Reuse old plastic bottles to make a piggy bank that can help kids learn about saving! In this video I show how to make a piggy bank out of a old pop bottle.
Here is a video showing how to do the very old craft of making corn husk dolls! This craft can be done with all ages. The class we put on had a lot of fun making the dolls and clothing
This tutorial covers some basic one stroke painting techniques and how to make a couple different kinds of flowers and leaves.
A tutorial teaching some of the basics of quilling. Quilling is the art of folding paper strips to make beautiful pictures! It is a very fun activity to try and can be done with various ages.
In the video we are learning some basic origami that can be done with kids. Instructions are given in the video for a hat, boat, snapper, 2 different difficulty levels for a frog, and four different kinds of airplanes.
The kids had a lot of fun making the different origami in the picture for our class! :)
Once again the Mecca Theater Camp that took place at ArtsForward was a huge success! The kids learned all about acting, singing, dancing, and then about how to do all three at once! Right from the start of the week we knew these kids were going to put on a great performance, not only from the skill that most of them already had, but also because of how well they listened to their teachers and took part in all of the activities. By the end of the week, the kids were able to put on quite the show for all the parents and grandparents that featured their skills in acting, singing, dance, and musical theater.
There were a fewer performers this month but more audience members. Many people took advantage of the Winters Eve celebration in Neepawa to do some late night shopping then drop off at open mic for music and dessert. Open mic is anything but predictable. Some of the most interesting times were when the musicians tried something together for the first time. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes not so well. At least we know we will always get a solid performance from singer-songwriter Colin McNairney. We had a new performer as well. Val Jarema got on stage to do a couple of songs. All it took was a minute or two to figure out a good key for her then off we went.
Yoga is on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm and will run until November 2. Didn't sign up? No problem. Drop in fee is $10. Improve your flexibility, balance, and strength.
Gerd's collection is called Beauty of Land and Flora. Not only is this man a painter, but he also collaborated with Richard Desjardins to provide music for the audience. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image.
Touchwood Art Class meets every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00. This week they are working with watercolors and pastels to create an underwater scene with a turtle. Fantastic work.