Bare Bones hosting children’s art workshops

October 1, 2013

Bare Bones has announced a fall/winter Children’s Art Series in collaboration with Tiffany Hoxie of Clover Educational Consulting, a Plainville small business.

Classes begin Saturday, Oct. 12 and will be held every other Saturday for six weeks total.

Parental or guardian supervision is required for workshops, as Bare Bones is not a licensed child care facility.

Workshops are $10 for the first child in a family and $6 for each additional child. No advance registration is required, but please arrive early for best seating.

Each workshop runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Snacks will be provided. Parking is available curbside or in the municipal lot adjacent to the building.

Beginning in November, the brand new Artist Tree Tea House also will be open to for parents to relax and enjoy some peaceful time for tea and treats just across the hall.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 12 – Paper Plate Fall Wreath

Children will use a paper plate as their base to create a colorful, festive wreath.  Leaf stencils, construction paper, paint and leaf-shaped sponges will all be available for this project.

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Cityscape Chalk Art

Children will use a large piece of black poster board, stencils of skyscrapers, and chalk to create an architect’s masterpiece. There will be a discussion of perspective, angles, and size.

Saturday, Nov. 9 – Leaf Rubbing and Spider Cookies

Children will use a variety of leaves and different sizes of paper to create a picture.  T texture, color, and the season of fall.  After that, participants will make spider cookies- chocolate cookies filled with either frosting or peanut butter, and pretzels for the legs. Yum!

Saturday, Nov. 23 – Water Color Art

This open-ended art class will give children the opportunity to explore with watercolors. Children will use three techniques: traditional watercolors, markers with water, and food coloring with water, and investigate the similarities and differences.

Saturday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Cards

Participants will use a variety of materials to create holiday cards for friends and family.  Stickers, markers, stamps, paper, string, and more will all be available!

Saturday, Dec. 21 – Stamping fun

Children will learn how to do stamping in non-traditional ways. Children will use a variety of recycled materials included household materials to complete this masterpiece. This is a painting activity.