This summer, kids can keep their young minds developing and their little hands busy with brand new summer art classes. The Bonifas Arts Center will offer a summer arts program that provides a playful and stimulating environment for young kids to grow as creative, unique individuals.
Participants will do fun projects, experimenting with bubbles, painting, drawing, mixed media, and even make homemade ice cream! Taught by Kaylee Hubert, these classes are just $5 each and will be on Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Weather permitting, the classes will be held outdoors in the Bonifas front garden next to the metal sculpture.
The first class on July 11 will have kids making “elephant toothpaste,” a new trending project that is made by combining the following ingredients: hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, water, activated yeast, and food coloring. Students will then stand back and watch the fascinating foamy “toothpaste” grow. To follow in this elephant theme, students will also do an elephant sock puppet project at this class.
For the second class on July 18, kids will make homemade ice cream and will also make ice cream crafts to go along with the ice cream theme.
Finally, for the third class on July 25, kids will have fun making giant bubbles, along with doing an art project that combines food coloring and bubbles to making artwork out of the popped bubbles.
“The classes should be a lot of fun because we’ll be combining a hands-on science project and an art project under the same theme,” Hubert said. The classes are for youth ages five to nine. For more information, call 906-786-3833, or stop in the Bonifas at 700 First Avenue So. Youth art programming is sponsored in part by EMP.