Zentangled Critters

After looking at patterns in nature, young artists will create a unique animal from checkerboards, spirals, weaves and geometic shapes.  What bold animal lurks in your imagination?

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​Scratchboard Animals

Circles, squiggles, lines

and cross-hatching.  Design

an animal in its environment

by scratching a variety of

textures into an inked 

surface.


 

               25 person limit, 1.5 hours, all materials provided.  For children ages 8 - 13.
            Most workshops $300 unless otherwise stated. 


Haunted House at Night

Join in on the spooky fun as we paint a night sky & landscape using colored tissue and add a haunted house in silhouette!

*extra materials charge

Always available...

​Optical Illusions

Young artists will learn of

Victor Vasarely, known as the

founder of optical art. We'll

learn how to alter line and

shading in order to fool the

eye, and create 3-D art on

flat paper!

Wire Sculpture*

Using a variety of wires, found objects, beads and baubles, we’ll create a unique character of our own imaginative design.

2020 Summer Workshops

Special "Online Only" art demo workshops for kids & adults

Pop-Up Butterfly

​Flutter into Spring with a paper-engineered card. Kids will make this butterfly pop-up unique using sharpies and colored pencils. 



Embossed Aluminum Design

Take zentangles a notch

higher by embossing designs

on aluminum sheets.  We'll extend that design to the

border with colored pencils.

PAPER ENGINEERING

   Investigate the fine art of 

cutting and folding shapes

into 3-dimensions in this

pop-up card.

   We'll finish it off by using

markers and colored pencils.

SURREAL HOUSES

   Young artists will explore

Zentangle and architectural

design with fantasy elements.

   Markers and colored pencils completes the vision!



ANIMALS ODDITY PRINTS

   We'll create a new kind of

animal by carving into a foam

sheet and pulling a black ink 

print.  Painting in details will

follow.

Pop Art Portraits

Bring a contemporary feel

to a retro comic book style!  

​Young artists will use ink

along with colored pencils 

to give life to a new Manga-

inspired character! 

Origami-to-Go

In this step-by-step guided

workshop, we'll begin with 

simple designs and progress

to the more challenging

dog, rabbit and jumping

frogs!                                                          

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Decorative Dots

Young artists will blend a dot paint technique with shimmering metallic paint markers to create an imaginary animal in this unique decorative design workshop.

Alpine Tree Bookmarks

After creating our own

colored and textured 

paper, we'll create a winter

wonderland of bookmarks

with collage and spangles.

Great for gift-giving! 


Traveling art workshops designed to inspire the young and young-at-heart.


For children, ages 8 - 13


Wild Portraits 

Are you a lion, tiger or bear? Maybe you have wings of an eagle! Young artists will use chalk and oil pastels to reveal their wilder side!​

Step-by-step demo from drawing to finished art that is easy to follow.  Receive a digital link to be displayed however you choose on your library's Events category.

(suggested: YouTube premiere date and time)

                                     $100


Quilled Animals

Twist, pinch and curl colored strips of paper and explore the variety of designs that can be made with quilled paper. Then create a scene with your favorite animal!

Step-by-step demo of 3 separate origami projects. No special materials required, we us ordinary papers found in most households, cut to squares. Receive a digital link to be displayed however you choose on your library's Events category. (suggested: YouTube premiere date and time)

                                       $100

Wildlife Birds

​Using a limited palette of 

acrylic paint colors, young artists will create a wildlife bird of their choosing on a dark 

background. Discover how 

many blended colors you can make from 3 choices!

Wax Resist Watercolor

After learning about the 

process of dyeing batik 

fabrics, artists will draw

with wax crayon and apply

watercolors.  We'll learn 

wet-in-wet painting and 

texturizing techniques.

Print Station

Young artists will gain an 

understanding of block

printing. Using various tools,

they will design and carve

an image, ink it, and pull a

unique monoprint.


OCEAN LIFE PASTELS

   Young artists will be 

invited to render their

favorite sea creature and 

render it in oil pastels.

   Add a simple or complex

background and discover

your deep-sea creature in

all its glory.