School Vacation Programs

ART-ventures for Kids

April Vacation Art Fun
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20, 2018 

School is out for winter vacation so join us for four days of fun with ART-ventures for kids (formerly Let's Gogh Art). 

Tuesday 4/17, Totally Terrific Tie Dye Tees

Explore abstract tinfoil art, discover a unique tie dying technique to create color explosion T-shirts and watercolor seascapes like Winslow Homer, with origami boats afloat. 

Wednesday 4/18, Metallic Clay & Magnificent Matisse
Sculpt with clay and transform bottles into metallic vessels (inspired by ancient metal art), create gorgeous paintings and glittering paper snowflakes inspired by Twitchell and canvas art inspired by Henri Matisse.

Thursday, 4/19, Peace Sign Party with Vincent Van Gogh
With tons of decorations to choose from, have a blast designing giant (12") paper mache peace signs! Create collages inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and make leather graffiti wristbands

Friday, 4/20 Art-ventures with Mr. Picasso Head
With Picasso's asymmetrical potraits in mind, create wacky mix-and-match faces out of colorful clay. Plus, decoupage bright tissue paper vases and design cool Native American wristbands. 

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 10:00 AM. - 12:00 PM.
Fee per day: $35/resident $39/non-resident

Bring an old, oversized T-shirt to use as a smock, a nut free snack and a drink.
Register in person at the Parks office or online at

A scholarship may be available for a child whose parent is willing to assist for the day. Contact Randi at (413) 567 - 0923 or

For more info call the Parks office 594-3481

Captivating Cartoons Classes

April 17 - April 20
9:00-12:00 at Chicopee Parks Department
For ages 8-14
Cost: $75

Join professional freelance artist Michael Cady back where students will challenge their creativity while having fun creating cartoons!

Learn techniques and tips for creating cool cartoons and cartoon characters ad how to best incorporate words into your work.  The focus of this session will be on the individual's style as well as basic drawing skills such as shading, perspective and proportions. 

If you have never drawn cartoons before, this is the place to learn- if you're already drawing cartoons then we can take your art to the next level.  It's all about having fun and creating some really cool cartoons. 

Sketch books and pencils and pens included.  Feel free to bring a snack. 

There is a maximum number of signups for these classes so sign up soon.  With questions contact the Parks Department at 594-3481.