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ART-Ventures is offering half day programs for the upcoming December,  February, and April vacation weeks for Grades K-5. 

December Vacation Week (Grades K-5)

WHEN: Tuesday, December 26th - Friday, December 29th
WHERE: Memorial School, Room #8
TIME: 9am - 12pm
COST: $162 Resident / $172 Non-Resident
REGISTRATION: Tuesday, December 5th - Monday, December 18th

Daily Project Descriptions
12/26 Sparkly Snowflakes and Magic Mittens
'Tis the season to be jolly -- and also the season to create amazing art! Paint family snowman portraits on stretched canvas, create sparkling beaded snowflakes, sculpt clay snowmen, and design colorful scratch art mittens. Enjoy some wonderful winter fun while keeping cozy and warm!

12/27: Shrinky Dinks and Sandpaper T-shirts
Art-venturers design and imprint their very own T-shirts by creating animal “molas,” the colorful multi-layered textile designs of Panama. Then design shrinky dink 
sun catchers inspired by Native American folk art tradition. Finally, decoupage and decorate paper mache skulls in the style of Mexican “calaveras,” using colorful papers and tons of bling!

12/28 Mirror Mirror on the Wall
In this amazing autobiographical art-venture, discover different ways to tell the story of YOU through art.
 Use clay to sculpt some of your favorite things (soccer balls, guitars, books, etc.) and then stack them up to build your own “All About Me” Totem Poles. Create colorful metal-embossed artwork inspired by Mexican Hojalata Mirrors. Finally, imagine yourself as a cowboy or cowgirl and draw your own Wanted Poster Self-Portrait.

12/29: Fluffy Snowmen & Artsy Icicles
In this awesome art-venture, children will go walkin' in a winter wonderland. Make snowman collages using shaving cream, sculpt glittery clay icicles, paint wooden boxes with a wintery theme, and draw snowy trees with oil pastels and splatter paint. Get ready for some super, seasonal fun!
February Vacation Week (Grades K-5)
WHEN: Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, February 23rd
WHERE: Memorial School, Room #8
TIME: 9am - 12pm
COST: $162 Resident / $172 Non-Resident
REGISTRATION: Tuesday, January 23rd - Sunday, February 11th

Daily Project Descriptions
2/20 Watercolor Places & Pencil Cases
Design vibrant Painted Pencil Cases using a special resist technique and learn about one-point perspective while creating Watercolor Landscape Paintings. Plus, learn about symmetry while building a gorgeous Macaroni Mandala out of colorful pasta!

2/21 Colorful Creatures come Alive
Create a menagerie of animal-inspired masterpieces while borrowing techniques from some of history’s greatest artists. Try out M.C. Escher’s mind-bending art style while designing Animal Tessellation T-shirts. Make Native American Clay Story Necklaces by sculpting a variety of animal-shaped beads. Finally, craft colorful Chalk Pastel Rooster Drawings inspired by Picasso’s wacky work of art, “La Coq.”

2/22 Zany Zoo Animals
This all new art-rageous program is truly like a trip to the zoo. Color Ceramic Bunny Banks with special paint markers and design wacky Stained Glass Animals with wiggly eyes! Plus create Animal Clip Bookmarks using watercolor paints and draw some Surprisingly Ferocious Fish!

2/23 All Aboard! Amazing Art from Around the Globe
Journey across the world in this excellent multi-cultural art-venture! First, travel to Mexico and paint gorgeous Wooden Animal Puzzles in the style of Oaxacan Alebrijes (brightly patterned wood animal sculptures). Then head off to Australia to sculpt Clay Aboriginal Masks using a very cool technique inspired by Aboriginal dot art. Finally, land in Africa, where you’ll create Elephant Drawings in Watercolor Landscapes. All you need to pack is your imagination!

April Vacation Week (Grades K-5)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16th - Friday, April 19th
WHERE: Memorial School, Room #8
TIME: 9am - 12pm
COST: $162 Resident / $172 Non-Resident
REGISTRATION: Tuesday, March 12th - Sunday, April 7th

Jungle Journey ART
Art explorers take their inner artists for a walk in the rainforest and discover a variety of endangered creatures who live there. Lizards and poison dart frogs, bugs and butterflies, tigers, and monkeys and more. Learn about the layers of the rainforest while experimenting with a variety of art forms. Experience fabric design while tie dyeing bandannas and making rainbow T-shirts. Sculpt animals out of clay, make 3-D paper reptiles, and create rainforest flowers. Decorate beach balls, draw tigers with oil pastels, and paint ceramic flowerpots that look like boots. Discover stained glass and scratch art too. 

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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