Creative Play

Creative Play is designed to provide our youngest innovators, ages 3-7, the opportunity to draw, paint, design, build, invent and engineer the world they imagine. As an official Imagination Chapter, we’ll participate in global design challenges and share our art and inventions on our Facebook Page.

Classes are free and meet once a month on Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Parents are welcome to stay (but it is not required).

Please note, due to social distancing guidelines, class sizes have been reduced and pre-registration online or by phone (724.652.2882) is now required. No walk-ins will be accepted. To safeguard your health and the health of others, please read our updated policies.

Upcoming Classes

 

Creative Play: Global Cardboard Challenge – Masks
Save the Date: Oct 24, 2020

Will you choose silly or spooky? With Halloween right around the corner, we will be challenged with creating a mask using cardboard and other common materials.

Creative Play: Matisse Paper Collage
Save the Date: Jan 23, 2021

Painter Henri Matisse began cutting shapes out of brightly colored papers to create collages when he got older. We'll follow suit to make bright abstract artwork this winter. Featured book: Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter

Creative Play: Hidden in Snow – Air Dry Arctic Animals
Save the Date: Feb 27, 2021

Learn about polar bears, the artic fox and other animals, then choose one to sculpt and set against a snowy backdrop. Featured book: Hidden in the Snow by Barbara Taylor

Creative Play: Out of this World – Mixed Media
Save the Date: Mar 27, 2021

Create a galaxy of your own during this space themed workshop. Paint watercolor planets and add texture and stars with stamps to fill your galaxy. Featured book: Planets by Lauren Kukla

Creative Play: Earth Day Cardboard Challenge – What will hatch?
Save the Date: Apr 24, 2021

Build a nest from recyclable materials to celebrate Spring then fill with baby birds (or other creaures if you wish) ! We'll reveal our work watching each others creations "hatch" from their eggs! Featured book: Horton Hatches an Egg by Dr. Suess

Creative Play: Inventor’s Challenge
Save the Date: May 22, 2021

Be an Inventor! New ideas are developed every day to improve the world around us. This is your change to tackle a common problem - no matter the size. Students will design, build and share their new inventions. Featured book: What do you do with an Idea? By Kobi Yamada

Creative Play: Plan a Picnic
Save the Date: Jun 26, 2021

Students will design and construct a picnic basket and then illustrate their favorite summer foods and finish up by weaving a checkered placemat for their picnic. Featured book: Mr. Putter & Tabby Row the Boat by Cynthia Rylant

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