Youth Classes

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


Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me-

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.


Shel Silverstein

Upcoming Events




Marlon Gonzalez
Creative Video

Marlon Gonzalez earned his BFA from Parsons, the School for Design in New York in 2005.  His accomplishments have been noted in The New York Times and Photo Techniques Magazine.  He has worked for Time out New York and YRB Magazine just to name a few. His passion for teaching photography and Cinema has transferred to his students being successful at the local, regional and national level.  His pupils have amassed an impressive number of accolades in his short five-year tenure as an art teacher in Florida, including over 58 recognitions in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (as well as congressional honors both in the state and nation’s capitols). 

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Taylor Evans

Taylor Evans has her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre for Youth from East Carolina University. She has been working with children for over seventeen years and has a passion for sharing the world of theater with them. She has experience performing, teaching classes and directing youth shows. Taylor knows American Sign Language and loves to incorporate this into theater opportunities whenever she can. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again” C.S. Lewis


Rechel Nganga
Youth Orchestra 

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. 


Mark Bocarro 
Beginner Strings 

Mark Bocarro received his Bachelor of Music Education from The Florida State University. This is his Fourth year at Harmony High School, and previously served on the Faculty at Tohopekaliga High School. In addition to his duties at Harmony High School, he also directs the Orchestras at Harmony Middle School.  

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Matthew Shaffer

Matt Shaffer received a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from the University of Florida.  He has previously taught at Santa Fe College, The University of Florida, The Armory Art Center, and The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  Currently he is teaching ceramics at Tohopekaliga High School.  Matt has three children and in his spare time he enjoys playing music, riding rollercoasters, and dancing to the song Baby Shark. 

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Ida Jewell
Youth Art 

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.


Rhiannon Bush 

Miss Rhiannon, or "Miss Rhi," could not be more excited to be back for another year of teaching all things musical theatre and dance!  She is a 2019 graduate of Florida Southern College's BFA Musical Theatre program with a minor in music performance. She has worked at Universal Studios Orlando Resort as a "scareactor" for Halloween Horror Nights 29, as well as a parade performer in Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras 2020, and was featured on NBC's "TODAY" promoting the event. Osceola Arts is where she got her start as a member of the youth theatre program all the way back in 2011--it feels like a dream to have been working here as a professional artist and teacher for the past few summers. She can't wait to dance the day away with some of her favorite kiddos!


Alvin Codner

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.


Claudia Fain

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

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Carolyn Davis

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 at Osceola Arts. 


Tre Mark Harris 

Orlando-based teaching artist and curator Tre Mark Harris is better known as Tre or Tr3 by his friends and patrons. Cultivating raw talent into innovative creators is his trademark. Such methods are the catalysts that allow him to become a full-time visual artist, curator, and more! Tre promotes and markets these concepts to businesses, collectors, and others in the Central Florida area. Born in Chicago but raised in Arizona and Colorado are where the demeanor of his art and concepts stem from. His educational journey at the Colorado Institute of Art and Full Sail University has allowed Tre to channel his multifaceted background which includes Sales & Marketing into all of his creative endeavors. He relentlessly spreads the importance of art with a twist. One of his philosophies is, “creativity knows no limits.” 

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