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January Crafty Kids programs

Post Date:01/02/2019 12:00 PM

Arts and craft activities are not just  fun for kids, they are also important! These activities provide opportunities for self-expression and individualism, and they can improve communication, fine-motor, and problem-solving skills. 

We've got lots of fun arts and crafts programs planned for January:

Young at Art
Wed | Jan 9 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | MN
Gather with other kids and get crafty! Complete the craft of the week or get creative and make something else with the supplies provided. For grades 2-8. Space is limited. A ticket is required and will be available at 3:30pm the day of the program at the Youth Services desk. 

Preschool Picassos
Thurs | Jan 10 | 10:30am - 11:30am | RM
Preschoolers will tap into their creative side, make beautiful works of art, and gain confidence in self-expression through storytime, painting, sculpture, and more. Art activities such as these put artistic expression right in the hands of your pint-size Picassos! Ages 3-5.

Crazy Hat Creations
Tues | Jan 15 | 4:00pm -5:00pm | MN
Celebrate National Hat Day at the library by creating your very own wacky hat! Then strut your stuff down our "runway" to model your hat creation for others. Supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Toddler Picassos
Mon | Jan 28 | 10:30am - 11:30am | RM
Explore hands on art activities that strengthen fine motor skills, develop creativity, and help toddlers learn to recognize different shapes and colors. Toddler Picassos is an experience-based art program, meant to encourage confidence, socialization, and creativity rather than project completion. 18-36 months.

Creature Creation
Wed | Jan 30 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | MNGiuseppe Arcimboldo Using a series of writing prompts, you will imagine and describe a creature of your own. Then, you will bring your creature, alien, or monster to life by drawing it and then embellishing it further. Ages 7-12. 

Art Explorers
Thurs | Jan 31 | 4:00pm - 4:45pm | RM
Explore the world of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter best known for creating portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. After learning about Arcimboldo, children will create portraits inspired by the work of this truly imaginative artist. Grades K-5. 




Explore some more arts and crafts activities at home with your child: