Youth Arts Programs

Youth Arts Classes

Please add your child’s name, age, and any other pertinent info (allergies, etc…) in the comments section when enrolling.

Artsploration: Creative Play for Babies & Toddlers 

Clay Sculpture and Wheelthrowing (Elementary and Middle School)

Wheelthrowing and Sculpture for High School Students

Drawing & Painting Techniques (Grades 2-5)

The Poetry of Feelings (Grades 2-6)


AfterSchool Arts Immersion

AfterSchool Arts Immersion is the area’s only arts-based after school program for young artists in grades K-5. AAI features a new arts residency every two weeks, full and part-time enrollment options, transportation from select schools, and supervised homework time in a fun, safe, and creative environment!


Students must attend a minimum of 3 days a week. Monthly tuition prices can be found on the application form below. Transportation for the 2017-2018 school year is available from Carrboro Elementary, McDougle Elementary, Northside Elementary, Glenwood Elementary, and FPG Elementary. Apply soon to reserve your space!


Please email with questions or to request transportation from other area schools.


AAI Application Guidelines and Policies

Download an application form here.






MiniCamps are arts workshops held on CHCCS teacher workdays and select holidays. Half-day and full-day programs are available.  Each MiniCamp features classes with four professional teaching artists and a variety of art forms. Upcoming projects and themes include Handbuilding, Acrylic Painting, Drawing Techniques, Elements of Acting, and more. Reserve your spaces early!


Register for 2017-2018 MiniCamps and Spring Break camps here!


Upcoming MiniCamp Dates:

September 21

November 7

November 10

January 15

February 19

March 26-30


Registration for an AM and PM MiniCamp session includes lunchtime supervision at no charge, but The ArtsCenter does not provide lunch. Campers should pack a lunch and two snacks (one for the morning and one for the afternoon).

Extended care is also available at no charge, beginning at 8:30 AM (camp activities begin at 9 AM) and ending at 5 PM (camp activities end at 4 PM). During extended care periods, students will have supervised free play time.