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Youth and Teen Studio Programs

We are pleased to offer Art Kits available for purchase to help families engage with Mia’s collection and create art at home. Information about Fall Art Kits is posted below. Registration for kits is now open. For questions about Art Kits, please contact youthprograms@artsmia.org.

For free activities to enjoy, check out Art From Home.

About the Art Kits

Designed by our qualified art instructors, Art Kits contain all the materials and instructions students will need to experience Mia’s studio classes, mailed to your home! Students will learn about masterpieces in Mia’s collection, work on basic art skills, explore self-expression through at-home activities, and receive virtual creative support from teaching artists.

Each kit includes:

  • Select supplies unique to each camp, with the option to add a complimentary essential art supplies pack containing markers, colored pencils, scissors, a gluestick and construction paper
  • Art activities appropriately designed for the age and theme of your camp
  • A schedule for virtual “office hours” during which you can contact your camp instructor for activity support via video chat.

You may also purchase an Art Kit to “Pay it Forward” by purchasing a kit for one of our community partners.

You will receive an email the Friday before your scheduled office hours with the google meet video links, as well as other information about your kit.

Registration for Art Kits closes on December 11. Mia Winter Break Art Kits will be mailed via USPS on Friday, December 11. If you would prefer to pick up your Art Kit, you may choose that option when purchasing your kit. Pick up for Mia Winter Break Art Kits will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15 and 16, from 3-5PM.

Accessibility Information

CART captioning and ASL-interpretation are available during Art Kit Office Hours. To request CART Captioning or ASL Interpretation, please email youthprograms@artsmia.org.

Pricing Information and Scholarships

Sliding-scale pricing and full scholarships are available. The kit prices, based on annual household income, are as follows:

  • Over $60,000: $45
  • MyMia Members: $35
  • $45,000-$59,000: $30
  • $35,000-$44,000: $20
  • $25,000-$34,000: $10
  • Up to $25,000- full scholarships available

Scholarships
Full scholarships are available. To begin the scholarship process, please email scholarships@artsmia.org. To complete the scholarship process, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, school counselor, social worker, or church leader is required.

Explore the Kits

Ages 6-10: Creating Comics (December 21-23)

Learn how to design characters and create your very own short comics, all inspired by Pop artworks in Mia’s collection. Led by instructor Fiona Avocado. The office hours for this kit will take place from December 21-23.

Families will choose either a morning or afternoon session for the office hours of this kit at registration. Registration for this kit closes on December 11.
Morning session: 10-11AM
Afternoon session: 1-2PM

Ages 10-14: Zine Making (December 21-23)

From tiny pamphlets to full publications, zines have a rich and exciting history. Study examples in Mia’s collection, then make your own personal zines. Led by instructor Graci Horne. The office hours for this kit will take place from December 21-23.

Families will choose either a morning or afternoon session for the office hours of this kit at registration. Registration for this kit closes on December 11.
Morning session: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Afternoon session: 2:30-3:30PM

Ages 6-10: Art-Making for the New Year (December 28-January 1)

Celebrate the coming of the New Year by exploring different skills and materials to tap into your creativity. Get inspired by works in Mia’s collection, then use your imagination to create your own mixed media portrait. Led by teaching Artist Laura Wennstrom. The office hours for this kit will take place on December 28, 30, and January 1.

Families will choose either a morning or afternoon session for the office hours of this kit at registration. Registration for this kit closes on December 11.
Morning session: 10-11AM
Afternoon session: 1-2PM

Ages 10-14: Fiber Arts Painting (December 28-January 1)

Study artworks from Mia’s reinstalled Himalayan, South, and Southeast Asian art gallery. Then, learn techniques to “paint” with yarn, string, and other fibers. Led by teaching artist Jason Kehrer. The office hours for this kit will take place on December 28, 30, and January 1. Registration for this kit closes on December 11.

Families will choose either a morning or afternoon session for the office hours of this kit at registration.
Morning session: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Afternoon session: 2:30-3:30PM