional Design. Study color theory, shape design, line, Spatial concepts and composition. Traditional media and Photoshop will be used. This class is the foundation for all drawing, painting, and photography classes.

Instructor and Dates :: TBA


Develop your skills in drawing and painting while using the basic elements of art: line, shape, space, value, color, texture. Learn how to use charcoal, pastel, paints and colored pencils. Find inspiration by looking at works of famous artists. Personal instruction is geared to each child. Class limit of 10.

Instructor :: Denise Heischman
Fee :: $85 for 6 classes :: Register
Class Dates :: flexible
(4 enrollments needed to form a class)

Fee :: $85 for 6 classes
Who :: 8 and up
Class Dates (NEW) :: Thurs., 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Ongoing

figures and faces

Learn how to draw people, likenesses, hands and feet: the really tough stuff when it comes to drawing people! Loosen up with several quick gesture drawings of live models, then focus on longer studies of the human form...a necessity for the future art major. Students will also work from a full size, attenuated and accurate skeleton.

Instructor :: Denise Heischman or Jane O'Donnell
Fee:: $90 for 6 classes and includes model fee per model session :: Register
Who :: Ages 10 and up
Class Dates (NEW) :: Thurs., 1:30 - 3:30 or 6:00 - 8:00 PM