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Kids Create! Summer: Beach /Printmaking for ages 2-6 with Adult taught by Ellen Ferrari


June 20 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

$33 Registers 1 child and 1 adult


Wet Paint offers a series of simple, open ended art classes designed for children 2-6 years old with adult taught by early childhood art specialist, Ellen Ferrari.  Each class will focus on one art making process.  Ellen will use examples of artwork by iconic artists to make connections to professional artists who use these processes and introduce basic concepts, materials and terms.  All materials provided (real artists’ paper, ink, paints and tools!) for several projects in each class. 

Each class in this summer themed series will be offered both during the week of June 20-24 as well as one Saturday morning over the course of the summer. Each class sold separately.

THIS CLASS: BEACH/PRINTMAKING  Monday, June 20, 2022 Walk on the beach with printmaking projects – positive, negative, patterns, multiples – and ideas from printers Cori Sherlock, Rachel Melis and those at ilee press.  Print with sunscreen bottles, beach balls, seashore cutters, and flip flops –  plastic and real.  Make an additive block using stickers and print a set of postcards.

Beach/Printmaking also offered on Saturday, June 25, 2022


PICNIC/CLAY Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Pack your picnic basket with air dry clay projects.  Examine the work of contemporary clay artists Jack Rumpel, Hilary Toren, Will Swanson, Barbara Zavaruna and others  Pinch and decorate a set of Das dishes, flatten and incise Model Magic cookies and create colorful dough fruit and vegetable shapes.

Picnic/Clay also offered on Saturday, July 23, 2022

OUTDOORS PAINTING Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Get out in the great outdoors with the landscape artists Alexis Jean Fournier, Emily Carr, Jean Metzinger and you!  Try out papers, paints and brushes.  Practice mixing colors and applying them.  Learn the parts of a landscape.  Put all of that together into several of your own landscape paintings.

Outdoors Painting also offered on Saturday, July 30, 2022

LAKE/GYOTAKU (Japanese Fish Printing) Thursday, June 23, 2022

Catch some fish at the lake with gyotaku – Japanese fish printing.  View the art of Joe Higgins, Doug Olander, and the children of Japan and Bristol Bay, Alaska.  Then use newsprint, construction and tissue papers, paint and brushes, and a variety of rubber fish – from small drum to large walleye – to print your own gyotaku.

Lake/Gyotaku (fish printing) also offered on Saturday, August 6, 2022

STATE FAIR/BOOKBINDING Friday, June 24, 2022 10-11 a.m. 

Celebrate the Minnesota State Fair with books from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.  Learn some basic bookbinding techniques and enjoy some food on a stick (book).  Browse the handcraft exhibits with a quilt (book).  Visit animals at the livestock barn (book).  And take a spin on a midway ride (book).

State Fair/Bookbinding also offered on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Please wear masks during in-person classes at Wet Paint. If you are having any COVID or cold-like symptoms even if you have been vaccinated, please do not come to the class. Thanks!

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