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A Travelcade Of Art: Australia

$105

with Karen Anderson

Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

ArtStart was amazed to discover that artist Karen Anderson has traveled to all 7 continents in the world including Antarctica! As a photographer, she has captured some amazing images of people, places, and the art of different countries.

Join Karen for the second stop on our 7-continent Travelcade of Art series exploring the natural beauty and people of Australia focusing on the traditional and contemporary art of Indigenous Australian artists. Explore a variety of watercolor techniques. Then with guided instruction, create your own art inspired by that of aboriginal artists. 

Each month we'll feature a new continent and drawing/painting experience based on the art of that area with artist Karen Anderson. 

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

2-Session Series
Wednesdays, March 24 and 31, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
For adults

Start with the Arts—All About Spring: The Robin

$45

with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Mar 25, 2021 at 10 am

A Start With the Arts offers pre-school children ages 3-5 years the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator to explore the art and culture through hands-on activities.

The Messenger of Spring—The Robin
“Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies is?” Join artist Brittany Reif-Wenner and meet the first messenger of Spring—the Robin. Read the book All About Robins by Alan Rubin to learn about the life and times of this beautiful backyard bird. Then create your own flock of robins using a variety of art materials as you watch for the return of the Robins to your backyard!

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

Ages: 3-5 years
March 25, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:45 am

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Start with the Arts—All About Spring: Barnyard Fun

$45

with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Apr 1, 2021 at 10 am

A Start With the Arts offers pre-school children ages 3-5 years the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator to explore the art and culture through hands-on activities.

Barnyard Fun April 1—An April Fool’s Story
No fooling’, you'll meet the animals of the barnyard through poetry and art in Barnyard Fun April 1 written by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos. When sheep finds out it is April 1, he says, "It's time to have some fun!" Sheep sets his alarm an hour ahead to wake up Rooster in his bed... and the fun begins. Join artist Brittany Reif-Wenner and create a sock puppet of your favorite barnyard character as you retell the story to your family! You'll receive the book Barnyard Fun April 1.

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

Ages: 3-5 years
April 1, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:45 am

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Camp Create

$250
Calendar Apr 5, 2021 at 9 am

ArtStart’s Camp Create for Teens is geared for youth who want to explore their imagination through a variety of art media, learn about the arts of a culture, and gain new skills in making art. Designed to inspire creativity, these classes encourage participants to think outside of the box, see people and things with new eyes, and explore a variety of ideas and media through the arts.

The cultural theme of Camp Create 2021 is Passport to Japan! Camp Create is offered virtually on Zoom this year. Teens participate in 3 different classes daily. All art materials provided. For scholarship information, please email carol@artstart.org.

Ages 13 -16 years
Monday-Friday, April 5-9, 9 am-12:15 pm
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2021 

CLASSES

Construction Arts-Dragon Lore
The Japanese dragon is wingless, with a long serpentine body and short legs. Japanese dragons are linked with water, as they were originally considered water gods. Join artist Gustavo Boada to make your own Japanese dragon working with papier mache, paint and decorative materials.

Gyotaku and More
Create a magnificent set of fish art work using a variety of art materials from paint to inks. Join artist Karen Anderson to learn the art of Gyotaku fish printing on a variety of materials including washi paper and more. Then add your favorite “chop”.

Japanese Nihonga Painting
Four beasts guard the 4 directions in Japan—the White Tiger of the west, the Azure Dragon of the east, the Vermillion Bird of the south and the Black Tortoise of the north. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create your own Nihonga painting of your favorite mythological creature(s).

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 3 payments of $50.00, paid every two weeks.

Clay Fairy Houses

$90

with Lisa Himmelstrup

Calendar Apr 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Now that Spring is in the air, the garden comes alive with all sorts of wee creatures from worms to ants to fairies! Yes, every garden has a fairy or two helping the seeds and plants to grow. Perhaps you have seen them? What better “thank you” gift for a fairy than creating a wee-sized home where your garden fairy can rest and relax. Work with master potter Lisa Himmelstrup to build a special clay home for your garden fairy. Paint with glazes and Lisa fires the clay. Place your fairy home in the garden and watch your flowers grow! 

2 session series
Ages: 6-8 years
Dates: Mondays, April 12 and 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Felting Birds

$105

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Apr 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Let your imagination take flight as you create beautiful soft sculptures from wool roving and felt. Artist Gustavo Boada introduces the art of dry needle felting. Learn how to use the materials and tools of dry felting.  Then create an entire menagery of felted 3-D miniature bird sculptures to welcome Spring! 

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

2-Session Series
Dates: Mondays, April 12 and 19, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
For adults

The Art Club—World of Birds

$105

with Karen Anderson

Calendar Apr 13, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The Art Club is a gathering place for young aspiring artists to socialize and learn art skills and handy tips working with a professional artist. During each class you explore a new skill and art form as you create art work guided by the artist. You receive an art kit filled with the art materials you need for each meeting.

Let your imagination take flight as you join artist Karen Anderson in this drawing and painting excursion through the world of birds from the harbingers of Spring in your own backyard to the birds that inhabit the lakes, ponds, marshes and other wild places. Learn about the physiology of birds and their unique attributes. Then create your own masterpiece as you draw and paint your favorite birds.

All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. 

3-session series 
Ages: 6-8 years
Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm 

Cruisin’ the Caribbean

$15

with Christopher Yaeger

Calendar Apr 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Imagine a  cruise on the high seas that features dance and the music of each port where your ship docks! Join dancer Christopher Yaeger as our ship leaves from Galveston, Texas where we spend our first evening celebrating and learning line dancing-from the Macarena to the Texas two-step.  Before you know it, we are docking in San Juan, Puerto Rico where we head to the San Juan Hotel. Then like something out of Casablanca, we take the floor and dance the night away as the hotel orchestra plays a medley of Latin dance tunes from the Conga to the Cha-Cha. Finally, our cruise ends as we dock at the Port of Miami and spend one last night on the town in Little Havana where Christopher leads the group in Salsa dancing from the Samba to the Mambo.

3-Session Series
Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, April 20, and April 27, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
For adults





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