The Art Base

Youth Workshops

Youth workshops are held during the school year for middle school students. Please contact with any questions.


Sophie Catto
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
Thursdays 4:00PM – 6:00PM
$125; scholarships available
All levels welcome. Supplies included.

Join us in an immersive introductory drawing workshop led by lifelong Valley resident and portrait artist, Sophie Catto. Young creatives will not only learn the fundamentals of drawing but also have the opportunity to exercise their growing imaginations in new and technically challenging ways. During this immersive experience, budding artists will hone their observational skills, mastering the shape, form, gesture, and negative space in three dimensions, and then convincingly translating them into 2D compositions. The curriculum covers all the bases, including color theory, light and shadow, foreshortening, and the basics of human anatomy. Engaging exercises are woven into the program to enhance sketching and line work processes. Additionally, participants will also discover the value of constructive criticism, learning how to give and receive feedback compassionately and effectively.

Whether your young artist is a beginner or already has some experience, this program caters to a passion for technical or realistic drawing. The ultimate goal is to equip our young artists with the toolkit they need to blossom in any creative and technical career.