IH – September 8: Leaf Rubbings + Object Stencils

This week we’ll make some artwork using nature elements we find onsite. Leaf, bark + rock rubbings are only part of what we can make using textures + natural objects. Crushed berries or mud mixed with water make “paints,” too. We’ll generally explore the intersection of art and nature with any objects we find and …

AR – August 30: Among Us IRL

AR = Arvada. This week our semester begins, and that means two locations. Please read carefully to ensure you’re going to the right place on the right day with the right stuff. MAMA PLANNING MEETING. It’s a new semester, so let’s dig in! I’ll have the list of kids’ interests and we can loosely pair/assign …

August 23 – Paper Airplanes + a Clay “Donut” Stand

It’s crafty week! The vote was divided between these two activities, and we definitely have the space and time to do both. So we are. It’s also our last session before fall semester. Please let me know if you’ve invited friends to join us. We are expecting a bigger crowd this week before the groups …

July 26 – Water Play

Also, subscribe to our email list to get session info directly. I’m posting this here to make it easier than ever to sign up. 😉 We’re playing with water this week, all sanctioned by church staff! Bring squirt guns for a water fight – no head squirting! prep your people – and a sprinkler for …

July 19 – Paper Hats + Masks

Good morning! We’re planning to meet just as last week, but with a few considerations: more blankets! legit activities! Please ask your kids what topic they’d like to explore with everyone. A little background prep so we can discuss these as a group and decide on next week, maybe a bit beyond, depending on the …

February 26 – Solar System + Snow Forts

We’ll do these things in whatever order the kids want, probably based on the cold. Brings lots of tea, chai or hot chocolate mix! This week we’ll let the kids organize a balloon planet series, hung from the ceiling and labelled, with stars and orbiting moons, for the kids to walk around and under. Please …

February 5 – Pajamas, Puzzles + Playdough

Brought to you by the letter P. Please wear your favorite jammies! We’ll be comfy and cozy this week in our bedtime gear. Which feels like the perfect time to make puzzles, if you’re into those. If not, bring your board games! Or crafts! Let’s mix up our own play dough! This will be a …

January 29 – Art Books and Painting Mess, plus a Side of Breakfast

Aaaaaaaand we’re back! Hello, friends. I’m excited to be packing up my materials crate again. We have a couple of new families joining us this week! Let’s ease back in with some quiet arting… and games. Plan to make (and eventually clean) a giant art mess. Bring any art books you have lying around – …

October 2 – Artist Trading Cards, Sushi + Window Stars

https://www.creativebug.com/lib/jeffcolibrary It’s a smorgasbord! We’ll start the day with Artist Trading Cards, little business-card-sized pieces of art. Not a lot of commitment, but they’re pretty fun to make. Bring some scissors, glue, and any old magazines we can cut up. Annie and I will bring a variety of pens and some pre-cut paper. If you …

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