Troy-Hayner Cultural Center to offer children’s art classes

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is offering a variety of children’s art classes taught by experienced and talented instructors. There are numerous benefits for children who create art. Making art leads to improved motor skills, language development, problem solving and critical thinking, life and social skills, academic performance, as well as boosting confidence and contributing to emotional well-being.

Instructor Elaine Stewart offers several classes that utilize cross-curricular activities. She also teaches Art for Kids & Their Parents, which is a fun way for parents or grandparents and children to make art together and continue with project ideas for home. Elaine has a bachelors degree, as well as a Masters in Gifted Education. She recently retired from teaching elementary through middle school gifted/talented children.

Children’s art instructor Kelly Rank has loved making art her entire life. She has a decade of experience as a graphic artist. However, her true passion has become sharing the joy of making art with her grandchildren. Her classes often involve multiple mediums and encourages hands-on creativity in her young students.

This is Dawn Flory’s 15th year of teaching Homeschool Art at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Dawn graduated from the School of Advertising Art in Kettering. She is the kindergarten through sixth grade art teacher at Troy Christian School. Her homeschool art students build a strong foundation in art education, through a variety of mediums and techniques. Her students learn about basic principles of design, as well as art history, famous artists, and art styles.

For complete class listings including fees, class times, and registration information please see Those interested are asked to register as soon as possible, as classes fill up quickly.