Benefits

Every child can benefit from an art or craft class. Children will:

  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Improve fine-motor skills
  • Build friendships
  • Learn to understand themselves (and others)
  •  Learn to express thoughts and emotions that can be hard to put into words
  •  Create opportunities for spontaneity (and it’s fun!)

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Class offerings

Artsy Fartsy Craft Club
Be inspired by adult coloring books and the art that surrounds you. Create notebooks, cards, coasters, jewelry, magnets, bags, and more. $10 supply fee payable to instructor Rian Thompson. Ages: 10-14.

Glass Fusing - Holiday Ornaments
Create ornaments to adorn your tree – they also make great gifts. Choose from a variety of designs or come with your own ideas. $15 supply fee due at class.

Kids Nature Art
Create a treasure map and pictures using paint, pencils, pens, and collage. Enhance your tale of mystery and wonder using items found in nature to. Supplies included in fee. Ages: 6-9. Instructor: Paul Birchak.

Knitting for Teens
Work at your own speed in a fun, encouraging, and flexible atmosphere. Learn the basics: slip knot, cast on stitches, the knit stitch, and binding off. Second class introduces purl and review of the knit stitch. Knit a simple project such as a scarf and feel the therapeutic qualities of knitting. Ages: 13-17. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell.

Pottery

Pottery Clinics
Give pottery a try with these two-day clinics where you can make gifts, functional items, and decorative pieces. Held at City Park Recreation Center. Ages: 6-12.Instructor: Sally Nehr.
 

Create with Clay
Use nature and your favorite story as inspiration to make many useful objects from clay. Ages: 6- 12. Instructor: Sally Nehr.

Pottery on the Wheel
Learn the techniques necessary for throwing pottery on the wheel. Space is limited; sign up early. Ages: 10-14 Instructor: Sally Nehr.

Parent/Child Hand Building
You and your child can enjoy an experience in clay through fall nature themes. Make your original piece the first day and decorate it the second day. Adults must register with child. Fee is per person. Ages: 8 and older. Instructor: Paul Birchak.  

Parent/Child Pottery on the Wheel
Experience the thrill and challenge of throwing on the wheel and creating your own dishes or other small items. Adults must enroll with child. Fee is per person. Ages: 8 and older. Instructor: Paul Birchak.