Current ARTS Workshops

These are the workshops we will be offering this semester. Please reach out to us if you are interested in volunteering for one of these workshops or would like to host a workshop of your own.

Paper Airplanes

Students will be taught several methods of paper plane folding, but creativity and ingenuity will be highly encouraged. Students will then have a chance to color their planes.Following the folding and decorating, students will bring their planes outside where we will line up and have a competition.

Expected Run Time: 30-45 min

Recommended Ages: 8+

Peekaboo Fish Paint

Part of the Science Series

Students will scratch away at black cardboard with a penny to reveal bright colors underneath. The motif of the lesson is “under the sea” so students are encouraged to draw fish, mermaids, coral, and more! During the lesson, volunteers will discuss the importance of the coral reefs in the oceans.

Expected Run Time: 30 Min

Recommended ages: 6+

The Life of a Pet Rock

Students will paint a large rock as their pet, with included googley eyes! The students will then write a short story about a day in the life of their pet rock.

Expected Run Time: 45 Min

Recommended ages: 6+

 

 

Sunflower Pops

Part of the Science Series

Students will make their own sunflowers out of marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles, while learning about photosynthesis. Bonus: the sunflowers are edible!

Expected Run Time: 30 Min

Recommended ages: 6+

 

Balloon Animal Lesson

Students will learn to make balloon animals! Enough balloons will be provided for all children to make at least two different animals under the supervision of volunteers.

Expected Run Time: 45 Min

Recommended ages: 8+

Camouflage Hands

Students will paint their hand into pre-made backgrounds, attempting to camouflage themselves in the painting!

Expected Run Time: 30 Min

Recommended ages: 6+

Busy Beavers

Part of the Science Series

Students will attempt to create a dam in a shoebox with various materials such as popsicle sticks, mud, and rocks. Upon completion, water will be poured into one side of the wax-lined box to see if it works.

Expected Run Time: 1 Hour

Recommended ages: 9+

 

Pop Culture Writing

Students will think about their favorite TV show, book, or movie, and then write a brief story introduction about it. They will experiment with different types of beginnings, such as “in media res”, dialogue, and descriptions. This workshop is suitable for older students.

Expected Run Time: 30-45 min

Recommended Ages: 9+

CLAY WORKSHOPS

Clay animals

This workshop can be adapted to class units on worms, fish, snails, or other animals. Students will learn basic modeling techniques so they can make their own clay creatures!

Expected run time 45 min

Recommended Ages 6+

Coil Pots

Students will learn about coil pots, one of the oldest forming techniques that is still practiced in many places throughout the globe. They will have the opportunity to craft their own coil pot. They can make a cup, vase or bowl!

Expected run time 45-60 min

Recommended Ages 9+

Face Jugs

Students will learn about the tradition of ceramic face jugs in the American South, and get to model a face on a miniature jug.

Expected run time 45-60 min

Recommended Ages 9+

Plates

Students will use a combination of techniques: stamping–incising, and applique–to produce their own unique pottery plate.

Expected run time 45 min

Recommended Ages 5+

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