Teen Arts Schedule Spring 2023

Registration: Spring 2023 Season


6 Weeks or
12 Weeks
Teens in
grades 6-12

ECAT’s Teen Arts program will offer 6-week and 12-week classes from February 21 through May 18th, 2023. Any teen entering grades 6 – 12 and living in Erie County is eligible to attend.

Registration Details

Students in grades 6 – 12 living in Erie County are eligible to attend.

There is no cost to attend class.

Class size is 8 students. Registration is first come, first serve.

Once a class is filled, students can be added to a waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be notified if they are in the class by February 16, 2023.

Classes take place in the ECAT art studios, located in the ECAT Building.


Middle School – Grades 6-8
6 week classes, starting February 21st, 2023
Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
TUesdays 5-6:30 PM

Retro Game Arcade

Grades 6-8

Create your own videogame in a retro 16-bit style. Learn to code using block coding or, if you’re ready, code using Python.

TUesdays 5-6:30 PM

Clay: Handbuilding

Grades 6-8

Make amazing clay sculptures that will last a lifetime including a wall hanging made of 10-20 small pieces that hang from driftwood.

TUesdays 5-6:30 PM


Grades 6-8

Have a story to tell? Learn to tell better stories by playing storytelling games. At the end of class you will have a collection of audio stories to share.


High School – Grades 9-12
12 week classes, starting February 22nd, 2023
Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 
Wednesdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Learn to paint using acrylic and watercolor. Improve your paintings using color theory and bring your ideas from sketch to finished painting.

Wednesdays 5-7 PM

Ceramics: Handbuilding

Grades 9-12

Make all the clay things! Learn a mix of clay techniques and create variety of projects including a wind chime.

Wednesdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Learn to take professional looking photos using lighting techniques and props, edit photos using Lightroom and collage photos into a series.

Wednesdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Master the power of Photoshop by learning how to combine multiple images into one.


High School – Grades 9-12
12 week classes, starting February 23nd, 2023
Dates: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
THURsdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Make copies of your drawings using printmaking techniques. Copy your images to paper, fabric, and more.

THURsdays 5-7 PM

Pottery on the Wheel

Grades 9-12

Make cups, bowls and plates that you can eat out of. Learn to use the potter’s wheel for the first time or, if you have experience, learn new techniques.

THURsdays 5-7 PM

2D Animation

Grades 9-12

Learn the basics of animation by creating scrolling animations using Adobe Animate.

THURsdays 5-7 PM

3D Modeling in Blender

Grades 9-12

Learn how to build awesome 3D objects in Blender! You will use your skills of observation and creativity to make truly unique creations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation to and from ECAT provided? 

No. On days we go on field trips, ECAT transports students from ECAT to the field trip location, then back to ECAT. 

Will food be provided? 

A free meal is provided between 4:30 and 5:30 PM and small snacks are available throughout class.

I have a job or other conflicts and will not be able to make it to every class. Can I still attend? 

We understand. Because classes are in high demand, it’s important to the team that you attend as many classes as possible. If you know that you will miss more than one class, we do not recommend registering. 

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The Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT) is a community-based educational arts and career training facility that inspires, educates and empowers people of all ages with adult job training and creative youth programs.




Erie Center for Arts & Technology
650 East Avenue, Suite 120
Erie, PA 16503

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM