register now for summer!
Registration for summer camp is now open! Register by March 1st for a $25 Early Bird Discount! SEE OUR CAMPS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS!
Mixed Media ~ Main Ballantyne Studio: Weekly, Monday – Friday, June 15 – Aug. 21. No camp on July 3. Morning & afternoon sessions to choose from: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm. $225/week, 10% sibling discount deducted from total, as well as 10% off all additional camps. ($180 for 4 days the week of July 4 at the Ballantyne studio.)
Mixed Media ~ Dilworth Location @ Covenant Recreation Center: Weekly, Monday – Friday, July 6 – Aug. 21. No camp on July 3. Morning only 9am-12pm. $225/week, 10% sibling discount deducted from total, as well as 10% off all additional camps.
Pottery ~ Weddington Activity Center: Weekly, Monday – Friday, July 15 – August 21 (no camp the weeks of June 29 & July 6 – 10). 2:00-5:00pm. $225/week, 10% sibling discount deducted from total, as well as 10% off all additional camps.
Discounts: Take $25 off for Early Bird registration by March 1st (enter code EARLY at checkout). All summer, if your child registers the same day as a friend, each camper receives $25 off (enter code BFF at checkout). Discounts cannot be combined. If necessary, please call to discuss which discount is most advantageous for your situation.
new! drop-in toddler classes
We’re excited to offer a Drop-In option for our “Escort Your Artist” classes for busy little artists who aren’t able to commit to signing up for a full 6 week class session.
During our “Escort Your Artist” classes, our teachers facilitate three fun and educational art projects that are appropriate for children 18 months – approx. 3 years of age. You (or their grandparent or nanny) enjoy sitting with your child and engaging them, inspiring them, challenging them and encouraging them while they are creating. We recommend that you only sign up for one class per week as the projects are the same for all classes during the week.
AGE: 18 months – 3 yrs. (or until they’re independent in the restroom & ready to be in our 3-5yr. old drop off class).
CLASS DAY/TIME: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30-11:15 am.
CLASS SIZE: Classes are limited to 8 children + parent/caregiver.
COST: Individual drop-in classes are $16.50 each, payable at the beginning of class. If you prefer to register and pay in advance for a full or partial 6 week session to save almost 10% (a 6 week session is $90, the equivalent of $15/ea.), please click here or call 704.246.8271. If you register and pay in advance, we have a very flexible make-up/class credit policy if you contact us in advance when you aren’t able to attend.
RSVP DEADLINE / CHANGE POLICY: Because we limit class size to only eight students and classes fill up, we accept reservations up to 8:30am the day of class, space permitting. Space availability is noted on the RSVP link. As a courtesy, please change your reservation at least 24 hours prior to class so that another child has the opportunity to take your child’s spot! Email email@example.com or call 704.246.8271 to change your reservation.
You can find the Drop-In RSVP link on our Class page under the “Escort Your Artist” class description.
mixed media art classes
Mixed media art classes at our main studio for children ages 18m – 14 yrs. run in six week sessions. Students are welcome to join a session in progress for a pro-rated charge. See our Classes page for detailed class descriptions.
Late Winter ~ Jan. 26 – Mar. 7
Early Spring ~ Mar. 9 – Apr. 25 (no class week of Apr. 6 for Spring Break)
Late Spring ~ Apr. 27 – June 6
In our pottery class for students age 8 – 14, students will learn all aspects of creating original works of art out of clay, focusing on hand building and sculpting techniques, methods of shaping, decorating and glazing. Students will learn the different firing stages of the clay and various glazing techniques. Finished glazed projects will be available for pick up the week after class ends.
$160 tuition covers all materials, including clay, tools, glazes and firing. 10% sibling discount. Class size is limited to twelve students.
Late Winter ~ Jan. 26 – Mar. 2
Early Spring ~ Mar. 9 – Apr. 20 (no class week of Apr. 6 for Spring Break)
Late Spring ~ Apr. 27 – June 1
We have been so humbled to have won two Charlotte magazine “Best of the Best” (BOB) Awards! In 2013 we won for “Best Kids Class”, and this year we recently won for “Best Place for Kids to Make Masterpieces.”
We truly love what we do and try our best to ensure that every child who comes to the studio to create with us has a positive and fun learning experience. We are so humbled and honored to be recognized for our efforts, and are so grateful for all the parents who encourage and support their children’s creativity by letting them spend so much time with us! • THANK YOU! • THANK YOU! • THANK YOU! • THANK YOU! •
summer camp fun!
Enjoy this little glimpse of a typical summer day at small hands big art.
watch our video!
We’ve always wanted to figure out a way to bottle up the fun, excitement & pure joy that kids experience when they are creating in the studio with us! This video may be as close as we’ll ever come! Enjoy!