By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin, Greek, and written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 toward any class, birthday party, or open art time at Artworks. Choose between the following locations: Nacogdoches or Mainland.
Artworks seeks to strengthen creative children's artistic instincts and inspire self-expression through classes and events that focus on experimentation and imagination. Art classes ($100–$150/10 classes) introduce children ages 2–10 to past artists and techniques through open-ended exploratory projects. Instructors encourage budding apprentices to creatively craft with media and materials rather than demanding exact likenesses of older siblings in papier-mâché. Classes are offered throughout the school year and into the summer at both the Nacogdoches and Mainland locations.
Custom birthday parties ($225+ for up to 15 kids) plant themselves at either Artworks or the birthday bairn's chosen site and bloom with art stations or special projects such as earth clay, tie-dye, painting, and jewelry making. For two hours, two assistants help with artwork and serve food and cake supplied by the fete throwers or, for an extra charge, by Artworks. The cooperative crew also assists with loading and unloading, setup and cleanup, and equal distribution of icing rosettes.
Around 12 different art stations populate open art time ($50/10 sessions), during which chalk-drawing children don smocks and create to the tune of imagination-stimulating songs.