Planet Arts!

2019 -  Creativity Runs Wild!

Noon - 1 pm • Willard Arts Center

$3 Art Classes every Wednesday through the Summer!

Ages 5-9

*Classes do not need to be taken as a series

June 12 - Snakes in the Grass - Students will mix yellow and blue paint to make green. Then they will paint with different objects, forks and sponges, for texture. While that is drying, students will cut long snakes of different colors and glue paper onto them in a pattern. Then students will then weave their snakes in and out of the grass.

June 19 - 3D Shape Mobile - First, we will talk together about 3 dimensional shapes. Then, students will be given several shapes to color and cut out. With help, students will fold and glue the shapes together. Once all the shapes are created, they can be assembled to form a hanging mobile!

June 26 - Bee a Team! - Learn about mixed media art in this group project! We will use 3 different mediums to create a unique hexagon piece. Students will create 3 pieces, one to add to our honeycomb wall and two to take home.

July 3 - Fireworks and Rockets - This class will shoot for the stars as we get crazy creating our own firework display on paper! Students will use construction paper crayons, stickers and GLITTER to make a firework-of-art. Once the background is complete, students will use cardboard tubes, construction paper, and ribbon to make a rocket to go on top.

July 10 - Sea Turtles in the Ocean - This is not your average turtle. Use watercolor paints to create a watery background for your turtle to swim in. Then, create an outrageous turtle shell on a paper plate. We will glue fins and a head to the shell before we add it to our background.

July 17 - If I was a Bug... - We will first take a close look at some interesting bugs: bugs that use camouflage, bugs with beautiful colors, and ones that are just strange! We will talk about symmetry and things that help them survive. Then, students will make up their very own bug. While thinking about what their bug “superpower” would be and where the bug might live to help them blend in. The bug should be symmetrical but other than that, anything goes!

July 24 - Mosaic Tiles - In this class we will talk about what a mosaic is and look at some examples. We will also talk about contrasting colors and design. Students will the use small pieces of paper to create their own mosaic on a tile. Once the pieces are assembled we will seal the tile with Modge Podge.

July 31 - Recycled Art Dinosaur Sculpture - In this class we will look at dinosaurs of all kinds! Big ones, flying ones, spiky ones, and swimming ones. We will talk about recycled art and ways to construct our dinosaur sculptures. Students will pick a dinosaur or two to make and start work on their sculpture using a variety of items such as cardboard tubes, pinecones, egg cartons and paper plates. The sculpture will need a strong base and some creativity to make these everyday items into a masterpiece!

August 7 - Torn Paper Landscapes - In this class we will talk about perspective: things that are closer to us are bigger, while things that are further away look smaller. We will paint a sky with watercolor crayons. Then, we will add texture to two different shades of green paper, rip them in half and glue them to our sky paper. Students will pick an animal or a plant to add to their landscape.

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