Channeling primeval impulses to record history on the interiors of caves, many modern day children express dissatisfaction with naptime on the bedroom wall via ketchup or controlled burns. Direct artistic tendencies toward paper, not pyre, with today's Groupon: for $34, you get a six-week art class session, with one 60-minute class each week, at Time For Art Kids in Cary (a $73 value).
As the passionate project of graphic artist, photographer, and mother of four, Dina Silveira's interactive art classes introduce children to a wide array of art in a creatively supportive environment. All materials are provided for pint-sized Picassos to practice with watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, clay, and a rare type of pencil that draws in a spectrum of light visible only on refrigerators. Meeting once a week for hour-long classes, children create masterpieces with Prismacolor markers and materials as they receive lessons and learn artistic techniques. Taught out of Dina's home studio, sessions are offered five times a week, allowing the elastic imaginations of children to wrap around parents' inflexible schedules. All lessons must be used in consecutive weeks. Check the schedule for more information.
Time For Art Kids
The pintsize artist considers her canvas, pintsize fingers encircling stocky pastel sticks and paintbrushes' lanky handles as she unleashes a deft slash of color. This isn’t a description of Georgia O’Keefe’s 10th birthday party—it’s just another day at Time For Art Kids' bustling studio. The studio welcomes children aged 6–13 for eight-week art classes, wherein kids are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through creative visual images. Year-round art camps combine arts and crafts with show-and-tell and games. Time For Art Kids also sets up face-painting stations at birthday parties and other celebrations, and welcomes large groups for children's birthday parties and ladies' and parents' nights out.