A child shows early signs of creativity by artfully spilling ice cream and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Equip youngsters with more mature means of self-expression with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get three days of art instruction for kids ages 5–12 at Soda Tooth Contemporary Art Studios and Gallery in San Marcos (up to a $75 value).
Soda Tooth pries open kids’ inner paint buckets with three types of three-day summer art workshops in a variety of media. In the Experimental workshop, paint pros help tots get creative with contemporary art forms such as stop-motion animation, large-scale collaborative installations, and ambiguously worded text messages. Alternately, the Essential class tutors tykes in painting and drawing, and the Multi-Dimensional course lets them sculpt in paper, found wood and metal, or clay. Divided into two age groups, children absorb age-appropriate instruction from experienced instructors, most of whom are Texas State BFA graduates or reincarnations of Vincent Van Gogh. Each class of up to 12 students meets for approximately three hours per day, with breaks for gallery-provided snacks, juice, and creative vibes. Check the schedule for class dates.
Founded in 2010 by three Texas State art majors, Soda Tooth was featured in the San Marcos Daily Record for its role in the local art scene. The community-centered gallery space exhibits the work of local artists, hosts musical performances, and organizes impromptu poetry slams during emotionally charged city-council meetings.
1428 Old Ranch Rd. 12
San Marcos, Texas 78666