The Stark Museum of Art will offer youth art classes through its Art Quest program in the week of March 12-15, during the spring break of Orange County public schools. The classes will be available for students in first through fifth grades.

Art Quest participants will learn about the paintings and sculptures at the Museum and gain hands-on experience creating art. Advance registration is required and application forms are available for download online at or at the information desk in the museum during regular hours. Application forms are due by March 5, and class space is limited. Each class takes place over two half-days. The fee per class is $20 for general public, or $10 for STARK Cultural Venues members at Dual level and above.

“Cool Collage” will be offered for children in first and second grades on March 12 and 13 from 9:00 a.m. through noon. Participants will explore and combine different media to create their own works of art.

The museum will offer the “Western Adventure” art class for children in third through fifth grades on March 14 and 15 from 9:00 a.m. through noon. This class will create works inspired by western art in the museum using materials such as clay, shaving cream, and pastels. The lead teacher will be Hannah Fuller, Education Intern, and Museum Docents will assist with the art teaching.

Hannah Fuller, Education Intern at the Stark Museum of Art, encourages local families to sign up for Art Quest soon: “We are very excited to offer extra-curricular art classes for children once again this spring. Classes fill quickly, so we encourage families to apply as soon as possible and to make sure the applications are completely filled out.” Fuller says that classes will be kept to a maximum of 20 students each, and sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for STARK Cultural Venues members. Admission fees for the Stark Museum of Art are $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (age 65 and up), students (with ID), and youth (age 10-17); $2 for children (age 4-9); and free for toddlers (age 3 and under).

Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 886-ARTS (2787), or visit