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:

fall grandparentSticky Fingers Grandparent & Me
Preschool Art Class

Franklin Recreation Complex

September 24 (Falling Leaves)
October 15 (Pumpkins, Bats & Cats Oh My!)
November 12 (Gobble, Gobble) #15531

Ages: 3-6 years
Cost: $15 per pair (grandparent and child)
*Registration required

Click HERE to Register!

Celebrate the season with your preschool age grandchildren. We will have a great time creating art together and making memories!

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

preschool art classSticky Fingers Preschool Art Class
Franklin Recreation Complex
Mondays and Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am

Cost: $26 per session (2 classes, $13 each)
Mondays, 9/9 and 9/23
Mondays, 10/7 and 10/28
Mondays, 11/11 and 11/25

Cost: $52 per session (4 classes, $13 each)
Fridays, 9/6 - 9/27
Fridays, 10/4 - 10/25
Fridays, 11/1 - 11/22

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! Ms. Amy 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.  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

after school art clubAfter School Art Club
Franklin Recreation Complex

Wednesdays, 9/4-9/25, $56 for 4 classes
Wednesdays, 10/9-10/30, $56 for 4 classes
Wednesdays, 11/6-11/20, $42 for 3 classes

Age: 6-12 years

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. Located at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd.

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

Scarecrow  Elaine Sligh
Acrylic Painting on Canvas - Scarecrow
Franklin Recreation Complex
Thursday, October 10, 9:00am-10:30am
Friday, October 11, 9:00am-10:30am
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $20 plus $5 supply fee (cash or check payable to instructor Elaine Sligh)

Click HERE to register 

Fall is in the air... Come paint a scarecrow with me! The image will already be sketched onto an 8x10 canvas, ready for your child to paint. The instructor will teach all of the brushstrokes needed to complete the project. Your child will take home his/her canvas at the end of class. Makes a cute seasonal decoration or a lovely gift!

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

sew what campKid's Sewing Workshop: Pillow Case
Franklin Recreation Complex

Saturday, September 21, 9:00-11:30am
Sunday, October 20, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Saturday, November 9 9:00-11:30am

Ages: 9 & older
Cost: $25
Instructor: Gail Chaffin

Click HERE to Register!

Hey kids! come and learn to make a pillow case for your bed. Kids will be taught beginning sewing techniques such as: how to measure, cut fabric, use pins, and run a sewing machine using straight stitches only. Mom or Dad are welcome to attend and learn too if they would like, or you can do this class all by yourself and maybe make a few new friends. We have sewing machines available for you to use OR you may bring your own.

: You will need to bring the following supplies to class with you:
1 yard of a main color fabric for your pillow case
1/3 yard of a contrasting color or patterned fabric for the trim
1 spool of thread to match
1 pair of scissors

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

YOU  ME paintColor Wheels "You and Me Paint" Night
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday, November 23
Ages: 5-12 years
Cost: $30 per pair (adult and child)
Instructor: Shelley Egly

**Only register the child who is attending

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 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:
NV Open Studio Fall 2019Open Studio with Kreative Kat
Nolensville Recreation Complex

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

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:

You + Me Paint Night
Saturday, 8/31 & 10/26
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 5-13
Instructor: Shelley Egly 

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 seasonal 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.***

For more information, email


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