Arts & Crafts Programs for Children

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Arts & Crafts Programs for Children


WCPR’s Arts & Crafts programs offer a wide variety of fine arts and crafts instruction for ages 3 and older to stimulate creativity, social interaction and skill development. Our goal is to provide an experience that will allow each child to explore their imagination through creative engagement while having fun.  While most scheduled classes require registration and payment, WCPR also offers a variety of FREE programs throughout the year which include a “make-it, take-it” craft project.
We also offer a variety of other programs which may be found in other areas of the website.  Please see Health & Wellness, Music Classes, and Recreation Classes for more programs.

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Franklin Offerings:


Grandparent and Me SpringGrandparent & Me
Preschool Art Class
Franklin Recreation Complex
9:30-10:30am
TUESDAYS
February 18
March 10
April 14
May 12
Ages 3-6 years
Cost per class: $15 (grandparent and child), $5 each additional child
*Registration required

Click HERE to Register!

Celebrate the seasons with your preschool age grandchildren. We will have a great time together creating art together and making memories through seasonal crafts! Please register the child's name(s) -- $15 per adult and child pair, $5 each additional child.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719x2020.



Spring Sticky FingersSticky Fingers Preschool Art Class
Franklin Recreation Complex
FRIDAYS
9:30am-11:00am
COST: $14/class - register by month
February 7-28     $56 (4 classes)
March 3-26 (skip 3/22)     $42 (3 classes)
April 3-24 (skip 4/10)       $42 (3 classes)
May 1-29 (skip 5/22)        $56 (4 classes)
Ages: 3.5 - 6
Instructor: Amy Stielstra

Click HERE to Register!


Enhance and celebrate your preschooler's creativity by enrolling him/her in the Sticky Fingers Art Class! Degreed, professional artist/instructor Amy Stielstra offers educational art experiences geared just for preschoolers. Join us to explore art in fun ways using a variety of media. Children will complete 2 or 3 projects during each class, and learn cooperation, listening skills, following directions, manual dexterity, and much more -- in addition to cultivating a love of the arts! Supplies provided. 

This is a drop-off class and children must be potty trained. 

For more information Contact Joan Wilkes at 
Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call (615)790-5719 x2020

Preschool PREP
Pre-School PREP -- Learning Readiness
Franklin Recreation Complex
WEDNESDAYS
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
March 4-25
April 1-29
May 6-27
Ages: 3.5-6 yrs (must be potty trained)
COST: $14/class -- Register by month
Instructor: Brittany Whipple, M.Ed

Click HERE to Register!

Come PLAY and LEARN with us! If your child is ready to learn skills needed to be confident, prepared, and excited for school, but you aren't looking for an all day class, then this is the perfect opportunity. Each day we will have a theme to help guide our practice, play, and learning. With reading, writing, mathematical concepts, and hands-on activities, your child will have fun seeing what school is all about!
Instructor: Brittany Whipple, M.Ed, Vanderbilt University and MTSU, former math teacher with Williamson County Schools, and mom to 3 of her own young learners.   
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020


Spring After School Art ClubAfter School Art Club
Franklin Recreation Complex
WEDNESDAYS
4:30-5:30pm
February 5-26       $56 (4 classes)
March 4-25           $56 (4 classes)
April 1-29             $70 (5 classes)
May 6-27              $56 (4 classes)
COST: $14/class -- Register by month
 
Age: 7-12 years
Instructor: Kris Salva

Click HERE to Register!


Each week, students will explore art history, techniques, and styles, and famous artists from the past and present -- all in fun, exciting, and engaging ways! A variety of art mediums will be used to create rich experiences for each child. Supplies provided.
Instructor: Kris Salva, degreed/professional artist and educator.

For more information contact Joan Wilkes at 
Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call (615)790-5719 x 2020 

Basic Figure Drawing   SpringBasic Figure Drawing
Franklin Recreation Complex
THURSDAYS
5:30-6:30
COST: $15 per class -- Register by month
February 6-27    $60 (4 classes)
March 3-26        $45 (3 classes)
April 4-30          $75 (5 classes)
May 7-28           $60 (4 classes)
Ages: 10 to adult
Instructor: Kris Salva

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to Register!


Learn basic figure drawing, with an emphasis on proportion, perspective, line, and shading. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Instructor Kris Salva is a degreed, professional artist and educator who also teaches the After School Art Club.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
PictureArt Around the World
Franklin Recreation Complex
Mondays
4:30 to 5:30pm
March 2-30 ($56 for 4 classes)
April 6-27   ($56 for 4 classes)
May 4-18    ($42 for 3 classes)
Ages 6-13
Cost: $14/class, register by month)
Instructor: Claudia Duke

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School-aged children will love exploring different methods and themes of art all around the world with professional children's art educator Claudia Duke. This hands-on class is inspired by global perspectives, but focuses on personal interpretation and exploring universal skills and interests. Kids have fun making and learning about art! Supplies included.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020



Spring Sewing for BeginnersBeginner's Sewing Workshops
Franklin Recreation Complex
Sundays
1:30 to 4:00pm
March 8       (Pillow Case)
April 5         (Drawstring Bag with Pocket)
May 17        (Pillow Case)
Ages: 9 to adult (younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $25
Instructor: Gail Chaffin

Click HERE to Register!

Learn basic sewing techniques using our machines, or if you prefer, you may bring your own! Please bring the supplies listed for each project.
Pillowcase: 1 yard of main color fabric, 1/3 yard of contrasting color fabric, 1 spool of matching thread, and 1 pair of fabric scissors.
Drawstring Bag with Pocket: 1/2 yard main color fabric, 1/4 yard for the pocket, 1 spool matching thread, 1 yard cording for the bag's handle, and 1 pair fabric scissors.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020.
Learn to Cartoon   website imageLearn to Cartoon Workshop
Franklin Recreation Complex
Mondays
March 2, 9, and 16
6:00-8:00pm
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $60
Instructor: Len Smith

Click HERE to Register!

Len Smith, a professional animated character designer with decades of experience at Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera Studios and more, teaches you how to turn random squiggles and doodles into full characters with attitude and personality! No experience necessary. Paper and pencils provided. (OPTIONAL: If you have an IPAD PRO with Apple Pencil, bring it, and download the app Procreate. Instructor will demonstrate both paper and pencil and digital methods of creating cartoon characters.) See some of Len Smith's characters at instagram.com/len_smith_illo)
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020



 

Spring YOU   ME Paint Party   CanvaYOU + ME PAINT PARTY
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday
March 21
3:30-5:30  PM 
Cost: $35 per pair
Ages: 5-12

Instructor Shelley Egly

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to register!

Join Ms. Shelley for a fun night of adult + child partner art inspired by the love of llamas!  Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.  Paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece you both are sure to love!

For more information contact Joan Wilkes at Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call (615)790-5719 x 2020




Enrichment Center Offerings:


Nolensville Offerings:
Open Studio Winter 2020Open Studio with Kreative Kat
December-February
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Tuesdays
6:00pm-7:00pm

Ages: 8+
Cost: $40 for 4 week class or $15 for single classes

Click HERE to register.

Join Kat in creating beautiful art! Each month will focus on learning techniques in a specific art media in an open studio environment. Ages 8 - adult! Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids are welcome to attend these classes together! $40 for 4 classes. Multi-family member discounts and single classes also available.

Instructor: Katrin Keiningham

For more information contact Katrin at 615-500-8525 or at katrinkeiningham@gmail.com.

For registration questions contact Erin Williams at Erin.Williams@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-786-0200 ext. 2417
NV Open Studio Spring 2020Open Studio with Kreative Kat
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Saturday, 3/21, 4/11, & 5/2 
10:00am-12:00pm


*Click HERE to register for the 3/21 class*

*Click HERE to register for the 4/11 class*
*Click HERE to register for the 5/2 class*

Join Kat in creating beautiful art! Each workshop will focus on learning techniques in a specific art media in an open studio environment. Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids are welcome to attend these classes together!


For more information contact Katrin at 615-500-8525 or at katrinkeiningham@gmail.com . For registration questions contact Erin Evetts at 615-786-0200 ext. 2417 or at Erin.Evetts@williamsoncounty-tn.gov .


 

NV Color Wheels Spring 2020You + Me Paint Party
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Saturday 5/9
3:30-5:30  PM 
Cost: $35 per pair
Ages: 5-12

*Click HERE to register*

Join us for a fun night of adult + child partner art. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., - paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece you both are sure to love!

Registration is required. ***Only register the child who is attending.***

Feel free to bring a peanut free snack.

For more information you can email colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com or call 615-790-5719

Instructor: Shelley Egly

For registration questions, please contact Erin Evetts at Erin.Evetts@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-786-0200 x 2417.


 

NV Color Wheels Summer 2020Color Wheels: You + Me Paint Night
Nolensville Recreation Complex Friday, 7/17
6:00pm-8:00pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $35 per pair

 *Click HERE for more information and to register*

Join us for a fun evening of adult + child partner art inspired by Summer Nights and Catching Fireflies. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful pirce you’re both sure to love! All supplies included.

For questions contact Erin at 615-786-0200 x2417 or Erin.Evetts@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.


 

 

NV Art Zoo Flyer Summer 2020Ms. Amy's Art Zoo Camp
Nolensville Recreation Complex
7/20-7/24
9:30am-11:30am
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $120 + $15 supply fee

 *Click HERE for more information and to register*

Spend the week with Ms. Amy creating an Art Zoo. Draw, paint and sculpt Giraffes, Penguins, Elephants and more! Explore different mediums including paints, markers, pastels, clay, ink and mixed media. At the end of the week the artists will welcome guests (parents, friends, relatives) to the Art Zoo ART SHOW. Walk through the art zoo exhibits to view all the animals created during the week.

For more information contact Amy Stielstra at 615-218-9877, email amystielstra@bellsouth.net  or visit www.amystielstraart.com. For questions contact Erin at 615-786-0200 x2417 or Erin.Evetts@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.


 

 

Fairview Offerings:

Homeschool Art ClubHomeshcool Art Club
Fairview Rec Center
Mondays, 3/30-5/4

1:00-2:00p
Ages: 6-12
$120
Instructor: Hannah Rowell

Click HERE to Register!!

This class will introduce students to a variety of mediums and techniques. Projects will foucs on drawing and painting skills while emphasizing creative expression.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315


Kids Pottery CampKids Pottery Camp
Fairview Rec Center
Thursdays, 6/11-6/25
9:00-10:30a
Ages: 8-14
$20, plus $25 supply fee
Instructor: June Lusty

Click HERE to Register!!

Do our kids love to get their hands dirty? Do they like to work with their hands? Kids Pottery Camp encompassses both, making the camp the best of both worlds! This cam will teach multiple techniques of pottery, using both hand-built and wheel-thrown pieces.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315


 

Longview Offerings:
COLOR WHEELS
LV | You + Me | Feb '20You + Me Paint Night
Longview Recreation Center
Saturday, 2/15
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Ages: 5-12
$35
Instructor: Shelley Egly

*Click HERE to register!*

Join us for a fun night of adult + child partner art inspired by woodland animals. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.--paint a pair of seasonal canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece you both are sure to love!

Registration is required.

***Only register the child that is attending.***

For more information, please email colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com!


 

You + Me Paint Night - Apr 25You + Me Paint Night
Longview Recreation Center
Saturday, 4/25
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Ages: 5-12
$35
Instructor: Shelley Egly

*Click HERE to register!*

Join us for a fun night of adult + child partner art inspired by woodland animals. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.--paint a pair of seasonal canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece you both are sure to love!

Registration is required.

***Only register the child that is attending.***

For more information, please email colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com!


 

You   Me Paint Night  JuneYou + Me Paint Night
Longview Recreation Center
Friday, 6/19
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: 5-12
$35
Instructor: Shelley Egly

*Click HERE to register!*

Join us for a fun night of adult + child partner art inspired by woodland animals. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.--paint a pair of seasonal canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece you both are sure to love!

Registration is required.

***Only register the child that is attending.***

For more information, please email colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com!



 
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