Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Children's summer art classes at our gallery!!!

Important news for those of you who are interested in our wonderful children's art classes!
We are excited to be offering our art classes this summer for children who would like to do something really unusual this summer!!! We provide all the materials; if your children want to gather some materials out in your yard or on a walk and bring what they have found, that's fine, too, but we will have everything here for them to use for the classes.
We also have a more set schedule for our classes as well now. The hours will be weekdays: (early morning) 10 to 12, (early afternoon) 1 to 3 and (late afternoon) 3:30 to 5:30. We also have some Saturday classes available in the afernoons from 3:30 until 5:30. (We would like to give earlier Saturday classes but we will be at the Farmer's Market every Saturday until about 3:00; the market is over at 1:00 but we will have to take our booth down, etc.)
The charge for our classes is $25 (which includes $5 for the materials we provide for the children). Our classes are for children 4 and up.
So, if your children are interested in our unique and wonderful classes, just email us or give us a call and we will look forward to seeing them. Parents are welcome to stay with their children for the class or drop them off and come back when the class is over.
The address of our studio/gallery is:
Marcel & Florette's Curious Menagerie
Art Studio & Gallery
351 West Pierpont Ave., SLC
(south of the Gateway Mall, downtown
and between 2nd and 3rd S. and
3rd and 4th w.)
See following post for more information and pictures of previous classes.
The pictures above were from our most recent class! The children had so much fun and made the most beautiful creations!!
Our email and phone #:
Have a great day and we look forward to hearing from you!
Debbie and Mike

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Exciting, New Art Classes for Children!!!

We are so excited!!! My husband and I are artists and have been for the last 21 years. We have always loved teaching our art to children and now finally, after all this time, we have a wonderful place to give our exciting and unusual classes. We have opened a new gallery in Salt Lake City and will be teaching children how to create our beautiful little Fairy Furniture, Fairy Houses and little characters, too. We will be teaching many other classes as well!!Our classes are during the week, afterschool and earlier in the day and evenings as well. We also have our classes on Saturdays all during the day. Here is a general schedule for our classes:
Monday through Saturday: (Mornings) 10:00 to 12:00, (Afternoons) 1:00 to 3:00, 4:00 to 6:00
Monday through Saturday: (Evenings) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
(Exceptions): Because of Gallery Walk, the 3rd Friday of every month, we only offer classes that day from 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00
Gallery walk is 5:00 to 9:00.
The cost of our classes is $25 per child for a two hour class; we provide all the materials. The class is for children ages 3 to 12. Just give us a call or email us to sign up for our classes.
The pictures here are from a recent class we gave in the Salt Lake area at a friend's home. It was the most fun we've had in such a long time. The children were so creative and excited. They made the most amazing works of art!! It was wonderful. We'll be adding more pictures of our classes as we go along and also pictures of our gallery so you can see what it is like.
Here is more information about our gallery and our classes: (We thought it would be fun to have a really unusual and fun name).
Our gallery is called:
"Marcel and Florette's Curious Menagerie".
351 West Pierpont Ave.
Salt Lake City, Utah
It is between 2nd and 3rd South and 3rd and 4th west, south of the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City.
We do encourage the children to spend a little time gathering materials themselves (or with a parent) if they can, so they can get the feeling of creating with nature and feel inspired by gathering materials in the natural world. But it is not required as we do have materials at the gallery; they're welcome to bring materials if they'd like to, though.
We will always have our classes on how to make our beautiful Fairy Furniture, Fairy Houses and little Forest People. We will also be teaching painting, sculpture, collage, mural painting, costume, puppet and doll making and writing poetry. We will also be working with children in making wonderful short films of their creations. They can make their works of art, then paint backgrounds and sets, write a story and then film their movie!! It will be a fantastic opportunity for children to learn the entire process of creating a film. It will be so much fun!
We will be offering one-time classes or on-going classes where children can work on longer projects and come back to the studio as their time allows. We are also available to give classes at children's birthday parties, too! A very different and fun acitivity for your child's special day!
Please contact us for more information on our classes. We love working with children and are so amazed at the wonderful creativity they have and the enthusiasm and energy they put into their creations!!
We look forward to hearing from you,
Debbie and Mike