Published DateMEREDITH — The Arts Collaborative's Teaching Studio in Meredith is offering summer classes and creative experiences for people of all ages.
For children and teens, programs will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning July 10. During each day, four different sessions for school aged kids take place.
"We want to provide experiences where children and teens can explore their naturally creative ideas in a fun encouraging atmosphere." says teaching artist Heidi Little. "We provide the materials and a theme or inspiration and they take off with it. We're excited to continue offering weekly sessions, so that kids can come as often or as seldom as their family's summer schedule allows."
For the youngest children aged 5 to 7, Thursdays' "Glitter, Giggles, and Goop" mixes creativity with age-appropriate silliness and play in one hour sessions.
For 7 to 12 year olds, Wednesdays include "Crazy Creative Kids!" a two hour journey through sculpting, puppet-making, painting, printing, and other activities using both traditional as well as natural, found, and recycled materials.
"Girl Power!" also on Wednesdays for 10 and up, fosters authentic expression through creative activities and journaling. Boys and girls age 10 and up can enjoy "Crafternoons!" on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. where the focus is on a variety of engaging and unique craft projects.
Families, older teens, and adults can register for "Mural Madness!," "Garden Art," "Up Cycle Your Chair: Repurposed Furniture," and others. Adults can enjoy "Yoga and Art." There is even an all-day intensive for Art Teachers: "Art Teacher Camp Days."
Recurring events for adults include "First Friday: Creative Women's Gathering" and a weekly drop-in series "Open For Art" on Tuesday evenings.