One River’s Teen Art programs are built around our unique, project-based curriculum that celebrates the most compelling artists and techniques from today and the last 50 years.  We make learning art fun and produce ambitious artistic outcomes across a wide array of materials, subject matter and complexity.  Students have fun, develop their personal art skills, gain knowledge of art history and make friends.

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Art classes explore Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Manga & Portfolio Development. Students of all levels - from beginner to advanced work one-on-one with instructors in a small group setting with a personalized approach.


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Teen Art Shuffle is is designed for students to engage in drawing, painting and sculpture through creative projects that stimulate imagination and help develop important artistic techniques and observational skills in a fun and progressive environment.

Teen Art Shuffle +

Teen Art Shuffle Plus - an advanced class is for teen artists who want a rigorous art experience, challenging projects and a longer studio practice time. Students complete ambitious artworks in drawing, painting and sculpture while developing formal, technical and conceptual skills.

focus on drawing

Become an experienced drawer with strong technical skills by mastering the principles of drawing including line, tone, light, texture, composition, spacial depth, anatomy and perspective. Explore portraiture, figure drawing, still lifes, landscapes, architectural.

Focus on Manga

Students develop skills across drawing, painting, illustration, and character design while concentrating on a variety of Japanese Manga styles. Projects include creating original manga style comic books, illustrations, storyboards, character sculptures and stop motion animations.


Focus on Drawing Plus is an advanced class for teen artists who want more challenging projects and longer studio practice time. Students concentrate on advanced drawing techniques by completing a series of projects. One River School Plus classes are as close as you can get to an authentic college-level studio art experience.

Focus on Oil Painting

In Focus on Oil Painting students will learn the foundations of oil painting, and become familiar and comfortable with its mediums and tools. Explore color theory, composition, value, and texture through various subject matter such as portraiture, still lives, and landscapes.books, illustrations, storyboards, character sculptures and stop motion animations.

Portfolio Development 

Pre-college teens work to create and refine a portfolio that expresses their individual artistic sensibility. Our Masters level instructors tailor the program to the specific requirements of the student's school of choice. This course is a 15 week comprehensive program appropriate for students in grade 10th-12th.

Digital Classes

Digital art shuffle

Digital Art Shuffle brings fine art and technology together by providing students with the tools, software and inspiration to make art on a virtual canvas. Students learn to create digital drawings, paintings and 3D digital sculptures using the latest software and digital tools.


Photo Shuffle teaches students the technical and conceptual skills they need to realize their photography visions. Students experiment with different approaches to taking photos while building a foundation of skills and mastering the use of their camera, pro lighting and software.

Digital Design Shuffle

Digital Design Shuffle focuses on practical and professional design for today’s world. Students sequence through fun and inspirational design projects covering a wide spectrum from graphic and commercial design, to interior / exterior design and product / gear design.


Focus on Anime teaches skills across digital drawing, painting, and character design while concentrating on a variety of Japanese Manga styles and illustration concepts. Projects include creating original manga style comic books, illustrations, and more.

Documentary Filmmaking

Students learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and storytelling. Our unique method allows students to work together in small groups to develop a short documentary film on a subject that they are passionate about. This is a three course module beginning in Fall 2018.

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