Art Classes

For All Ages at the Young At Art Institute

The Young At Art Institute is a 7,500 sq. ft. wing of Young At Art Museum featuring the finest art studios for ceramics, digital arts, video game design, darkroom photography, drawing, painting, and printmaking, and mixed media. We believe engagement with the arts, exploration with a variety of art mediums, and the sharing of artwork at Museum Showcases, builds self-esteem while providing the freedom to explore the creative process.

The Institute’s curriculum, delivered by professional and visiting guest artists, introduces the elements of art and the principles of design through an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Age-appropriate art-making experiences for children, teens and adults are interwoven with art appreciation, history, culture and critique.

Special Discounts

*Discounts can only be redeemed in person and cannot be combined or applied to Adult Classes

• $25 OFF Early Bird Discount:
  Class must be booked 2 or more weeks in advance of the session.
• 10% OFF Sibling Discount:
  Applied when registering each additional child living in the same household
  for a class of equal or lesser value.
• $55 OFF 2 Session Discount:
   Applied when you register for two sessions at time of registration

2019-20 Classes (8 Week Sessions)

Session 1: August 26- October 19, 2019
Student Exhibition: Oct 17, 5:45-6:45pm
Session 2: October 21- December 21, 2019*
Student Exhibition: Dec 19, 5:45-6:45pm (*No class Nov 25-30)
Session 3: January 6- February 29, 2020
Student Exhibition: February 27, 5:45p-6:45p
Session 4: March 9-May 9, 2020*
Student Exhibition: May 7, 5:45-6:45p (*No class March 23-28)
Session 5: June 15-Aug 8, 2020*
Student Exhibition: August 6, 5:45-6:30p (*No class July 4)

Registration (Per 8 Week Session)
Pre-registration is required for all classes. All materials included.

Kids (3-12): $265 / $240 Members
Teens (13-18) & Advanced: $280 / $255 Members
Adults (5 Week Sessions): $170 / $155 Members

For More Information:
Read our frequently asked questions
Or Contact us: | 954-424-5031

*Online registration closes 2 weeks after class begins

Drawing, Painting
& Mixed Media


Sharpen your drawing skills using graphite. Charcoal, pen & ink, to create portraits, still lifes, and landscapes masterpieces.
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 1,2,5)  
Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 5-7 (Sessions 1-2)  
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am, Ages 5-7 (Sessions 1-2)  
Saturdays, 11:30am-1pm, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 1-2)  

Drawing & Illustration

Develop proficiency in drawing techniques utilizing charcoal, graphite, pastels, and pen & ink, while creating portrait, still life, landscape, sci-fi, fantasy, or anime drawings.
Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 1-2) 

Mixed Media

Mix and match to create unique works of art in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and more.
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 3-4 (Sessions 1-4) 
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 5-7 (Sessions 1-4) 
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 6-12 (Session 5) 
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am, Ages 5-7 (Session 5) 
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm, Ages 8-12 (Session 5)  


Discover with color as you perfect your painting skills with acrylic, tempera and watercolor. Be inspired by contemporary and master artists to advance your own artistic proficiency.
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 3-4)  
Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 5-7 (Sessions 3-4)  
Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 3-4)  
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am, Ages 5-7 (Sessions 3-4)  
Saturdays, 11:30am-1pm, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 3-4)  


Clay Magic

Learn the fundamentals of hand-building with coils and slabs to create impressive ceramic sculptures you’ll be proud of.
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 5-7 (Sessions 1-5)  

Ceramics: Hand-building
& Potter’s Wheel

Explore the ceramic process through hand building, wheel throwing and sculptural techniques to create wondrous works of art. Learn a variety of techniques including the exciting art of Japanese Raku firing.
Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 1-4) 
Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 1-4) 

Digital Arts &

Video Game Design

Get in the game! Design original digital characters, backgrounds, levels and beginner coding for your own fully-playable video games.
Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 10-12 (Sessions 1-4) 
Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 1-4) 

Digital Arts

Design digital characters, paintings, special effects, movie trailers, animations and more on the iPad. Each session learn new techniques and applications to perfect your digital creations. (iPads are provided)
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 1-4)  
Saturdays, 9:30-11am, Ages 8-12 (Sessions 1-5)  
Saturdays, 11:30am-1pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 1-5)  


Discover the art of photography as you compose and shoot engaging photos using a digital or 35 mm camera. Delve into fun photo projects and experiment in one of the few black & white darkrooms in Broward County. (35mm black & white camera and film provided. Digital cameras not provided.)
Mondays, 4-5:30pm, Ages 10-12 (Sessions 3-4) 
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 3-4) 

Portfolio &
Advanced Classes

Pre-College Art Portfolio

Are you interested in developing a strong art portfolio for entry into an art college? This program is designed for 9th-12th graders to create a body of work that reflects the strength of their ideas and understanding of art. Each student will work in a particular media based on their interests through independent study.
Mondays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 1-4)  

Digital Portfolio & Design

Create an advanced digital portfolio including character design, animations, digital paintings, special effects, story boarding, movie pictures, cover art, animated clips and more.
Saturdays, 2-4pm, Ages 13-18 (Sessions 1-4) 

Advanced Classes | Ages 8-12

Students in the advanced classes will perfect their skills and techniques in their preferred media. Each student will be challenged to achieve his/her artistic goals while working on advanced principles of design. Advanced classes are 2 hours long to provide more individualized instruction. Students will be given more independent projects based on their interests.
Drawing: Mondays, 4-6pm (Sessions 1-2)
Painting: Mondays, 4-6pm (Sessions 3-4)
Digital Arts: Mondays, 4-6pm (Sessions 1-4)
Ceramics: Mondays, 4-6pm (Sessions 1-4)

Prerequisite: 1 year of classes in the YAA Institute in their medium and instructor approval. Those seeking admission into an advanced class must send email us a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the session with the following information:

Child’s Full Name, Age, Desired Class, Names of previous YAA Institute Classes, Name of YAA Instructor(s)
Email Subject Header: Advanced Class for (Insert Child’s Name)
Email above to


Ages 6-12
Homeschool Art

Explore STEM to STEAM curriculum through the lens of an artist. Compelling mixed media and hands-on lessons in science and art will inspire a love of learning.
2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm (Sessions 1-4)
$25 per child per day  

Homeschool Group STEAM

Homeschool groups enhance your curriculum through engaging and hands-on art lessons that bring to life Science, Technology, Engineering and Math together through the Artist lens. All projects are geared to suit multiple age groups. Classes can be tailored to fit your group’s interests.
Minimum of 10 and max of 15 children per group $12 per child, per hour of instruction. To create a class for your homeschool group please contact us to book.

Adult Classes

Ceramics (18+)

Form meets function when you use the potter’s wheel to create beautiful bowls, mugs, teapots, plates and more. Learn to combine a variety of hand-building techniques to create special keepsakes and mementos. This class will take you step by step through each process to finished and fired works of art. No previous experience required.
Day Class 10am-12pm | Night Class 6-8pm (5 Weeks)
Session 3 Day: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6  
Session 3 Night: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4  
Session 4 Day: Feb 20, 27 & March 5, 12 & 19  
Session 4 Night: Feb 18, 25 & March 3, 10 & 17  
Session 5 Day: April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30  
Session 5 Night: April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5  

Other Registration Methods

Other Registration Methods:
1.  Click here to download your Registration Form
2.  Email form to,
     fax to 954-473-8798, or bring to our Visitor Services Office
3.  Submit Payment via phone by calling 954-424-5031
     or in person at our Visitor Services Office

Terms & Conditions

• Classes must be paid in full at time of registration
• All classes must have a minimum of 5 students. If minimum
  enrollment is not met, students will be asked to choose another
  class that fits their interest and schedule.
• Registrants may receive a full refund up to one week prior
  to the start of the class.
• No refunds are issued for absences, no shows or dismissals.
• Students must turn minimum age before the session
  in which they are registered begins.
• Students are grouped by age. The museum will not
  promise the pairing of students.