July 29 - August 2 | Cultural Art from Around The World

July 29 - August 2 | Cultural Art from Around The World


For children ages 7-16*

  • 10 AM - Noon: Artists ages 7-11

  • 1 PM - 3 PM: Artists ages 12-16

Cost for the week: $60

Your student artist will enjoy:

  • 10 total hours of instruction time, 2 hours/day for 5 days

  • All materials needed to succeed

  • Small class sizes (limit 16 students)

  • One-on-one instruction time with the teaching artist. We employ assistants for our teachers so that each child is able to receive the individualized attention they require.

  • An apron to use during class, although we still recommend wearing “mess-friendly” clothing…just in quesadilla!

About this Class:
This will be my 4th year teaching this class at Allied Arts and it has been an absolute blast every year! I switch up the projects but each day we study a different country and create artwork based on that country.

We will start the class with a daring where each child has the opportunity to talk about their family culture. Everything from the foods a family eats to what they do on the weekend is a part of their culture and should be seen as valuable. Children will be encouraged to express their beliefs and creativity throughout this class and are expected to be respectful to those they disagree with ♥

In the past we have studied:
- India - Studied traditional henna designs
- Africa - Drawn African women, created African American quilts
- Egypt - Made papyrus rolls with hieroglyphics
- Italy - Talked about the refugee crisis (two teens did a presentation of what a refugee is) and we made boat collages
- Russia - Russian dolls
- Japan - Simplified Painting with non-traditional tool
- Brazil - Drawing of houses on the hilliside
- Mezo America - Learned about print making

And at the end of class each day, if students finish early they will have the option to create a mini project. Past mini projects have been Japanese stab bound books with poems in 4 different languages, paper cranes and more.
*Photo is Teacher Felicia at an awards ceremony for the children she worked with as a part of an art residency and cultural exchange at an art center, Inst Metamorfose, in Brazil helping kids in poverty make positive changes in their lives.

*Due to space limitations, adults are not permitted to sit-in during children’s workshops.
Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if the Gallery or Instructor cancels the class.
No refund will be given if the student cancels after the registration deadline (one week prior to class date). If the student cancels prior to the registration deadline a 75% refund will be given. 

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