smART Saturdays: Mini-Boats

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

July 14 – Mini-boats 
Celebrate Summer weather by creating mini-boats that actually float! A variety of techniques will be demonstrated on how to make fun, water-resistant creations that participants can test-run in a small tub of water. How well can you make your boat float?

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Time Capsules

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

June 16th – Time Capsules
Join in the long tradition of creating a time-capsule to preserve memories for the future. Young artists will be provided with a container to decorate and fill with small objects that they create, each representing a thought, insight, or feeling relevant to their current selves.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Pet Rocks

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

May 5th – Pet Rocks
Participants and their caregivers will paint and decorate rocks using a variety of interesting materials, with emphasis on giving their creations a personal flair. “Adoption cards” will be provided to engage creative story-telling by naming and describing what makes their pet unique.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Buggy Bouquets

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

April 21st – Buggy Bouquets
Celebrate April flowers and the Birthday of Iowan artist Grant Wood by creating your very own “Lilies of the Alley” using a wide variety of provided material options. Children and their adult caregivers will construct a vase “arrangement” of paper flowers, butterflies, caterpillars, bugs, or whatever makes you think of Spring!

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Mini-Terrariums

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

March 17th – Mini-Terrariums
Welcome the approach of Spring by creating Mini-Terrarium scenes using provided materials! Children and their adult caregivers will design their own nature-inspired scene using provided materials in the form of a tiny terrarium. Note: No live plants or materials will be used in this project.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Stickers, Buttons, and Magnets, Oh My!

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

February 17th – Stickers, Buttons, and Magnets, Oh My!
In February, fight off dreary Winter days by making bright and colorful keepsakes of your very own design. Materials and instructions will be provided for the creation of custom pin-back badge buttons, refrigerator magnets, and stickers, for participants to take home. A hand-operated badge maker will be available for use, guided by an instructor.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART SATURDAYS NOVEMBER

Expect the Unexpected with these “out of the box” art encounters for young artists ages 6-16. Held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (unless otherwise specified) the series will explore a variety of art approaches guaranteed to “get your nerd out!”

All supplies furnished unless specified, an additional materials fee may be required for certain projects. Come dressed to mess.

Fee is $10 per child ($5 for members) For the 6-9 year old age group, please plan on having a parent or caregiver attend.

For more information and to register online, click HERE

Questions? Please contact Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at mbuhr@dbqart.org or by calling 563-557-1851 Tuesday thru Friday.

Fantasy Pets
Saturday, November 18th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
For ages 6 – 9 (Accompanied by an adult)
Fee: $10 per child ($5 members)

Young artists, in the company of an adult caretaker, will be invited to choose from a variety of small toy “pets” provided for them to pick from. After choosing their pet, attendees will create tiny habitats for their chosen creature, decorating small plastic container “enclosures” however they think suits their new friend! Discussion of what this imaginary pet would appreciate in a home will be encouraged, as well as creative and unusual ideas for how to arrange their mini-habitats. A wide variety of options and materials will be provided to encourage each individual child to let their imagination run wild! (Just to be extra clear–there will be no actual live plants or animals!)

 

smART SATURDAYS NOVEMBER

Expect the Unexpected with these “out of the box” art encounters for young artists ages 6-16. Held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (unless otherwise specified) the series will explore a variety of art approaches guaranteed to “get your nerd out!”

All supplies furnished unless specified, an additional materials fee may be required for certain projects. Come dressed to mess.

Fee is $10 per child ($5 for members) For the 6-8 year old age group, please plan on having a parent or caregiver attend.

For more information and to register online, click HERE

Questions? Please contact Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at mbuhr@dbqart.org or by calling 563-557-1851 Tuesday thru Friday.

November:

Make Your Own Buttons, Keychains, Stickers and Magnets
Saturday November 4th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
For ages 9-16
Fee: $10 per child ($5 members) plus $5 materials fee

During this session, young artists will be shown how to operate a hand-operated button-making machine in order to create their own custom buttons, magnets, and keychains, which they can then take home and keep. A hand-crank adhesive laminator will also be available for making stickers, as well as a variety of fun art supplies for decorating their designs. Instruction and demonstration for the equipment will be provided, and each attendee will be able to create multiple objects of their choice. These make very unique hand-made gifts for friends and family!

Fantasy Pets
Saturday November 18th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
For ages 6 – 8 (Accompanied by an adult)
Fee: $10 per child ($5 members)

Young artists, in the company of an adult caretaker, will be invited to choose from a variety of small toy “pets” provided for them to pick from. After choosing their pet, attendees will create tiny habitats for their chosen creature, decorating small plastic container “enclosures” however they think suits their new friend! Discussion of what this imaginary pet would appreciate in a home will be encouraged, as well as creative and unusual ideas for how to arrange their mini-habitats. A wide variety of options and materials will be provided to encourage each individual child to let their imagination run wild! (Just to be extra clear–there will be no actual live plants or animals!)

 

smART Saturdays: Halloween Mask Making

Expect the Unexpected with these “out of the box” art encounters for young artists ages 6-16. Held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM (unless otherwise specified) the series will explore a variety of art approaches guaranteed to “get your nerd out!”

All supplies furnished unless specified, an additional materials fee may be required for certain projects. Come dressed to mess.

Fee is $10 per child ($5 for members) For the 6-8 year old age group, please plan on having a parent or caregiver attend.

For more information and to register online, click HERE

Questions? Please contact Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at mbuhr@dbqart.org or by calling 563-557-1851 Tuesday thru Friday.

OCTOBER:

Mask Making and Spooky Special Effects
Saturday October 28th
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
For ages 10-16

Fee: $10 per attendee ($5 members) plus $5 materials charge

Students will participate in Halloween mask making, encouraging unique ideas and featuring instruction on creative techniques and out-of-the-box materials. Examples and materials demonstrations will be provided. Come dressed to get messy!

Note: No dangerous or harmful materials will be used, but it is especially important to mention any known allergies or skin sensitivities for those attending. Multiple choices of technique and material will be provided to suit the needs and experience levels of different artists.

smART Saturdays: Pet Rocks and Moss Painting

Expect the Unexpected with these “out of the box” art encounters for young artists ages 6-16. Held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (unless otherwise specified) the series will explore a variety of art approaches guaranteed to “get your nerd out!”

All supplies furnished unless specified, an additional materials fee may be required for certain projects. Come dressed to mess.

Fee is $10 per child ($5 for members) For the 6-8 year old age group, please plan on having a parent or caregiver attend.

For more information and to register online, click HERE

Questions? Please contact Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at mbuhr@dbqart.org or by calling 563-557-1851 Tuesday thru Friday.

September 16th:

Age group: 6-8 year old (please have a parent or caretaker attend)

Project: Pet rocks and moss painting.