All the ART-ventures programs will meet on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm at Memorial School (310 Main Street, Wilbraham)
Fall ART-Ventures: Lions and Tigers and Pigs, Oh My!
October 20 - December 15 (no class 11/24)
For grades K-5
Animals have been an important subject for artists all over the world since the beginning of time. From ancient caves to the present day these magnificent creatures can be seen in paintings, sculptures, ceramics, mosaic art, fabric design, masks and stained glass. On a wild journey through the animal kingdom, art adventurers discover a multitude of kooky critters--as well as their own creativity--while exploring various techniques, tools, textures and materials. Stained glass giraffes, fabric dogs, ceramic elephants, wooden snakes, colorful dinosaurs, and clay lions with fluffy fiber manes. These are just a few of the animals created during our cool and playful art excursions. Fun facts about each creature are included and masterpieces go home each week. A ROARING good time!
Online Registration - Tuesday, September 27 - Sunday, October 16
Register now online at www.wilbrahamrec.com
Winter ART-Ventures: Penguins and Polar Bears
January 26 - March 23 (no class 2/23)
For grades K-5
Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of penguins, polar bears, and other cold-weather creatures. In this fun, art-packed series, art explorers—equipped with a myriad of unique materials, tools, and techniques—set out on an adventure across frozen tundra to discover life in and around the icy waters of the earth's Poles. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs. Build sand castle lighthouses and create beautiful decoupaged sea horses. Paint sharks or fish on canvas panels. Design hats as colorful as the Northern Lights and transform plain t-shirts into oceans teeming with creatures. Explore the art of collage, fabric art, sculpting, and so much more while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don't miss the ART-rageous fun!
Online Registration - Tuesday, January 3 - Sunday, January 22
Spring ART-Ventures: Just for Fun ART-ventures
April 6 - June 1 (no class 4/20)
For grades K-5
Get ready to "create some fun"! Just for Fun Art-ventures lead children on an imaginary tour through the world's greatest art museums, inspiring creativity through exposure to the FUN-damentals of artist's tools, techniques and art forms, many inspired by the masters. But don't just admire these great works—decorate your home with masterpieces of your own! Draw Oil Pastel Flowers like O’Keefe, create colorful canvases in the style of Matisse, and design upside down and inside out Watercolor Dream Paintings inspired by Chagall. Sculpt Swirly Clay Pencil Holders, create Burlap Landscape Collages, and decorate Paper Mache Boxes. Creatively educational, whimsical and unconventional, these art-ventures welcome children into a world of artistic wonder. Children
bring home beautiful masterpieces each week, sure to transform any home intoa gallery!
Online Registration - Tuesday, March 14 - Sunday, April 2