full-day(s) art in the studio


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full-day(s) art in the studio
Fun, independent freedom with art play, and teacher-led project-packed days with us in the studio. Ages 5 – 11. Days correspond to school vacations and days off.

> 10/8 Art + Land (making individual and collaborative art about and with nature, acknowledging Indigenous People Day, we will have a special focus on art with and about birds!). Friday, October 8th,  (9 – 3pm)

> 11/11 Artists work for a better world (creating public + beautiful individual art about peace + service, for Veterans Day). Thursday, November 11th, (9 – 3pm)

WHAT This is be so fun and non stop art! Children will also engage playful, fun, independent, and guided time in the studio. Each series will embrace all kinds of individual artmaking plus connect in a healthy and empowering way service-learning and thematic study. 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, teachers and sweetness of the studio. We can’t wait to get into the studio for this powerful series that allows our children to be empowered and feel freedom as creators!
WHEN Dates vary.
WHO  ages 5 – 11
TEACHING TEAM Lead teachers for most workshops include Christina Bechstein, Hannah Bevens + Sally Caruso with additional Visiting Teaching Artists we will announce as they join our team. Our creative team includes Art teachers and classroom teachers 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.
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.
PLEASE BRING Please for full-day children to bring a snack and lunch, plus 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).
ALSO At the end of each day (if only a short or day program) or session, children will take Art home. See you soon at the studio!

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