A child shows early signs of creativity by artfully spilling ice cream and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Encourage young innovation with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a one-day children's holiday art camp for a child aged 6–12 years old at Talin Tropic Co. in Boca Raton (a $45 value). Holiday art camp runs on weekdays from December 26–January 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dedicated artist Talin Lyman guides groups of children through stimulating art projects in her professional studio. Young art explorers investigate various mediums, such as covering an authentic canvas with inspired strokes of water-based paint. Dadaist discourse can develop during projects involving the use of found objects and stream-of-consciousness babbling. Students should tote along a lunch to enjoy between projects or while waiting for a color-sorted collection of used chewing gum to dry.
Methods used in each class can be found in Talin's own work, which includes two 120-foot frescos currently housed in InterContinental Hotels in Tuscany and Rome. In addition to studying art at Queens University in North Carolina, Talin has explored ancient techniques in Greece and soaked up secrets from artist Marbury Brown.
Talin Tropic Co.
Talin Lyman's delicate brushstrokes cover the walls of a former U.S. vice president's winter home, frescoes within InterContinental hotels in Tuscany and Rome, and furniture that adorns Martha Stewart's own abode. From canvases to murals to throws of pillows designed for people and pets, the virtuosic painter daubs blank spaces with flora and fauna inspired by her childhood spent traveling to far-flung countries with her missionary father. Lyman also throws open the doors of her studio for an array of classes geared toward adults—such as Painting to the Oldies—and children, where she intersperses hands-on activities with lessons about great moments in art history, such as the day Georges Seurat invented the polka dot.
South Congress Industrial Center
990 S Rogers Cir.
Boca Raton, Florida 33487