Hello 4Cats Friends
We are coming to the end of November! Winter camps are just around the corner! If you are just joining us on this Winter camp countdown make sure to check out this post about CAMP BADGES and this post about all the AWESOME ARTIST INFO your kids will learn!
Ok, today let's talk about art mediums we are going to be exploring and the #1 thing you should prepare for.
#1 PAINT! - Paint is sneaky. It jumps on you from nowhere. It seems that even if the painting is being done 30 feet away from a child they somehow manage to get it on them and their clothes, and their shoes, and their hair, and their bag, in the ear and on their elbows. Be warned.
Check them before they get into the car that everything is dry. Please do not send them with tuxedos or ball gowns. They are 100% going to be painted. So why don't we use washable paint? Well, we use professional acrylics in the studio so kids get a true artist experience. Even if we did mostly use tempera water-based paint, the reds and purples will stain as they are very strong colours. With all this being said, please send the kids with old clothes and shoes so they can feel free to create without worrying about staying "clean." If you like you can buy a 4Cats T-shirt for them here.
As we said, each day is a surprise artist! Please don't ask - we really want it to be a surprise! Kids like surprises! We like surprises!
The only day we are going to reveal the SECRET artist is Friday because the kids will be studying JACKSON POLLOCK which means extreme fun, extreme mess and extreme excitement. OLD CLOTHES AND SHOES ONLY! I REPEAT OLD CLOTHES AND SHOES ONLY! Raise you right hand parents and repeat after me, I PROMISE OLD CLOTHES AND SHOES ONLY! Your kids will have a much better time if they don't have to worry about mess!
We are of course using other mediums but paint is the ONE to prepare for!
Will we see you this Sunday for December Celebration?
It is a great way for your kids to have fun or get used to being in the studio. Make sure to bring your donation for the food bank! One for each person attending (remember all people must be registered as we sell the events by the seat. If someone is not registered we can't let them in as space is limited. This means no observers, even it you don't plan to make something you need to be registered. Hopefully this is clear!
And if you are by the studio maybe you can oooo and ahhh over our new December workshop window display. We are pretty proud of this display. We made it as merry and bright as we possibly could! We are also hoping you love the line up of workshops for families and adults! It's only $15 per person per hour and only $5 more if you bring a buddy! The workshops instructions are on the ipad. Don't worry instructors will be walking around to help you if you need it.
If you prefer more directed workshops you can sign up for a fully instructed workshop of the week. The directed workshops are 1 for $50 and 2 for $75.
BUT BE AWARE - Please note for these workshops we make the time an average of how long people take to complete the project. If you want to go faster or slower, or are often late, we highly recommend coming to one of the iPad-led workshops. Late comers will not be able to join in and there are no refunds or credits even in the case of emergency as we have already planned for you to attend and you are taking up the space.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes early! You will also not be able to switch to a self directed workshops if you are late.
And if you are looking for some great ways to enjoy some family time on Sundays during December? Kids will love these great community building events!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The kids are buzzing and the studio is popping!
Wrapping Paper Event
Emily Carr's Birthday Celebration
Winter Solstice Celebration
Winter camp facts
#1 you will need a water bottle.
#2 you will need 2 snacks if you are full day and 1 if half day.
#3 you will need a lunch if you are full day.
#4 you will get messy - wear old clothes and shoes. These clothes will always be your messy clothes after camp.
#5 Talk with students about appropriate behaviour and listening before the camp.
Book your tour if you haven't