Saturday 8.4 & Sunday 8.5, 2018 | 11am – 5:30pm
The Creativity Tent for Kids offers two full days of fun art workshops for youngsters, held during the Church Street Fair in a big white tent on the lawn of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Each year MusicalMe, Inc., opens our activities with a sweet Saturday morning Music Together circle time for your littlest ones. For the rest of the weekend, kids and their families enjoy drop-in hands-on workshops taught by professional local artists, inspired by a wide variety of mediums and traditions. All workshops are free for children and their families! Special thanks to Mariposa’s Art at Arts Council Santa Cruz for assistance in curating our artist workshops!
2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE TBA
2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
SATURDAY AUGUST 5
MORNING WORKSHOP 11:00am–2:00pm
MUSIC TOGETHER with MusicalMe, Inc.
A musical life begins even before birth; Music Together teaches you
how to support your child’s growth and development through play,
regardless of musical ability. Since 1996, MusicalMe, Inc. has shared
the award-winning “Music Together” Early Childhood Music & Movement
Program with more than 50,000 families throughout the region. Join
them in the Tent today to sing, dance & play with your children, then visit
musicalme.com to schedule your free class and experience first-hand
the brilliance of this research-based program and the joys of making
music with your little ones.
AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 2:30–5:30pm
FOIL ANIMAL DRAWINGS – Linda Cover
Using animals as inspiration, learn the classic art of metal embossing
by drawing into thick aluminum foil and applying color with sharpie
PAPER PLATE MONKEY DRUMS – Katelyn Byrne
Make your own monkey drums using paper plates, wooden dowels,
yarn, and beads; then decorate with markers and crayons!
MEANING OF MUSIC COLLAGES – Emmanuel Garcia
With markers, write a short poem beginning with “Music means…”;
then collage and glue a border around the poem with sheet music and
colorful tissue paper.
SUNDAY AUGUST 6
MORNING WORKSHOPS 11:00am–1:00pm
BUTTERFLY DRAWINGS – Claudia Stevens
One of nature’s smallest creatures and a universal symbol for
migration and transformation, butterflies will be the subject of
inspiration as you draw your own original work of art with a variety
of colorful chalk pastels.
GEOMETRIC STAR ART – Fred Mindlin
Create brilliant geometric star patterns by threading two or more
colors of string or yarn around white cardboard rounds; add a loop
tie at the top to display this new artwork at home!
NORTHERN LIGHTS PAINTINGS – Vanda Lavar
Learn to quickly and easily paint a beautiful night sky that captures
the movement and magic of the Northern Lights above the black
silhouette of the forest.
AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 2:30–5:30pm
WIRE PORTRAIT SCULPTURES – Kimberly Delucia
Learn about artists Alexander and Joan Miro, then create abstract
portraits by drawing a single continuous line and then using
craft wire in various colors and lengths to make it into a threedimensional
sculpture. Decorate with yarn and markers for the
ABSTRACT DRAWINGS – Maria Chomentowski
Create simple Kandinsky-inspired compositions with paper,
sharpies, and oil pastels. Geometric shapes will be provided to
trace or use to make concentric circle compositions!
CLAY OWLS – Nora Sarkissian
Have fun drawing owls into clay slabs using styluses, add patterns
and texture, and then paint the whole project. A colorful pipe
cleaner hanger is added so your artwork can be displayed once dry.
Sincere thanks to these sponsors and community partners: