Youth Arts Programs



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 2 days a week. Monthly tuition prices can be found on the application form below. Transportation for the 2016-2017 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.



Youth Arts Classes

 Youth Arts Classes meet once a week for a select number of weeks. These classes are designed to offer young artists an engaging experience in their chosen art form.

Session A: February-March Session B: April-May
Mondays Painting & Drawing Techniques A (grades K-2) w/ Beatrice Ruggeri, 4-5:30 PM Painting & Drawing Techniques B (grades K-2) w/ Beatrice Ruggeri, 4-5:30 PM
Fridays Pottery w/ Jason Abide
Homeschoolers A, 1-2:30 PM
Grades 1-3 A, 3:15-4:30 PM
Grades 4-6 A, 4:30-6 PM
Pottery w/ Jason Abide
Homeschoolers B, 1-2:30 PM
Grades 1-3 B, 3:15-4:30 PM
Grades 4-6 B, 4:30-6 PM

View our Youth Arts Class Policies here

Register online for Winter/Spring 2017 Classes 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, Hip Hop Dance, Drawing Techniques, Improv Theatre, and more. Reserve your spaces early!

Register online here!


MiniCamp Date AM Session (9 AM-Noon) PM Session (1-4 PM)
Monday, March 27 3/27 AM 3/27 PM
Tuesday, March 28 3/28 AM 3/28 PM
Wednesday, March 29 3/29 AM 3/29 PM
Thursday, March 30 3/30 AM 3/30 PM
Friday, March 31 3/31 AM 3/31 PM


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.