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ArtStarts Community Workshops bring fabulous, funky materials from ArtStart’s ArtScraps Materials Reuse Center to your site with art projects and activities designed to spark the imagination!

Workshops can be customized for all ages and for youth with different learning styles. All workshops are taught by professional artists.

Led by professional artists, ArtStart Community Workshops bring art programming to community sites such as libraries, daycares, preschools, public housing, and organizations who want to offer high quality, short-term 1.5 to 2 hour art experiences. Workshops can be customized for youth and adults. Workshops are offered on-site with all art materials provided or virtually which includes an art material kit for each participant for an additional fee. For more information or to customize your workshop, contact Cindy Smith or call 651-698-2787

Artful ReUse Workshops

We bring fabulous, funky, repurposed materials from ArtStart’s ArtScraps Materials Reuse Center to your site along with a message about the importance of the 3-R’s and art activities that spark the imagination. Workshop topics include: Rube Goldberg’s Marble Machine; Hilarious Headpieces; Jewelry from Junk; Marvelous Mobiles; Inventor’s Workshop; Build Small; and, Junkosaurus to name a few.

The Three R's
Many Cultures Many Voices

Cultural Arts Workshops

Learn about other cultures, art forms, and celebrations while promoting our common bond as global citizens. Whenever possible, workshops are taught by artists from the culture who bring a wealth of cultural knowledge to each experience. Besides helping youth and adults create exciting artistic products, many artists share artifacts, clothing, and their own artwork. Workshop topics include: Gourd Art, Russian Matrouska Dolls, Painting on Glass, The Art of Remembrance: The Offrenda; Japanese Folk Art Traditions; Folk Arts of India, Anishinaabe Bead Arts, plus many others.

Art and Nature Workshops

Taught by naturalist Judy Geck and an ArtStart nature through hands-on artmaking. Some workshop topics include: Pollinator Particulars, Critters of the Pond and Stream, For the Birds, Lovely Luminaries, Nature Stamping and Printmaking, and more.

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