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. 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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Ongoing Pre-School Art
Sticky Fingers Preschool Art logoSticky Fingers Pre-School Art ( April and May are full - waiting list available!) 
Franklin Recreation Complex
Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 AM 
Ages: 3-5
Instructor: Amy Stielstra

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Explore art in fun ways with professional educator Ms. Amy. Let's get messy with paints, clay, chalk, pastels, sculpture and more. Children will complete 2 or 3 projects during each class while learning color, shapes, texture, fine motor skills, cooperation and movement. We get the wiggles out between lessons with story time and movement. Pre-Registration is required.  *Children must be potty trained. *This is a drop-off class. *Please bring a water bottle / snack for break time.

For more information contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-790-5719, ext. 2020.


 
Summer 
*All Summer Camp registration cancellations must be submitted in writing no later than 1 week prior to the start of the program. No credits or transfers will be processed less than 1 week before the date the program is scheduled to begin.
The Little Renaissance social media post with correct ageThe Little Renaissance
Franklin Recreation Complex
June 7 - June 10
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM and/or 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ( Morning session is full - only two spots left for the afternoon!) 
Ages: 4-6
Cost: $135
Instructor: Sarah Arace

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The Little Renaissance: Come find your inner prince, princess or dragon in Mrs. Sarah’s Little Renaissance! Students will explore multiple art mediums through finger painting, music and movement, object art, theater art, interactive story time and much, much more! Little artists with big imaginations are guaranteed a magical time!  Register for morning and afternoon session and receive a $25 discount.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.


Acrylic Painting for KidsAcrylic Painting For Kids
Franklin Recreation Complex
June 13 - June 16 or July 11 - July 14 ( One June AM spot left  and July AM session is full - wait list available) 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM or 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ages: 7 - 13
Cost: $125
Instructor: Joan Wilkes & Jann Stephens

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Come have some fun painting with acrylics! Kids will learn basic brush strokes, design, and artistic technique while enjoying a fun-filled process that will make them feel good about being there and proud of their finished product. Outlines are provided, so kids can focus on their painting skills. An opportunity is given to create their own design, applying the skills they have learned. All supplies are provided! A variety of age-appropriate images are selected -- fun for both boys and girls.

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

comic concepts social media post (1)Comic Concepts Art Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
June 14 - June 17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and/or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages: 14 - 17
Cost: $140
Instructor: Sarah Arace

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This camp will explore kicking off your artistic journey in comic books, illustration and much more. Learn how to develop characters and give them depth and direction, from your own creative designs. Register for morning and afternoon sessions and receive a $25 discount. 

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Colors of the Rainbow Camp (Color Wheels)Color Wheels: Colors of the Rainbow ( class is currently full - waiting list is available!) 
Franklin Recreation Complex
June 15 - June 17
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 6 - 10
Cost: $130
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan

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If rainbow is your favorite color then this camp is for you! We will paint, draw and sculpt to create rainbow-themed masterpieces. Projects will include painted unicorns and "panda-corns", collaged rainbows, rainbow ice cream sculptures and so much more! Artists like Lisa Frank, Kandinsky, George Rodrigue and Melissa McKinnon will inspire our rainbow-tastic projects. All supplies included. Students may bring a peanut-free snack and drink.

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Creativity Camp (Color Wheels)Color Wheels: Creativity Camp ( camp is full; waitlist is available!) 
Franklin Recreation Complex
June 15 - June 17
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6 - 10
Cost: $130
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan

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This camp is a little bit of everything awesome! We'll explore our creative side by using many different materials and techniques. Projects will include: mixed media paintings, Model Magic sculpting, paper plate weaving, jewelry making, dream catcher assemblage and more! All supplies included. Students may bring a peanut-free snack and drink.


For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Storybook Decoupage Camp (Facebook Post) - Copy (2)Storybook Decoupage Camp (One spot left in Nolensville- register now!  Please see below for Enrichment Center dates) 
Enrichment Center (Franklin) 
110 Everbright
June 27 - 30 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Ages: 6 -10 
Cost: $130.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Chittenden 

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Come enter a world of fairy tale magic with this enchanting camp! Each day will have a featured story with crafts that make the words come alive! Fairy princesses, Peter Rabbit, Angelina Ballerina and Princess and the Pea will all provide the backdrop for creating decoupage boxes replete with tulle, glitter, and designer necklaces!
 
Limited spaces available; pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov with any questions. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Shannon 48 hours prior to the beginning of camp. Please bring a snack for each day.
Heroes and villains social media postColor Wheels: Heroes and Villains ( Camp is full - waiting list is available!) 
Franklin Recreation Complex
July 6 - July 8
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $130
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan

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We will create art inspired by the most popular heroes and villians from Avengers, DC Comics, Marvel, Disney and more. Some projects to look forward to include painting Maleficent, drawing Yoda, sculpting mini Hulk figures and assembling a Wonder Woman collage. We'll even mix in some Minions and Angry Birds art to round out the fun! All supplies included. Students may bring a peanut-free snack and drink.

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Petpalooza social media Color Wheels: Petpalooza ( Camp is full - wait list available) 
Franklin Recreation Complex
July 6 - July 8
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $130
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan

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We will create art inspired by our favorite furry friends: dogs, cats, rabbits and more! We will paint, draw and sculpt to create masterpieces of our beloved animal buddies. Projects will include collage, canvas painting, watercolor painting, cartoon drawings and more! All supplies included. Students may bring a peanut-free snack and drink.
 
For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Ms. Amy's Art Zoo ages 5- 10 social media postMs. Amy's Art Zoo (Camp is currently full - wait list available! ) 
Franklin Recreation Complex
June 6 - June 10
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $120 + $15 Supply Fee (Payable to instructor)
Instructor: Amy Stielstra

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Spend the week with Ms. Amy creating an Art Zoo! Draw and paint giraffes, penguins, zebras, elephants (and more). Explore different mediums including markers, paints, pastels and mixed media. At the end of the week you and your guests are welcome to the art Zoo Art Show. Take a walk through the zoo to view all the creations made during the week. 

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Ms. Amy Art Aquarium social media Ms. Amy's Art Aquarium (Camp is full - waiting list is available! )
Franklin Recreation Complex
July 18 - July 22
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ages: 5 - 10
Cost: $120 + $15 Supple Fee (Payable to instructor)
Instructor: Amy Stielstra

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Spend the week with Ms. Amy creating an art Aquarium! Draw, paint, and sculpt octopus, jellyfish, penguins, sharks, dolphins, and more. Explore painting, markers, clay, chalk, and oil pastels. On Friday, walk through the Art Show to see all the aquarium creations! 

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Bob Ross Skills Building for Youth Ages 10 -16 real one (1)Bob Ross Skill Building Workshops
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ages: 10 - 17
Cost: $150
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

Longview | June 6 - June 10 (afternoon session is full; register for 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM section today!) 
Franklin | June 20 - June 24
Fairview | June 27 - July 1
Nolensville | July 11 - July 15 ( afternoon session is full; additional 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM section added) 

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From "Happy Little Trees" to "Mighty Mountains," students can join Certified Ross Instructor®, Quintin Burlingame, to learn the Bob Ross Wet-On-Wet technique® made famous on The Joy of Painting®. Each class, students complete an oil on canvas painting focusing on individual components, ultimately culminating into one of Bob's iconic mountain landscapes. Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

For more information, please contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon.Freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
Youth pottery class social media Youth Pottery Camp
Fairview Recreation Complex
June 1 - June 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ages: 11 - 17
Cost: $20 + $28 Supply Fee (Payable to instructor)
Instructor: June Lutsy

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




Fairview Circus Camp (Facebook Post)The Greatest Camp on Earth - Art with Kris 
Nolensville Recreation Center (7250 Nolensville Road)  
July 5 - July 8 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $130.00 
Instructor: Kris Salva 

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The greatest show in earth is not just under the Big Top! Come create circus themed art with Ms. Kris! Through mixed media projects your little artist will master artistic acrobatics with flair and ease!
 
Limited spaces available; pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov with any questions. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed one week in advance of the camp

 


Fairview Sea Camp (Facebook Post)Under the Sea Art Camp with Kris
Nolensville Recreation Center (7250 Nolensville Road)  
July 11- July 14 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $130.00 
Instructor: Kris Salva 

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Searching for treasures under the sea has never been so creative! Through mixed media projects your little artist will take a deep dive into his/her imagination!
 
Limited spaces available; pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov with any questions. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed one week in advance of the camp

 


Fairview Manga Camp  (Poster) (Facebook Post)Budding Artist's Manga Camp 
Nolensville Recreation Center (7250 Nolensville Road) 
July 11 - July 14 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Ages: 10 - 15 
Cost: $130.00 
Instructor: Kris Salva

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Come explore the Japanese art of Manga in this camp dedicated to illustrative art! Ms. Kris will guide students through the process of creating and sketching characters in the Manga anime style.
 
Limited spaces available; pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov with any questions. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed one week in advance of the camp

 


Fairview Aliens and Astronauts Camp (Facebook Post) corrected Aliens and Astronauts Art Camp
Nolensville Recreation Center ( 7250 Nolensville Road) 
July 18- July 21 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Ages: 7-12 
Cost: $130.00 
Instructor: Kris Salva 

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The truth is out there... find it in Ms. Kris' Aliens and Astronauts Art Camp! Through mixed media projects your little artist will explore the outer realms of his/her creativity!
 
Limited spaces available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed in a week in advance of the beginning of camp

 

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