time for art


Time for Art has a base camp!

Time for Art at The Shop, in Auburn, New York, offers fine art classes, camps and workshops to all levels of students, preK to adults.  Drawing, painting and mixed media are all covered.  Portfolio preparation, parent - child classes, home school offerings and classes-on-demand are given.  Paint and sip wine with a loved one or create your own small group class to delve into an area of particular interest.

At Time for Art we take a "follow the artist" approach, while offering informed suggestions on subject matter, media, technique, color theory and so much more!

Time for Art has offered truly inspired original fine art programs in Denver, Colorado for over ten years and now we have come to Central New York!  While the world spins and you do what you do, we will be waiting for you to make Time for Art – begin it now! 

Time for Art at The Shop
23 Mary Street
Auburn, NY  13021

Hours: by appointment

Time for Art fine art enrichment and summer programs have been growing since 2006 and now include five weeks of fine art summer camps and enrichment programs year-round in drawing, painting, mixed media and clay taught by a talented and colorful team of local master teaching artists!

Time for Art fine art enrichment programs offer high quality, inspired art making to children in grades preK-8th grade, teens and adults.  Time for Art offers a variety of after school fine art enrichment programs in a drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, recycled art and clay.   We offer Seedlings, Blooming Artists, Master Artist, drawing and painting, mixed media classes, parent-child classes, portfolio preparation, school break workshops and summer camp programs.  See below for a full listing of Time for Art enrichment classes.

Our summer camp program in Denver is led by the color magician, Batik, Mosaic and clay master, and world traveler, Ippy Farnam!  Ippy is a local professional artist in Denver and a master teaching artist for over twenty years.  We also offer summer Yoga and art workshops and mini-camps in Central New York through the Skaneateles Community Center and YMCA led by CNY native, lover of bones, flowers and humanity in general, Warner K. Varno.  Warner has been a professional master teaching artist for over fifteen years.

Time for Art’s Best of Both summer camp has been running in Denver for over 10 years now and is a six hour, four or five day camp that fully utilizes our local cultural centers as environments of inspiration!  While teaching young artists the art of Yoga and sketchbook technique in the mornings, we expose artists to a variety of art media to create a project in the afternoons. These camps run at the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Botanic Gardens.

We now offer an ECE component, our Art and Music in the Garden summer camp at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  This camp is led by the child mesmerizing, song bird and local musician Liat Sara Arochas and fuses together movement, music and art.  Liat is a long time music and movement teacher at Denver’s Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center in Denver, CO.  The Art and Music camp runs three hours a day, 9-11 AM, Monday-Thursday and is held entirely at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Time for Art Enrichment Class Offerings 

• Seedlings, artists age 3

• Blooming Artists, artists ages 4 & 5

• Master Artists, artists preK-5

• Guided Drawing, artists K-2nd

• Drawing and Painting, artists 3rd-6th

• Recycled Art, artists K-2nd

• Beginning Clay, artists K-2nd

• Advanced Clay, artists 3-6th

• Portfolio preparation, artists 4th-6th & HS

• Parent-Child classes, preK-6th

• Teen, adult and small group classes by request



Time for Art • Denver

K-6th grade, Best of Both fine art summer camps, 9AM - 3PM.  Art inspired by your environment at the Denver Botanic Gardens and art influenced by the current exhibitions at The Denver Art Museum.  Yoga based stretching, sketchbook technique and mixed media and 3D art projects to take home!

Time For Art • CNY

Three hour fine art mini camps at the Skaneateles Community Center in Skaneateles, NY.  Explore summer fun themes like rainforest animals, fantasy landscapes and bodies in motion. Students warm up with Yoga, study sketchbook technique and create mixed media and 3D projects to take home!