children's classes & workshops


Classes for children are offered during the school year on Saturdays or weekday afternoons. Past topics include sculptural, art history, painting, printmaking, and general creative explorations. During the summer, Total Arts Day Camp provides a weeklong arts experience for children. Younger children can partcipate in Kids Art Summer Camp during the summer. For more information, please contact the Rochester Art Center at 507-282-8629 or


Total Arts Day Camp is a unique and memorable experience for any young artist! Join artists and art instructors for an immersive contemporary art experience. Create art as groups and individuals for traditional and experimental projects. Previous projects included printmaking, life drawing, public art projects, environmental sculptures, photography, painting, stop-action animation, skateboard art, and more! The focus of the camp is to introduce creative problem-solving, technical skills, and have fun making art. The last day of each session features a family and friends presentation of work and processes done by the artists.

Sessions fill quickly, so mark your calendars! Each session is limited to 22 students. The grade listed for each session refers to the grade last completed by the student. Instructors will be posted on our website later this spring.

Scholarships are available to families who meet need requirements. Contact Education Coordinator Jason Pearson, 507-282-8629 or, for more information. Scholarship deadline: two weeks prior to start date of session.

Tuition for all sessions: $255 member / $305 non-member

Family Memberships to the Rochester Art Center are only $60 for one year. This is a great chance to support Total Arts Day Camp and our education programs throughout the year.

• Registration for Rochester Art Center Members begins Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:00 am.
• Public/non-member registration begins Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10:00 am.

Registration deadline: two weeks prior to start date of session.

Registrations accepted Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sundays from Noon - 5:00 pm.

Call 507.282.8629 to register. Please call or send payment (either in full or a $150 deposit per child) to the Rochester Art Center to make your reservation. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline; all cancellations subject to a $35 administrative fee.

Session I, Grades 4-6
June 13 – 24
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Session II, Grades 1-3
July 11 – 22
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Session III, Grades 4-6
July 11 – 22
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Session IV, Grades 1-3
August 1 – 12
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Session V, Grades 7-8
August 1 – 12
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Introduce preschoolers and kindergarteners (ages 4-6) to art making at the Rochester Art Center. In each session kids have fun learning the basics of art. Sculpture, painting, mixed media and other projects will challenge creativity and personal expression. Each session is unique; students may sign up for each session for a new and exciting experience. Class size is limited to 12 (minimum 6).

Tuition: Each Session: $59 member / $79 non-member

Registration Deadline: one week prior to start date of session. Registration for Kids Art Summer Camp is through Rochester Community Education. Please visit or call 507.328.4000 to register for these courses.

Kids Art June
June 6 – 10
10:00 – 11:30 am

Kids Art July
July 25 – 29
10:00 – 11:30 am

Kids Art August
August 15 – 19
10:00 – 11:30 am


Major support for Education Programs provided by Mayo Clinic




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