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242 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS, 67401


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Salina Art Center education programs are designed to provide learners of every age the opportunity to construct meaning from active encounters with visual art.

Through programs designed for all levels of development, participants are actively involved in:

The benefits of participation include:

Many Art Center education programs are free; students in need receive fee reductions/waivers for all programs that charge for enrollment.


Interdisciplinary Arts Classes for Young Children Ages 4, 5 & 6

MultiARTs is an 8-week program that meets twice a week to explore different art media. Children have the opportunity to creatively express themselves using painting, clay, photography, mixed media, printmaking, plus more. We also have an Exploration Time where the children play games and do other activities that explore and reinforce the ideas behind how each media is used.  

Ages: 4-6

Enrollment is limited to 10 children. All supplies and snacks are included.

Class Fee: $60

Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children can enroll in morning (9:30-11 a.m.) OR afternoon (12:30-2 p.m.) classes.

(We will not meet when USD305 is not in session.)

Fall Session

September 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 25, 27

November 1, 3, 8

Spring Session

February 14, 16, 21, 23, 28

March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30

April 4, 6, 11, 13

Our enrollment is conducted through Salina Parks & Recreation.  

Please call 785.309.5765 to enroll. Join us for Creativity and Fun!

A partnership between the Salina Art Center and City of Salina Parks & Recreation.

Second Sundays

Free Monthly Artmaking Workshops for Families

Second Sunday of each month, September through April, 2-4 p.m.

Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, March 12, April 9

Join us for our once a month, free artmaking workshop. We will explore a variety of media (painting, clay, collage, printmaking, etc.) throughout the school year. Families and individuals are welcome. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. We encourage teens and adults of all ages to join in and DO YOUR ART. We hope to see you at 2 p.m. so you can be a part of our gallery tour, as each project will be inspired by art in the current exhibition.


A FREE Afterschool Program

DISCOVERERS is for middle school students who have a strong interest in art and who will commit to regular weekly attendance throughout the school year.

Students who participate in the DISCOVERERS program will:

• Work and learn with local artists as they show you how they make art and why.

• Explore and experiment with a variety of art materials and processes.

• Develop and express independent ideas and discuss them.

• Learn new ways of problem solving.

DISCOVERERS meets every Wednesday right after school. Transportation from school to the Art Center is provided by the OCCK public transportation system. Students have a light snack and then begin making art with local and regional artists and Art Center staff members. When the sessions end at 5 p.m., parents/guardians pick up students at the Art Center.

Lessons for DISCOVERERS are planned in sequential, multi-week units. Participants need to attend every week in order to complete their art works. In the event of excused absences we will work with students to help them catch up. IMPORTANT: Any student who has two unexcused absences will be dropped from the program and replaced by a student from the waiting list.

The Art Center asks that all students:

• Abide by the same rules of conduct that apply at school.

• Treat people, ideas, materials, and place with respect.

• Show their willingness to think and work collaboratively and independently.

• The Salina Art Center has a policy of non-violence and provides a safe nurturing environment for creative expression.

How Can I Help a Student Participate?

• Download, print, and fill out this form, or

• Pick up a form at your school or the Salina Art Center, or

• Email or call 785.827.1431 and request a form.

Parents/guardians receive an information packet through the mail and grant permission for their student to participate by sending in a signed postcard. Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list is maintained for the duration of the program to ensure the maximum number of students have a chance to participate.

DISCOVERERS is supported, in part, with a grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation, L. P. “Pat” Mullen Fund


The ARTery

A free, interactive arts lab dedicated to experimentation and practice with a variety of art materials and techniques

Visitors can choose from a menu of guided artmaking exercises, including activities related to the current exhibition, or simply explore on their own. Gallery attendants are on hand to answer questions, and resource materials are provided alongside an array of art media.

Exploring the qualities and characteristics of various materials in this relaxed setting encourages thoughtful creativity through artistic investigation and problem solving. The ARTery is a great place to wonder, invent, and learn; it has become a favorite leisure time destination for families, teens, and adults who wish to spend time in a creative environment.


Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Afterschool Studio

Weekly Artmaking Classes

Do you love art? Join other young artists to explore new techniques and improve existing skills. We will apply the elements of art and principles of design as we learn from the works of old masters and contemporary artists. Each 3-week unit will focus on a different art discipline.

Ages 7-10

Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Anne Hoekstra

Drawing: November 3, 10, 17 $30

Painting: January 5, 12, 19 $30

Sculpture: February 2, 16, 23 $30  

Printmaking: March 2, 9, 16 $30

Ages 11-13

Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: TBD

Drawing: November 1, 8, 15 $30

Painting: January 3, 10, 17 $30

Sculpture: February 7, 14, 21 $30  

Printmaking: March 7, 14, 28 $30

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per class. To enroll, complete online form and pay via PayPal here, or download printable form here, complete, and mail with payment to Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS 67401. For more information, contact us at 785.827.1431 or Payment must be received at the time of enrollment.

Art Center members receive $5 off class fees.

The Salina Art Center’s exhibitions and programs are supported by Art Center donors and members and the Salina Arts & Humanities Grants Program, the City of Salina.
The Salina Art Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Development of this website was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.