Family Art Workshops

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Join the FUN and CREATE with us! WheatonArts offers one-hour family art workshops on selected Saturdays. Times available during 11:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m. All materials are provided. Workshops scheduled January to March are free, part of Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive.

 2019 Schedule – FREE January through March

Reservations are encouraged.  Walk-ins welcome if seats are available. Sign up online or call 856.825.6800 or 800.998.4552Register online by clicking here.

Percussion Pods: Rattles
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
Make your own musical instrument! Rattles are created out of clay or other materials, which have a hollow body containing small, loose beads of clay that make noise when shaken. In this workshop, we will use clay to make these small percussive pods. A variety of surface treatment techniques will be demonstrated for you to experiment with.

Captured Kisses: Glass Enamel
Saturday, February 2, 2019

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 4 & above
Capture your lip prints using glass enamel! In this workshop, you will place your lip print onto a small piece of glass. You will then pick your enamel color and a WheatonArts studio staff member will dust powder over your print as you watch. We will then fire your glass prints in our kilns overnight. The lip prints will be available to pick up within 2 days.

Paper Cranes: Sculptural Hangings
Saturday, February 16, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
The Japanese word, “origami” is a combination of two words in Japanese: “ori” which means “to fold” and “kami” which means “paper.” In this workshop you will learn how to fold a traditional Peace Crane. String, beads, and other objects will be available to use as you assemble your cranes into a sculptural hanging. Join our community art project “1,000 Cranes” by leaving a few cranes behind for us to use in a installation on our campus in 2019.

Tree Ring Prints
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 4 & above
Capture the history of a tree using a printmaking technique! Cross sections of trees make beautiful prints. In this workshop, learn how to use ink to draw out the growth rings of a tree, and use pre-cut, sanded, and burned logs as printing plates. Everyone will have a chance to ink a log and pull a print!

Collagraphs
Saturday, February 2, 2019

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 4 & above
In this workshop you will learn the printmaking technique called Collagraphy. Collagraphs are created by applying rigid materials (such as cardboard) to a surface. Printing ink will be applied to the resulting collage and pressed onto a sheet of paper. The resulting print is called a collograph. We will be using cardboard, foam core board, and mat board.

Paper Cranes: Sculptural Hangings
Saturday, March 30, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
The Japanese word, “origami” is a combination of two words in Japanese: “ori” which means “to fold” and “kami” which means “paper.” In this workshop you will learn how to fold a traditional Peace Crane. String, beads, and other objects will be available to use as you assemble your cranes into a sculptural hanging. Join our community art project “1,000 Cranes” by leaving a few cranes behind for us to use in a installation on our campus in 2019.

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