Arts & Crafts Programs for Children

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Arts & Crafts Programs for Children

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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
9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday 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
Ages: 3.5 - 6 (Must be potty-trained)
COST: $14/class - register by month

May 1-29 (skip 5/22)        $56 (4 classes)

Instructor: Amy Stielstra

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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.
Ages: 3.5-6 yrs (must be potty trained)
COST: $14/class -- Register by month

May 6-27

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
Age: 7-12 years
COST: $14/class -- Register by month

May 6-27              $56 (4 classes)
 
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
Ages: 10 to adult
COST: $15 per class -- Register by month

May 7-28           $60 (4 classes)

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
Art Around the World SPRINGArt Around the World
Franklin Recreation Complex
Mondays
4:30 to 5:30pm
Ages 6-13
Cost: $14/class -- Register by month

May 4-18    ($42 for 3 classes)

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


Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Magical Mouse Capades Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Thursday 6/4 & Friday 6/5
9:30-11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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Hot dog, Hot dog, hot diggity dog!  We will create art inspired by the whole Mickey Mouse Clubhouse crew.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com 
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020


Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Wild Things Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 6/8 & Tuesday 6/9
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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Let the wild rumpus begin!  We will create art inspired by wild animals; tigers, lions, pandas and more.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Rainbow Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Wednesday 6/10 & Thursday 6/11
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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If rainbow is your favorite color - then this is the camp for you!  We will create vibrant artwork inspired by rainbows, unicorns, and kaleidoscopes.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com.
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Teddy Bear Picnic Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Thursday 6/18 & Friday 6/19
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

Click here to register!

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and we'll have a picnic.  We will munch on apples and teddy grahams together and create artwork inspired by cuddly teddy bears.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com.
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Think Pink Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Thursday 7/16 & Friday 7/17
9:30-11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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Pink is perfect!  We will create art inspired by all things pink and sparkly.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com.
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Happy Campers Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 7/20 & Tuesday 7/21
9:30-11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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We'll take a hike on the trail to find objects from nature to use in our art and to inspire our art as well.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com.
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
Summer  Color WheelsPreschool Art
Treasure Island Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Wednesday 7/22 & Thursday 7/23
9:30-11:30 AM
Ages: 4-6 (Must be potty trained)
Cost: $45

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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We will explore the salty sea - from pirates to mermaids - creating art inspired by what we see and learn.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com.
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
ESummer Elem Color Wheelselementary Art
Wild About Animals
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 6/8 - Wednesday 6/10
1:00-4:00 PM
Ages: 6-10 
Cost: $130

Instructor: Shelley Egly

Click Here to register!

From the African Plains to the mountains of Peru - we'll go on a journey and discover wild and wonderful animals across the globe.  Whether feathered or furry, we'll create dramatic animal art through drawing, painting and sculpting.  Projects will include sculpting small pandas, drawing llamas and emus, painting koalas and much more.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com. 
Summer Elem Color WheelsElementary Art
Nature Adventure Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 7/20 - Wednesday 7/22
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $130

Instructor: Shelley Egly

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Drawing inspiration from nature, we'll create botanical art and insect art through drawing, painting and sculpting.  Projects will include sculpting small succulent gardens, drawing sunflowers and irises, collaged seed mosaics, painting monarchs and much more.  For more information contact Shelley Egly at 615-517-5982 or colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com.
For WCPR questions, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020
summer MS  AMY ART ZOOMs. Amy's Art Zoo Camp
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 7/13 - Friday 7/17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $120 + $15 supply fee to instructor

Instructor: Amy Stielstra

Click here to register!

Spend the week with Ms. Amy creating an art Zoo.  Draw, paint, and sculpt penguins, giraffes, lions and more.  Explore painting, markers, clay, chalk and oil pastels.  On Friday walk through the Zoo Art Show to see all of the animal creations.  For more information contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719 ext 2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov .

Summer Watercolor Space CampWatercolor Painting Camp
Space - Planets, stars, galaxies & Nebulas
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 6/29 - Friday 7/3
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $125 + $15 Supply fee to instructor

Instructor: Hannah Maxwell Rowell

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Learn about concepts in astronomy through watercolor painting.  For more information contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719 ext 2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov  
Summer Watercolor Flowers CampWatercolor Painting Camp
Flowers, Ferns & Birds
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday 7/6 - Friday 7/10
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $125 + $15 Supply fee to instructor

Instructor: Hannah Maxwell Rowell

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The beauty of nature will inspire our learning about the world around us through watercolor painting.  For more information contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719 ext 2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Summer  Acrylic   AnimalsAcrylic Painting on Canvas: Animals
Franklin Recreation Complex
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $125 + $25 Supply fee to instructor

June 1 - 5
July 6 - 10

Instructor: Elaine Sligh

Click here to register!

Come paint some of your favorite animals with me.  We will be using acrylic paints to paint on a new canvas each day.  The animals will be roughly sketched on the canvas so the child can focus on painting.  We will work on different painting techniques using a variety of brushes.  For more information contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719 ext 2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Mixed Media Art Camp: Mixed Media 3 Ways
Franklin Recreation Complex
Tuesday 6/16 - Thursday 6/18
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $75 + $25 supply fee to instructor
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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This 3-day mixed media summer camp is an intensive exploration into how using the same basic mixed media techniques can yield 3 totally different types of projects. Day 1: Learn about the art of gel plate print-making and create a variety of one-of-a-kind monoprints. Day 2: Use Day1's monoprints to collage a canvas, make a mini book, and prep fronts for a set of blank cards. Day 3: Finish out your unique pieces with painting techniques, doodles, stencils, and sentiments that will bring each piece to life. (Supply fee of $25 cash or check payable to instructor due on first day.)
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719



Enrichment Center Offerings:

summer MS  AMY ART AQUARIUMMs. Amy's Art Aquarium Camp
Enrichment Center
Monday 6/22 - Friday 6/26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $120 + $15 supply fee to instructor

Instructor: Amy Stielstra

Click here to register!

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 contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719 ext. 2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
Under the SeaAcrylic Painting on Canvas: Under the Sea
Enrichment Center
Monday 6/8 - Friday 6/12
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $125 + $25 Supply Fee to instructor

Instructor: Elaine Sligh

Click here to register!

Come paint your favorite sea creature with me.  Even if you are not taking a trip to the beach this summer, we will be escaping to the beach in our minds as we paint a different underwater creature each day.  Animals include: Seahorse, dolphin, sea turtle, sand dollar and shells.  For more information contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719 ext 2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov  

Mixed Media Art Camp: A Little Positivity
Enrichment Center
Tuesday 6/9 - Thursday 6-11
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $65 + $20 Supply Fee to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click here to register!

Make a set of 4 small canvases that celebrate positive thinking in this wonderful, 3-day mixed media project intensive. Day 1: Learn about the art of gel plate print-making and create a variety of one-of-a-kind monoprints. Day 2: Use Day 1's monoprints to collage a set of 4 mini-canvases, and learn how to enhance the set with layers of color and interest from stamps and stencils. Day 3: Finish out your unique set with doodles, stencils, and sentiments that will bring Positivity and reassurance to all that see and enjoy them. (*Supply fee of $20 cash or check payable to instructor due first day.)
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020.

Mixed Media Camp  Christmas in JulyMixed Media Art Camp: Christmas in July -- Cards, Ornaments, and Canvas
Enrichment Center
Tuesday 7/21 - Thursday 7/23
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Ages 12-18
Cost: $75 + $25 Supply Fee to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click here to register!

Campers will get a jump start on the holidays with this fun, 3-day mixed media intensive! Please bring a peanut-free packed lunch and a drink.
Day 1: Learn about the art of gel plate print-making and create a variety of one-of-a-kind monoprints. Day 2: Use Day 1's monoprints to collage a canvas, prepare a set of 4 card fronts, and set the base of a sweet mixed media ornament. Day 3: Finish out your unique set with paint techniques, doodles, stencils, and sentiments that will yield a set of seasonal pieces well ahead of holiday chaos...! (*Supply fee of $25 cash or check payable to instructor due first day.)
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Nolensville Offerings:
NV Open Studio Spring 2020Open Studio with Kreative Kat
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Saturday, 4/11 & 5/2 
10:00am-12:00pm


*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 piece 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:

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 encompasses 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:
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 "Summer Night and Catching Butterflies!" 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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