Making art should be fun! I am sensitive to children’s feelings and needs and encourage them to focus on the fun process of making art versus making creations that are “perfect.” It takes time to build skills, as children enjoy making art, over time they feel more confident and proud of their creations. I love offering mixed age group classes where kids can help each other and create art and crafts they can use and show off.
Bring-a-friend: If your child registers with a friend for the same class, each family will receive a 25 percent discount
Spring Drop-In Hours
Saturday April 7, 14,and 28 - 10 am - 2 pm. Drop-ins cost $15 per hour.
Wednesdays, 3 - 5 pm, starting April 11 thorugh May 30
3D Mixed Media - 3D Mixed Media 6 Thursdays, April 12 through May 24, 3:30 - 5 pm. $95
Art and Craft Fiesta - 6 Mondays, March 5 through April 9, 3:30 - 5 pm. $100.
Art and Craft Smorgasbord - 6 Tuesdays, March 6 through April 24, 3:30 - 5 pm (No class April 17). $120
Yarn, Felt and Fabric Fun - 5 Fridays, April 6 through May 11. 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (no class on April 20). $100
Join us for this fun, creative mash-up of sculpture—using everything from clay, paper and plastics to wire and wood! Make wooden sculptures and play with self-hardening clay and make beads or animals or other creatures from your imagination. Create papier mâché monsters and animals. Use all sorts of recyled materials—tin cans; corks; plastic and metal lids; plastic containers; egg cartons—to create funky sculptures. Create cool wire sculptures of people and animals and make mobiles like Alexander Calder’s. Take home a bunch of creations you’ll feel proud to share (Ages 5-10).
Create a whole bunch of cool crafts. Explore the art of mosaics and decorate a wooden mirror or picture frame with ceramic tiles and grout. Decoupage a keepsake box or picture frame using decorative papers, colored tissue, fabric, glue-on jewels, and colorful beads. Decorate a T-shirt, tote bag, and sun-catcher with markers and paints and turn original artwork into iron-on designs to further embellish your projects. Use clothespins to create a funky original mirror and your own bulletin board—both painted, decorated and designed to fit your style. Use classic bookbinding techniques to make a hardbound journal, then decorate the cover with fabric or fancy papers and add stickers, ribbons, or glue-on jewels. Build and decorate desk accessories from wood and recycled materials, or create decorations to hang on your wall. (Ages 5-10)
Create an array of projects in this mixed-media fiber-art fiesta. Weave with yarn, ribbons, and strips of fabric. Learn to knit with yarn and work on the basics: knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and make stripes. Practice simple hand-sewing techniques to make stuffed felt animals, pillows, and bags from store-bought felt. Discover wet felting and create felt from wool roving. Leave with new skills and several finished projects. Cost of materials is included in the class cost. (ages 5-10)
Get inspired by famous artists who worked during the late eighteenth century through early the late twentieth nineteenth century. Create self-portraits like Picasso and do whimsical and abstract paintings inspired by Wassily Kandinsly and Joan Miró. Spatter paint like Jackson Pollack and paper collages as did Henri Matisse. Make artwork as did impressionist Claude Monet and dot paintings like Georges Seurat. Learn a bit of art history each week as we will focus on one artist, see images his work, and create art inspired by that artist’s style (ages 6-10)