Imagination and Creativity Encouraged in Youth and Teen Fuquay Art Programs


Continuing where we left off in our previous blog entry, we move from stimulating the creativity of our older residents to the opportunities for teenage and younger aspiring artists. Much as they host the adult art classes, the Fuquay Varina Arts Center (FVAC) also caters to the town’s younger demographic with an array of Fuquay Art Programs. 

Art can be fun for all ages from toddler to teen.

As noted, the Fuquay Art Programs for teens at the FVAC are plentiful and include many different genres to choose from. Whether looking for a one-day class or an ongoing weekly course, kids can learn a variety of artistic skill sets. Classes offered to include everything from painting or dyeing techniques, pencil drawing, weaving, and so much more. Music classes are also available and a full list of Fuquay Art Programs for kids and teens can be seen at The Fuquay Varina Art Center, which is located at 123 East Vance Street in Fuquay Varina. To view our previous article on the Fuquay Art Programs for adults, visit the following link.

South Lakes Living Blog- February 27, 2020, “Fuquay Art Classes Offer a Creative Outlet for Everyone” 

Fuquay Art Classes currently being offered at the FVAC for Youth/Teens:

Art Experiences

  • Mon.-Fri. March 23-27, Apr. 13-17, May 4-8
  • A.M. Sessions- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • P.M. Sessions- 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

This Fuquay Arts Program gives the younger residents of our town a chance to “learn and experiment in a creative environment.” This camp gives those attending a chance to learn and work individually, and as a “team player.” All materials for this Fuquay Arts Program are provided.

Design Studio

  • Mon.-Fri. March 23-27, Apr. 13-17, May 4-8
  • A.M. Sessions- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • P.M. Sessions- 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

This multi-media learning opportunity is a weeklong course offered for kids who will learn several genres of design. They will learn programs to use and work alongside classmates throughout this five-day offering. Once again, the FVAC will provide all materials needed to succeed.

Beginning Watercolor for Teens

  • Saturdays, March 14, 28 and Apr. 18, 25
  • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Next on our list of Fuquay Art Programs, will be working with watercolor painting. Teens attending will learn basic watercolor techniques to create abstract artwork. Each class will focus on one technique such as: salting, splattering, sponging or wax resist. In this courses final project, you will paint a greeting card to showcase the technique you’ve learned. Basic supplies (once again) are included. Of note are that these classes are not consecutive, so you are allowed to sign up for whichever one and dates you want to attend.

Learning to read and write music is a part of some of the Fuquay Art Classes.

AP Music Theory Test Prep

  • Thursdays, Through -Apr. 9
  • 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Any seniors in High School who will be taking the Music Theory AP test this Spring will be interested in the next of the Fuquay Art Programs. This class will not only familiarize you with music theory but will help you prepare for that ever-important upcoming exam. The instructor for this course will prepare them by offering extra practice and explanation of chords analysis, choral arrangement and reviews of previous exams.

Basic Music Theory 1

  • Wednesdays, Through – Apr. 8
  • 6:15 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.

Ever wonder, “What are those marks, lines, and symbols on sheet music?” Have one you ever wondered about learning how to put a song you’ve created into those type symbols and on to a piece of paper? Well, of any of the Fuquay Art Programs, this class will begin teaching you how to read and write the “language” of music. Get ready to read , write, and create music like you’ve always wanted, too.

Basic Music Theory 2

  • Wednesdays through Apr. 8
  • 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

See the above paragraph for details on “Basic Music Theory 1.” This course can follow that one, or if you have a bit more experience, be a great addition to your list of Fuquay Arts Programs. This class will cover basic chords and chord arrangement. Consequently, this will help the students prepare to begin writing “beyond the melody line of their own original song.”

Music classes are offered for youngsters by themself or with family members.

Bitty Tunes

  • Tuesdays, Through Apr.7 at 1:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, Through Apr. 8 at 5:30- 6:00 p.m.

Bitty Tunes is exactly what it sounds like. This is a fun filled, family friendly course aimed at the little ones. A fun and interactive part of the Fuquay Arts Programs that allows parents or relatives the opportunity to explore music with their little ones. “Using a variety of different instruments and props (and most importantly IMAGINATION) you will discover new sounds, songs and mo- tions while creating a bonding experience to last a lifetime.”

Family Tunes

  • Tuesdays, Through Apr.7
  • 5:30 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

Similar in message and all-around goal of the “Bitty Tunes” Fuquay Arts Programs. “Family Tunes is a fun and interactive class that allows caregivers the opportunity to explore music with their little ones.” This class, as advertised, is for families with multiple ages.

For more information on any of these courses including how to enroll your teenager or child in these great Fuquay Arts Programs, visit the city’s official website at