Help your child's imagination grow through art. Artists will get to showcase their creativity by using paint, chalk, fibers, etc. and learn interesting things about different media along the way.

Key Program Information
Categories Youth and Community Programs | Youth
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Who Should Attend

Children in grades K-8 who want to be creative and learn new art techniques.

Young female student playing with drawing figurine at Continuing Education Artology

Program Description

Spruce up your child’s Saturdays

See your child's creative side come alive through art. This 8-week program covers a variety of techniques that are good for learners of all levels. And even if your student took Artology last year, there are new projects planned so don't hesitate to sign up again! Bring some color to your child's spring.

Artology 1
Grades K–5
This course is for the elementary aged child who wants to create more art and just can’t get enough! Every class will be spent working with different art media from chalk pastels to drawing pencils, watercolor to acrylic, fibers to glass and even clay! Instructor Julie Schaller has many years of experience teaching art using all kinds of different media. 

Artology 2
Grades 6–8
This course is for the middle school-aged child who wants to continue or start developing their painting and drawing skills. Each week will be spent learning useful techniques while sharpening each student's ability to think creatively through a variety of pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media projects. Don't miss out on the fun! This class will be led by Harlie Juedes.


Julie Schaller has experience teaching people of all levels. She is an elementary art teacher for the Eau Claire Area School District but has taught middle school and adults as well including UW-Eau Claire's Summer Institute. She went to UWEC for art education and her master’s degree. She has a great passion for all things art and spends a lot of her free time making art and teaching others about it. She lives in Chippewa Falls with her husband and their dogs. She and her husband enjoy traveling to visit their adult sons and to see new places.  

Harlie Juedes is a local artist that sells Midwest-inspired nature paintings to local hospitals, organizations, and homes. She also works in branding, graphic design and web design for a local company, which inspires the way she shares how art and creativity can be used in a career and how creative choices affect your audience. Harlie was a part of the first annual Community Supported Arts program, the instruction and development of curriculum for the first and second annual Blugold Beginnings Exploring the Arts summer camps, and has shown her work in galleries such as the Heyde Center for the Arts and the Janet Carson Gallery.


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