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FROM OUR AROUND THE WORLD SERIES:

Take a tour of the world, traveling among different countries. Artists get a lesson in geography, culture and art history. The only thing you need to pack is your imagination!

 

Colorful Yarn Creations

Originally intended as ceremonial offerings to the spirits, to insure a bountiful harvest, the Huichol (weechol) people of Mexico design yarn paintings as colorful images of their cultural beliefs. Using intensely colorful yarns create beautiful images and designs of your own. Ages 6‐12

 

Musical Maracas

Maracas are musical instruments native to Latin America, used to provide rhythm, especially with a Latin beat. Traditional maracas were made of gourds with dried seeds inside. During this musical artshop paint and decorate wooden maracas, then wooden beads to make a fun Latin American neck piece. Ages 5‐12

 

Terrific Teepees

Teepee is a North American Indian name for a cone shaped tent made from animal skins and wooden poles. The Plains Indians lived in them. They painted and decorated them to depict personal experiences such as war or hunting. During this North American visit learn about life on the Plains and create terrific teepees using oil pastels and fun decorations, like feathers and beads. Ages 6‐12

 

Whimsical Windsocks

Windsocks have their origins in China and Japan where they were made of paper or silk. During this Japanese inspired artshop, design and decorate fabric windsocks with colorful fabric paints, markers, stencils and bling. If time, learn some Japanese alphabet characters and make a shining work of art. Ages 5‐12 

 

FROM OUR CLAY ART SERIES:

 

Claying Around

Always new, always unique, art‐ventures using different kinds of clay. Art explorers discover the wonders of clay while creating their very own works of art. Discoveries may include color mixing, pastel colors, shapes and under the sea life while “painting” ocean scenes with modeling magic clay. Ages 5‐12 and older

 

Claying for Keeps

Storytelling is an important tradition in Native American cultures. Explore the history of daily life and use native materials to create storyteller people or necklaces designed to tell a story. Fun and fascinating! Ages 6‐12 

 

Come Clay with Me

Explore color mixing and the coil technique while creating colorful cupcake sculptures inspired by the famous American artist, Wayne Thiebaud. Learn more about his cake art while discovering color saturated oil pastels. You’ll have a craving for cupcakes after this funshop! Ages 5‐12

 

My Clay Animal Me

Creating with clay! According to pre‐Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal that matches his or her personality. The animal is called the person’s “Tona”. (Think bird for someone who likes to sing or cheetah for someone who is a fast runner.) During this Mexican Folk Art workshop art explorers create awesome Mexican “Tona” animal characters out of clay then paint and decorate them. Ages 5‐12

 

 

FROM OUR MAGICAL MYSTERY ART SERIES:

 

Art‐ventures with Fluffy Goop

We don’t want to give away the ingredients but think about the ultimate in 3‐D collage making. Paint, fluff, buttons, glitter, sequins, bugs and a huge variety of decorations. (Boys have fun too.) As a bonus, try your hand at scratch art inspired by the artist, Joan Miro. All ages

 

Flower Power/Lollipop Art T‐shirts

Another really WOW fabric design art‐venture. Using sharpie markers and a surprise ingredient create the most colorful T‐shirts ever. You will definitely wear these shirts! Then on to having fun with optical art. Ages 5-12 and older

 

Magic Art Circus Elephant

Kids actually yell “Wow”!!! A great lesson on drawing animals and learning color effects that are priceless. Ages 5‐12

 

Magic Loony Lizard Art-ventures

Experience color mixing and marbling while creating loony lizards with the ever-popular Model Magic. Then learn some surprising and fun facts about lizards while building playgrounds for them using wicked cool Magic Nuudles. Magical and imaginative!  

Ages 6‐12

 

Modeling Magic Art

Sculpt and paint clay reliefs of birds to hang in your rooms using the ever‐popular Model Magic clay. Then create a painting using watercolor pencils. A painting using pencils? Ages 5‐12

 

Piggy Party

Color and decorate art‐rageous ceramic piggy banks. Then learn the really fun blow technique of painting. Awesome! All ages 

 

Sock and Sole

Sock and Sole with Art-ventures for Kids. Using vibrant fabric markers create “tie dye” socks and make some sneaker “sole” pendants out of clay. Wicked cool and totally fun! 

 

Swirling Twirling Tamborines

Amazing what a little goo and glue will do! Learn the art of marbleized painting while designing tambourines. Practice marbleized painting using shaving cream too!

 

FROM OUR RAINFOREST SERIES:

 

Canvas Creatures Rule the Rainforest

Did you know that rainforests are home to 50% of the world's animals? Learn about some of these fascinating creatures while creating colorful animal portraits on canvas using a unique transfer technique. Ages 5-12

 

Jazzy Jungle Cats

Create a bit of mystery while hiding whimsical lions amongst overlapping jungle leaves. Each cat quickly takes on a personality of its own (cats wearing socks with different colored toes or cats with big smiles.) Ages 6‐12

 

Rainsticks for a Rain Dance

Create these cool‐sounding instruments which originated centuries ago in Chile. South American tribesmen would harvest dead branches from cactus plants, fill them with small pebbles and cap the ends. They would ask the gods to send rain by tilting the branch, causing the trickle sound of falling rain. Ages 6‐12

 

Rainforest Tribal Ceremonial Masks

Using clay, feathers, gems, sequins, beads and paints, create expressive tribal masks while learning about the symbols used for rainforest tribal ceremonies. Ages 5‐12

 

Rainforest Turtles

Learn some fun facts about turtles that live in the rainforest while painting and decorating ceramic turtle banks. Then using colorful oil pastels create beautiful rainforest flowers. Ages 5‐12

 

Safari Art‐ventures with Let’s Gogh Art

Think Tigers and Snakes! Experience decoupage, clay sculpture and texture rubbings. Ages 5-12

 

The Red Eyed Tree Frog

Sculpt red‐eyed tree frogs onto light switch covers for your rooms using the ever‐popular model magic clay. An everlasting memory of a rainforest art‐venture. Ages 6‐12 and older

 

Tigers and Parrots

Create beautiful tigers in the jungle stained glass art forms. Then learn how to draw colorful and whimsical parrots. Ages 5‐12

 

Whimsical Rainforest Snakes

Create colorful and amazing rainforest snakes inspired by the ancient art of Repousse, a metalworking technique. Soft metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side then decorated with bright permanent inks. These beautiful pieces are awesome to hang on your walls. Ages 6‐12

 

FROM OUR SMILING EARTH SERIES:

Art explorers create a variety of pretty amazing art from natural and recycled materials. Discussions about saving the environment, the impact of recycling and using our natural resources in more effective ways are included.

 

Bubble Wrap T‐shirts

What amazing designs and patterns can result from printing with plain old bubble wrap! Instead of throwing it away artists use it and fabric paint to print their very own T‐shirts. Super fun and imaginative. Ages 5‐12 and older

 

Crazy Creatures

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Choosing from our huge supply of recycled materials and decorations (tubes, clay, yarns, ribbons, buttons, fabrics and lots of bling), art explorers glue, tape and build kooky creative creatures... the ideas are limited only by the imagination! Ages 5‐12

 

Go Green Canvas Totes

Fabric designing at its best. Landfills are over‐flowing with throw away plastic bags which don’t break down. Why not design your own wicked cool canvas tote to use over and over and eliminate the need for plastic. Use fabric inks, markers and decorations to create a one‐of‐a‐kind tote.  Ages 5‐12 and older

 

Keep Secrets Book Box

Create something truly unique and useful using recycled materials. Rather than traditional pages, the interior of these “books” can hold secret treasures or photos collected by the creator. Explore the anatomy of a book while learning about design elements and styles. Very cool project.  Ages 6‐12 and older

 

Mosaic Madness

The art of mosaics and the many uses throughout history are explored while artists use their imaginations to create an intricate and beautiful work of art out of some of our renewable natural resources. Totally engaging and tons of fun! Ages 6‐12

 

OTHER ONE HOUR ART-VENTURES:

 

Art Car Parade

Houston hosts an Art Car Parade every year. People compete by designing and decorating the most art‐rageous cars. Create your own artsy cars using feathers, buttons, beads, wiggle eyes and other wicked cool and unusual decorations and enter the parade! The results are astonishing! Ages 5‐12

 

Architects Art-venture

Budding architects and castle building designers experience the art of building and design in this fun and creative workshop. Decorate a hard hat then move on to creating a recycled structure (building, bridge or castle with towers and turrets, think glitter!) Ages 5‐12

 

Edible Art Fun Shop

Yummy fun for starving artists!! Literally "make your masterpiece and eat it too." Taste the best that art has to offer. Artists start by decorating chef’s hats and then make edible color wheels (and learn about primary and secondary colors), and edible mosaics. Come with your imagination and an empty stomach! Ages 5‐12

 

Exploding Color T-shirts

Another "to die for..." art experience, but different from tie dye. Artists have more control, can design with more detail, and can create with many more colors. Doodles and designs diffuse into explosions of color on totally cool t-shirts. Magical! Ages 5-12 an dolder

 

Fireworks T‐shirts

After warming up with a tie dye art activity, create an explosion of color, looking like fireworks, using some very unique and surprising materials. It’s like MAGIC! These T‐shirts won’t be pushed to the back of the drawer. Ages 5-12 and older

 

Glow in the Dark Art‐ventures
A glowingly gleeful workshop of creating with “glow in the dark” art materials. Projects might include designing a glow in the dark light switch cover for your room, creating a glowing monster out of clay or making necklaces or wristbands. Ages 5‐12

 

Goofy Masks

During this fun mask‐making workshop, be transformed! Learn the art of decoupage while creating animal masks using animal skin papers and other kooky materials. Then let’s have a carnival party by painting and decorating goofy masks with sequins, feathers, glitter, gems and more. Ages 5‐12

 

Teddy Bear Picnic

Have a "beary" creative time painting and decorating "beary" special ceramic teddy bear banks (awesome for saving for books!) Then learn how to draw ferocious bears. Also, LOL while discussing fun facts about bears!

 

Marvelous Mosaic Picture Frames

Mosaics are fun and easy but so creative. It’s amazing what a beautiful piece can be made by simply painting the surface and gluing down colorful tiles. Learn a little about the ancient art of mosaics and create a wooden mosaic picture frame using tiles and bits and gems. Ages 5‐12 and older

 

Slippery Squirmy Sea Jellies

While using some very weird materials and textures, have a total extreme blast creating jellyfish or “sea jellies” sculptures and octopus and seahorse collages to hang in your rooms.

 

Totally Cool Tie Dyed Back Packs

To die for...even if you weren’t born in the 60s! Everyone loves to tie‐ dye and its fun to tie‐up your own unique creation. Learn about diffusion by creating random and interesting tie‐dye patterns on special paper shapes. Then tie up and dye your Very own canvas backpack for a memory making experience. Ages 5‐12

 

Vibrant “Marker” Tie Dye Ts

Another “to die for...” tie dye artshop. Learn how to create patterns while making warm‐up tie dye art forms. Then on to the main event. You won’t believe the brilliance of the colors after tie dyeing with Sharpie markers and applying an unconventional art technique. WOW! Ages 5-12 and older 

 

Wicked Cool T‐shirts

Learn the art of fabric design while printing, painting or stenciling your own special T‐shirt. Then decorate it with all kinds of bling! Ages 5‐12 and older

 

Wear Your Art on Your Heart

Create your own colorful masterpiece using some wicked cool and surprising materials, then magically transfer your work of art onto your own T‐shirts. You’ll be wearing your art on your heart! Ages 5-12 and older  

 

 

 

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