KIDS ART CLASSES! ArtLAB and DrawingLAB at Whidbey Children’s Theater

Posted in Member News, Theater and Dance, Visual Art

Aug. 26, 2014

DrawingLAB and ArtLAB classes are starting at Whidbey Children’s Theater in Sept.

ArtLAB: Kids learning to make art together

ArtLAB is a place for kids to play and make things while learning the basics of art making. Kids experiment, learn and tell stories, create characters and their adventures while learning to draw, paint, and make the things they see in their dreams and imagination.

ArtLAB will create work inspired by the WCT 2014/15 Season productions of “Wind and the Willows,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Peter Pan.” Kids will learn more about the process of developing and making visual elements for theater while collaborating with other kids creating storyboards, puppet shows, set design, costumes and masks, becoming the characters from these stories. Work will be on display as part of the opening of each production.

Visual artists Lauren Atkinson and Melissa Koch are the creative guides who engage children’s imaginations with experienced gentle guidance. They take children on a learning journey that instills confidence and empowers each child’s artistic discovery and self-expression while exploring art and storytelling from around the world.

Session 1 – Wind in the Willows is for kids ages 7-12 and is scheduled for Sept. 22 through Nov. 17 with a fee for the nine-weeks of  $150 ($135 + $15 materials fee). Classes will be held at the Whidbey Children’s Theater on Mondays from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Kids will get dirty; please dress appropriately and make sure to bring water and a snack.

Whidbey Children’s Theater’s new space is located at 723 Camano Ave., Langley, next to the Langley Middle School. Parking is in the bus parking lot at the corner of Cascade & Camano.

Please visit www.whidbeychildrenstheater.org/classes to find out more and register online! Call 360-221-8707 or email contact.wct@gmail.com for further information.

DrawingLAB: Drawing the world you see and imagine

DrawingLAB encourages curiosity, experimentation and skill building using a variety of methods and materials that create a fun, physical and imaginative learning experience.

Students learn the foundational skills of drawing while building confidence in expressing their imagination and how they see their world. Continued practice at home is encouraged through the keeping of sketchbooks.

This is a personal place to keep ideas and dreams while developing persistence and discipline through the practice of drawing. Students come away with a creative tool kit inspired by learning about artists and cultures throughout human history.

Please visit www.whidbeychildrenstheater.org/classes to find out more and register online!

DrawingLAB 1 is for children ages five through ten and runs nine weeks from Sept. 17 through Nov. 12. The session is $150 ($135 + $15 materials fee). It will be held at the Whidbey Children’s Theater on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Kids will get dirty, please dress appropriately and make sure to bring water and a snack.

Whidbey Children’s Theater’s new space is located at 723 Camano Ave., Langley, next to the Langley Middle School. Parking is in the bus parking lot at the corner of Cascade & Camano.

Call 360-221-8707 or email contact.wct@gmail.com for further information.

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