“WWOW!” Dec 2015

PNC Arts Alive! presents Wheaton Wide Open Weekends!

Free admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday: December 2015 & January 2 & 3, 2016

Free Admission: December 11 - 13

group of children making clay stamps

Hands-on Programming/Activity:

Plasticine Stamp Printing (Saturday, December 12, 11am to 3pm)

Suggested Ages: 5 years and above (with parental supervision)

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 remolded and used many more times but the prints are yours to take home. Prints can be easily turned into holiday greeting cards.

Instructor: Cherelle Oriolo

Free Admission: December 18 - 20

Christmas gift stamp on white paper

Block Printing: Make Your Own Wrapping Paper (Saturday, December 19, 11am to 3pm)

Suggested Ages: 5 and above (with parental supervision)

Add a special touch to your gifts this year and create your own wrapping paper! In this workshop we will use a variety of pre-carved rubber blocks, stamps, inks, and drawing tools to create unique wrapping paper.

Instructor: Cherelle Oriolo

Free Admission: December 26 + 27

Knitting/Crocheting Circle (Saturday, December 26, 11am to 3pm)

Join us in a knitting circle as we create knitted and crocheted squares for the Warm Up America Foundation. During this workshop we will teach the basic knit stitch and the single crochet.  Yarn and some tools will be available for your use. All levels are welcome.

Instructor: Julie Casper

Free Admission: January 2 & 3, 2016

Artist Deb Czeresko working on glass piece

The Spirit of Giving at WheatonArts

Through January 3

‘Tis the season to join us in the spirit of giving!

WheatonArts is partnering with nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of our local children, families and individuals. As your resource for holiday giving, we are a collection site for Toys for Tots, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and  Warm Up America.

Visit WheatonArts to be inspired by our artists and exhibits, participate in family activities and workshops, or enjoy a shopping experience in our award winning stores, while remembering others this holiday season.