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 are below. Transportation for the 2017-2018 school year is available from Carrboro Elementary, McDougle Elementary, Northside Elementary, Glenwood Elementary, and FPG Elementary.


AfterSchool Arts Immersion Monthly Tuition


Patrons* Public*
3 days/week $248 $275
4 days/week $301 $335
5 days/week $324 $360



*Families who enroll more than one child are eligible for a 10% sibling discount.


AAI is currently FULL for the 2017-2018 school year. Please email with questions or to add your child to the waiting list.

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available here in late May.

AAI Application Guidelines and Policies







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.