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Arts Classes for Kids

Kids grow so much when they have the opportunity to unleash their imagination and creativity. The Y Arts program celebrates creativity, individuality, respect and diversity. Kids are free to learn and create through new artistic experiences.

For more information on Hillsborough YMCA's program, please contact Matt Gray at 908 369 0490 x722 or by email.

For more information on Somerset Hills YMCA's program, please contact Nicole Mamary at 908 766 7898 x526 or by email.

For more information on Somerville YMCA's program, please contact Liz Kryznefski at 908 722 4567 x611 or by email.

Hillsborough YMCA

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Drama (Ages 6 years to 10 years)
  • Acting for Theatre and Stage (Ages 6 years to 10 years)

    Students learn acting for stage as well as elements of vocals, dance and audition techniques. This class is great for any skill levels and lessons are adapted for all.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Kids Art Classes (Ages 7 years to 14 years)
  • Kids Art Class (Ages 7 years to 13 years)

    Teaches skills necessary to excel in various mediums, including painting, drawing, cartooning and more. A supply purchase will be required.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Cooking Classes (Ages 7 years to 12 years)
  • Intro to Cooking (Ages 6 years to 7 years)
    Introduces children to the basics of cooking involving simple recipes. They'll have fun broadening their palate with smoothies, pasta, and more!

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Little Chefs (Ages 8 years to 9 years)
    Little Chefs builds off of Intro to Cooking with more involved recipes and proper kitchen techniques.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Somerset Hills YMCA

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Annual Drawing Workshop (All Ages)

Each year in the Spring, the Y hosts the Lucia Bocchino art contest.
Download the submission form

Participants are encouraged to join us for a workshop prior to the contest.

  • Drawing Workshop with Serena Bocchino

    Ages 6-18yrs. Please join us for a Drawing/Painting Workshop taught by Serena Bocchino, Executive Director for the Lucia Bocchino Fund. Ms. Bocchino has a Master's Degree from New York University and has received recognition from New York City's Artists Space, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art and New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additionally, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper have awarded Ms. Bocchino Fellowship grants. Her work is represented in public, private and corporate collections around the world. Fulfills requirements for Girl Scout Junior Drawing Badge (included). Space is limited.

    Workshop is 2 hours long.
    Download the workshop flyer

    For more information, please contact Erika Lewin, Art Coordinator, at 908 766 7898 x540 or email.

Preschool Art Classes (Ages 3 years to 5 years)

For young children, art is a wonderful sensory exercise that helps them explore the world around them through color, texture and material. Activities foster creativity and imagination.

  • Interdisciplinary Art for Kids (Ages 3 years to 5 years)
    This preschool class is interdisciplinary, incorporating literature with art instruction. This pairing helps children engage in learning, while introducing a variety of concepts.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Pottery for Kids
    This class is designed to let your little one get their hands muddy and have some fun getting creative with clay. Please dress for mess and bring in old shirt/smock to wear.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Kids Art Classes (Ages 5 years to 13 years)

Art fosters important creative thinking skills among children. Our art classes allow kids to have adventurous, safe fun by learning about color, texture, shape and material.

For more information, please contact Nicole Mamary at 908 766 7898 x526 or by email.

  • Introduction to Art (Ages 6 years to 8 years)

    Students will learn about design principles, as they create and explore the wonderful world of art. Monoprinting, clay, color design, collage, watercolors and more.

    Art classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Young Artist (Ages 6 years to 10 years)

    Unlock your talent at a young age in our new class!

    Classes are 60 minutes long. ​

  • After School Pottery (Ages 6 years to 11 years)
    Get fired up! If you enjoy getting your hands muddy and having fun, a pottery class is the place to be. Please dress for mess and bring in old shirt/smock to wear.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Messy Art (Ages 6 years to 11 years)
    This art class lets you explore the messy side of art. Paper maché, clay, recycled art projects and papermaking. Get your hands dirty and wear old clothes.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Art Series Level 3 (Ages 8 years to 12 years)
    This is the third in a four-level curriculum that helps students better understand line, value, and texture. Students will continue to explore and expand upon their drawing and painting techniques.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Master Artists (Ages 11 years to 13 years)
    Want to work on and refine your art skills? Come try this new class!

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Jewelry Making (Ages 6 years to 10 years)
    Build a broad skill base for getting started making beautiful timeless jewelry. This is the perfect class for beginners to test many different types of techniques, from beading to wire wrapping, and beyond!

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Somerville YMCA

Kids Art Classes (Ages 6 years to 11 years)
  • Masterpiece Mania (Ages 6 years to 11 years)

    Explore old and new art masters.We introduce different artistic expressions and learn various mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

Drama (Ages 5 years to 15 years)
  • Y Drama School
    Join us for improv, playwriting, character building, team building and more! Children will create a piece of theater that will be showcased at the end of the session.

    Classes are 2 hours long.