Children's Programs


Summer Children's Art Program

Each summer the Cedar Key Arts Center coordinates Elementary and Teen Art Programs in July.

Registration forms for the summer art program are available in May at Cedar Key School, Cedar Keyhole,
or by requesting one by email. Contact Patty Jett at



The 2017 Cedar Key Arts Center's Summer Children's and Teen’s Art Program is held in July. 
A special exhibit of the children’s and teen’s artwork open to family, friends and

the community is held on the last day of the Art Program.


Following the opening of the new Arts Center addition in 2016, the Sewing Club was started. 
Students meet from 3-4:30 pm on Wednesday September-April.  The club is free, but limited to 10 children. 
Interested students can sign up at the Cedar Key School.

                                                                2017 Summer Art Program SUMMARY

The theme for the 2017 Summer Art Program for the elementary students was "Exploration in Art." Even though each project had a theme, the 21 students were given a choice of mediums and free reign of their creativity. Collage robots, foil embossing, sunflower painting, straw weaving and sculpture were some of the themes. Guided by Jessie Rothbard’s instructions and gentle leadership, the students enjoyed the process of creating. Amber Ryan, as the paid assistant, helped keep the students and materials organized.

The eleven registered teens in the Teen Art Program also explored different media. Bunny Hand spent two days facilitating printing on fabric and then sewing the fabric into useful pieces of art. For two days Amy Gernhardt guided the students in making a hand built clay project with cut outs and surface decorations. Virginia Stevenson took two days to teach the teens how to paint silk using wax and dyes. Dave Treharne directed the adolescents in how to use color theory and design to create an artistic mosaic tile. Jessie Rothbard taught embossing with foil.

Twenty volunteers (ten community members, one board member, one grandparent, six parents, one middle school student and one high school student) helped to make the program a success. Both programs ended with an exhibit of student work. Parents and volunteers provided a wonderful variety of delicious snacks as well as drinks for the attendees. It was rewarding to see the students proudly show their work to family and friends.

Thank you to everyone who supported this program by volunteering, attending the exhibit, donating money for scholarships, buying tickets for the Children's Art Benefit Dinner and/or donating items for the Silent Auction and Raffle at the Children's Art Benefit Dinner. We could not do it without your generosity.