Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and Greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a two-hour class at Van Grow: Art Studio for Kids, located in Fort Worth's Cultural District.
Van Grow's energetic, helpful staff imparts fundamental and creative techniques of painting, sculpting, drawing, and imagineering to eager artistes ages 2 and older. Their special two-hour classes take place on Saturdays and come divided in three different age groups—ages 2–3 (must be accompanied by caregiver), ages 4–5, and ages 6–12. Each class covers a variety of media and gives inspired kindercrafters two hours to freely daub and sculpt pieces, primed for display on fridges and drab tree houses. The 2–3 year olds will focus on handprint ceramic tiles, beading, and more, while the 4–5 year olds will hone their drawing skills with a watercolor lesson and other right-brain-stimulating activities. Students in the ages 6–12 platoon will rev up their motor skills and mind-engines with a drawing and acrylic-painting lesson, plus a tie-dye T-shirt project.
Van Grow Studio of the Arts
Owners Maarten and Hanna Vanderstoel created Van Grow Studio of the Arts to promote creative thinking and problem solving in children through artistic crafts. Boasting degrees in fine arts and studio arts, respectively, Maarten and Hanna teach most of the classes and prepare the curricula for all of the studio's camps. TCU graduate Alma Worrell manages the open studio and paint-your-own-pottery rooms, which are also accessible to adults. Van Grow's upbeat instructors nurture creativity and confidence across three age groups, offering classes, parties, and workshops to pique a wide range of interests. Courses foster each student's individual vision, rather than a mastery of technique, and help to develop motor skills, self-esteem, and the ability to sculpt gummy-bear replicas of Rodin's The Thinker.
3434 W 7th St.
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