Click here for the Summer 2018 Art Academy brochure

Click here for a Summer 2018 Art Academy registration form

EXCITING NEWS:  TRASHION FOR KIDS will be taught by multi-media painter and TRASHIQUE® artist LESLIE PATTERSON BATTY. See below for pictures of the 2013 Trashique for Kids ArtAcademy class.

Questions?  Call or email, 559-441-4221 x 101

Why are FAM workshops extra special?
Our workshops are fun, lively, engaging and exciting.
  • The visual art workshops allow students to explore their inner creativity. 
  • Art/theatre workshops teach kids all about stagecraft, story, and performance. 
Our goal is to help every child be engaged and successful and to foster a love for the arts, learning, and discovery. Past workshops have received rave reviews from both parents and kids!

Get a taste of our Trashique-inspired workshops from previous summers by watching the videos below:

During the summer of 2013, twenty-five students between the ages of 6 and 13, under the direction of multi-media artist Leslie Batty, created their own unique fashion and costumes from trash at the Fresno Art Museum to go with a fabulous story inspired by the kids and entitled "Wasteland", by tony sanders, Artistic Director for Shine Youth Theatre. Take a look at Trashique for Kids video from summer 2013!

During the summer of 2014, students created Dominion Dance with SHINE!'s tony sanders and FAM art instructor Jaydee Pirtle. Students wrote, created props and costumes (some adapted from left-behind Trashique costumes), and performed. Click here to see the result.

AND IT'S COMING BACK THIS SUMMER AS TRASHION FOR KIDS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST, PAINTER, AND TRASHIQUE® ARTIST LESLIE PATTERSON BATTY! To see Leslie's Georges Seurat-inspired Trashique designs from Trashique 2015, click here. To see her Salvador Dali-inspired designs from Trashique 2013, click here.


Pictured above: Multi-media artist Leslie Batty with her 2018 Edward Hopper-inspired Trashique® garments made from trash. Photo by Soua Xiong

See some of the student animation videos from summer 2011 & 2012 Art Academy