kentuck's kids studio

Kentuck is now offering several kid-friendly crafting opportunities during the week!

This year, we are expanding our programming to include a variety of one hour classes for school-aged children, in a variety of categories. These classes will be in accord with the visual arts standards for the state of Alabama. Each studio in this series will feature a different visual arts activity that engages the kids, while teaching them important skills. This series will be a great opportunity to show how the arts can overlap traditional learning methods.

 

We suggest ages 8 & up attend these crafts, but please reach out to Molly Nelko at mnelko@kentuck.org to discuss accommodations for younger children. Children under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

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OCTOBER

details:

Age Range: 8 & up (but email mnelko@kentuck.org to ask about accommodations for younger kids!)

Dates and Times: October will feature 2 classes.

Session A: Saturday, October 8; 1 PM-2 PM

Friendship Bracelets- We will practice concentration and dexterity while braiding friendship bracelets

Session B: Saturday, October 22; 11AM-12 PM

Watercolor resist spiderwebs-We will be celebrating the spooky season and mixing science with art while we make watercolor resist spiderweb paintings.

Location: Kentuck's Studio 2 (look for the double blue doors in our Courtyard of Wonders behind Rusty the big red dog!)

Tuition: $15All supplies will be included

NOVEMBER

details:

Age Range: 8 & up* (but email mnelko@kentuck.org to ask about accommodations for younger kids!)

*children under 10 needs to be accompanied by an adult

Dates and Times: November will feature 6 classes.

Session A: Saturday, November 12; 11AM-12 PM

We will practice gratitude and construct a 3D giving thanks tree.

 

Session B: Saturday November 12; 1PM-2 PM

We will be constructing a decorative bowl with mod podge and fall leaves.

 

Session C: November 19; 11AM-12PM

We will paint turkeys using out hands and our feet!

 

Session D: November 19; 1PM-2PM

We will be making mosaic pumpkins

 

Session E: November 26; 11AM-12PM

We will make decorative paper strip pumpkins.

 

Session F: November 26; 1PM-2PM

We will get messy making marbled paper leaves.

Location: Kentuck's Studio 2 (look for the double blue doors in our Courtyard of Wonders behind Rusty the big red dog!)

Tuition: $15All supplies will be included

DECEMBER

details:

Age Range: 8 & up* (but email mnelko@kentuck.org to ask about accommodations for younger kids!)

*children under 10 needs to be accompanied by an adult

Dates and Times: December will feature 4 classes.

 

Session A: Saturday, December 3; 11AM-12 PM

We will make holiday ornaments

 

Session B: Saturday, December 3; 1PM-2 PM

We will be making holiday ornaments

 

Session C: Saturday, December 10; 11AM-12PM

We will be making countdown to Christmas paper rings

 

Session D: Saturday, December 10; 1PM-2PM

We will be making a Craft Stick Gingerbread House. Bring a small photo of your child.

Location: Kentuck's Studio 2 (look for the double blue doors in our Courtyard of Wonders behind Rusty the big red dog!)

Tuition: $15All supplies will be included

Please email Molly Nelko, Program Assistant,  at mnelko@kentuck.org with any questions. 

For more COVID updates and precautions on Kentuck's campus, please click follow this link.

Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email mbell@kentuck.org or call 205-758-1257. If the class does not meet the minimum by the registration deadline and the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded their registration fees.

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Meet the Instructor

Molly Nelko

A native of Mobile, AL, Molly Nelko has joined Kentuck’s staff as our Programming Assistant! She attended Springhill College and received a BA in fine art with a focus on oil painting and printmaking. Her work has been in individual exhibitions from Portland, OR to Hilton Head SC, and can be found online. Molly currently lives in Tuscaloosa with her husband, three children, and cat Quill. She has experimented with many different forms of art, and some of her favorites are encaustic, tessellations, and ink wash. Molly currently works in her studio regularly, but her focus has become more about enjoying creative projects with her children.