The Art Room: For Kids

There’s something new each week at The Art Room!

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Art Classes, January 15 – 18

5 – 8 year olds [WILD HARES]

Let’s make hares, and make ’em WILD! Your child’s imagination can run wild on this adorable, multi-patterned rabbit. Bling and googly eyes are optional, but oh-so encouraged.

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Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Art Classes, January 22 – 25

2 – 4 year olds [SWIMMY-INSPIRED PAINTINGS]

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated a classic Caldecott Honor story about a little fish who wasn’t afraid to be different. His gorgeous illustrations are the inspiration for this week’s project. Parents and nannies are welcome and encouraged to stay for our 2 – 4 year old classes! 

Swimmy 2

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: NEW TIME! 
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. 
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: NEW TIME! 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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5 – 8 year olds [WHOOSH! BLOWN-PAINT MASTERPIECES]

Our five-to-eight-year-olds will be experimenting with a new way to paint in this week’s class: by using a plastic straw to BLOW the paint around the page! The result is unpredictable, but always appealing.

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Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location:
The Watering Hole (Rosslyn Ridge)
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Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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9 – 11 year olds [SALT DOUGH HOUSES, PART 1]

Our young artists will create houses in-relief (where sculptural elements remain attached to a background of the same material) using salt dough and a variety of texture-making tools. This two-part class has artists building their dough creations this week, then painting them in next week’s class. Those students who sign up for the January 22/24 classes will be automatically added to the January 29/31 classes.

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: NEW TIME! 
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Location:
The Watering Hole (Rosslyn Ridge)
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12 – 14 year olds [BATIK, PART 1]

Batik (pronounced ‘bah-teek’) is a fabric-dyeing technique in which a repellent is used to create designs or patterns on textiles before coloring. Our young artists will use Elmer’s glue and acrylic paints to make bold and beautiful batiks! Those students who sign up for the January 25 class will be automatically added to the February 1 class.

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Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Art Classes, January 29 – February 1

2 – 4 year olds [TRACED-SELF-PORTRAITS]

Our two-to-four year olds will have the run of the studio making these life-size self portraits! We’ll start by tracing each child, then cutting out their likeness. Crayons and finger paints will do the rest! Parents and nannies are welcome and encouraged to stay for our 2 – 4 year old classes! Photo credit: “Meri Cherry.”

Traced Self Portrait

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time:
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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5 – 8 year olds [PAPIER-MACHE PENGUINS, PART 1]

In this two-part class, students will build, then paint their own papier-mache penguins. Haven’t done papier-mache before? Get ready to get messy! Those students who sign up for the January 31/February 1 classes will be automatically added to the February 6/February 7 classes.

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location:
The Watering Hole (Rosslyn Ridge)
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Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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9 – 11 year olds [SALT DOUGH HOUSES, PART 2]

Our young artists will create houses in-relief (where sculptural elements remain attached to a background of the same material) using salt dough and a variety of texture-making tools.

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: NEW TIME! 
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
*Those students who signed up for the January 22 class have been automatically added to the January 29 class.

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time:
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Location:
The Watering Hole (Rosslyn Ridge)
*Those students who signed up for the January 24 class have been automatically added to the January 31 class.

12 – 14 year olds [BATIK, PART 2]

Batik (pronounced ‘bah-teek’) is a hand-dyeing technique in which a repellent is used to create designs or patterns on textiles before dyeing. Our young artists will use Elmer’s glue and acrylic paints to make bold and beautiful batiks.

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
*Those students who signed up for the January 25 class have been automatically added to the February 1 class.

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Art Classes, February 5 – 8

2 – 4 year olds [UNUSUAL TOOLS]

Think outside the box… and beyond the brush! Our miniature artists will use recyclables, food, and objects from nature to create their works of art. Parents and nannies are welcome and encouraged to stay for our 2 – 4 year old classes!

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time:
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Shanzu Gardens, House #481
Sign up here!

5 – 8 year olds [PAPIER-MACHE PENGUINS, PART 2]

In this two-part class, students will build, then paint their own papier-mache penguins. Haven’t done papier-mache before? Get ready to get messy!*

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location:
The Watering Hole (Rosslyn Ridge)
*Those students who signed up for the January 31 class have been automatically added to the February 7 class.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
*Those students who signed up for the February 1 class have been automatically added to the February 8 class.

9 – 11 year olds [INK & WATERCOLOR BICYCLES]

We all think we know what a bicycle looks like (i.e. where this part connects to that part, and how this thing connects to that thing…), but have you every tried to draw one? During this class, students will create a contour line drawing of a bicycle in ink, then add watercolor paint to make it pop.

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time:
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time:
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Location:
The Watering Hole (Rosslyn Ridge)
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12 – 14 year olds [SUCCULENT STILL-LIFE PAINTINGS]

Succulents are gorgeous, and here in tropical Nairobi, all around us! Using acrylic paints, our 12 – 14 year old artists will paint succulents from life.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Shanzu Gardens, House #481
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