Art instruction for all ages is available this summer at the Vernon Filley Art Museum in Pratt.

Kids of all ages continue to enjoy the hands-on ceramics exhibit currently ongoing at the Vernon Filley Art Museum in Pratt, but even more fun is in store at the list of summer art classes was recently released.
All classes will be held at the ACE building unless otherwise noted, and include fees to cover the cost of art supplies needed. Register online or stop in at the museum.
For those just interested invisiting, the Doug Herren Ceramics Exhibit, which began April 20, continues through Saturday, July 21. A Permanent Collection Showcase Exhibition continues through Saturday, September 29 in the North Gallery.  This exhibition highlights pastels and photographs from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. The exhibition also features new works of art (bronzes, ceramics, sculpture & more) that were recently donated to the museum permanent collection. Several of these pieces have not yet been on display during the museum’s history. There are seven newly accessioned works included in the exhibition.
The 2018 summer art classes at The Filley Art Museum are as follows:
Sketching Basics
Description: learn fundamental basics of drawing with a step by step guided sketch, ages: 8-14, instructor: Jordan Ford, Saturday June 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., class limit: 20, cost: $15, location: ACE Building, room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton, Pratt.
Advanced Digital Photography
Description: The class will produce an exhibit of fine photography. Students will expand creativity and techniques, ages: 16 and up. Instructor: Stan Reimer. Thursdays 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, and 8/2, time: 6:30 -9 p.m., class limit: 12, cost: $95, location - PCC digital lab.
Mommy and Me: Flower Pots
Description: painting and decorating flower pots with little ones ages 0-5, instructor: Jordan Ford,  Saturday, June 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., class limit: 20, cost: $15, location: ACE Building: Room #207.
Acrylic Canvas Painting “The Beach”
Description: class will create sky and ocean with the look of the east coast Atlantic Ocean, with grass and a break fence, all ages, instructor: Mary Harden,  Thursday, June 14, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., class limit: 30, cost: $35, location: ACE Building: Room #207
Intermediate Oils: Structures in Landscapes
Description: This two-day workshop will observe landscape structures and develop an oil painting. Multiple skill/ experience levels are welcome! Ages: 18 + (exceptions can be made), instructor: David Vollbracht, Sat. June 16 (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Sun. June 17 (1-4 p.m.), class limit: 15, cost: $115, location: ACE Building: Room #207.
Mommy & Me: Water Art
Description: Make abstract paintings using squirt guns, bubbles and more! Class will be held outside and may get messy, dress accordingly. Ages: 3-10, instructor: Nicole Strait, Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., class limit: 20, cost: $10. Each additional child ($5), location: ACE Building:  401 S. Hamilton, Front Lawn OUTDOOR CLASS
Drawing Lessons from a Tree
Description: This class will teach students how to draw what they see rather than what they think, grades 4-6, instructor: Lyn Fenwick, Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., class limit: 15, cost :$30, at ACE Building: Room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton.
Marbled Paper Class: Eric Carle Style
Description: Students will create marbled paper on the first day of class. On the second day of class they will be able to use this special paper to create their own artwork, 1st -8th grade, instructor: Mary Harden, Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 & 21,  9 to 11 a.m., class limit: 20, cost: $20, ACE Building: Room #207.
Flag Quilt Painting
Description: Complete a patriotic painting just in time for Flag Day and July 4th. Enrollment ends June 15, 1st grade and up, instructor: Mary Harden,   Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., class limit: 30, cost: $20, ACE Building: Room #207.
Watercolor Mountains One Night Painting Class
Description: paint two different watercolor renderings depicting mountain landscapes, 4th grade to adult, instructor: Mary Harden, Monday, June 25,  6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., class limit: 30, cost: $30,  ACE Building: Room #207.
A Balancing Act
Description: Using simple shapes of squares, rectangles, circles and/or triangles, black on white or white on black, students will learn balance in art—both formal and informal. Ages 5th grade and up, instructor: Lyn Fenwick,  Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., class limit: 15, cost :$30, ACE Building: Room #207.
Mommy & Me: Patriotic Art
Description: make some 4th of July themed projects like fireworks, flags, and a whole lot of red, white and blue, ages: 4-10, instructor: Nicole Strait, Thursday, June 30, 10 to 11 a.m., class limit: 20, cost: $10. Each additional child ($5), ACE Building: Room #207
3 Session Ceramics Class
Description: Make handmade ceramic piece from wet clay. We’ll have the potter’s wheel there and give it a try! Glaze the pieces made in earlier sessions. Cost is $60 per person, includes all materials and firings, ages: 16+, instructor: Stacy Barnes, 3 Mondays: July 2, 9, 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location:  5.4.7. Arts Center 204 W Wisconsin  Greensburg, class limit: 20.
Mommy and Me: Stepping Stones
Description: We will make personalized stepping stones with little ones. This class is about spending quality time together and having fun! Ages: 1-4, instructor: Jordan Ford, Saturday, July 7, 10-11:30 a.m., class limit: 20, cost: $20, ACE Building: Room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton, Pratt.
Colored Pencil and Graphite Tulips
Description: use watercolor washes under pastels, 5th grade to adult, instructor: Mary Harden,  Tuesday, July 10,  6:30- 9:30 p.m., class limit: 20 cost: $20, ACE Building: Room #207.
Mommy & Me: Read & Paint
Description: Art comes from imagination and what better way to spark imagination than a good book? We will be reading “The Lorax” and “The Rainbow Fish” and then creating an art piece inspired by each book, ages 4-8, instructor Nicole Strait, Saturday, July 14, 10-11 a.m., class limit 20, cost $10, each additional child $5, ACE Building: Room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton, Pratt.
Acrylic Pour Party
Description: This one night class will be messy, but will result in three separate projects at this pour party. Acrylic pours take no skill, and the results are amazing. Bring a white t-shirt, a handkerchief, bib or a headband for the fabric project. All ages welcome, kids under age 10 need an adult to accompany them, instructor Amy Clarkson, Tuesday, July 17, 6:30-8 p.m., class limit 25, cost $25, location ACE Building: Room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton.
Beginner Jewelry Construction
Description: We will be going over the basics of jewelry construction to provide a foundation for making a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. Each student will receive their own set of pliers and cutters to take home, ages 12 and up, instructor: Nicole Strait, Thursday, July 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., class limit: 20, cost: $25, location: ACE Building: Room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton.
Jackson Pollock Style: Kids One Night Splatter Painting
Description: Students will learn to create a colored background design then splatter upon the painting. Ages 8 and up, instructor: Mary Harden, Friday, July 27, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon. Class limit 25, cost $20, location: ACE Building: Room #207 at 401 S. Hamilton.
Student Art Showcase at The Filley Art Museum (421 S. Jackson St. Pratt, KS 67124) to exhibit ALL SUMMER STUDENT ARTWORK:  August 6th (6:30 to 7:30pm) OPEN HOUSE!