FROM OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. PROJECTS ARRANGED FOR THREE HOURS OF ART FUN!
Perfect for after school art class, early release day program, during school vacations, summer camps, special assemblies, end of year events and more!
All Art Projects are appropriate for ages 5-12. Some Art Projects (marked *All Ages) are also suitable for teens and adults.
Young art-stronauts shoot for the stars in this outer space art-venture program! Sculpt wacky aliens with Model Magic clay, and build UFOs for them to fly around in. Learn about symmetry while creating alien drawings based on the letters of your name. Then get a little messy concocting glittery galaxy play dough!
All Aboard! Amazing Art from Around the Globe*
Journey across the world in this excellent multi-cultural art-venture! First, travel to Mexico and paint gorgeous Wooden Animal Puzzles in the style of Oaxacan Alebrijes (brightly patterned wood animal sculptures). Then head off to Australia to sculpt Clay Aboriginal Masks using a very cool technique inspired by Aboriginal dot art. Finally, land in Africa, where you’ll create Elephant Drawings in Watercolor Landscapes. All you need to pack is your imagination! *All Ages
BOO! Goofy Monsters and Haunted Houses
In this totally awesome and eerie art program, art-venturers construct highly detailed haunted house boxes, complete with spider webs, spooky trees, gravestones, creepy crawly creatures, and more! Then paint colorful ceramic monster planters, and sculpt clay skeletons.
Clowning Around: Silly Circus Art-ventures*
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls… Welcome to Art-ventures for Kids quirky art circus. Step right up! Paint and decorate shimmering wood carousel horses; design goofy clown or acrobat stuffed toys with long, bendy legs; and draw colorful balancing acts complete with jugglers and elephants, tightropes and unicycles! Art explorers bring home whimsical souvenirs of a spectacular day under the big top! *All Ages
Colorful Creatures Come Alive*
Create a menagerie of animal-inspired masterpieces while borrowing techniques from some of history’s greatest artists. Try out M.C. Escher’s mind-bending art style while designing Animal Tessellation T-shirts. Make Native American Clay Story Necklaces by sculpting a variety of animal-shaped beads. Finally, craft colorful Chalk Pastel Rooster Drawings inspired by Picasso’s wacky work of art, “La Coq.” *All Ages
Electric Zebras and Neon Tote Bags*
Get ready for electrifying art-ventures! Explore pattern and color while painting bright, exciting zebras on canvases! Create totally wild neon geometric designs on tote bags using a special resist technique. Then make rainbow mandalas with a variety of vibrant embellishments! *All Ages
Hocus Pocus Halloween Art-ventures
Welcome to Art-ventures for Kids School of Magic, where you’ll learn to create enchanting, wearable masterpieces using some very artistic potions and spells (i.e. materials and techniques). Design and decorate large witch or wizard hats. Then, with your new magical powers, discover how to transform your own handprint into dazzling dragon or mystical mermaid t-shirts. Finally, create scratch art Halloween masks perfect for trick-or-treating!
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Art About Me
In this amazing autobiographical art-venture, discover different ways to tell the story of YOU through art. Create miniature versions of yourselves while painting Ceramic Bobblehead Picture Frames.
Use clay to sculpt some of your favorite things (soccer balls, guitars, books, etc.) and then stack them up to build your own “All About Me” Totem Poles. Finally, draw Super Silly Self-Portraits with long necks and stretched out faces, inspired by the weird and wonderful art of Amedeo Modigliani.
My Animal Me and the Clay Safari
Creating with clay! According to pre‐Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal—called a “Tona”— that matches his or her personality. (Think bird for someone who likes to sing or cheetah for someone who is a fast runner.) During this workshop, sculpt awesome “Tona” masks out of clay, then bring them to life with paint, feathers, and more! Plus, design and decorate ceramic dinosaur banks, and create detailed drawings of brightly colored owls.
Rainforest Tigers, Turtles, and Snakes
Learn some fun facts about turtles that live in the rainforest while painting and decorating ceramic turtle banks. Then sculpt clay pots in the shape of snakes using the coil technique. Plus create beautiful jungle tiger stained glass and learn how to draw colorful and whimsical toucans. You might as well be right there in the rainforest.
Shrinky Dinks and Sandpaper T-shirts*
Art-venturers design and imprint their very own T-shirts by creating animal “molas,” the colorful multi-layered textile designs of Panama. Then design shrinky dink sun catchers inspired by Native American folk art tradition. Finally, decoupage and decorate paper mache skulls in the style of Mexican “calaveras,” using colorful papers and tons of bling! *All Ages
Silly Cities and Wiggly Waves*
In this cross‐country art‐venture, don’t just admire the scenery... Create it! Travel to the countryside to design model houses with a mosaic roofs. Then grab oil pastels and build 3D cityscape collages. Finally, paint ocean waves that crash right over the edge of the stretched canvases. *All Ages
Superhero Art Blast Off!
Superhero girls and boys soar off on a top-secret mission to save planet Earth using the most important superpower of all: imagination! Create your own bean mosaic superhero masks to protect your secret identities, then blast off in super-duper spaceships built out of recycled materials. Plus, draw self-portraits of your heroic alter egos. Exciting and environmentally-conscious masterpieces.
Wicked Wild and Wonderful Art
In this totally unique art-venture, use oil pastels to draw hilarious self-portraits while imagining yourselves as Minions (from the movie Minions). Create colorful clay tiles with terrific texture using some unexpected tools: seashells and pasta. Finally, explore the art of decoupage while designing and decorating large paper mache letters.
Zany Zoo Animal Art-ventures
This all new art-rageous program is truly like a trip to the zoo. Color Ceramic Bunny Banks with special paint markers and design wacky Stained Glass Animals with wiggly eyes! Plus create Animal Clip Bookmarks using watercolor paints and draw some Surprisingly Ferocious Fish!