A child shows early signs of creativity by artfully spilling ice cream and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Nurture nascent artistry with today’s Groupon to Kids Art of Charleston on South Cedar Street. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a four-week The Well Rounded Artist class (an $80 value). Classes meet Monday–Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
- For $49, you get a four-week Creative Expressions 3-D class (a $100 value). Classes meet Tuesday–Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The experienced instructors at Kids Art of Charleston inspire a love of artistry in their pint-sized pupils with weekly classes that survey mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpture in an intimate learning environment. Students ages 6 to 17 discover new outlets for their youthful angst in “The Well Rounded Artist,” a class that brings together watercolors, acrylic paints, charcoal drawing, and other forms of expression. After spending the first two weeks conjuring up pencil portraits of animals, students flex their creative muscles to call forth an original piece in a medium of their choice. Budding cubists can take their favorite Picassos to the next dimension in the “Creative Expressions 3D” class. During the first two weeks, students spend each class creating four pieces: a mosaic, relief, clay sculpture, and wire sculpture. After removing their training wheels and repurposing them in modernist sculptures, kids draw on their newly acquired skills and the instructor’s assistance to create their own pieces during free-range sessions.