YAK (Young Artists Kollective) is an interactive themed-based educational program where young artists problem-solve, use exciting new art materials, look at and learn about NC art and artists and meet fellow artists.  

Time and Day:  4:00-5:15 PM on the first Tuesday of the month for k-2nd graders and the second Tuesday for 3rd-6th graders.

Cost: Each four-month session (one meeting per month) is $35. 



SEPTEMBER 4 & 11 | Sunprints

YAK members will make their own sun prints, aka cyanotypes, and learn why this simple process is so magical. We will create images using found objects and plants and the light from the sun to create one of a kind, low tech photographs.


OCTOBER 2 & 9 | Paper Clay

YAK members will make their own mushy, gushy paper clay using glue, tissue paper, and other non-toxic ingredients. Then they will make a paper sculpture.


NOVEMBER 6 & 13 | Chromatography

Create a work of art using science and color. YAK members will discover why leaves turn different colors in the fall as they learn about the science of color – or chromatography. Then YAKers will use a dye made from leaves to create a painting


DECEMBER 4 & 11 | Tempera Paint Pour

It’s all the rage! Try out this non-toxic version of paint pouring that is sure to delight. YAK members will mix and pour to create unique marbleized patterns.  



February 5 & 12 | Self Portraits in Watercolor

YAK members will investigate this classic medium as we create inventive self-portraits.


March 5 & 12 | Kirigami Mask

YAK members will learn about Kirigami, the Japanese art of paper cutting, using simple cutting and hole-punching techniques to create one-of-a-kind, wearable masks.


April 2 & 9 | Paper Pulp Painting

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day and what better way than to create beautiful works of art by recycling paper. YAK members will be astounded at the simple and fun the process of making a painting from paper pulp.


May 7 & 14 | Sharpie Tie Dye

We are bringing back a YAK favorite! Kids will create whimsical patterns using colorful sharpies and a little rubbing alcohol. It’s totally RAD!