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ArtStart Joins the Art Shanty Projects On-Ice!
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ArtStart Joins the Art Shanty Projects On-Ice!

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Calendar Feb 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm

The Art Shanty Projects* is a perfect opportunity for families and individuals to create one-of-a kind structures, imaginative contraptions or wearable art cars to celebrate with other creatives in the out-of-doors on a winter weekend day at Bde Unma (Lake Harriet) in Minneapolis! 

ArtStart is offering low-cost creative art materials at a 10% discount and a free consultation provided by ArtStart artists for individuals or families who want to showcase their imaginative art works at the Art Shanty Projects. To be eligible to receive the 10% materials discount and free class:

  • First register by January 26th. 
  • Then shop and pick out your materials on any of the following dates at ArtStart’s ArtScraps: January 20-21 or January 27-28 in preparation for the February 1 class.
  • Then attend the free February 1 class at 6:30 pm on Zoom for advice and suggestions.
  • Finally, join Art Shanty revelers on the weekend that works for you-February 4-5 or February 11-12 and showcase your individual or family creation and participate in the Wearable Art and Contraptions Parade at 12:30 pm. each day

For questions, contact carol@artstart.org.

*The Art Shanty Projects take place on Bde Unma (Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minnesota) from January 21 through February 12, 2023. Public hours are 10am – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday. The project welcomes grown adults and kids of all ages to play / learn / grow / laugh / smile / sing / groove / gather with us in the Art Shanty village. 

Crankies

$45

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm

What in the world is a Crankie? You will want to join this fabulous class in fantasy led by artist Gustavo Boada to find out. Here is a little clue to pique your imagination-you use a box, a long strip of paper, drawing and painting materials, pencils, and more to build your own Crankie. Still wondering? See you in class!

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Dates: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Ages 8-12
Registration Deadline: February 9

Women in Science: An Environmental Super Heroine – Rachel Carson

$45

with Laurie Witzkowski

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 4 pm

When American marine biologist Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring, she didn’t just call attention to the dangers of careless use of pesticides that leak into our waters, but she also helped launch the modern environmental movement! Work with CDs, a plastic that cannot be recycled, and turn them into spring birds from the red breasted robin, Blue Jays and others. Then hang your bird CDs in your bedroom window and watch them come alive as the sunlight dances across your room.

No experience necessary. All materials, including a book about Rachel Carson, provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: February 28

Women in Science: Primate Action Heroine – Jane Goodall

$45

with Laurie Witzkowski

Calendar Mar 14, 2023 at 4 pm

Jane Goodall, a British primatologist, is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. Goodall is the first person to notice that chimpanzees used tools or shaped sticks to scoop up termites, a food they love. Goodall is a dedicated advocate and activist on behalf of animal welfare and conservation causes. Learn about chimpanzees as you create a tropical forest diorama from the forest floor to the canopy above. Then add your own chimpanzee family crafted from self-hardening clay and paint pens. 

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: March 7

Women in Science: A Space Heroine – Ellen Ochoa

$45

with Laurie Witzkowski

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 4 pm

Ellen Ochoa dreamed of playing her flute professionally, until she discovered engineering in college and was immediately hooked. Ellen not only achieved a remarkable career in engineering by becoming the first Hispanic NASA astronaut, but she also played her flute, on her journey into space! Create your own version of a NASA rocket bound for space beyond Mars using all sorts of fun and unusual reuse materials.

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class will be on Zoom. If you live outside of the Twin Cities 7-county area, please signup at least 2 weeks in advance so we can make sure your art kit will get to you. 

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years 
Registration Deadline: March 14





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