MEREDITH — The Arts Collaborative has some creative offerings planned for February school vacation.
On Tuesday, February 25 children 6-12 years can choose to participate in "Puppet pals and Crazy Characters" from 9:30 a.m. to noon. In this workshop children will dream up some amazing, bold, crazy, brave and silly characters, and bring them to life in hand made puppets, using bits and pieces of fabric, paper, recycled treasures and more. A Fun with Color workshop will be offered from 12:30-3 p.m. In this workshop students will explore color mixing, blending, stamping, sponging, splattering, and painting. Children are encouraged to bring their own snacks, and lunch if they plan to stay for both workshops.
On Wednesday February 26 pre-teens and teens can choose "Altered books and Creative Journaling" from 9:30 a.m. to noon. During this class teens will take an old bookand paint, tear, stamp, collage, embellish and make it their own unique artistic statement. Photos, ticket stubs, and stickers that have special meaning can be brought from home, or can be chosen from the studios plentiful collection of unique materials. A "Canvas Painting" workshop will be offered from 12:30- 3 p.m. Students will make their own original paintings using acrylic paints.
"It's a great chance for kids to make a mess and try new ideas and experiment with art in a non- judgmental process oriented environment. I love to watch their eye's light up with delight and pride at their accomplishments and discoveries. It's also a nice chance for parents to get a break or accomplish some work, while the children have fun during the busy vacation week." Says experienced teaching artist Heidi Little.