Art Nest, July 2018
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


Come learn with us.

Bring your ideas, bring your questions, and bring your curiosity. We've got programming designed for all ages, and all are welcome.
























Art Nest, July 2018
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


The Art Nest.

The Art Nest is kind of like a big treehouse. Located above our main office in Maxon Mills, it’s a free artmaking space for kids — drop in and we’ll have project ideas ready (perfect for parent-child teams), complete with any and all materials. But just as often a kid will come in excited about something totally different — we love that. Our Education Director, Education Fellows, and interns are there to help out with all projects.

























Art Scouts, July 2018
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


For children.

Kids are at the center of our education programming. We run summer camps, host field trips, and put together programs in local schools with the help of our Education Fellows; and it all stems from our home base, the Art Nest: a free artmaking space for kids located in the Maxon Mills.
























Teen Screenprinting Camp, August 2018
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


For teens.

We like to meet teenagers where they’re at: during the school year, our Education Fellows work out of art classes at local high schools, where they introduce students to their work, talk about careers in the arts, and get students working on long-term collaborative projects.

But we’ll bring students to us, too: we've had teens teach Spanish classes in the mill, work alongside arts collectives on our Haunted Mill, make masks for our Community Day parade, and plenty more.


John Wiederhorn Speaks at Heather Metal Parking Lot, August 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


For adults.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro, a lifelong hobbyist, or if you haven’t picked up a brush, pen, or camera since grade school — our adult education programs are open to everyone. We host workshops, discussions with our residents, visiting artist lectures a couple times per month, and open studios on the last Saturday of every month.