Youth Art Classes

Hi All!!
We are thrilled to be hosting a special artist guests!

We are very excited to be hosting two amazing creative artists working in their field of puppetry, video & TV and music in our Summer Art Program for Youth, Live-Action Puppets and Video, June 25 - 29On Monday morning, June 25, Phil Jasen is our resident artist. In the afternoon, Jake Krakovsky will work with the teens.

Through shadow puppetry Phil has toured the southeast bringing a unique performance with a live tango band and multiple visual artists operating a large “moving panorama” (or “crankie”) and shadow puppets.  This shadow show- “Lupita's Revenge”, has performed at venues such as Atlanta, Georgia's The High Museum and Chattanooga, Tennessee's Barking Legs' Theater.  The production, which he serves as artistic director of, is currently developing a tour of the northeast United States for late 2018.

Alongside his puppetry and personal fine art, Phil has 10 years of education experience- working as an instructor in both the Foundations and Drawing & Painting program at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art.  In addition to teaching college students- he works with younger groups through a comic book camp and hosting several “crankie” and/or puppetry workshops.

Jake Krakovsky has worked as an actor, writer, director, puppeteer, clown and teaching artist. Recent credits include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts), Dispossessed (Essential Theater) and Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story (Alliance Theatre). Jake brings firsthand experience presenting the mechanics and logistics about operating puppets and engaging in performance.

(image from Lupita's Revenge above)

The Lyndon House Arts Center offers a variety of art classes for children, ages 4 - 18, in different disciplines. All programs are open to Athens-Clarke County residents and non county residents.

Registration for youth and adult art classes takes place online at

Review the selection of art classes listed on the left of this screen and, if you haven't done so already, create your free online account today!

For more information, please call 706-613-3623.

Learn about the ACC Leisure Services Department Scholarship Program.

Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt Street
Athens GA 30601

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