Sunday, November 02, 2008

In an effort to post a few more storyboards, and to be a better blogger - I want to tell you about a wonderful local find for kids. I discovered4Cats Arts Studio while looking for a Vincent Van Gogh art class for my kids. This art studio focusses on hands-on art education for little ones ages 2-15.


The five day class was enjoyed by each of my children (they were 5, 7 and 9). The studio was in a great location, and was attractive, orderly and interesting. The participants heard stories about Van Gogh, examined his work, and studied about his style by creating their own art using Van Gogh's techniques. They produced a silk-screened tote bag, a charming watercolour self-portrait (using the basics of portraiture), a canvas painting (based on Van Gogh's Sunflowers), and a textured acrylic painting a la Van Gogh's Starry Night.
The teachers were engaging and patient, and my kids were eager to go back every day. The kids were very interested in 4Cats' other offerings, including the stop animation Star Wars class.

4Cats has just released their Holiday/Winter schedule. Go go go check it out!

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