Artists & Crafts (ages 5+) was a success!! We want to thank everyone who came out to our first installment of this class for kids ages 5 & up. It was wonderful to see familiar, now slightly more mature, faces from past classes.
Randi, the owner of DSK, originally approached us about teaching this class after we made art with her daughter at Habana Outpost’s Earth Day!! We loved the idea, but weren’t exactly sure how to fit it into our schedule. After a little thought and maneuvering, we decided to squeeze in four classes this spring as a limited run to see how it would work for everyone. We are happy to report that it was an ideal Monday afternoon!! From the creativity, to the company, to the food, to the quality time with Georgia…it was perfect!
Tucked to the side of the restaurant we set up our work area in the window seat, which provided the perfect natural light. At one long table we were able to have a great conversation, as well as assist all of the artists. We started class with a brief info sheet that featured a coloring maze of Starry Night!
Next, we played Van Gogh Bingo – which was honestly one of my favorite parts. Everyone learned a little bit about many of Van Gogh’s famous paintings, while having fun finding that image on their bingo board!! It was fun to hear what the students saw out their own window or what it would look like if they drew their bedroom!!
Our first art project was The Starry Night post card. If you are a long time reader of our blog, you might remember this tutorial. If not, we hope you can find the time to do this project with your little one soon!! It’s honestly one of my favorites. Watching these “older” children make their version of Van Gogh’s famous painting was very inspiring. No matter the age, watching an artist’s mind work and seeing them experience the creative process always fills my heart with happiness!
While their little canvases dried, we began creating our take on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. This was a multi-textured project and we did it in steps, presenting the techniques and then allowing each student the freedom to use the supplies however they wanted. It was so fun to see their creations…painted flowers, cupcake liner flowers – white side out, yellow side out, smooshed down flat, toilet paper roll flowers, and coffee beans & sunflower seed as the final touch!!
While we got creative the parents enjoyed some refreshments and chatted at a table close by. The younger siblings hung out, made a little art as well, and enjoyed the food. Going forward I will be providing a special sheet just for them!!
After the art was complete, everyone celebrated with a free Bretzel (and Nutella!!!) thanks to DSK.
There are still three sessions this spring if you’d like to come make art with us. You can sign up for each week here: Monday May 23 – Henri Matisse, Monday June 13 – Romare Bearden, and Monday June 20 – Georgia O’Keeffe. If you’d like to add multiple weeks, just add the first one to your cart, then click continue shopping and choose the next week you’d like.
If you have any questions feel free to email me.