Youth Art Classes

We collaborate with students, age 4-18, to teach them beginner, intermediate, and advanced techniques in painting, drawing, watercolor, pastels, ceramics, and mixed media projects. We provide a fun environment where students can experiment, create and nurture a life-long love of art. All supplies and a pre-packaged snack are included. Classes are offered after school, during school breaks, and on some weekends. Give the gift of art with private party or giftcard to The Artist Outpost!

Beginner Art

Mondays, 4:00-5:15PM

Artists, age 4 to 7, build creative confidence through exploration of color, lines, perspective, and artistic techniques. Projects focus on painting, drawing, clay, and mixed media art.

Advanced Art

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Artists, age 12-18, are inspired to new heights, combining their knowledge with confidence to push creative boundaries to develop technique and style.
Join us for Pottery for the last 6 classes of the semester, Tuesdays, November 7 to December 12!

Intermediate Art

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Artists, aged 8-11, learn techniques in drawing, painting, clay, pastel, mixed media and basic color mixing. We explore creativity and give confidence to our young artists. View a sample lesson.

Beginner Art (Early Dismissal)

Thursdays, 1:30-2:45pm

Add art to your early dismissal Thursday routine! For ages 4 to 8.


6 Class Series
Fridays, 4:00-6:00pm

Children love making 3D art made to last a lifetime! Students create a variety of hand building projects, throw on the wheel, and glaze their work.

Classes Monday through Thursday are bookable by semester and can be joined, prorated, any time. Pay by monthly installment or select dates to “drop in.” The Friday clay class is a 6-class series.

Join us for a first “Drop In” class for $35 with code, “triala” for beginners or “trialb” for intermediate or advanced! Contact us for 10% Sibling Discount Code or Private Lessons!

We accept charter school funds and are an approved vendor for Pacific Coast Academy.

First time students, signing up for a full semester, please email us for a discount code!


Your child will love the mess and hands on nature of clay. Students “throw” on the pottery wheel and hand build a project. They pick a glaze color and pieces will be ready for pick up after bisque and glaze firing.


Our child-led sensory workshops are designed for kids, “walking-age” to 4 years old, to investigate, learn, and play through this first exposure to materials, experiments, and creativity! Make a mess, meet new families, and have fun!


Play and create together as a family, up to 5 people. Paint an 24″x36″ abstract masterpiece that is a record of your journey together! Ticket price is for the whole group, not per person.


Mosaic and mortar a colorful, festive halloween skull with us!


Let’s add oodles of layers of felt, paper, and decor to make something fabulous for the holidays. Age 5 to 11.

Paint Your Pet

We will pre-draw your pet onto your child’s canvas so they can jump right into painting their favorite family member. Email us a photo. Age 5 to 14.

Our week-long camps explore a broad range of art while others are purely ceramics based. Our Advanced Camps are for artists aged 12 to 18 and run 9am to 3pm. Our Beginner/Intermediate Art Camps are for artists aged 4 to 11, and always have a half day option from 9am to Noon. Beginner/Intermediate Clay Camps are half day only, for artists aged 5 to 11. Whatever the camp, our students bring home a multitude of creative projects! Contact us for 10% off code for campers attending multiple camps.

Beginner/Intermediate Art Camps

Now offering camps during San Diego Unified breaks! Select a week to join us for a full (9am-3pm) or half day (9am-Noon)! For artists 4 to 11 years old.

Fall Break, Monday to Wednesday, November 20-22, 2023

Winter Break (Week 1) Monday-Friday, December 18-22, 2023

Spring Break, Monday-Friday, April 1-5, 2024

Beginner/Intermediate Clay Camps

Clay camps are half day, from 9am to noon, for artists 5 to 11 years old. All campers will get experience “throwing on the wheel” as well as hand building works made to last a lifetime!

Winter Break (Week 2) Tuesday-Friday, December 26-29, 2023

Advanced Art and Clay Camps

All our advanced camps are 9am to 3pm, for artists 12 to 18 years old.Stay tuned for Summer Camps 2024!

Celebrate A Birthday With Art!

Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a special occasion? Host an art party at our studio! We lead guests in a project reflective of your child’s interests, whether animals, flowers, beaches, famous works, or ceramics.

Painting is $45/child, with a maximum of 25 guests, and all take paintings home that day. Pottery is $65/child with a maximum of 10 guests who make a hand built project and have time on the wheel. Pieces are bisque fired, glazed 1 color by staff, and glaze fired, ready for pick up in 4-5 weeks.

Private parties have a $400 minimum. Save your date with a $100 hold, which goes toward your party total.

For other projects like macrame, mosaics, and more, please visit our catalog page. Most parties are 2 hours with optional additional time for a food break. Email us at and save your date!