Saturdays, October 21-Decmeber 16 | 9:30-11 a.m.
No class November 25
Young children thrive when given open-ended, yet educational and creative opportunities to cut, tear, paint, glue, and smoosh art materials. In doing so, they are learning about how the world around them works! Each Saturday, the young children in this class will enjoy listening to a picture book followed by a hands-on, process-based art project, where they will learn skills in weaving, collage, and sculpture. Even though the process will be the focus, children will be guided to complete at least one project each week. Students do not need to sign up for all classes. You can pick and choose the classes you’d like to come to.
Oct. 21 – Fall-themed sun catchers
Oct. 28 – Beaded autumn corn cobs and pumpkins
Nov. 4 – Decorative paper pumpkins
Nov. 11 – Painted paper owls
Nov. 18 – Paper apple “pies”
Dec. 2 – Cinnamon-and-Spice-scented “clay” Ornaments
Dec. 9 – Mixed media ornaments
Dec. 16 – Plastic bottle lanterns with battery-operated candle
Kristin has been a teaching artist and summer camp supervisor for the Banana Factory, on and off since 2019. Since 2017, she has been a freelance mindfulness and art teacher for Shanthi Project, a non-profit organization based in Allentown that provides evidence-based mindfulness programming throughout the Lehigh Valley. As a Shanthi Project Teacher, Kristin has taught art and mindfulness at Lehigh University Art Galleries, Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center, Central Elementary School in Allentown, and throughout the Bethlehem Area School District. In her full-time role, she is the Director of Foster Care and Adoption at the Children’s Home of Easton.