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    • Monday, August 23, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
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    Arts After School Fall 2021

    Arts After School is for the budding artist in every child. Your student will be able to express themselves creatively while honing their artistic skills. Kids will be learning to paint, draw, write poetry, fiber arts, and movie making. 


    On school days, students will be able to ride the bus to the art center after school or parent drop off for home school kids. They will have a snack, make art, and have play time at the Canyon City Park. 


    On Fridays students will be able to be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM. We will provided 2 snacks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Timber's Bistro will deliver a catered lunch, which is included in the class tuition. 


    The Yellow Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary. If you are dropping off your student Monday - Thursday, they must be dropped off at the bus stop next to the post office. Drop off on Fridays is at the center with instructions for drop off below. 


    Tuition is paid in three recurring payments. The first payment will be charged to your card at the time of registration. The recurring payments will automatically be charged to your card on October 10th, 2021 and November 10th, 2021.


    On Fridays drop off is 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. At the PURPLE door at the back of the Art Center.

    Daily pick up is 5:00pm - 5:15pm. 

    Monday - Friday - Excluding holidays

    Monday - Thursday From 3:30pm - 5:00pm


    Friday 8:00AM - 5:00pm

    Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm.

    Please allow about 5-10 minutes for the online registration form. We have eliminated our paper forms and your on-line registration will take a little longer because of this. 



    • Friday, August 27, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 2
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    Friday Art Club Fall 2021

    Friday Art Club is for the budding artist in every child. Your student will be able to express themselves creatively while honing their artistic skills. Kids will be learning to paint, draw, write poetry, fiber arts, and movie making. 


    Students will be able to be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM. We will provided 2 snacks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Timber's Bistro will deliver a catered lunch, which is included in the class tuition. 



    Tuition is paid in three recurring payments. The first payment will be charged to your card at the time of registration. The recurring payments will automatically be charged to your card on October 10th, 2021 and November 10th, 2021.


    On Fridays drop off is 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. At the PURPLE door at the back of the Art Center

    Friday 8:00AM - 5:00pm

    Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm.

    Please allow about 5-10 minutes for the online registration form. We have eliminated our paper forms and your on-line registration will take a little longer because of this. 



    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
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    Join a cast of characters and have some fun with your friends! We are producing two plays this fall, one for students K-6th and one for 7th-12th graders. We'll be holding auditions on August 31st and September 7th at the Canyon City Community Hall. See below for the audition times for your age group and additional information about the practices and performances.

    Santa Claus and the Naughty Gnomes

    K thru 6th graders

    Auditions Aug. 31st and Sept 7th @ 6pm

    Practices Tuesdays @ 6pm

    Performances Fri Dec 10th @ 7pm and Sat Dec 11th @ 2pm


    Our Mrs Brooks and the Christmas Carol

    7th thru 12th graders 5 boys 7 girls

    Auditions Aug. 31st and Sept 7th @7pm

    Practices Tuesdays @ 7pm

    Performances Fri Dec 10th @ 7pm and Sat Dec 11th @ 2pm

    Practice and performance will be held at the Canyon City Community Hall.


Youth Art Instructors


Ryan McKnab

Ryan supervises the Youth Art Program. His background in education is in teaching secondary science and now he is bringing his skills to Painted Sky

Ryan is developing weekly routines that will bring a focus to the arts, but is working on ways for other skills to be taught concurrently, such as cooking, tumbling, and chess. "We have several different art disciplines through the days. However, I have found that on Fridays, a full day of art can be somewhat exhausting.  We will diversify.”

His two daughters are a big inspiration to work with the team to help bring the arts to Grant County and he gets a lot of feedback from them.


Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams is a fresh high school graduate who is working on a degree through Eastern Oregon University to teach English and Art. She decided to work at Painted Sky Center because it is a great way to step into this career. 

She loves the kids, “they are very passionate about their work and they have great imaginations. They come in everyday and are excited to learn whatever art project I throw at them. I find it exhilarating that these children are willing to learn art, especially when most art programs get cut from schools.”  

“Art is about self expression and letting your imagination out freely. I find art as an important outlet because with it, you can create so many things. You can express what you are feeling or the stories you want to tell.” Sam has been an artist of various media from acrylic painting, to watercolor, to drawing, and even to the new age of digital art. “It is all so fun and so thrilling. I especially like to teach people about it because I want them to know that "Yes, you can draw!", and I want to remind them about the importance of creativity and how far they can go with it.”