Youth Art Classes

These are MUST SEE films:


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Empowerment Project Empowerment-Project


Friday April 28th at 6:30 pm

Saturday April 29th at 1:00 pm

Empowerment Project Film
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Finding Kind




Friday May 26th at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 27th at 1:00 pm


Pricing per Film:
KAC Members & Students: $5.00

Non Members: $7.00

** Teachers / Organization Leaders: Contact our office for special Group & Class Rates!

The Kirkland Art Center will also provide your class with educational material to support classroom lessons and activities.


Finding Kind Film
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Comic Book Workshop

for Grades 6th – 12th, and Beyond

with Michael Peckham

Do you love comic books?

Have you ever been interested in creating your own?

This class will help give you the foundations of building your own comic book. Your instructor, an experienced comic book artist himself, will lead you through a series of steps to create an idea, build characters, compose your ideas, and assemble a basic comic book story.

This workshop will take the students step-by-step through the process of making a comic book. Each student will have their work printed in a professionally printed comic book that collects all of their work, each student will receive their own copies.



Wednesdays: 5:00 – 6:00 pm


Session II:

March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26

March 15th start date cancelled due to snow emergency. Start date will be moved to March 22nd, and the class extended.

$60 Members / $70 Non-Members

      • All materials are included

6 – 12th Grade Comic Book Workshop
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Class Schedule:

Week 1: Character Design & General Visual Storytelling Discussion

Week 2: Storyboarding & Drawing from Panel to Panel

Week 3: Penciling & Drawing the same characters multiple times

Week 4: Discussion on Inking & Line Weight

(This class could be for finishing the pencil drawings too, depending on how fast the students work. The main goal would be to have them at least start inking by the end.)

Week 5: Final Inking class and preparing for print

Week 6: Presentation and Critique

About the Instructor/ Artist:

Michael R. Peckham is a writer and illustrator of comic books and other fantastic images. He primarily works in Ink but is open to other medium such as pencil, watercolor and oil paint. In 2015 he graduated Mohawk Valley Community College with an associates in Illustration/Sequential Art.  In 2016 he successfully funded his first Kickstarter campaign in order to publish his first comic book series, “Ouroboros: A Journey Through Memory and Time”. His favorite artists are Gustav Klimt and Stanley Kubrick. He has also been a huge fan of Batman since the Animated Series in the 90’s.

To see images of his work, click HERE

Beast Hunter Comic


with Kathy Pegg

Levels: All

Come and explore your creative talents in the all encompassing art class! You will be able to try out several different media formats in a fun and encouraging environment.

Ms. Pegg will work with each student on an individual basis during class to help them achieve their best work, regardless of experience level.

Conveniently located just a short walk from Clinton Central Schools, your instructor will happily meet the students each day and lead them to the Kirkland Art Center, where they can be picked up at the end of their class.

  • Materials are included for all classes

Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Mondays 3:15 pm-4:30 pm

$60 Members / $70 Non-Members

*upcoming class dates to be announced

K-3rd grade

6th – 12th Grade

Mondays: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

$60 Members / $70 Non-Members

*upcoming class dates to be announced

6th-12th grade

4th -5th Grade

Tuesdays: 3:15-4:30 pm

$60 Members / $70 Non-Members

*upcoming class dates to be announced

4th-5th grade

All Highschool Students

This class is an excellent way to explore different art media, refine your portfolio, and experiment without the pressure of being graded. Ms. Pegg has several years of experience working will all K-12 ages, and will work with students on an individualized basis to make the most of your artistic experience.


Tuesdays: 4:45-5:45 pm

$60 Members / $70 Non-Members

*upcoming class dates to be announced

Highschool Multi-Media Arts

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