Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour Saturday children's art class at Van Grow Studio of the Arts in Fort Worth's cultural district.
The upbeat instructors at Van Grow Studio of the Arts nurture creativity and confidence across three age groups with two-hour Saturday art classes. During sessions for 2- to 3-year-olds, toddlers unleash imaginations upon crafts, collages, paints, and beadwork. Tykes 4–5 can brandish drawing utensils and watercolors before molding Roman busts of favorite stormtroopers in provided clay. For 6- to 12-year-olds, canvases welcome spatters of acrylic paint, and a drawing lesson guides hands toward opuses.
The courses strive to foster each student's individual vision, rather than a mastery of technique, and help to develop motor skills and self-esteem. Parents can drop off their progeny for the elder age groups, but whippersnappers in the 2- to 3-year-old course must remain with a caretaker or within the pouch of a responsible kangaroo.
Van Grow Studio of the Arts
Owners Maarten and Hanna Vanderstoel created Van Grow Studio of the Arts to promote creative thinking and problem solving in children through artistic crafts. Boasting degrees in fine arts and studio arts, respectively, Maarten and Hanna teach most of the classes and prepare the curricula for all of the studio's camps. TCU graduate Alma Worrell manages the open studio and paint-your-own-pottery rooms, which are also accessible to adults. Van Grow's upbeat instructors nurture creativity and confidence across three age groups, offering classes, parties, and workshops to pique a wide range of interests. Courses foster each student's individual vision, rather than a mastery of technique, and help to develop motor skills, self-esteem, and the ability to sculpt gummy-bear replicas of Rodin's The Thinker.