After-School & Preschool Sessions

Art for School-Aged Kids

elementary pointillism project depicting a kite and a sailboat

Want Art in Your Classroom?

If you want to add a formal art project to your current lesson plan, or are ready to jump from STEM to STEAM, let's collaborate the concept and details to make it a reality. April has grant-writing experience and will help you apply if you're considering a grant to cover costs. Remember, Forest Grove's EEFG teacher applications are due in Oct.


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Enhance your child's education

Enhance your child's knowledge with formal art lessons, at K-6 schools in Forest Grove and other participating venues. Graduated levels start with the basics and build from there. We introduce a variety of mediums and styles.

"Artistic activities engage the young brain and improve cognitive, visual, and spatial processing. They help young minds perceive how systems interrelate, and that problems can have multiple solutions. Research findings show that artistic endeavors improve long-term memory, increase student motivation, promote creativity, advance social growth, introduce novelty... and reduce stress." Dr. David A. Sousa &Tom Pilecki (source:

Currently we're contracting with Forest Grove School District, however we will consider schools in Banks, Gaston, and North Plains. If your school isn't listed, please let us know and we'll work to create a partnership. Be sure to mention to your principal, administrator, or PTO that you want Artingales after-school!

Sometimes students must be enrolled in the school venue listed to take classes there.

Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Feb 02-Oct 05 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
BY REQUEST AND EARLY PREREGISTRATION ONLY. Fri-Date Nights most First Fridays and special events (5+) Need a little time way for a date? Bring the kids to Fri-Date Nights at Valley Art. Education Chair April Hoff will facilitate creative time with your kids for one hour or both. $10/hr, no guarantee drop-ins okay if room, ring doorbell behind Valley Art. You may text 503-929-4088 to confirm space.
$10.00   Register by: Oct 29
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* price per hour/ whole hour increments, choose date in Square Store (NOT AVAILABLE MARCH 2)
Kid's Art Club     (5-17 years)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Thur Aug 09-Sep 27 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Art Club will guide students through art media most 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursdays 5:30-7PM at Valley Art, focusing on a new discipline each month. $15 per class, $65 5-class pack, $90 session. Art club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance, and feedback. Okay to register anytime class is still running. Valley Art scholarships: [Meets Aug 9, 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20, 27]
$15.00   Register by: Sep 25
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*If applying for Valley Art scholarship, type scholarship in the special instructions and skip payment pop-up