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Youth Programming

Want to help the youth department? Here's their wish list: Youth Department Wish List

    • Monday, June 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Friday, August 19, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Humbolt Elementary
    • 41
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    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    • If your child is signed up for summer school at Humbolt they can attend this program for FREE. After Humbolt's morning programming they will have lunch and then go to the Art Center's classroom at Humbolt. 
    • Monday thru Friday all summer except for the week of July 4th and the last week of the summer.
    • Pick up by 5:00pm at Humbolt Elementary
    • Lunches are being provided by John Day Canyon City Parks and Rec Summer Lunch Program.


    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.

    • Monday, June 27, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, August 19, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Humbolt Elementary
    • 6
    Register

    this registration is For those

    not enrolled in Humbolt Summer School

    • We are offering programming 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday all summer except for the week of July 4th and the last week of the summer.
    • You can choose when your child will attend from one day to everyday...the choice is yours! You will be able to choose what weeks/days your child will be attending during the registration process.
    • Drop off begins at 8:00 AM at HUMBOLT ELEMENTARY
    • Pick up by 5:00pm at HUMBOLT ELEMENTARY
    • Monday - Friday
    • Lunches are being provided by John Day Canyon City Parks and Rec Summer Lunch Program.


    This is a FREE program brought to you by the Oregon Association of Educations Service District Summer Grant Program.

    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. 


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.”