Children's Art Classes at the Wildling
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce a new series of monthly Saturday art classes for children age 5 - 13 years old. KidKraft will feature nature-inspired crafts or environmentally friendly "upcycling" projects. Classes will be held at 2 p.m. in their Barbara Goodall Education Center at the Wildling Museum (1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463). Class projects and dates can be found on their website and will be published regularly on their Facebook page as well. A modest charge of $5.00 includes admission for one adult.
On March 14th children will enjoy creating a special tree; after using paints to create the trunk and branches of a tree, buttons will be glued on representing leaves. On April 25th, KidKraft will be celebrating spring by painting and decorating pots and then planting succulents in them. On May 9th, children will learn the art of collage and assemblage and are encouraged to bring items from home they may want to include, such as natural materials, tickets, buttons, and more. On June 20th, children will create jelly fish inspired by the photographs of Richard Salas featured in the exhibit on view, 0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska.
"We love to see families using our Education Center and visiting the Wildling," said executive director Stacey Otte-Demangate. To further that end, the Wildling eliminated admission fees for children 16 and under several months ago and have seen family admission increase since then. Otte-Demangate said, "For each of our main exhibitions we offer a free activity guide for kids and their families and have seen it increase their