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. 
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.


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 :: Mary Rapp Reakes
Ages: 7 - 9 :: Tues., 4:00 - 5:15 PM :: Fee :: $70.00 for 6 classes of four students or more    $15 per individual class :: Register

Ages: 5 - 7 :: Thurs., 4:00 - 5:15 PM or Sat., 12:00 - 1:15 :: Fee:: $70 for 6 classes of four students or more   $15 per class :: Register

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:: Denise Heischman
Fee :: $85 for 6 classes :: Register
Who :: 11 and up
Class Dates :: Thurs. 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Ongoing



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