art with nathan

NOTE: Due to the high volume of studio work I am currently committed to, my art camps and classes will need to be postponed until a less hectic time that will be announced when it arrives. Apologies to everyone who is disappointed—including myself. NYJ

NYJ has been working professionally with, around and for kids for almost 40 years. Much of that work has been creating art to entertain, educate and/or protect them from losing their precious silliness. But he has also spent a lot of time teaching the little rascals, too (including college kids and adults who thankfully have somehow kept their inner Kindergartener alive and well).

He’s taught ongoing classes in schoolroom settings as well as being a frequent guest speaker to get kids excited about the power of pictures and equally awesome words. And he is still teaching kids and adults in the general areas of Park City and Heber City, UT.



Nathan’s teaching philosophy is pretty simple:

1. Keep things fun/funny, safe (physically, emotionally and developmentally) and useful.

2. Keep materials and projects age-appropriate.


3. Help budding artists of all ages find out what makes each one of

them unique.

After all, unique is pretty much why art is art instead of just landfill food.



"After day one our son loved this class so much he said to me, ‘I want to take 100 more classes like that!’ so we signed him up for another session! Typically art has not been his most favorite subject but we signed up due to the rave reviews and this class was so much more. Thanks for making it fun!"

"R and O adore you and loved art class. You have an incredible ability to connect with kids of all ages and abilities. You are authentic and thoughtful and also tons of fun. We will sign up for more classes, that is for sure. Thanks!"

"This is our second time attending art camp with Nathan, and our son always talks about how much fun he has in the Silly Art and Cartoonapalooza camps. Nathan understands kids and how to bring out their unique and creative personalities in the process of creating art.  H says this is one of the most fun and memorable camps that he looks forward to attending all year long.  Thank you for being such a positive role model for all the children."