Osceola Arts youth classes are where aspiring young artists get their start and come to shine! Disciplines range from visual and performing arts. There are phenomenal classes to explore which allow creativity to flow through inclusive, fun, exciting, programming geared toward the young student. Osceola Arts welcomes kids from all over and require no experience for enrollment into any of the classes. Programs are offered for ages 3-17 and have several options for length of programs, classes, workshops, and camps. Choose from a number of journeys into your imagination and come create with us!
“Listen to the MUSTN’TS child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLE the WON’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.
- Shel Silverstein
Alvin (AC) Codner is a former Osceola County and current Polk County School District Art Teacher. AC has been creating art for 15 years, with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in Studio Art. AC’s art classes will learn various techniques to cultivate cunning and intriguing artwork. In the coolest art classes in Kissimmee, participants in AC's workshops will learn how to use various mediums and art skills such as drawing, painting,charcoal drawings, fine point markers, color pencils, oil pastels, crayons, and more.
Carolyn has been in Florida for 20 years and has enjoyed being an artist in the area. She was first introduced to clay while studying printmaking at the University of Central Florida. In 2008, Carolyn completed her Bachelor in Fine Arts with a specialization in ceramics. Now working out of her studio in Saint Clout, Florida, Carolyn has been exhibiting her work in state and national exhibitions in art fairs throughout the state. Davis has received numerous awards for her ceramics and prints and her work can be found in both public and private collections. Carolyn is thrilled to teach ceramic classes and visual arts summer camps Osceola Arts.
Claudia Fain is tickled pink to be teaching at Osceola Arts! Being a military brat, Claudia has traveled and lived in many places. She holds a music theatre degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Claudia’s next goal is to be the female version of Mr. Rogers, so teaching kids theatre has always been a huge passion of hers! "You can think about things and make-believe. All you have to do is think and they'll grow."-Mr. Rogers
Ida received her Bachelor's in Art Education and a minor in Art Therapy from Buffalo State, The State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.). She has taught in community art centers all over for over 20 years. Her philosophy of "Keeping the Arts Alive" is key in her own life as well as inspiring her students to experience the joy of creating every day. With inspirational journeys traveling to France and Italy, she shares the history and techniques of some of their most famous artists. Offering a wide variety of materials, she allows her students to explore and to develop their own creative abilities cultivating their own journey through the arts.
Rechel Nganga has been playing violin for 40 years. She received her Bachelors in Music from Ball State University. Though she specializes in violin performance she also plays cello, viola, piano, and loves to sing! Rechel has been teaching orchestral music for over 20 years and is proud to be one of the founding teachers of the Osceola Arts Youth Orchestra.