Art Classes for Kids



02/15/20 Mommy & Me - Valentine Art

It is time to make some valentine art for that someone special. We will be using oil pastels and watercolor to make beautiful hearts. As always, we welcome other family members to come for class if mommy can’t make it. An adult must stay for this class. Dress for mess.  This program is funded by the Mathews Community Foundation.



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3 - 6 Coyle 2/15 - 2/15 Sa 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 3

03/21/20 Mommy & Me - Printing with Blocks

Wood blocks can also be used to print on paper. We will be using wood blocks and tempera paints to make these fun pieces of art. As always, we welcome other family members to come for class if mommy can’t make it. An adult must stay for this class. Dress for mess.  This program is funded by the Mathews Community Foundation.



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3 - 6 Coyle 3/21 - 3/21 Sa 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 6

04/11/20 Mommy & Me - Leaf and Flower Printing

With so many flowers and plants blooming we will use some for making art. As always, we welcome other family members to come for class if mommy can’t make it. An adult must stay for this class. Dress for mess.  This program is funded by the Mathews Community Foundation.



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3 - 6 Coyle 4/11 - 4/11 Sa 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 5

05/09/20 Mommy & Me - Tiny Airplanes

Come make some tiny airplanes from clothes pins and popsicle sticks. This is a fun little class for boys and girls alike. As always, we welcome other family members to come for class if mommy can’t make it. An adult must stay for this class. Dress for mess.  This program is funded by the Mathews Community Foundation.



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3 - 6 Coyle 5/9 - 5/9 Sa 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 6

Ceramic Leaf Dishes or Tea Light Holders

We will make ceramic dishes or tea light holders, using rolled clay imprinted with real leaves. We will make our pieces the first Saturday, then they will be bisque fired and we will glaze during the second class.



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10 - &up Hall 5/9 - 5/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $30.00 View 11

Family Tree

Families will get to paint a Family Tree together. Each family member will get a pre-sketched canvas to paint. When pieces are placed together they will make up a tree. Size of piece will depend on the number of family members participating in the class. This is a family project so adult family members are required to stay.  Register by Feb. 14 so we can order supplies. This program is funded by The Mathews Community Foundation.



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Coyle 2/29 - 2/29 Sa 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $0.00 View -7

Fundamentals of Clay
In this class, students will get a chance to try their hand at the wheel.  Learn a short lesson in wedging, centering and then working the wheel.  They will also learn basic hand-building.  Pieces will be bisque fired then glazed on the last date and the students will have to return to pick up their work.

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8 - &up Marshall 2/22 - 3/21 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $50.00 View 6

Kids' Animal Print Cookie Decorating

This class will introduce students to basic cookie decorating skills using buttercream icing! We will be coloring icing AND decorating cookies using buttercream and fondant to create zebra, leopard, tiger and giraffe patterns! Super CUTE!! Please note any food allergies with registration. All cookies decorated are taken home. Note: Please tie back long hair and bring an apron.



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6 - 13 Boho 3/28 - 3/28 Sa 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM $16.00 View 8

Kids' Chocolate Spring Bouquet

In this fun class students will learn how to assemble their chocolates on a lollipop stick and make an awesome bouquet arrangement with their creations. This is a perfect centerpiece for any time of the year.  Students will take home a beautiful chocolate bouquet (edible) in a non-edible flower pot complete with grass.  Class fee includes ALL supplies.  Please note any food allergies with registration and tie back long hair.      



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6 - 13 Boho 3/28 - 3/28 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $16.00 View 8

Kids' Valentine's Day Sweet Treat Pops

We will be making Krispy Pops! If you know about Cake Pops it's the same concept with Rice Krispy treats! They last longer and we will assemble in a bouquet for a great centerpiece! These will be dipped in chocolate with sprinkles and designs! All decorated treats are to be taken home at the end of class. Please note any food allergies with registration and tie back long hair. 



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Kids' Winter Wonderland Cupcake Decorating

Come join the fun in this Winter Wonderland Cupcake class! We will make snowflakes, snowmen, and other winter designs with Buttercream icing! All decorated cupcakes are to be taken home at the end of class. Please note any food allergies with registration and tie back long hair. 



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Leaf Printing

Leaves can make some beautiful art. In class we will have some artistic family fun.  Big and little hands will get messy so dress for mess as we will be using watercolors, acrylic paints and other material to make our art work.  This is a family project so adult family members are required to stay.  This program is funded by The Mathews Community Foundation.



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Coyle 3/21 - 3/21 Sa 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM $0.00 View 10

Mystical Sunset Trees

Have you ever stopped to look at the incredible colors of a sunset? Join us to create your own interpretation of a vibrant sunset and the silhouette of a whimsical tree created with paint and oil pastels. 



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8 - 12 Marshall 3/14 - 3/14 Sa 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $15.00 View 8

OpenArts After School

Every Tuesday and Thursday we open the doors of the Bay School, welcoming children within the community to our OpenArts After School Program. This high energy, after school program introduces students to a variety of techniques, media and artists. It is open to any child (age 6-14) who wishes to participate, whether they attend home school or public school. Classes are split into two age groups, 6-10 and 11-14, or grades 1-4 and 5-8.

The middle school class is for 11-14 yr old students who are ready for art projects that may be a bit more involved. We will work on a variety of mixed media projects that may take 2 or more classes to complete. We will also incorporate some personal development into our art work, discovering our unique gifts and what makes us unique. We will explore and discuss core values and what makes us good decision makers. Students will have more freedom to explore a variety of artistic mediums that they may find appealing and I will welcome ideas from them if they have a particular area of interest. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

We ask that you provide us with emergency contacts and allergy information when you register your child for the first time.  This class fills quickly.  We have a limited number of spaces available.   

If Mathews County Public schools are closed then we will not have class.

This free after school program is funded by the Mathews Community Foundation, an endowment from the Owens Fund, the Richard Gwathmey and Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, and the UUFR Servetus Community Outreach Endowment Fund.



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6 - 10 Hall 1/28 - 5/26 Tu 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM $0.00 View -2
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6 - 10 Boor 1/30 - 5/28 Th 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM $0.00 View -6
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11 - 14 Leavell 1/30 - 5/28 Th 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM $0.00 View -2

Origami Boxes

We will create original art on squares of paper.  Next, we fold our paper, following a specific sequence of folds.  Once that is done, the paper can be formed into a top and bottom of a box.



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10 - &up Hall 3/21 - 3/21 Sa 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $15.00 View 8

Painted Rock Family

Join us for some family fun while we paint and decorate rocks. Each family will be supplied with all the materials they will need to complete the project. This is a family project so adult family members are required to stay.  This program is funded by The Mathews Community Foundation.



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Coyle 5/30 - 5/30 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $0.00 View 10