Grade Level / Age:

Age 5 – 12

About the Instructor:

Maria Galens lives near Penn Yan, NY with her husband, two children, cats and chickens! She received a B.F.A in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2008 and went to receive a M.S.Ed in Art Education K-12 from Nazareth College in 2011. Maria is a mixed media artist and loves to paint, make dolls and knit and crochet.

Maria believes there are no wrong answers when making art and encourages student artists to take risks and experiment - she loves the energy that children bring to the art-making table!

A youth workshop series offered quarterly for kids ages 5 and up taught by Maria Galens, gallery assistant and instructor at Main Street Arts. During our Art Saturdays sessions, young artists will complete one project each Saturday. Children will learn various art techniques from painting, drawing, and printmaking, to collage, mixed media, and sculpture. Sign your child up for one session, or take them all!

Screen shot from a video of Maria holding an marker banner

During our closure in March, April, and May of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maria offered weekly online art projects in her Art with Miss Maria series. The projects and art techniques used in these videos are similar to those that are used in our Art Saturdays series. To view all 14 of the Art with Miss Maria video, visit the Main Street Arts YouTube channel.

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We are in the process of updating the Main Street Arts website to make it accessible to all 
due in part to a grant funded by the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection’s Visitor Experience Fund.

Main Street Arts is open by appointment only
Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.