About Pocosin Arts

Art After School


Class Meets On Tuesdays | 3:30p – 5:30p

Age groups are (6-9) and (10-18)

Art After School is an opportunity for youth and young adults to learn from our Artists in Residence.  We offer classes based on age group, ranging from ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, sculpting, drawing, painting, and mixed-media.  Each class is designed for students of all experience levels.  All of our courses are hands on, students learning to create work with their hands.  Parents and Guardians should note that some classes are more involved and it is sometimes unavoidable for materials to get onto clothing.  But when it does, it just means that your youth is learning and really enjoying the process!  

If your child attends a Tyrrell County School, the local bus will drop the student off at Pocosin Arts after school lets out for the day. You will just need to come by the studios for pick up at 5:30 p.m.  Please contact the school and let them know your child will be attending class at Pocosin, so they know which bus to use.

Ages 6 - 9

Ages 10 -18


Paper STudio

PAPER FACTORY - Students create cards and books, learning to cut, fold, and glue so their pop-ups POP! Participants will explore a variety of ways paper in which can be transformed. From pop-ups to paper mache sculptures, imagination and creativity will bring sheets of paper to life.

February 13 – March 13, 2018


Instructor: Caitlin McDonald is Pocosin Arts’ current Metals Resident Artist. She received her BFA from Edinboro University and her MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.



TEXTURE IN PAINTINGS - Explore what paint can offer by building layers on top of each other in a single painting. Adding texture onto the surface of the canvas, will bring paintings to life through texture! Participants will learn all about color mixing, composition, how to use brushes and palette knifes to create one of a kind works of art.

February 13 – March 13, 2018

Instructor: Gabe Graber is Pocosin Arts’ current Ceramics Resident Artist. She received her MFA from Alfred University, NY.

Ages 6 - 9


Glass & Clay Studios

MOSAICS IN THE GARDEN - Learn to piece together colorful shapes to create imagery. Make your favorite animal, plant, activity, or something whimsical. Mosaics in the Garden will give each young artist the opportunity to create a flat tile, a sculptural form, and be a part of building a larger art mural.

March 20 – April 24, 2018

Instructor: Gabe Graber

Ages 10 -18


PRINT Studio

PRINT MAKING - Put your design skills to the test in a fun environment using a variety of printmaking methods. Students will explore carving, creating a print of a single color, screen printing (just like some of your favorite t-shirts) and stamping to create one of a kind prints.

March 20 – April 24, 2018

Instructor: Mark Arnold 

Ages 6 - 9

cardboard relief

Painting Studio

CARDBOARD RELIEF PAINTING - Come join us in exploring a new way of using a cardboard box. We’ll begin by making small personalized “paintings” by stacking sheets of cardboard. By the end, we will collaborate as a group to create one large cardboard relief painting.

May 1 – May 29, 2018

Instructor: Mark Arnold

Ages 10 -18


GLASS & CLAY Studios

MOSAICS - Students will work with a variety of materials such as ceramic, stone, glass, and found objects. Learn to color and shape match pieces and about adhesives, layout and design, and grouting. Each artist will have the opportunity to create a flat tile, a sculptural form, and collaborate on a larger art mural installation.

May 1 – May 29, 2018

Instructor: Gabe Graber

Feeding young Creative minds

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