DIY Art Enrichment Workshop
March 12@6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Attention: Teachers, Volunteers, Administrators, Librarians, Parents, Scout Leaders, Youth Group Staff…
Want to offer art making in your after school program but don’t know where to start?
Looking for quality art activities for your youth group but can only find cheesy craft projects?
Don’t feel like you could manage the mess of art making in your home?
THIS IS THE WORKSHOP FOR YOU!
During the first half, Bridget Matros will share the ins and outs of creative development: from what to expect from young artists, what language to use as kids work, to how (and when) to deal with glue sticks! The second half will focus on your nuts-and-bolts questions. From the logistics of starting an after school program to how to keep the chaos away when the paint comes out, ask away! Leave with a dollar-store materials list, easy activity ideas, and the know-how to set up and get going on your own art adventures!
This workshop is free, but a donation of $5 on your way out would of course be appreciated.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: This workshop is led by the Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator, Bridget Matros. Matros came to Waterfall Arts with over 15 years of teaching art at every level and setting — from preschool circle-time to computer literacy classes for the elderly. A practicing artist herself, Matros developed and grew the Art Studio exhibit and program at the Boston Children’s Museum, is a published advocate for quality creative development in early childhood education, and has been deemed one of 21 “young leaders in arts education” by Harvard scholars.
The Youth & Family Outreach Program provides safe spaces for young artists to connect with themselves, each other, and the community through quality creative experiences. YFO is made possible by local business sponsors Little River Veterinary Hospital, The Green Store, and VeloInk. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the the Onion Foundation, the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.
Even though this workshop is free, preregistration is much appreciated. Fill out the form below to register.