Sunday, March 20, 2011

Open House Fun

We had a great time with all the families that came to our open house yesterda! Gabriella took some wonderful photos of some of the wonderful creations:

At Kidstreet, we love the opportunity to come up with creative uses for materials destined for the landfill, as demonstrated by these wonderful hand puppets made from CD mailers.

For those of you who missed the open house, you are always welcome to drop by during our open hours and tour the building- there are many artist studios, classrooms, the gallery, and delicious food and drink at the First Slice cafe. Saturday mornings we also have a drop in family class from 10:30-11:30 and it is recommended that you pre-register by calling the front desk at 773.769.4226 or signing up on-line.

Our Spring class session begins the week of March 28th and many classes still have available openings. View the schedule online here. We are very excited to have our new Artist-in-Residence, Kimberly Pancoast, who is introducing a technology based class this Spring as well as a few camps this summer. She is busy experimenting with scanners and transferring images to various materials. I can't wait to see what the kids do with this new tool!

I have so enjoyed getting to know Kimberly and her creative (and sometimes guinea pig for new projects) daughter Cora. One of my favorite conversations was about how our kids loved the simplest things. For example, I brought home a plant that was sitting on top of small pebbles and my son could not get enough of playing with them. Kimberly had the same experience with her daughter who loved playing with dried beans and had a huge container of them she continued to use even as she became older. So much creativity with such humble materials. Kids are so amazing.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

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