North Tonawanda Youth Center

Art Through the Ages

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

  • Kids Grades 2 - 6
  • NT Residents: $10 per       class  (sibling discount       available)
  • Non-Residents: $20           per class
  • @ Pine Woods Park,         main pavilion
  • See dates below
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunch included

Our summer visual arts course will feature bright, colorful, exciting modern art that has been inspired by art that has been created throughout history. 

Each class will feature a different art form inspired by masters throughout the ages.

Students will review these various art forms and then spend time creating their own masterpieces.

Students will get to use their choice of material and receive as much guidance as they require to create fine artwork that they are proud of. 

Different mediums will be explored from sculpture, mixed media and paint

Our classes will culminate with an art exhibition, complete with a celebration where families can see the student work on display. Students can share what they learned and explained their pieces to interested guests.


Email Michelle at for details.

Class Dates, Topic and Project

Week 1 - Wednesday, July 6

Egyptian Day (Africa/Middle East) animal mummies paper

Week 2 - Wednesday, July13

Greek Inspired Resist

Week 3 - Wednesday, July 20

Medieval Faux Stained Glass

Week 4 - Wednesday, August 3

Japanese Fish Kites

Week 5 - Wednesday, August 10

Face Jugs

Week 6 - Wednesday, August 17

Recycling Art - Plarn Turtles





Date TBA (Some time toward the end of August)

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St, North Tonawanda

Family and friends are invited to view the student's works of art and hear them talk about what they student learned and how they feel about their interpretation of the artist's style and design.

Light fare and soft beverages will be served.



Tracy Rose is a visual arts teacher beginning her 21st year of teaching for the Buffalo Public Schools this September. 

She has experience teaching grades pre-k through eight, with extensive background in project-based learning and cross-curricular lesson planning. 

Her focus is on creating culturally responsive lessons, in which students create and learn about art from diverse backgrounds so that all students feel valued and represented. 

Mrs. Rose loves to make art accessible and fun, so that the love of creating follows her students into adulthood. Mrs. Rose lives in North Tonawanda with her husband, Paul, their two daughters, Ariana and Isabella, and their dogs Gracie and Juniper.