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Art Card and Button Club for Pre-Teens and Teens • Fall 2023

Art Card and Button Club for Pre-Teens and Teens • Fall 2023

In this weekly club for pre-teens and teens led by local artists Katy Lipscomb and Tyler Fisher, we'll draw, paint, collage, and create our very own collection of Art Cards--perfect for trading and growing our own archive of artistic inspiration.

We'll also be making buttons this year! Each student can make their miniature artworks on round paper that can be punched into buttons, creating wearable and shareable art!

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Age and Experience

This class is for both pre-teens (ages 10-12) and teens (ages 13-17).

If we receive enough sign ups, we'll divide the pre-teens and teens into different classrooms.

Art Clubs are perfect for all skill levels. Whether you have never picked up a drawing tool before, or you enjoy making art regularly, you'll have a great time here.


Katy Lipscomb

Katy Lipscomb is an author, illustrator, and designer whose watercolor creatures have sprung, soared, and shuffled their way across the globe. Seen in TIME Magazine, heard on NPR news, and viewed millions of times on her social media accounts, Katy’s works combine artful skills with opulent imagery to generate unforgettably vibrant masterpieces.

Check out some of Katy's work here:

And here:


Tyler Fisher

Whether formed from handmade paper, forged from steel, or drawn from memories, Tyler Fisher’s visual studies highlight the materiality of the many mediums he manipulates in order to craft engaging stories. Using rabbits, hoodies, and crowns as stand-ins for human protagonists, his work often explores serious, tragic, or complicated issues in approachable, playful, and humorous ways to provoke meaningful conversation and contemplation.

Check out some of Tyler's work here:

And here:


Art Clubs are held at the K. A. Artist Shop.

127 N Jackson St. Athens, GA

We are located on the second floor of a charming historic building near the Jittery Joe's Coffee at the corner of Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, Georgia. We're right across the street from the UGA campus, and our front entrance is between Pita Pit and Dynamite Clothing.


A variety of art materials and mixed media papers are provided each week. Students will have the option of creating art card sized artwork, small circles for buttons, or both! Students are welcome to bring any alternative materials they may wish to use or share.

We also provide each student with clear sleeves, perfect for holding your art trading cards. You may wish to bring a binder.


To register and reserve your spot, simply use the "Add to Cart" button above and proceed to checkout. You'll get a confirmation email once your order has been received. Then all you need to do is show up! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.

If you need any assistance at all, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us via email, call, or text. Or just swing by the shop!


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Miniatures have a rich and complicated history within the arts, gradually moving from an art form of necessity to one of collectibles, keepsakes, and memorabilia. Today, artists of all kind continue to create artwork at intimate scales through ACEO’s. Formally known as Art Cards, Editions and Originals, an ACEO is a work of art no larger than 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the size of a standard trading card or poker card. This format allows for an enormous range of experimentation and allows for a consistent format for collectors, creators, and curators.

We'll also explore transforming our miniature artwork into buttons. An assortment of small, round pieces of paper will be available for students to turn their miniature artwork into wearable and shareable art.

Under the guidance of two talented teachers, young artists of all skill-levels can draw, paint, collage, and create their very own collection of Art Cards and Art Buttons--perfect for trading and growing their own archive of artistic inspiration.

Each week a new aspect of Art Cards will be explored such as how to make inspiration cards to prevent creative block, using mirrored symmetry to make poker cards, or how to combine a range of materials into a single cohesive work of art.


This weekly club for pre-teens and teens meets on Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Our 2023 Fall Semester kicks off on September 15th. There will be ten total sessions with two off-weeks in October and one in November. The last Art Card Club of the semester and the final trading day (Family Day!) will be held on December 8th.

You can purchase a semester pass where you'll get access to all ten clubs for a discounted rate. Or you can purchase a drop-in pass the week before the club you wish to attend. Drop-ins are subject to availability and are only available during the week prior to each club (no future sales).

Fall 2023 Schedule:

Friday, September 15th
Friday, September 22nd
Friday, September 29th
Friday, October 6th
* Off Week *
Friday, October 20th
* Off Week *
Friday, November 3rd
Friday, November 10th
Friday, November 17th
* Off Week *
Friday, December 1st
Friday, December 8th - Family Day!

Classroom FAQ

Where is your classroom located?

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are hosted inside the K. A. Artist Shop, located at 127 N Jackson Street in downtown Athens, GA.

Please note: We are located on the second floor of a historic building without elevator access. If you are unable to attend a class due to accessibility concerns, we encourage you to reach out! We'd love to accommodate you with a private or virtual class.

Can I attend I have zero experience?

Many of our classes are perfect for those just starting out, and some are even designed for absolute beginners. Other classes are geared toward those with more experience, but everyone is welcome.

The description above will let you know the general experience levels that this class is designed for.

What do I need to bring to class?

We typically provide all the materials you'll need for our classes, and we typically break out the good stuff!

Once in a while we'll need you to provide some materials, tools, or a high-res digital image (for instance in an "Effortless House Portraits" class you'll need to email us your photo in advance).

The description above will let you know if you need to bring anything, but most often, all you need to bring is yourself.

My child is 9 but very mature; may they enroll?

We're sorry! Our classes are designed for older students, yet we do allow for 10-12 year olds to join in our camps and clubs for pre-teens. We hope they'll join us next year when they are 10 years old.

Is there a multi-class discount?

For multi-class registrations, we recommend you take advantage of our rewards program. You're welcome to register in multiple transactions, using the rewards points earned to redeem discounts on additional classes.

Do you offer class scholarships?

Yes! If a discount will help you attend one of our classes, camps, or workshops, we invite you to use this coupon code as many times as you’d like:


What are your Covid-19 protocols for classes?

As usual, our classrooms are disinfected and cleaned before each day. Masks are optional in our classes. We've got hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes in each classroom, and students are encouraged to help themselves whenever they need them.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that students refrain from attending classes if they are at all contagious. We are happy to offer make-up sessions as space allows or credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to stay home due to illness. You'll need to let us know before your class begins that you are unable to attend; we are unable to offer make-up sessions for no-shows.

What is your classroom cancellation policy?

We understand that things happen and you may not be able to attend the class you purchased. If your plans change, please let us know at least 7 days before your scheduled class begins. If you let us know with at least 7 days notice, we can issue a full monetary refund to your original form of payment or switch you to another class at no charge.

We cannot offer refunds after the 7-day-mark, but we are happy to offer make-up sessions in other classes as space allows or a credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to miss their scheduled class.

Regretfully, we cannot issue refunds or make-ups for no-shows. Please reach out to us prior to class if you need to cancel or reschedule.

On occasion, a class might not reach the minimum number of students needed. If this is the case and we need to cancel a class ourselves, we will let registrants know at least three days prior to the scheduled event. You'll of course receive a full refund or re-scheduling, and we will also provide a small gift card as a token of our appreciation.