Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Offers FREE Kids Events

Art is such a fun outlet for children. K-2 kids in the county do not have access to weekly art classes, so the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is stepping in and ensuring art is still a part of a child’s life. Here are classes that you can register your child. The classes are free.

Drawing Club (Tuesdays 3-4:30 PM)2253_63159772177_1852_n

  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 5, 19, 26
  • April 9, 16

Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructor: Alyssia Ruggerio and Appalachian State Art Education students

Ages 6-12
Supplies provided
To register, contact Alyssia Ruggiero: ruggieroaj@appstate.edu

Room 13 (Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 PM)

  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 6, 20
  • April 3, 10, 17

Instructor: Vickie Grube and Appalachian Art Department Students
Ages 6-12

Room 13 is and after school art program for children 6-12. The children will able to choose their own drawing and construction projects and Appalachian Art Education majors will be available for support, but their instruction on any project is optional. Children will elect a management team to order supplies for their projects.

To register contact Vickie Grube: grubev@appstate.edu

Blazing Easels Kids Workshop (Fridays 3-4:30 PM)

Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructor: Rosa Dargan-Powers and Appalachian Art Education students
Ages 6-12

A workshop just for kids, every Friday at the Turchin Center. See below for the monthly schedule. Come explore the far reaches of your imaginations and creative potential!

February Schedule:

February 1 Create fantastical collages using our dreams and the art and techniques of Surrealist and Dada artist as inspiration.

February 8 Create an etching of a radial design using visual and meditative structures similar to Tibetan Mandalas, Navajo Sand Paintings, Medicine Wheels and Gothic Rose Windows.

February 15 Create personal and collaborative zentangles! Learn more about zentangles at www.zentangle.com.

February 22 Invent a personal symbol that represents an abstract concept and carve a relief print block to make multiple images to share.

To register, call 828-262-3017