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Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Beveridge in an afternoon of fun this winter. During each Crafternoon! program participants will be led by the instructor through arts & crafts projects any kid will love!

Weekly classes will be held Mondays & Wednesdays January 11th - March 3rd from 4 -5:30 pm at two locations. Classes will be held on Mondays at the Athens Community Center and at Arts West on Wednesdays. Enrollment is limited to 9 in person students, with six additional spots open for virtual students. Virtual students will receive a craft bag of materials with a video link for step-by-step instruction.

Registration is $10 per class!

To register contact:
Program Specialist - Emily Beveridge: 740-592-4315
Email - ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us
Call the Athens Community Center: 740-592-3325
Stop by the front desk of the Athens Community Center 
or Register Online




Crafternoon! Lineup

Week 1 - Arctic Animal Ceramic & Glass Bowls

Students will get a chance to explore the Arctic Seas with this exciting ceramics project! After making a bowl out of clay, students will create an arctic animal of their choosing, which will be decorated with colored slips and placed in the bowl. The pieces will be double fired in a kiln, with the second firing featuring the inclusion of glass beads which will melt down to create a “sea water” effect at the bottom of the bowl! Materials and firing costs have been generously donated by Nelsonville Emporium. Bowls will be available for pick up at the end of January.

Week 2 - Woven Turtles 

In this fun take on the classic “god’s eye” weaving technique, kids will get a chance to learn basic weaving skills to create an adorable turtle. Students will use Popsicle sticks to create the body of the turtle, and multi colored yarn will be woven into a “shell” for their creature. This accessible craft project is great for young students, and equally engaging for older kids, who can easily make many turtles in one session for friends and family.
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Week 3 - Fiber Art Snow Yeti

To celebrate the winter snows, students will get a chance to make their own fiber art snow yeti! This simple yet adorable craft will let students create a snow beast out of a sock, wool roving, and felt. Other adornments can be added to give their yeti its own personality.
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Week 4 - Shrinky Dinks

Who doesn’t love Shrinky Dinks? In this crowd pleasing craft, students can make a plethora of shrink dinks of anything their heart’s desire. Key chains will be provided so they can display them, or use them as gifts.
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Week 5 - Raised Salt Hearts 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, students will create a mixed media painting using wax resist and salt painting techniques. This exciting project will introduce kids to oil pastels, and salt painting using liquid water colors and eye droppers. Definitely an upgraded take on the classic Valentine’s heart we all know and LOVE!
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Week 6 - Nasty Burgers

In this truly creative mixed media exploration, students will build the sandwich of their dreams! Many assorted materials will be available for the children to make condiments, cheese or anything they can imagine go onto their giant sandwich. This hilarious craft will be sure to make you and your child laugh out loud!
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Week 7 - Mixed Media Mothmen

The legend of the Mothman of Point Pleasant West Virginia comes to life in this mixed media 3-D craft! Students will utilize toilet paper rolls and other adornments to make the body of their creature. They then will learn about the concept of symmetry as they create wings for their monster. Students will be able to take their Mothman home with them the day of class to lurk and creep in your home!
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Week 8 - Paper Clay Kitties 

In this tactile craft project, students will get to explore paper clay, and create their own feline friend! Using aluminum foil and paper towel rolls for armature, students will build their cats. Then tissue paper and paint will finish off the project. Purrfect!
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