Summer Art

Past, Present, Future

A partnership between: Salina Art Center and City of Salina Parks and Recreation

This year’s theme, Past, Present, Future, is inspired by Julia Goodman’s installation “200 Year Present” which will be exhibited at the Art Center May 1 – July 28, 2019.

The title is borrowed from Elise Boulding, who advocated for considering one hundred years into the past and one hundred years into the future when making current political, environmental and economic decisions. Goodman’s interpretation is meant to inspire leaders who will consider the long term perspective and impact of their decisions.


  • All classes meet TUESDAY through FRIDAY at the Salina Art Center, 242 South Santa Fe, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Preschool-Kindergarten classes are for students ages 4-6, including those who have just completed kindergarten. Classes meet for one hour daily.

  • Elementary classes are for students ages 7-11. Classes meet for 2 hours daily.

  • Middle School classes are for students ages 11-14. Classes meet for 2 hours daily.

  • High School and Adult classes are for students ages 14 and up, classes meet for 2-3 hours daily.

  • To provide safe, age-appropriate activities, the Art Center is hesitant to make exceptions to the grade and age designations above. Class sizes are limited in order to provide high-quality art experiences.

  • Teaching Artists in Residence: This summer the Art Center will be welcoming four artists from around Kansas to teach and create with us! These classes are marked with TAIR.

  • Parade Classes: A partnership with SPARK Artist Resource Exchange, these classes will focus on projects that will become part of a larger arts contingent in the Tri-Rivers Parade on Tuesday, August 6. Participants will be invited to march in the parade with us, display their creations, and show their support for the arts in Salina. These classes are marked Parade!

  • Would a payment plan make it easier to participate in multiple Summer Art courses? Call 785-827-1431 and ask for Misty to set up a 2, 4 or 6 installment option.

  • Full refunds will be given for any classes cancelled by the Art Center. A full refund (less a 10% administrative fee) will be given to any student that cancels with at least 2 week notice. No refund will be issued for students who cancel with less than two week notice.

Limited time enrollment period for Salina Art Center members only! Once the advance enrollment period ends, all registrations will be done through Salina Parks and Recreation website and no Art Center member discount will be available.

Preschool-Kindergarten (ages 4-6)

Elementary (Ages 7-11)

Middle School (Ages 11-14)

High School & Adults (Ages 14+)