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GAAC Offers A Cabin Fever Fixer For Kids: "Art To Go" Classes & Kits To Do At Home

Feb. 26, 2021

Give your kids good reason to relinquish that remote: The Glen Arbor Arts Center has temporarily turned its in-person After School Art workshops into a virtual, on-demand Art To Go program.

Register your 6- to 12-year-old for the class of his or her choice, and GAAC will email access to four teaching videos (an attention-keeping 20 minutes-ish each) and ship an art kit containing all the materials needed for creating alongside the teaching videos and for hours after the video ends.

Current courses offered are Drawing with Scissors, Expressing Movement with Art, Building 3D Art, or Storytelling and Illustration. (Cost is $55 for one class with art kit; additional kit, $35.) All are taught by experienced art educator and Leelanau local Jill Hunt, and not a one is “just” an arts and craft project. In Storytelling and Illustrating, for example, young artists explore printmaking techniques to create their own hand-patterned papers, learn about the life and art of mixed media artist and activist Faith Ringgold and writer/illustrator Eric Carle (of The Very Hungry Caterpillar fame), cut and glue their own two-dimensional paper story-quilt collage, and also use the collage technique to make an illustration of their favorite animal or imaginative fantasy creature.

A little envious, Mom and Dad? Poke around glenarborart.org when you register your kid; scads of virtual art classes are available for adults, too.


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