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.
Though you'd never guess it based on its white, soot-free façade, an unassuming bungalow in East Forth Worth has seen fire from every angle. The structure began its life in 1928 as a fire station to protect the area's growing population from faulty toaster ovens, and today it serves as a gallery and workspace for flame-taming potters.
Firehouse Pottery's community-driven studio enables local artists to create new work in classes for all age groups classes. The adjoining gallery features a selection of this locally-made pottery and artwork.
Resident artist Keith Thomson creates hand-made pottery and other clay artwork under tudor half timbered gables, welcoming audiences and protégés as they enter under a gabled portico held up by thick stucco columns. The intimate space also hosts events, which range from artist receptions and BYOB gatherings to other community-driven events.
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum is a family friendly museum that strives to inspire young people and educate our local community to the rich aviation history of North Texas. The museum includes the B-36 Peacemaker Museum, which tells the story of B-36 Peacemaker and Air Force Plant #4, as well as the Forward Air Controllers Museum, which tells the history of forward air control and close air support from 1794 to present with an emphasis on the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco and its community.
Size: There are 24 aircrafts from 1943 to present on display in the space surrounding the museums, an area known as the "petting zoo."
Highlight: Aviation history of North Texas predominately focused on the period between 1911 to present.
Don't Miss: The T-38 Cockpit Simulator and other flight simulators. Also be sure to check out the Navy FA-18 "Blue Angel" Hornet.
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Shingled peaks and a lofty white balcony greet visitors as they stroll up to the Texas Civil War Museum, where more than 15,000 square feet of exhibits and collections work together to educate present generations on The War Between the States. The museum's themed sections weave a visual trek through time with artifacts preserved from both sides of the conflict, including infantry, cavalry, and artillery remnants. Medical relics and musical instruments supply additional glimpses into the war zone, and a collection of more than 300 Victorian dresses, which rotate on exhibit, showcases the style of women and celebrity cannons from that era. In addition to escorting guests through history, the museum also plays host to frequent events, such as monument ceremonies and live musical acts.
Functioning as both a school and a gallery, SiNaCa Studios not only showcases the work of glass artists, but introduces the centuries-old art form to students of all ages. Founded by local artisans, the non-profit works with the community to add a new facet to a burgeoning art scene, teaming up with other non-profits and teaching classes—including youth programs—at various facilities. Interested parties can enroll in a variety of glass classes. These include glass-blowing and kiln forming, the most achievement-minded uses of hot air since Neil Armstrong lied about having lunar citizenship.