Youth Programs

ART–ventures for Kids 

Virtual Fall Art-Ventures for Kids
ART–ventures for Kids

Virtual Fall

Superheroes: Saving Planet Earth
Superhero girls and boys soar off on a top-secret mission to save planet Earth using the most important superpower of all: imagination! Like Powerpuffs and Spider Boys, we'll design our own superhero masks, shields, and capes to protect our secret identities, and even build superhero sidekicks to accompany us as we save the world. During these fun and resourceful art experiences, Super Art Heroes create a variety of AMAZING and original works of art using natural, recycled and unconventional art forms and techniques. Paint canvas tote bags, construct your own super-vehicles, and make superhero stained glass! Paint a rocketship, create yarn art on jars, and draw superhero self-portraits. Color ceramic superhero banks, build secret comic book boxes, and explore the art of printmaking while designing bubble wrap t-shirts. Both girls and boys will have a blast as members of the League of Super Art Heroes, saving the Earth with exciting and environmentally-conscious masterpieces. Grades K-5

Monsters and Mermaids Fantasy Art-ventures  
Pay no attention to that fire-breathing dragon! Armored in aprons and wielding paintbrushes, brave young art explorers journey into a fairytale kingdom, where fairies flit through rainbow skies and zany zombies roam the streets. Meet fantastical creatures, both spooky and sweet, while conjuring bedazzling art: Decorate wicked cool witch or wizard hats and sculpt clay witches on broomsticks! Design colorful ceramic skulls inspired by Dia De Los Muertos and paint unicorn or dragon banks. Craft monster t-shirts and create sparkling castles on canvas. Make hand puppet mermaids,vampires, fairies, werewolves, or any creature you can imagine. Build UFOs and sculpt clay aliens to fly them, construct haunted house boxes, and make metal robot art. Using some very magical potions and spells (i.e. materials and techniques), art-venturers experience painting, drawing, sculpting, stained glass, ceramics, fabric art, and more. Enchanting two and three dimensional masterpieces come home each week. Fun, fantasy-filled art-ventures! Grades K-5

Art-ventures in the Rainforest
Head off on a jungle safari! Art adventurers trek through the rainforest, discovering the wondrous and rare creatures that call it home. Journey into the world of parrots, jungle cats, snakes, red-eyed tree frogs and more, and experiment with whimsical and original art forms and techniques. Create stained glass tigers, build rockin' rain sticks, paint ceramic turtles, design repoussé reptiles, and sculpt froggy light switch covers. Throughout the voyage art adventurers learn about the importance of saving the rainforest, and pick up super artist survival skills like printmaking, painting, collage, and journaling. They even make their own t-shirts using a unique and unusual oil pastel technique. Surprises and laughter round out this fun-filled art safari. Adventurers return home with awesome works of art each week. Grades K-5

Art-ventures Around the World
Art travelers go on a spectacular journey around the globe, touring various countries and cultures. Create hot air balloon lanterns to take you up and away! Each week we land somewhere in the world and create wicked cool cultural art using unique materials and artisan's techniques. Design Mosaic Picture Frames in Greece, and sculpt miniature clay Vejigante Masks in Puerto Rico. Build Tribal Rain Sticks in Australia, and paint Maracas in Brazil. Plus, design Japanese Windsocks, Mexican Yarn Paintings, Spanish Paper Fans, Native American Story Necklaces, and more! Fun facts about each country and culture, geography and art history are included. Throw  your imagination in your suitcase and let's hit the road! Grades K-5

  • Mondays – Superheroes: Saving Planet Earth, Start date 10/12-12/7 (no class 11/23)

  • Tuesdays – Monsters and Mermaids Fantasy Art-ventures, Start date 10/13-12/8 (no class 11/24)

  • Wednesdays – Art-ventures in the Rainforest, Start date 10/14-12/9 (no class 11/25)

  • Thursdays – Art-ventures Around the World, Start date 10/15-12/10 (no class 11/26)

Class time will be 4:15 - 5:15 PM.

Fee: $115 includes all SPECIALTY project materials provided, without basic art supplies. Don’t have/can’t get markers, glue and brushes? For an additional $59 we’ll include all the basic materials needed - including some that your child will be able to reuse over and over again! *Full list of supplies not provided available on our website*
Register by Friday, October 2nd Supplies are available for pickup the Saturday before class. When registering please use code CHICOPEE!

Virtual Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts lessons
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering virtual lessons in Tang Soo Do- a Korean Martial Art. Come learn with Instructor Master Jeffrey Bulissa, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and learn about Self-defense, confidence and physical fitness.

Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesday evenings virtually all participants will be emailed a link to get into the class at home. The following classes are being offered Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):  5 – 5:30 PM, Gups (Beginners white, orange, green belts) (ages 7 & up):  5:30 – 6:30 PM.  and Gups (Advanced brown belts and above) (ages 7 & up):  6:30 - 7:30 PM. Classes require enough space for various movements & skills performed.  

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