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

Knitting for Tweens
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: 9-12 Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell.

Youth Drawing and Painting
Enjoy the freedom to draw from your imagination, yet learn the basic use of shapes, line, value and texture. Kids will develop fundamental drawing skills in a relaxed setting using story lines and props. Class continues with an exploration of painting techniques in water media and acrylics. Supplies included in fee. Ages: 8 -12. Instructor: Paul Birchak.

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.

Books and Clay
Build clay figures using characters from books as inspiration. 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.

Fun with Cookie Cutters
Make several original pieces of art using cookie cutters and molds. Ages: 8 and older. 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. 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. 

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. 

Spring Holidays
Style holiday decorations for your home while learning all about clay. Ages: 6 to 12. Instructor: Sally Nehr.