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 MeGrandparent and Me
Preschool Art Class
Franklin Recreation Complex
January 21
February 18
Ages 3-6 years
Cost: $15 (grandparent and child), $5 each additional child
*Registration required

Click HERE to Register!

Celebrate the season with your preschool age grandchildren. We will have a great time together creating art together and making memories through seasonal crafts!
For more information, contact or 615-790-5719x2020.

Kids Art Classes WINTERSticky Fingers Preschool Art Class
Franklin Recreation Complex
Mondays and/or Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am
COST: $14/class - register by month

December 6-20    $42 (3 classes)
January 3-31       $70 (5 classes)
February 7-28     $56 (4 classes)
Ages: 3.5 - 6
Instructors: Amy Stielstra, Sarah Humphreys

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Enhance and celebrate your preschooler's creativity by enrolling him/her in the Sticky Fingers Art Class! Ms. Amy's team of degreed artist/teachers 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. 
Monday and Friday classes are different - no duplication if you enroll your child in BOTH!
This is a drop off class and children must be potty trained. 

For more information Contact Joan Wilkes at or call (615)790-5719 x2020

Winter After School Art ClubAfter School Art Club
Franklin Recreation Complex

January 8-29         $56
(4 classes)
February 5-26       $56
(4 classes)
Age: 7-12 years

Instructor: Kris Salva

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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. 
Instructor: Kris Salva, degreed/professional artist and educator.

For more information contact Joan Wilkes at or call (615)790-5719 x 2020 

Winter Acrylic Painting   SnowmanAcrylic Painting on Canvas - Snowman
Franklin Recreation Complex
Cost: $20, plus $5 supply fee payable to instructor
Times: 9:00-10:30 AM
Ages: 6-13

Friday 1/3

Instructor: Elaine Sligh

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to register!

Come paint a snowman with me.  the image will already be sketched onto an 8x10 canvas, ready for your child to paint.  I will reach all of the brushstrokes needed to complete the project.  Your child will take home their canvas at the end of the class.  Makes a cute seasonal decoration or a lovely gift!

For more information contact Joan Wilkes at or call (615)790-5719 x 2020 

Beginner s SewingBeginner's Sewing Workshops
Franklin Recreation Complex
January 12 (Pillowcase)
February 9  (Drawstring Bag with Pocket)
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Ages: 9 to adult (younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $25
Instructor: Gail Chaffin

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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 or (615) 790-5719 x2020.

winter YOU  MEYou + Me Paint Party
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 1/18
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 woodland animals.  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 or call (615)790-5719 x 2020

Enrichment Center Offerings:

Nolensville Offerings:
Open Studio Winter 2020Open Studio with Kreative Kat
Nolensville Recreation Complex

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

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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

For registration questions contact Erin Williams at or call 615-786-0200 ext. 2417
Fairview Offerings:
Fairview Recreation Complex
Ages: 13+
Cost: $12 per class + $25 supply fee every 6 weeks
(Drop in program, no registration required!)

Are you looking for a new creative outlet? Try working with clay; there are no mistakes and it lends itself to all skill levels. Join instructor June Lusty for this on-going Teen/Adult Pottery class!

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at or call 615-799-9331 x 2315

Longview Offerings:
LV | You + Me | Feb '20You + Me Paint Night
Longview Recreation Center
Saturday, February 15
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Ages: 5-12
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!

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