Julia’s Room for the Arts 

In 2018, we debuted our new Art Room.  In 2019, we hope to see it full of Arts classes for families, children and adults.  We will showcase local talent who will teach visual arts, music lessons, songs and movement, puppetry, woodworking, crafts, decor, and much more.

Creative Expressions

Creative expressions is designed to nurture kid’s (K to 5th grade) creativity. Each class begins with a concept explained and demonstrated, but then allows the child to create with freedom of expression. If you are looking for something highly instructive or a class where children are led step-by-step, then this is not the class for you. However if you are looking for a place for your child can paint, get messy, love to create and you do not have to clean up the mess you have come to the right place.

Our instructor miss Abbey is an up-and-coming artist who wants to share the skills she has learned but most of all nurture the creative spirit in your child keeping them self confident and bold in expression. “All kids like to draw and paint and color as far as i can tell, but in adults it’s a localized trait. Somehow they’ve been taught not to be creative. And that’s the self-criticism going too far.”

You can reserve your a slot in all 6 classes for just $35 or drop in any week (for the remaining slots) for $10. These are 30 minute sessions but children have the freedom to finish at 20 to 40 minutes and create multiple paintings during their time.  


Art with a heART

Jerri Hemenover is a teacher and local artist. She created “Art with a HeART” which provides art classes to adults and children of all ages. She has a special love for this community and thought the best place to share her education and teaching experience would be at The Family Center. Her classes include an art history element as well as hands on projects. Her greatest joy is when her students realize that their art is indeed beautiful.

Currently The Family Center hosts her Artists Series

Canvas and ….

Canvas And….  from Nicholasville has partnered with The Family Center to bring instructional painting classes to Julia’s Room for the Arts. Keep an eye on our Facebook for monthly fun!  She will do public classes and you can book Patti and The Family Center facility for your birthday party, girls night out, or family reunion.  The combination of our Art Room and Play Room we can meet all your needs!