Abrakadoodle Remarkable Education, in conjunction with Fayetteville Underground, will be offering creative art enrichment classes for children age six to twelve.
Classes will begin on Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1 and will run for six (6) weeks under the theme “Art in Our World,” which is inspired by Abrakadoodle’s mission to helping kids to be creative everywhere.
This series focuses upon art from six Abrakadoodle locations: the United States, Panama, Indonesia, Singapore, China, and Japan. In each class, Abrakadoodle artists are learning more about world artists, culture, and traditions as they explore unique sculptures, create vibrant paintings, learn about ancient ink techniques, and discover rich cultural traditions. This series even includes quirky robots and sleepy dogs!
The cost for the six-week session is $90.00 and includes registration and all materials. To register, call 479-871-8948 or go to abrakadoodle.com.
“I am thrilled to host creative children’s art classes in the Fayetteville Underground. Because our galleries are filled with the finest examples of local art in diverse media, the Fayetteville creativity. We want our galleries to be full of activity, community, and learning for all of our citizens, and Abrakadoodle art classes add to this goal,” said Samantha Sigmon, Gallery Manager.“We help each and every child in our program to cultivate the artist within,” remarked Joy Davis, Education Director of Abrakadoodle-Northwest Arkansas. “We are excited to be a part of Fayetteville Underground’s expansion to include children art enrichment classes, and we are confident that kids and parents alike will love this program.”
The mission of the Fayetteville Underground is to promote the visual arts in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, support area artists working to high standards, and contribute to the advancement of Fayetteville as a destination city for the arts. The Underground currently represents the work of about 30 member artists and four associate artists. These same artists, all volunteers, manage the day-to-day business of the gallery. The Underground presents 12 exhibits per year. Each monthly exhibit opens concurrently with Fayetteville First Thursday on the Square. In addition, the Underground features numerous art related classes and programs weekly.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am – 7pm. For more information, please visit FayettevilleUnderground.com.
Abrakadoodle’s core philosophy is that all children are creative and that we need to encourage their imaginations to grow. From the youngest ages, children need reinforcement that there are no right and wrong ways of doing art.
In Abrakadoodle art classes, children learn how to draw, paint, sculpt, design mosaics and collages, take digital photographs, as well as create in the style of Renoir, Picasso, DaVinci, Michelangelo and a host of contemporary and classic artists. Abrakadoodle students actively engage in planning each activity and can infuse their own styles through the choices they make as they create. When the creation phase is completed, the students present their original works to the class, a sharing that is always positive and encourages an appreciation for each person’s perspective.
Children benefit from exploring abundant creative materials while experimenting with color, line and form. Abrakadoodle (abrakadoodle.com) was co-founded in 2002 by award-winning educator/franchise developer Mary Rogers, CFE, MA.Ed, and children’s services franchising expert Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE.
Abrakadoodle is the most comprehensive creativity and art education company of its kind, offering extensive visual arts classes, camps and parties for children ages 20 months to 14 years old. Abrakadoodle’s programs inspire children’s imaginations by immersing them in such art forms as painting, sculpting, drawing, mosaics, collage, stamping, anime, paper & fabric art and much more at schools and other community locations.