Youth Education

Youth Art League

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Youth Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Youth Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the youth of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12. 


“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

This isn’t your ordinary gift wrapping experience! Learn how to transform this ordinary material into a painting tool for one colorful canvas that is sure to inspire.

March 18th – Create-a-Creature – Register Here

Mask making has just become a little more exciting! Draw, collage, and recycle cardboard, fabric, and magazine paper to create-a-creature.

March 25th – Animal Collage – Register Here

Lions and tigers and magazines? Oh, my! Evolve boring magazine ads and simple construction paper into the shadow of a favorite animal.



“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here


April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here


April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here





Instructor: Alia Bensliman

May 13th - Drawing Sculpture - Register Here

This class is an introduction to wire sculptures.  Students will learn how to manipulate metal wires by bending and twisting them to make fun faces and portraits.

*If registration is filled, please register for the Waiting List by clicking HERE. We will contact Waiting List registrants if a spot becomes available, otherwise, spots are not guaranteed.

May 20th & 27th - Upcycled Sculpture - Register Here

This is a two part sculpting class using recycled materials, collage and painting.  Students will learn how to create the base of a sculpture from recycled household materials in the first class (May 20th). For the second class (May 27th),  students will learn collage and paper mache techniques to cover the base sculpture and create the final shape. 

*If registration is filled, please register for the Waiting List by clicking HERE. We will contact Waiting List registrants if a spot becomes available, otherwise, spots are not guaranteed.


Youth & Teen Drawing Series

May 13th, 20th, & 27th, 3-4pm

Calling all youth & teen artists (Ages 8-17)!  Want to improve your drawing skills?  Join us for a three part series dedicated to pencil and charcoal work.  We will review basic drawing skills and learn a few tricks of the trade.  All skill levels welcome!

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

$5 Material Fee

Register Here


Partner Programs

Spruce Street Specialty Summer Camps 2017

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club's Spruce Street Community Center to provide two Summer Specialty Art Camps at their facility located at 1040 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ 08648.


Automata (Ages 6 and up)

August 7th, 8th, 10th, & 11th, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Automation is a type of art which explores the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical objects. During this week, campers will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive.

Upcycled Sculpture

Upcycled Sculptures (Ages 6 and up)

August 14th, 15th, 17th, & 18th, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

Before you threw out that plastic bottle or egg carton, did you ever stop to think, “What else can this be?” Come take a journey through the world of trash turned into treasure. You’ll explore the wonders of upcycled art and give that so-called “trash” another life.

Price: $125 per week if registered by 4/1/17

$150 per week after 4/1/17

To Register: Please call 609-695-6060 x 0.