Kids Art Projects
Join in the fun with Nicky at Kids Art Adventures
A few weeks ago, my friend Loretta posted a pic of her son R. on Facebook. When I saw what he had been making, I was super excited. How cool is that popsicle stick sailing ship? Hasn’t he done an awesome job?
So, I had to find out more. Loretta told me her children had been going to a place called The Kids Cave, run by a lovely lass named Nicky, based in Glenella, Mackay, North Queensland. The Kids Cave is a place where the kids can come and explore the world of Arts and Crafts.
I just LOVE that there are super spots like this for kids of all ages. Because it means ‘Creative Opportunities” for a whole bunch of little ones. Painting, and crafting, and glueing, and making, with feathers and glitter and pop sticks and cardboard and paint. All in a spot where it doesn’t matter at all if you drop a bit of paint on the floor, or the bench, or the seat. WE might not always have the time, or the energy, or the supplies, or the know-how, or the confidence, or the temperament, or the coping-with-a-bit-of-mess ability at home, but many of us would be very happy to give our kids the opportunity to create in a purposeful space with a delightful teacher/guide.
Nicky invites all children in the area, those who live nearby, or those who come on holiday, to “come and create something with us. It’s ok if you get paint on the floor here.”
It’s easy to get in touch.
By email… firstname.lastname@example.org
Or check the web…
Or LIKE Kids Art Adventures on Facebook.
Make it and take it home, come along and have some fun.
For ages 2 – 13 years give or take. Come spill some paint with us…
BOOK IN TODAY – classes are:
- Monday 4pm – 5.30pm
- Tuesday 9.30am – 11am
- Wednesday 9.30am – 11am & 4pm – 5.30pm
- Thursday 9.30am – 11am
- Friday 9.30am – 11am
- Saturday 9.30am – 11am & at 11.30 – 1pm (only if the 9.30am is full)
1.5 hours of awesomeness for only $20
Here’s a little bit more info about the Kids Cave from Nicky…
“Why the Kids Cave you ask? Well, we allow the kids to create their own style of artwork. We will offer for instance, ‘creating an owl’ but the kids can choose their colour or colours to get the look they want. It’s freedom of creativity in the kids cave. Previous little artists that have walked into the cave have come up with great painting looks. They are free to paint and create it their way no limitations on the look. We just guide them and help in getting what they feel expresses their creativity. It’s about the journey of creating not what the final outcome is like as we all create and express ourselves differently.”
(Image source unknown, but isn’t it great!)
I love Nicky’s quote that I found on the Kids Art Adventures facebook page. Just about sums it up for me.
“The journey for a child while creating their art/craft is the most important part of their creativity, it’s not the outcome of their artwork. For a child, it could be calming for them, it could be the use of their imagination, maybe it makes them feel at peace, soothing, so many things could be running through their minds. So if the artwork is not what you would love it to be looking like, remember the journey your child has experienced in their moment of creativity. We all see the world differently so paint the elephant green and the grass red if you like. Paint what makes you feel happy.”
Perhaps you might like your children to make something awesome, for example a popsicle stick sailing boat, like R. did. Or a bird’s nest, or a spaceship.
Or perhaps you’d just like to give them the opportunity and freedom to paint expressively.
Whatever suits your fancy, you can bet you’ll find something to meet your expectations at the Kids Cave. Why don’t you pop in sometime? Say hi from me!
PS: If Mackay is too far, why not have a look around your local area and see what’s on offer? You might just find something sweetly similar for your kids hiding away in a side street or art space.