Happy New Year!!! We have some great things planned for 2016! We have made a resolution to create more art this year, so we have packed our calendar with fun classes and events for all ages!
Start the Year with Art!
Classes for Littles
Back by popular demand, we are now offering regularly scheduled classes for toddlers and children, ages 6 and under. These classes are designed for parents to create art with their young children, while not having to purchase supplies, or clean up the mess afterwards. Each class begins with a music session provided by the Center for Music Therapy and Wellness, followed by a session of art making. While each interactive music and art session are designed to address the gross and fine motor skills of the developing child, these classes utilize themes in order to also boost cognitive development. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 am and are $7.00 per child with a $1.00 discount per sibling. All materials are provided.
Artivities After School
This is a new program, for students after school. We provide a safe, fun environment for students to be creative. These sessions are from 4:30 until 6:00 pm and are $10 per child. Children may create their own projects with guidance from our instructors or they may join in our featured activity of the day. These classes are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Our pottery classes and offerings are growing! This is exciting for us and we are so happy to have these classes show up on the calendar. January offers 2 classes in hand building techniques, and as always your creations are yours to take home! To check out our new clay classes see our class calendar!
Our paint classes continue to be our most popular offering! These classes provide step-by-step instruction to those wishing to enjoy creating in a social setting or with a group of friends. Paint classes are offered regularly throughout the week or can be booked as a private party. To view our current painting classes, please visit our class calendar or find more information on private parties!
First Friday Open House and Art Show
We offer a FREE event each first Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Our open house, features live music, refreshment and artwork by local artists from Springfield and the surrounding area of Southwest Missouri. We have some terrific shows coming up too! The next First Friday Open House will be on February 5th and will feature VOICE: An Exhibition of Heritage. This is an exhibition in recognition of African American Heritage month and will feature the works of local Artists of Color. Please join us for this event at 209 W. Commercial Street.
The Art of Yoga
An exclusive event, we offer The Art of Yoga once a month. This yoga and art session occurs every first Saturday of the month at 10 am until noon. Guests will participate in an hour long session of yoga followed by a creative session of art making. Our next session is Saturday February 6th, during which instructor Abi Fiel will help us to open the heart chakra before our painting session. This event is $25 per person, all materials are provided.