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Youth Classes

Tiny Master: Session 2

An art exploration class for children who are ready to make the transition to attending class independently. Easel painting, play dough, and a mystery project each week. Potty trained appreciated, but not required.

Mario Makers

Each Tuesday, four new creative stations will be presented for creative exploration and skill building in the arts. Mario Makers will build skills in assemblage, painting, clay building, collage and paper folding. No playing of video games will take place in these classes.  Have a blast creating Mario, Luigi, Gumbo, Yoshi and friends.

Boomtown Build: LEGO League Jr. – Session 2

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin? Build a community together starting with LEGOs and venturing off into real world problems. Create models using plastic, wood, clay and found objects. LEGOs used every other week.

This class is taught with an option to participate in a non-competitive FIRST Lego League Jr. regional event. FIRST Lego League Jr. is an international program designed to introduce youth into STEM concepts using LEGOs. To participate in the regional event teams must consist of 2-6 youth (between 6-10 years old) and need two coaches. We do this by dividing the class into teams. If you would like your child to participate in the Regional Display Event please add to your cart LEGO League Jr Regional Event.

Equal attention is given to all participants and each session will have completed projects so participation in just one session will not be a problem.

Happy Accidents

Play-Doh was accidentally invented in 1955 by Joseph and Noah McVicker while trying to make a wallpaper cleaner. When a Canon engineer rested his hot iron on his pen by accident, ink was ejected from the pen’s point a few moments later. This principle led to the creation of the inkjet printer.  Lots of accidents have created some great products.  Take your experiments to the extreme in this class centered around failure.  Mix all the paints, iron plastic, and do all sorts of things you are usually told not to.

This class is taught by a working school teacher. While the teacher finishes her day at the school, an open studio time will be supervised by ArtHaus staff for the first 20 minutes of class. Students can work on projects from last class, a group project or on self-determined projects.

Class is full: Pottery Badge for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts interested in receiving their pottery badge can do so by attending this ArtHaus glass designed just for them.

  1. We will look in the ArtHaus gallery for pottery
  2. We will get to know clay (scoring, storing, wedging and firing)
  3. We will make a simple pot
  4. We will make an art piece
  5. Glazing work will be done during Dec painting class or during an open studio time at no extra cost

Feel free to bring a friend, this class is open to all.

Frozen Cookies and Canvas

Instructor Julia Lieb will be guiding participants in a step-by-step Frozen 2 painting using acrylics on canvas. Price is based on one canvas. Adults wanting to share a canvas with a child only need to register once. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Holiday Mug Party

Before heading out the Holiday Parade, get festive creating your own holiday mug in our zen classroom. All participants will be given a mug and may select whatever glazes they would like to use to create their design. Firing will be done over the week and can be picked up the following Friday. Price is based on one mug. Adults wanting to share mug with a child only need to register once. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Painting Badge for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts interested in receiving their painting badge can do so by attending this ArtHaus class designed just for them.

  1. We will visit the ArtHaus gallery and find 5 paintings we like
  2. We will paint a landscape or self portrait
  3. We will make puffy paint and create abstract emotion paintings
  4. We will paint with stamps and rubber animals
  5. We will paint a mural on an ArtHaus wall

 

Class is full: Mud Club – Session 2

Get muddy. Learn to build with coil, slab, and even try the wheel in this class designed for exploration with clay with The Clay Studio’s Rachelle Branum.

This class is taught by a working school teacher. While the teacher finishes her day at the school, an open studio time will be supervised by ArtHaus staff for the first 20 minutes of class. Students can work on projects from last class, a group project or on self-determined projects.

Led by Winneshiek County Extension : Bucket of Junk 4-H Project Workshop: Recycling Edition

Open to all youth in the community, this project workshop involves everyone getting a bucket of junk and creating something amazing with it.  Angie Sperfslage, County Youth and 4-H Coordinator with Iowa State Extension and Outreach will lead this and upcoming project workshops.   4-H youth are able to waive the class fee by entering “4-Her” in the coupon code at checkout.  Registration is required.