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.
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
We'll begin with a nature walk to collect leaves, then introduce crayon rubbings to capture their outlines and color in with fall colors!
Featured book: Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
We'll search our latest exhibit on American Modernism for examples of architecture, then challenge students to use cardboard and other common materials to build their own!
We'll explore the photography exhibit of Bill Lyons then design a sculpture for one of his images in Central Park! All materials provided.
Artists tell stories through their artwork all the time - without using any words! Students will choose a story and create a 'picture scroll' to manually rotate images within a
picture frame as they narrate.
In conjunction with the Hoyt's 3rd Annual Mini Masterpiece Competition, students will use layers of tissue paper squares to mimic the color and pattern of Monet's waterlilies!
We'll look for examples of expressions in paintings and imagine how they might look and feel if they changed. Then student will choose a famous (yet faceless) portrait to color in and add a strip of expressions that change as they are pulled through the portrait!
Using works in the Regional Juried Exhibition as inspiration, students will find and recreate patterns and designs then make prints!
Tour the galleries to explore the sounds, smells, and flavors embodied in the artwork, then its your turn! Students will create drawings of what is hidden in a series of bags based on what they feel, hear and smell.