Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one children's drop-in art class (a $20 value) at The Messy Artist located in South Orange.
The Messy Artist presents kids aged 18 months to sixth grade to explore the creative journey of discovering their inner artist through an echelon of eclectic art classes. Awaken the imagination within kids 2.5 to 4 years old in the Monets class, which focuses on children's sense of touch and development of fine-motor skills. For children 3 to 5 years old, the Chagalls class aims for a creative mess of textures and concoction while focusing on artistic techniques. And in the Journey's in Art class, third- to sixth-graders nibble on a delectable pizza dinner while venturing on an international art trek that exposes them to an armada of artistic mediums and creative concepts including design, symmetry, and proper installation of doghouses constructed out of paintbrushes.
Artistic mediums range from traditional watercolors, acrylics, and clay to unusual objects such as shaving cream and slime. The free spirited and safe environment allows the dedicated cohorts of colors to guide each youngster with the hands-off approach to creating their own artwork and to avoid disrupting their painting chi.
South Orange Village
60 Valley St.
South Orange, New Jersey 07079Get Directions