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Enjoy a variety of art classes and workshops with The Purple Paintbrush Owner/Instructor, Kristin Bailey!

Budding Artists (5-7 Years)
  • Saturdays, September 10 - 24: Who knew how important a balloon could be to both art and history! This series will explore some processes using balloons as both inspiration and a tool! Including creating a decorative bowl using plaster gauze strips, creating and embellishing a squishy stress ball, and painting balloon animal pottery pieces using acrylic paints!
  • Saturdays, November 5 - 19: Some winter favorites are back! Young artists will create little whimsical holiday trees with some easy to follow directions and decorate them with glaze. Day 2 we will be learning a little bit about perspective drawing as we create cool winter landscapes. On the last day: move over the elf on the shelf, there’s a near critter in town! We will be using pine cones, beads, pipe cleaners, and other fun tools to create fun little characters.
  • Saturdays, March 8 - 22: In this series, young artists will get to try their hand at sculpting with clay, collage a portrait of themselves as a crayon color (you won’t find these fabulous creations in a box!), and learn how to take basic shapes, lines, and watercolor to construct their own castle! The last day of class we will paint our creations with acrylic paint. Please dress accordingly as there is always a chance for getting messy!
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Budding Artists (5-7Yrs) - Nov 
5 - 7 N/A Sa  11/05/2022 - 11/19/2022
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$53.00 Res, $61.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
 
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Budding Artists (5-7Yrs) - March 
5 - 7 N/A Sa  03/04/2023 - 03/18/2023
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$53.00 Res, $61.00 Non-Res
11 seat(s) available

Budding Artists (8-10 Years)
  • Saturdays, October 8 - 22: In this month's Budding Artists class students will get to challenge themselves in creating a functional jack-o-lantern from clay and giving it character! (Alien pumpkins? shark pumpkin? What will you create?) Once created and fired in the kiln, these fantastic pumpkins will be glazed with the student’s choice of colors and fired once more to a glossy finish. In addition to clay, we will also be exploring some 2-D art processes with canvas; using monochromatic colors to create a background and cutting vinyl to create a resist/silhouette. Students will have their choice of white or black canvas. Our last project will be a little mini drawing lesson using pastels and an assortment of fall themed items to come up with an interesting still life!
  • Saturdays, February 11 - 25: Have a young artist that LOVES clay? Then they’ll enjoy this series of budding artists! These 3 weeks are all about clay and some of the fundamentals for creating both functional and non-functional art! We will work with both sculpting, as well as working from slab, as well as glazing pieces when they are in a near “leather hard” state. Pieces will then be taken off site and fired in a kiln to near 1800 degrees! Parents will be notified 1-2 weeks after the last class to pick up fired pieces from the parks office. Note: please be sure your child can attend all 3 classes to make sure they don’t miss glazing opportunities!
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Budding Artists (8-10Yrs) - Oct 
8 - 10 N/A Sa  10/08/2022 - 10/22/2022
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$53.00 Res, $61.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
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Budding Artists (8-10Yrs) - Feb 
8 - 10 N/A Sa  02/11/2023 - 02/25/2023
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$53.00 Res, $61.00 Non-Res
13 seat(s) available

Teen Art Club (10-15 Years)
  • Wednesdays, September 14 - 28: In this teen art club series, we’re trying our hand at some of those fun Gram’ worthy art processes and pop culture art. We will be doing a little spin on hydro dipping canvas (no aerosols, however nail varnish will be involved.) Dust masks, gloves, and aprons will be provided. Please let us know if your teen has a latex allergy) Once our canvas is dry, time to add even more to it! We will also create tiny colorful foods with polymer clay (with the option to add wire to create a key chain, and do some fun and quirky life drawing on the last day!
  • Wednesdays, March 8 - 22: In this series of Teen Art Club, we are 100% focused on the world of painting! Each day will consist of 1 of 3 paint mediums as well as some technique, instruction, and history: Water Color+pen, acrylic, as well as introducing water soluble oil color. From here, what we create is only limited by young artists' imaginations! Each class will include paint, canvas, and other fun materials. NOTE: Please be aware there is always a chance for stains, please dress accordingly!
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Teen Art Club - March 
10 - 15 N/A 03/08/2023 - 03/22/2023
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$65.00 Res, $75.00 Non-Res
14 seat(s) available

Toddler Art Adventure
  • Thursdays, October 6 - 20: Littles and their grownups are going to have a messy good time in this fall themed Toddler Art Adventure series! Our first day of class we will sculpt and create a small clay jack-o-lantern to be painted with glaze! There will be canvas painting with fun fall themes and texture painting, and colorful tree collages, and a fall themed sensory bin/game to accompany our project! Please let us know if your child has any allergies as some sensory bins contain tasty elements like pumpkin.
  • Thursdays, February 9 - 23: This month we are all about toddlers and their favorite foods! We will create tasty looking treats using polymer clay, build a towering ice cream paper collage with their favorite “flavors”, experiment with some color mixing using skittles, and play with ice cream dough to make giant sundaes! (dough is taste-safe, please inform us of any food allergies prior to class so the instructor can accommodate, this is definitely a sugary filled fun day!) As always there is the potential for your child (and yourself!) to get a little messy each day, so please dress accordingly.
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Toddler Art Adventure - Oct 
1.06 - 4 N/A Th  10/06/2022 - 10/20/2022
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$51.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Toddler Art Adventure - Feb 
1.06 - 4 N/A Th  02/09/2023 - 02/23/2023
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$51.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
12 seat(s) available

Whimsical Clay Tree Family Workshop
  • Sunday, November 6: Making a “snake” out of clay never looked so pretty! Create a whimsical clay Christmas tree with relative ease! Once the basic tree shape is made, then it’s time to embellish with a star, some little ornaments and other details you might like! We will be glazing the trees the same day so they’ll be ready to display for the coming season after they are fired! Trees will be ready approximately 14 days after the class. Registrants will be notified when they are available for pickup. (Each child will receive 2lbs of clay which can be split for two smaller trees if a parent would like to make one!)
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Whimsical Clay Tree Family Workshop 
4 and up N/A Su  11/06/2022
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$42.00 Res, $48.00 Non-Res
15 seat(s) available

Family Hand Building Clay Ornaments Workshops
  • Sunday, November 13: Create one of a kind ornaments and memories this holiday season! Participants will receive 1lb slab of clay and have access to numerous fun and festive cookie cutters! 1lb of clay will make approximately three ornaments depending on the designs chosen. Participants will be able to embellish their ornaments as well as glaze them during the same workshop. Ornaments will then be fired in a kiln and be ready approximately 14 days after the class. Ornaments will have wire included in packaging.
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Family Hand Building Clay Ornaments Workshop 
1.06 and up N/A Su  11/13/2022
05:30 PM - 06:45 PM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$35.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available

Toddler Ornament Workshop
  • Thursday, November 17: Something for the little artists! In this workshop, participants will get to choose two fun bisque ornament designs to glaze however they desire. Whether its thumbprints, getting creative with bubble wrap stamping, or using Christmas themed stickers to create a cool resist, we’ve got something for every little artist! Ornaments will be ready approximately 14 days after the workshop. Participants will be notified when they are ready. An adult must accompany child.
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Toddler Ornament Workshop 
1.06 - 4 N/A Th  11/17/2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$28.00 Res, $32.00 Non-Res
14 seat(s) available

Kids Cookie Plate Workshop
  • Sunday, November 27 & December 4: Back again this winter! Kids will create an extra special cookie plate they can share with their family this holiday season! Cookie plates will be hand built using 2lbs of clay and a round mold. From here participants will be taught how to properly attach any embellishments they wish to add to the inside of their plates. On December 10 kids will glaze their plates with a variety of colorful glazes. Plates will then be fired a second time and will be ready for pickup approximately 10 days after last class. Registrants will be notified when they are available. (*plates are fired twice to insure food safety) You must attend BOTH workshops. If you miss the first class, there will NOT be a plate for you to glaze. Parents are welcome to stay and assist their child.
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Kids Cookie Plate Workshop 
7 and up N/A Su  11/27/2022 - 12/04/2022
04:30 PM - 05:45 PM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$42.00 Res, $48.00 Non-Res
11 seat(s) available

Little Artist Holiday Workshop
  • Ages 5-7, Saturday, December 3: A special workshop for young artists looking to create something for their loved ones! Students will have their choice of two pottery pieces or a canvas and one pottery piece both to paint with acrylic the same day and ready to take home! Pottery selections include small figurines, decorations, ornaments, and more with an assortment of colors and embellishments to choose from. Ornaments will include wire for hanging. Pieces will then be dried, and kids can wrap them!
  • Ages 8-11, Saturday, December 10: A Little Artists Holiday Workshop for our older artists looking to create handmade gifts as well! Students will have their choice of two pottery pieces or a canvas and one pottery piece both to paint with acrylic the same day and ready to take home! Pottery selections include small figurines, decorations, ornaments, and more with an assortment of colors and embellishments to choose from. Ornaments will include wire for hanging. Pieces will then be dried, and kids will have time to wrap them!
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Little Artists Holiday Workshop (Ages 5-7) 
5 - 7 N/A Sa  12/03/2022
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

C.I. Beaver Hall - C. I. Beaver Hall Great Room
$35.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
17 seat(s) available
 
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Little Artists Holiday Workshop (Ages 8-11) 
8 - 10 N/A Sa  12/10/2022
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Lofino Plaza - Multipurpose Room
$35.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
20 seat(s) available

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