Saturday 8.5 & Sunday 8.6, 2017 | 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 adjoining the gardens of the Santa Cruz City Hall. Each year MusicalMe, Inc., opens the tent 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!
2017 SCHEDULE TBA
2016 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Music Together with MusicalMe, Inc.
Since 1996, MusicalMe, Inc. has shared the award-winning “Music Together” Early Childhood Music & Movement Program with more than 50,000 families throughout Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties. Get your little people moving and singing with Music Together! More info on upcoming events at www.musicalme.com.
LEGENDARY COLLECTIVE – Positive Patches
Participants will learn about the art of printmaking, choosing from a selection of pre-made rubber stamps featuring various positive words and symbols then printing them onto a fabric patch. The patches will then be taken home and can be displayed or attached to a backpack or clothing!
OLIVER WHITCROFT – Marbled Record Collage
Participants will learn the art of marbling by painting with droppers into trays that suspend the paint on the surface. Paints can be swirled, or patterned with a variety of texture-making tools. Once dry, collages will be created on vinyl records by cutting out various shapes from pre-made designs as well as their own original work.
EMMANUEL GARCIA – Watercolor Zentangles
Participants will learn the art of zentangle doodle art and practice creating patterns and movement using references provided. They will fill in a small paper square with many patterned lines before painting over their artwork with watercolors.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
SUSANA TERRELL – Painted Butterflies
Participants will use poster paint and oil pastels to create a butterfly with colorful patterns and decorations. Designs can be based on pictures of real butterflies but anything is possible! After painting, the butterfly is put on a stick with a ribbon and can be carried away.
AMANDA HESS – Shibori Tie Dye
Participants will learn the traditional Japanese art of Shibori Tie Dye using cotton squares to create beautiful indigo patterns with rubber band and pole techniques.
FRED MINDLIN – Star Weaving
Participants will make geometric star shapes by weaving colorful yarn into cardboard. After their star is complete, they will decorate their artwork with chalk pastels to help make their star really pop!
KATELYN BYRNE – Charm Bracelets
Participants will make bracelets with music-themed charms. The charms will be wood cut-outs in the shapes of musical notes and instruments that can be decorated with markers before adding them to their uniquely designed beaded bracelets.
MAGDALENA MONTAGNE & GEORGIA SEARS – Poetry Zines
Participants will create their own zines by folding single sheets up to sixteen pages. After building the book and decorating the cover, they will add published poems from a diverse range of classic and contemporary poets representing a wide variety of themes, voices and styles.
KYLE MORRIS – Foil Fish Mobiles
Using stencils, participants will trace the outline of a fish of their choosing into foil and add colorful patterns and designs with markers. Then they will cut out their fish, along with a piece of construction paper, before punching a hole near the mouth to string fishing line so their art can be hung for decoration.
Sincere thanks to these sponsors and community partners: