Afternoon Studio: Art Wednesdays!


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Afternoon Studio: Art Wednesdays! 3:30pm – 5:15pm

This mid-week, afterschool art-making workshop series for kids is a great way to support the young artist with playful, fun, independent, and guided time in the studio! Each series will correlate to a monthly theme and find inspiration from mostly natural or post-consumer materials, integrated book programming, and relevant artists and change-makers. This fall, when there is additional time for free choice, we are launching a part of the studio that integrates a tinker/maker corner in the studio in addition to our play and book area. Price includes all materials and teachers and the sweetness of the studio! We can’t wait to get into the studio for this Wednesday series!
WHO ages 5 – 11
WHEN Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:15, Date choices are: October – 10.6, 10.13, 10.20, 10.27; November – 11.3, 11.10, 11.17; December – 12.1, 12,8, 12.15
Children can sign up for individual dates, but children who sign up for the month are part of a larger collaborative project and get to really be part of the group!
TEACHING TEAM Lead teachers include Christina Bechstein, with visiting teaching artists and sometimes other members of our teaching team –  like lead teacher Sally Caruso, Emilia Dahlin, Hannah Bevins and others. Our creative team includes Art teachers and classroom teachers very skilled in many pedagogies and with years of teaching experience in private and public schools and also college level. We see it as an honor to support the individual voice and creativity of your children!
WHERE At the studio!  – Love Lab Studio @ 26 Brackett Street, Portland Maine, adjacent to a beautiful city park and nearby playground. We are located in a mixed residential and commercial area, and usually, there is ample parking available. We are located next to the sweet new cafe “smalls” opening mid October 2021. AND! For October, we will be able to get outside to make art when we can! We have the beautiful park for doing art, and we have the sweet back courtyard!
PLEASE BRING Please have children bring a water bottle, a little sweater, and a cozy pair of slippers if you have them (socks are OK too) to wear in our studio during the fall and winter. Prior to starting class, each student must sign and return our student info sheet packet (includes media form, release form, and other important info).
HEALTHY POLICY The studio is following strict guidelines for Covid safety and health of all children and the community and will continue to follow the CDC updates. For current studio programming, given the age of our children, all children and adults will be masked in and outside of the studio (except when distanced for lunch and snack and can take a break distanced outside when doing art if applicable). If something happens Covid related and we can’t meet in person at the studio, we will take the studio virtual for your children and make art kits until we are able to meet in person again. If children are unable to attend due to illness, we will package into an art kit our projects for them to do at home. The studio has ceiling fans, high-quality HEPA filters, and windows to keep the air moving. We sanitize and clean all surfaces daily and as we go. We feel with care and community partnership we can all strive to keep our community healthy.
ALSO Children are dropped off at 3:30 pm, and picked up at 5:15 pm. Please have a snack before you arrive! Children can take take tea/water breaks as needed. At the end of each month’s session, children will take Art home. See you soon at the studio!

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