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ONSITE: Family Studio: Polka Dot Flowers Inspired by Yayoi Kusama

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Come make art inspired by flowers and the incredible artist Yayoi Kusama! We will make drawings of flowers from observation, look at Yayoi Kusama's dot and flower paintings, and then make […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Making Paint Pigments from Food

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Did you know there are lots of colorful paints right at home in your kitchen? Join us as we work with vegetables, fruits, pantry staples, and spices to create paints!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Fabric Collages Inspired By Faith Ringgold

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Come learn about the incredible artist and children's book author Faith Ringgold! We will look at her beautiful story quilts for inspiration and then make our own story quilts using paper, […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Ink Painting Installation

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Create goofy ink creatures with extreme emotions and have a little photoshoot around town with your artwork! Families that enjoy being interactive and silly together will love this class.

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Making Beautiful Blue Cyanotypes Using Nature + the Sun

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Cyanotypes are a simple but fun photographic process involving light-sensitive paper, natural objects, and the Sun! We will walk around the neighborhood to gather objects, then come back to VisArts to […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Painting with Plants

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Come explore the magic of painting with plants! We will work together to make plant paints using local flowers and foliage, then create our own paintings using our home made materials!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Outdoor Adventure Paint Studio

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Let's go on an outdoor adventure and draw and paint! Explore the neighborhood while learning how to draw local botanicals and trees!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Pet Rock Painting

April 18, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. Give life to a family of smooth river rocks by making little critters. Design your creatures using paint and other decoration styles. Make them your own by giving them colorful outfits, […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Nature-Inspired Clay Trinket Dishes

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. Play with clay and make something fun and functional! We'll practice basic hand-building techniques such as forming, rolling, coiling and smoothing. Then we'll press flowers and leaves into our creations to […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Cyanotypes: Making Prints with Sunlight

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class we will make prints using the sun and natural / founds objects. You can bring objects that have meaning to you with distinctive shapes for a more personal […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Follow That Line: Creating Art with Lines

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. There are many types of lines: thick, thin, horizontal, zigzag and many more. Young artists will learn about lines as they create colorful pictures using a variety of lines.

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Exploring Georgia O’Keeffe: Large-Scale Flower Art

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. We'll explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers, because no one saw them like she did! We will observe examples of Georgia O'Keeffe's flower paintings, learn how flowers are important to pollinators and create […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Mystery Monster Machine Game

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Join your family in this spooky art class, and play the mystery monster machine game! Pick 3 cards and draw a monster based on the description!!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Mix it Up: Fun with Color Mixing

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. This class is inspired by Herve Tullet’s book Mix it Up! Young artists will learn about the color wheel, basic color theory and how to make secondary colors by mixing primary […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Nature’s Feathered Friends: Creating Art About Birds

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. We’ll learn about birds through artmaking, storytime, and taking a short community walk to observe birds. We’ll end our class with a feather painting activity. Please note that part of this […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Pinch Pot Fairy Houses

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. We will learn how to form with clay to create our very own tiny fairy houses. We will form in class and you can paint your creations at home!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Cyanotypes: Making Prints with Sunlight

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class we will make prints using the sun and natural / founds objects. You can bring objects that have meaning to you with distinctive shapes for a more personal […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Create a Pillow Doll

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class you will be working together to create a stuffed pillow doll. Use fabric markers, fabric, stuffing, and your imagination to create a doll!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Silly Self Portraits

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. We'll spend our afternoon using different media to draw portraits of ourselves and family.

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Marbled Paper + Bubble Prints

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class we'll learn unique ways to make beautiful paper that can become prints, cards, envelopes and more! We'll use shaving cream and liquid watercolors to create marbled paper prints […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Abstract Paintings Inspired by Alma Thomas

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. learn about this incredible abstract painter and create a work of art in a similar style to take home. We will be using construction paper, glue and paint to create a […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Heart Art: Experimental Painting

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Experiment with process art painting (i.e. use a salad spinner for spin-art hearts) watercolor techniques (dry brush, splatter, wet on wet, etc) to make painted hearts of all sorts. Use contact […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Make a Snow Globe

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class you'll create your own world in a snow globe out of recycled & found items!

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