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 art 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.
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Storybook Decoupage Winter Update - Copy
Storybook Decoupage 
Ongoing Classes on Select Saturdays
Franklin Rec Center and Nolensville Rec Center
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ages: 6 - 10
Cost: $25.00 + $10.00 Supply Fee payable to instructor
(In March 2023, the price per class will increase to $30.00 + $10.00 Supply Fee)
Instructor: Lizzy Chittenden

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Come enter the world of fairy tale magic with this enchanting class! Each class begins with a featured story to inspire students and spark creative conversations. Instructor Lizzy Chittenden then guides students through multiple crafts and activities. The crafts vary each class, but common crafts include jewelry assembly, creating doll house miniatures, paper dolls/puppets, and take-home coloring pages. Please note that the listed crafts occasionally change due to the unique nature of some of the supplies.

We are now offering Storybook Decoupage classes at both Franklin and Nolensville! Check out the upcoming classes below!

Refunds/Credits/Transfer requests must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours prior to the start of class. For more information or to request a refund/credit/transfer contact Liz Friend at Liz.friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

January 28 - Rapunzel - Franklin
Featured Story: Rapunzel
Featured Crafts: decoupage Rapunzel box, put together Rapunzel’s tower, jewelry making, take home coloring page.

February 4 - Valentine's - Nolensville
Featured Story: Lady and the Tramp
Featured Crafts: Valentine theme decoupage box, Lady and the Tramp silhouette art, jewelry assembly, take home coloring page

February 11 - Valentine's - Franklin
Featured Story: Lady and the Tramp
Featured Crafts: Valentine theme decoupage box, Lady and the Tramp silhouette art, jewelry assembly, take home coloring page

February 18 - The Queen of France - Nolensville
Featured Story: The Queen of France
Featured Crafts: a decoupage box, a Marie Antoinette paper doll, French inspired jewelry, take home coloring page

February 25 - The Queen of France - Franklin
Featured Story: The Queen of France
Featured Crafts: a decoupage box, a Marie Antoinette paper doll, French inspired jewelry, take home coloring page

March 4 - Angelina Ballerina - Franklin
Featured Story: Angelina Ballerina

March 11 - How to Catch a Leprechaun - Franklin
Featured Story: How to Catch a Leprechaun

March 25 - Princess and the Pea - Franklin
Featured Story: Princess and the Pea


St. Patrick's Day Camp - CopyStorybook Decoupage - St. Patrick's Day Spring Break Art Camp
Nolensville Rec Center
Monday - Thursday
March 13 - March 16
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages 6 - 10
Cost: $140.00 + $40.00 Supply Fee payable to instructor
Instructor: Lizzy Chittenden

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This 4 day spring break camp in Nolensville offers an exciting and unique experience for children of ages 6 -10! Each day begins with story time, where campers will be introduced to a new and exciting tale. Then, the campers will be guided through multiple craft projects related to the story they just heard. The crafts will be fun, creative, and educational, helping to expand the campers’ knowledge of the fairy tale world. This camp is sure to be a great way for campers to learn, grow, and have fun!
 
Featured Stories:
How to Catch a Leprechaun
What Should Danny Do?
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day
Wilford & Blue
 
All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $40.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first day.
 
Students are encouraged to bring a peanut-free snack.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the first day of camp.

You Me Valentine's Paint Party - CopyColor Wheels You + Me Paint Party: Valentine's
Nolensville Rec Center

Saturday, February 11
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ages 6 – 12
Cost: $45.00 per pair
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan

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Join us for a fun afternoon of adult + child partner art inspired by Valentine’s Day and the artwork of Jim Dine. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., -- paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece you are sure to love!
 
All supplies included. 

$45.00 per pair. Please only register the child who is attending

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the class.

Sun and Moon Paint Party - CopyColor Wheels You + Me Paint Party: Sun and Moon
Franklin Rec Center
Saturday, April 8
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ages 6 - 12
Cost: $45.00 per pair
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan


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Join us for a fun afternoon of adult and child partner art inspired by the sun and moon! Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., -- paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece you are sure to love!
 
All supplies included.
 
$45.00 per pair. Please only register the child who is attending
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

Homeschool Art

January Classes

Creature Factory - CopyHomeschool Art – Creature Factory
4 Week Class
Fridays at Franklin| January 6 - 27
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Ages 8 – 15
$90.00 + $10.00 One-Time Supply Fee
Instructor: Andrew Rose

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In this 4 week class, students will design, construct armatures, and sculpt creatures using paper mache.
 
All materials will be provided by the instructor. A $10.00 one-time supply fee will be due to the instructor at the start of the first class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the first class.


Under the Sea - CopyHomeschool Art – Under the Sea
2 Week Class
Fridays at Franklin| January 20 - 27
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ages 8 – 15
$45.00 + $5.00 One-Time Supply Fee
Instructor: Andrew Rose

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Learn how to draw mermaids, ocean life, and more in this imaginative two-week drawing course with instructor Andrew Rose. Students will create undersea scenes using watercolor, graphite, and ink.
 
All materials are provided by the instructor. A $5.00 one-time supply fee is due to the instructor at the start of the first class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the class.

February Classes

Hero Factory - Sculpture Edition - Copy
Homeschool Art – Super Hero Factory (Sculpting)
4 Week Class
Wednesdays at Fairview | February 1 - 22
Thursdays at Franklin| February 2 - 23
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Ages 10 – 15
$90.00 + $10.00 One-Time Supply Fee
Instructor: Andrew Rose

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Bring your favorite comic hero to life! Students will design, construct, and paint sculptures of an existing comic hero or one of their own creations. Amazing superheroes and monstrous villains all manifest at your local Hero Factory!
 
All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the first class

Clay Creature Heads - CopyHomeschool Art – Clay Creature Heads
4 Week Class
Wednesdays at Fairview | February 1 - 22
Thursdays at Franklin| February 2 - 23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ages 10 – 15
$90.00 + $10.00 One-Time Supply Fee
Instructor: Andrew Rose

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Bring fantastic creatures from your imagination to life! Students will design, construct, sculpt, and paint creatures of their own imagination out of air-dry clay. Create aliens, monsters, and mythical beasts! Perfect for any sci-fi or fantasy enthusiast.
 
All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the first class
Homeschool Art - Mesmerizing Ink - Copy (2)Homeschool Art – Mesmerizing 3D Ink
4 Week Class
Wednesdays at Fairview | February 1 - 22
Thursdays at Franklin| February 2 - 23
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Ages 10 – 15
$90.00 + $10.00 One-Time Supply Fee
Instructor: Andrew Rose

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Learn a new style and medium with Mesmerizing 3D Ink. Students will produce several colorful works of 3D art in ink and decide which one to put in a matted frame in this zen-inspired art class.
 
All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the first class
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