Free Family Art Workshops 2017

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Join the FUN and CREATE with us! During the 2017 winter season, WheatonArts offers FREE family art workshops every other weekend. These Wheaton Wide Open Workshops are presented by PNC Arts Alive and take place in the Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts. All materials are provided.

Stained-Glass-Inspired Tin Foil Art
Saturday, January 14
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:30-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 3 and above
Create a modern, 2-dimensional work of art using simple, everyday materials. Participants will learn to use up-cycled materials, such as cardboard, yarn, foil, and markers to create a vibrant art work. We will view examples of painted and stained glass as inspiration for our patterns and designs.

Landscape Painting: Using Tints and Shades to Create the Illusion of Depth
Saturday, January 28
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:30pm-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 5 and above
Learn about color theory while creating an abstract landscape painting. In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness, and a shade is the mixture of a color with black, which reduces lightness. Participants will learn how to place tints and shades within a composition to create the illusion of depth.

Tree Ring Printing
Saturday, February 11
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:30-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 7 and above
Capture the history of a tree using the technique of printmaking. Cross sections of trees make beautiful prints. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use ink to draw out the growth rings of a tree. Participants will use pre-cut, sanded, and burned logs as printing plates. Everyone will have a chance to ink a log and pull a print.

Coil Pots
Saturday, February 25
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:30pm-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 7 and above
Join us as we create pots using air dry clay and the coil method. In this workshop, we will look at examples of coil pots dating as far back as 1500 B.C. and use them as inspiration to create contemporary pots. Coil pots are constructed by gradually stacking and joining coils. A combination of smooth and patterned surfaces can be easily created, making each pot unique.

 

The Exquisite Book
Saturday, March 11
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:20pm-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 7 and above
Combine art and game-play as we create an exquisite book – a device used to inspire collaborative, unexpected artworks. Surrealists developed a number of techniques for liberating the individuals unconscious, including automatic writing and drawing games. The aim was to help people discover the larger reality or “surreality”. The books we will create in this workshop are designed to be used to play the surrealist “Exquisite Corpse” drawing game.

Plasticine Stamp Printing
Saturday, March 25
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:20pm-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 5 and above
Create both the stamp and the print! Families will learn how to shape, mold and carve plasticine clay to create one-of-a-kind stamps that will then be used as elements to create a larger print. The stamps will be re-molded and used many more times but the prints are yours to take home.

Lego Printing
Saturday, March 25
11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm; 2:20pm-3:30pm
Suggested Ages: 5 and above
Lego® bricks are no longer just for 3-dimensional building. Create one-of-a-kind architectural prints by dipping a Lego brick in paint and using it like a stamp.

 

Reservations are encouraged. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.
Walk-ins welcome if seats are available.
856.825.6800
pweichmann@wheatonarts.org