Friday Fun for Fledglings (Art Classes for Kids!)
July 17 - August 21, 2020
Join us under the Gilley Tent for fun art classes taught on select Fridays by Allison Maurais. Classes begin at 10:30am and are limited to 5 people only; children should come with an adult guardian. Reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of the class is $5 per person, and covers instruction and materials. All classes will be outside and socially distanced; face coverings are required.
Allison Maurais is an artist, and the the all-grade art teacher at Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor. We are lucky to have her join us on staff at the Gilley during the summers.
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July 17 – Zentangle Birds
Create a wonderfully patterned bird drawing. The materials are simple, but these can be as complex and wild as you want. Suitable for kids in middle school and up.
July 24 – Printmaking
Design a colorful bird and print multiple unique copies to share. We'll be making 1 or 2 color prints using foam or softcarve (similar to linoluem, but easier to use) and water-based printing inks. For children 10 and up.
July 31 – Christmas in July
July is the perfect time to create an ornament from salt dough for this year’s Christmas tree. We’ll be working with flour, water, salt, ribbon, and textured items to press into the dough. Feel free to bring your own treasures from nature – shells, leaves, acorns, you name it – to use. For children 6 and up.
Aug. 7 & 14 – Pinwheels for Peace
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by teachers Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. Make a pinwheel with your own unique design and help us cover the Gilley lawn in pinwheels for International Peace Day in solidarity with other organizations – including Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor – on Sept. 21. Suitable for kids in middle school and up. Find out more about Pinwheels for Peace at www.pinwheelsforpeace.com