Programs + Classes

Salina Art Center education programs are designed to provide learners of every age the opportunity to construct meaning from active encounters with visual art.

Through programs designed for all levels of development, participants are actively involved in:

  • formulating questions

  • seeking concepts and meanings

  • making critical judgments about the issues, ideas, and questions raised by original works of art and creative processes—as well as about their relevance to other areas of life and learning, both in and out of the classroom

The benefits of participation include:

  • gaining knowledge of media techniques and processes

  • developing skills in perceptive analysis, communication, and critical and conceptual thinking

  • learning to utilize contemporary art as a catalyst for lifelong learning

When arriving for classes outside of our regular public hours (Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) please use the back entrance, off the 7th Street parking lot.


afterschool studio

October – November & February – April

Weekly artmaking classes for grades K-8

Do you love art? Join other young artists to explore new techniques and improve existing skills. We will apply the elements of art and principles of design as we learn about new techniques and mediums. Each three-week unit will focus on a different art discipline.

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art tots

September – April

Learn, create, and grow together! Ages 0-5 with an accompanying adult.

This program will introduce young children to basic artmaking skills and lay the foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. Children attend with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult, or caregiver for an hour-long workshop let by artists and designed for participants to work on at their own level. Messes will be encouraged, please dress accordingly.

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October – April

Weekly artmaking classes for grades 6-8

DISCOVERERS is a free after school Program for middle school students who have a strong interest in art and who will commit to regular weekly attendance throughout the school year.

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First Fridays

year round

Join us on the First Friday of every month at the Art Center for free art programming! Experience artist talks, view art, and connect with your community.

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multi arts

September – November & February – April

Interdisciplinary art classes for young children ages 3-6

MultiARTs is an 8-week program that meets twice a week to explore different art media. Children have the opportunity to creatively express themselves using painting, clay, photography, mixed media, printmaking, plus more.

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second sundays

September – April

Free Monthly artmaking events for all ages and abilities!

The second Sundays of each month are special days at the Art Center! Children and adults are invited to create art together in FREE, two-hour workshops. Explore artmaking processes such as drawing, printing, sculpting, and more. Experiment with tools and materials and share fun and creative experiences under the guidance of an artist and educator.

September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14


Summer Art

June & July

Summer artmaking classes for all ages! 

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lunch & learn 

year round

Join us every third Wednesday of the month for Lunch & Learn! Listen to a guest speaker over lunch. Bring your own sack lunch. Free & open to all!

August 21, September 18, October 23, November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20 Learn more…


Spring Break Workshops


We have a great opportunities to grow artistically while taking a much needed break from school. 

The Artery

A free, interactive arts lab dedicated to experimentation and practice with a variety of art materials and techniques

Visitors can choose from a variety of self-guided artmaking exercises, including activities related to the current exhibition, or simply explore on their own. Gallery attendants are on hand to answer questions, and resource materials are provided alongside an array of art media. The ARTery is a great place to wonder, invent, and learn; it has become a favorite leisure time destination for families, teens, and adults who wish to spend time in a creative environment.

ARTery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.