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ONSITE: Family Studio: Reading Sky Color + Painting Skies (B)

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This class will begin with a reading of the book "Sky Color" by Peter Hamilton Reynolds. Next we will use a process art-painting method to create colorful painted winter skies. While the painted skies dry, we can experiment with chalk pastels to make colorful sunset skies. Chalk pastels are a great sensory experience as we use our hands to blend the colors. A perfect activity to brighten up grey winter days!

Special Notes

  • Only one sign up is required per family. Families can include up to 4 people. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. All materials and equipment provided. Artmaking activities will involve some messiness; please wear appropriate clothing.

    Families need to sign up before 4pm the day before class. Confirmations/cancellations will be made by 5pm on the day before. Please sign up as early as possible.

    Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.

    Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor

Erin Powell

As a child, art gave me confidence, focus, and motivation in school. I spent my free time playing in the woods, drawing, and taking care of my many pets – which included several cats and even a small flock of sheep. My artwork today is filled with inspiration from these experiences, especially nature and animals.

I enjoy sharing my talents with others; to empower the struggling student, include the exceptional, and inspire anyone with an interest in creating. I have a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. I previously worked as an elementary art teacher in Charles City County. Following the birth of my 2 lovely daughters, my focus changed to Early Childhood Education. I earned a certificate in Early Childhood Education from John Tyler Community College and am currently a lead teacher at a play-based preschool in Bon Air where my days are filled with art, music, and fun with the 3-4 year olds in my class.

Website: http://www.flickr.com/people/erinpowellarts/

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Reading Sky Color + Painting Skies (B)

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Class Details
February 2310 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $15.00
Member Tuition: $13.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Erin Powell
Level: Family
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