Kid's Classes









  • We want to foster an appreciation for art in all of our students. Children are especially adept at art and it is an appreciation that can stay with them into adulthood. More than that, it's FUN!
  • Art Camp for children ages 7 and up is here for the summer break! There are 4 weeks of classes and your choice of 5 days of camp so you can choose which days suit your summer plans best. The camps are 5 days long and are held from 10am-1pm Monday through Friday.

    We will be working in acrylics, watercolors and more. All materials are provided for your camper. Camp tuition is $160.

    Dates of attendance must be arranged ahead of time.


    Contact us at (615) 499-0543 or better yet, send us an e-mail at paintpluscanvas@gmail.com. Spaces are limited so it is best to reserve your child's place as soon as possible.
  • Saturdays from 11am to 12:30pm, we have open painting sessions for children at $25 per child. Children typically need only one to one and a half-hours to complete a canvas. Student's choice of one of our children's painting. There are a limited number of seats and appointments are set ahead of time. Call with any questions.
  • Your child simply chooses one of our pieces they want to duplicate. The instructor will provide the paints for that painting, show the student where to start and guide them through the completion of the work.
  • Ongoing education classes are also available for children. These classes will last for the duration of Fall semester or Spring semester. Classes are held once a week for two hours. Dues are $90 per month and include all the paint and canvasses the student will need. After school classes are offered on Thursday and Friday from 4 - 5:30 or 6pm. Not every student can arrive at exactly 4 o'clock, which is why the class can last until 6. Adult classes start at 6:30 so it is important to pick up your artist in a timely manner.
  • There are only 7 spots available in each class so that we may provide the individual attention and instruction your child deserves. Sign up early to secure a spot on the day that is most convenient for you.
  • Home schoolers are welcome to come and study painting and drawing during the days. This is a great addition to the home schooler's curriculum. Call for details. Group rates can be arranged.
  • What age should my child be to take the classes?

    Ages vary, 6 thru 14, although there is the occasional 5 year old who loves to paint! The only requirement being that your child has the attention span and desire to sit and paint for duration of the class. Small breaks can be taken, of course, but as there can be multiple children in each class, the instructor must be able to spend time instructing each child, not attend to only one.
  • Who is teaching these classes?

    Amy Wilson-Reilly, the owner of Paint + Canvas. She holds
    a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Education from MTSU, with
    a minor in Art. Mrs. Reilly began taking art at the age of 7 from
    Jan Roblin of Florence, Alabama (a wonderful art instructor for
    over 30 years). Amy continued lessons with Jan until she moved
    to Nashville in 1988 where she continued studying art with John
    P Ashworth IV in the Vocational Program at Overton High School.
    She was accepted to, and attended, the Summer Art Program at
    Pratt Institute of Art and Architecture in 1990. Several respected
    art institutes offered scholarships to Amy and a full Presidential
    Scholarship to Austin Peay State University was awarded to
    her upon high school graduation with the assistance of her art
    portfolio. These days, Mrs. Reilly paints or draws every day in her
    own studio and profoundly enjoys teaching art, a career in which
    her life and education have trained her to excel.