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 $135, you get a 10-week children’s art class (up to a $240 value) at The Messy Artist, located in South Orange.
The Messy Artist challenges 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 while focusing on artistic techniques. And in the Journeys in Art class, third- to sixth-graders nibble on a delectable pizza dinner while venturing on an international-art trek that exposes them to several artistic mediums and creative concepts, including design, symmetry, and proper installation of doghouses constructed out of paintbrushes.
At The Messy Artist, artistic mediums range from traditional watercolors, acrylics, and clay to unusual objects, such as shaving cream and slime. The free-spirited, safe environment allows the dedicated cohorts of colors to guide each youngster with a hands-off approach, allowing them to create their own artwork and to avoid disrupting their painting chi. Classes are scheduled several times throughout the week, and each session meets at the same time once a week. The upcoming 10-week session begins on March 28, with the following 8-week sessions starting on June 27.
Macaroni Kid positively reviewed The Messy Artist:
- My four-year-old son took a number of drop-off classes at The Messy Artist this summer. He loved every minute he was there! – Andrea Spaar
South Orange Village
60 Valley St.
South Orange, New Jersey 07079Get Directions