Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kids workshops at Thou Art!

New Kid's workshops starting April 25!

Classes are Saturday's 10:00-12:00.

Please register early, class size is limited.

Workshop fee is $20.00 per class and includes all materials needed for a

finished piece, a snack, and lots of FUN!

Call 898-5706 or

Saturday April 25th -Monet Watercolors- Learn about famous artist Claude Monet and his pond/garden paintings. Look at other impressionist artist and identify characteristics of their loose style. Create a beautiful 16” x 20” watercolor painting in the style and colors of Monet.

Saturday May 2nd- Henri Matisse Cutouts- Learn about famous artist Henri Matisse and look at his later works. Through
cut and paste create your own 11” x 14” Matisse- Style Cutout while
learning about the interactions of shapes and colors.

Saturday May 9th- Explore a variety of mono-print making techniques and create your very own set of 5” x 7” note cards or miniature masterpieces. Experiments will involve jello, potatoes, lettuce, found objects, yarn and more.

Saturday May 23rd- Learn about Famous Artist Faith Ringgold and her imaginative story quilts. Turn your own illustration into an 11” x 14” quilted heirloom. Learn to control and use the sewing machine for simple appliqué technique. Learn other adhesive techniques for telling stories with cloth.

Children's Workshops are taught by Reagen Troutman.

Reagen likes to think outside the box.
She has an animated and motivating teaching
style and loves working with all
age groups. Reagen regularly
instructs art classes at the
Cortland YWCA. She also teaches
Summer Art Workshops at the
Homer Center for the Arts and
teaches classes at the Thou Art
Gallery in Groton and the Cortland
Free Library.

Reagen was the owner
of Pinstriped Pokadots on Main St. in
Cortland until a destructive fire
destroyed the building in 2005.

We are very lucky to have Reagen,
she is a fabulous teacher.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I wanna dance and paint too!

janetshealinghands said...

Hey Nance, I'm with Gary - I want to take those classes too!!! The floorcloth class is reminding me about the necessity of incorporating creativity into my life. I love having the opportunity to take classes that are right here in Groton... such a great thing!