Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of self-reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two art classes (a $24 value) from KidzArt Akron. Choose from three classes: Art Innovators for Adults, Imagine!, or Squiggles to Grins. The class sessions are scheduled for September.
KidzArt is an art program that aims to help children and communities develop creativity and confidence even while art education programs are being scissored from school budgets across the country. Classes are chock-full of fun ways to use your fingers, including painting, drawing, and twiddling them around your mustache as you plan a masterpiece. A parent and tot (two to four years old) can bond and work together in Squiggles to Grins, which complements creative exercises with storytelling, poetry, and original sing-alongs. Or, for kids ages six to 11, Imagine! classes showcase shapes, colors, and proportion to give imaginations art tools more versatile than the usual dancing hot dogs and dinosaurs on holiday. Adults can take advantage of KidzArt Akron’s nourishing atmosphere to follow artistic dreams down any yellow brick road they can color on the canvas in Art Innovators for Adults. The studio supplies adults and children alike with high-end, artist-grade materials (Prismacolor double-sided markers, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Sculpey clay, etc.).
All of KidzArt Akron's instructors have backgrounds in education and have completed a rigorous training program, so they’re fully prepared to put budding Picassos on the path to perfection. Class sizes are kept small, ensuring that each student receives individualized attention and that there's enough oxygen available to prevent gasping. Call or email ahead to schedule your first session; classes are held at various sites throughout the city, so make sure to ask about the location.