The Arts Collaborative Offers Creative Classes for Kids During April Vacation Week

image001For children and teens who will be on vacation in the Lakes Region next week, a fantastic opportunity for creative self-expression and fun awaits at the Arts Collaborative Teaching Studio in Meredith!

On Tuesday, April 22nd and Friday the 25th, the Arts Collaborative will host several classes to encourage kids to stretch their imaginations, try new things, and have a blast! Kids from 1st grade and up are welcome to join in the fun, led by experienced teaching artist Heidi Little.

“Our intention is to offer families an affordable activity that nurtures children’s individuality and provides them with a unique experience and the ability to try something new in the arts. The space is warm and inviting and full of all kinds of inspiration, from art work and collaborative pieces to a huge array of natural, repurposed, recycled, and traditional art materials. Kids blossom here! I love to watch them light up with ideas galore, as they jump in and get immersed in the creative process—something that comes naturally to them and brings them such delight.” says Heidi.

Tuesday, April 22nd is for Teens and Pre-Teens, 6th Grade and up:

9:30 – 12:00 – Project Runway: T-Shirt Design!

Paint, print, stamp, spray, cut and otherwise, transform! Turn something boring into something completely unique! Bring one or two from home or use one the studio provides for a small materials fee. $25 workshop includes materials (plus $5 for T-shirt if needed).

12:30 – 3:00 – Make your own Jewelry!

Make your own original adornments, or create special gifts for your BFF. Better yet, bring your BFF to the workshop and make art together! Using wire, beads, hemp, and various found materials, participants will fashion beautiful treasures that are a perfect reflection of each individual! Bring any special trinkets you’d like to incorporate. $25 workshop includes all materials.

Bring your own snacks (or lunch if you plan to stay for both workshops).

Friday, April 25th is for Kids in 1st – 5th Grade:

9:30 – 12:00 – Fun with Clay!

Pinch, stretch, roll, thump, squish, and play. Add texture, sculpt, and create whimsical or elegant designs in 3-D using beautifully colored self-hardening modeling clay that can be preserved when dry for a durable finish. $25 workshop includes all materials.      

12:30 – 3:00 ­– Build it: 3-D Sculpture!

Creatures, contraptions, structures, and designs. Construct your own 3-dimensional sculpture using wood, found objects, and recycled materials to make one-of-a-kind art pieces you will be proud to display and share. $25 workshop includes all materials.

Bring your own snacks (or lunch if you plan to stay for both workshops).

Pre-registration for all workshops is required, and enrollment is limited. Please sign up early for the best availability. For more information, contact Heidi Little 603-344-1860 or heidilea@metrocast.net, or call the studio at 603-707-1631.

The Arts Collaborative consists of the working artisan studios of David Little of Winnipesaukee Forge, Steven Hayden of Steven Hayden Arts, Cynthia Robinson of Eco-art a-la-carte, and Heidi Little of ArtsEnlight LLC. The space also features a gallery showroom and a teaching studio. The Arts Collaborative was formed by owners David and Heidi Little with the intention of celebrating and sharing the joy and importance of creativity in self-expression and in our surroundings. The Teaching Studio offers after school classes for children, community gatherings and events, and adult classes and workshops. For additional info please visit www.theartscollaborative.net.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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