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Statesboro Youth Visual Arts

The visual arts provide young people with a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural understanding. Arts education strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for the work world. Art classes provide students a chance to develop cognitive and creative skills, and to develop their imaginations.

The Statesboro Youth Visual Arts program offers an in-depth exploration of art media, techniques, and history. Each class is unique and small in size. Students can focus on growing as individuals with a lot of personal attention from instructors. The projects are fun and creative and will be taught by our accomplished artists and teachers.

Winter/Spring 2014 Registration

Registration for Winter/Spring 2014 will be held January 6-10 at the Averitt Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Registration will continue after these dates until classes are full. For more information, contact Tony Phillips at 912-212-2787 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hand-Building In Clay

Kids will have a blast expressing themselves artistically though the medium of clay. In this class kids will learn to design and make hand-built pottery and ceramic sculpture using various techniques such as slab construction, coiling, and pinching. Glazing techniques will also be covered in this course.

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Youth Wheel Throwing

Come have fun with clay! This class is an introduction to the potter’s wheel for beginning students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as the technical skills needed to make beautiful creations. Surface treatments will also be explored to finish your artwork with style.

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Middle School Painting Classes

Students will build their skills in painting. Each class will begin with a lecture identifying the focus of the day’s lesson. Topics such as paint-mixing, composition, brush stroke, choice of background colors, achieving depth, and finishing a painting will be covered.

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Kids Art Class

This class provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to receive a broad exposure to many forms of artistic media. Students will develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations using a variety of wonderful materials and tools.

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Homeschool: Clay for kids

This class is designed for home-schooled children who want to explore working with clay. Students will learn basic hand-building skills to create functional and sculptural work in clay. Hand-building includes pinching, coiling, and working with slabs. Projects include animals, pottery, tiles and more.

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One-Time Clay Class

Have you always wanted to try out a clay class but not quite ready to sign up for an entire session? This one time introductory class lets you get your hands dirty in clay without the time commitment. Reservations are required.

1st Saturday of every month beginning in November
Times: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Dates: April 5 and May 3
Fee: $35 ACA members ($45 non-members) supplies included

Meet Our Director

Kimberly Riner is the Artistic Director for the Statesboro Youth Visual Arts program. Mrs. Riner was born in Berkley, California and raised in Clear Lake, Iowa.  She holds an Associate of Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Georgia Southern University. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at Georgia Southern University.

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Averitt Center for the Arts
33 East Main Street
Statesboro, Ga. 30458
(912) 212-2787 (ARTS)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.