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Ages 6-8

Exploring Shapes in Art: Kandinsky and Concentric Circles


with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Learn about the artist Wassily Kandinsky. Look at one of his most famous paintings, Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles and explore some of the geometric ideas in the art, as you learn about circles. Then create your own artwork inspired by that of Kandinsky using art materials in an art kit we provide.

Ages 6-12 years
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Video and live instruction with Carol Sirrine and Brittany Reif-Wenner Registration Deadline: September 23, 2021

Shape and Shake!


with Lisa Himmelstrup

Calendar Oct 4, 2021 at 3:45 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Make a musical instrument from clay! Working with artist Lisa Himmelstrup to create a simple clay slab, print on the slab to create pattern and texture, and then shape the slab into a hand-held shaker. Finally, paint with your favorite color of underglaze. Make one or many. All materials provided and we'll fire your clay. 

Ages: 6-8 years
Dates: Mondays, October 4 and 11, 2021
Time: 3:45-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: September 27, 2021

The Art Club: Pets on Paper


with Karen Anderson

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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 will explore a new skill and art form as you create artwork guided by the artist. 

Whether you own a cat, a dog, a Guinea Pig, or you dream of owning a pet, this class is for you! Work with artist Karen Anderson who first has you look at the art of some well-known artists in which their pet served as the inspiration for the work. Then Karen demonstrates how to draw your pet using a photograph or a live model.

Finally, choose your favorite drawing of your pet and using canvas board and paint, Karen helps you create your own pet masterpiece. You will receive an art kit with everything you need!

3-session series
Dates:Tuesdays, October 12, 19, and 26
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline: October 3, 2021

Art and Culture Camp: Dia De Los Muertos to Diwali


with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 9 am

Join artists Gustavo Boada, Julie Boada, and Shakun Maheshwari for a 2-day experience in creating artwork from two different cultural autumn celebrations. You will receive an art kit filled with art materials for these two projects.

First learn about Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1-2, 2021. Dia de los Muertos dates back to Aztec festivals and is now a national symbol of Mexico and many other Latin American countries. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to create a nicho and artist Julie Boada to create a Catrina puppet/marionette using recyclable materials. Then learn and practice Caracas including your own Catrina dance with your puppet. 

Next you are off to India to work with Shakun Maheshwari to learn about the festival of lights, or Diwali, a celebration of abundance and light over darkness. For five days in early November 2021 the people of India light oil lamps and candles around their houses, design vibrant patterns of sand, and shop and give gifts. Work with Shakun to create your own Rangoli art using colorful sands and more all inspired by the traditions of this annual festival.

2-Session Series
Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: Thursday, October 21 & Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 9 am - 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline: October 14, 2021 

Clay Ornaments


with Lisa Himmelstrup

Calendar Nov 3, 2021 at 3:45 pm

Back by popular demand with a new twist, this fun class is a great way to celebrate special holidays each year. Work with artist Lisa Himmelstrup to create a variety of seasonal clay ornaments. Decorate your clay ornaments with underglaze, make a hole in them for the string, then finish with a clear glaze. Lisa will fire your ornaments. Hang in the window or give as a special gift. 

Ages: 6-8 years
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 3:45-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 27, 2021

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