Drawing in the Library

Drawing classes for children in Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Art Center in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library is excited to offer these free youth drawing sessions open to those ages 5-12 looking to learn more about the basics of drawing. Each session will have it’s own unique theme and will explore a variety of mediums and subject matter. No two sessions will be the same! These classes are free and require no pre-registration to participate. You will find a full schedule below.

All drawing sessions will take place at the Downtown library branch unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, December 15 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, December 15 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Learn to use perspective techniques to draw a snowman from a bug's-eye-view. Be sure to give your snowman plenty of personality!

Sunday, December 29 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, December 29 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Have a blast using colored pencils to draw a New Year's Eve fireworks show over Lake Michigan. Create stunning, colorful reflections of fireworks over the water.

Sunday, January 5 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, January 5 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Use ink and watercolor to create fantastically creative, stylized illustrations of arctic animals in their environment.

Sunday, January 12 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, January 12 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Relax and express yourself! Explore and experiment with color to compose and create a sense of mood in your artwork as we make abstract drawings using oil pastels.

Sunday, January 19 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, January 19 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Let loose your imagination and celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year by designing your own dragon!

Sunday, February 2 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, February 2 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Use geometric shapes, architectural lines, and bright colors to design captivating cityscapes, inspired by artist Paul Klee.

Sunday, February 9 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, February 9 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Draw from life while using colorful candies for inspiration. Practice creating a compelling composition, drawing in proportion, and shading.

Sunday, February 16 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, February 16 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Have a roaring good time as we combine drawing, pattern, and collaged materials to create a wildly cool animal face.

In partnership with AADL