Activities begin at 10am Saturday and are open until 8pm. The areas for those under 5 years old close at 6pm.
Sunday, all activities are open 11am – 5pm. All arts activities are hands-on and free of charge to participants.
Questions? Please contact Doreen Ravenscroft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revel in the Colors! It’s time to bring out the artist in you. Paint your blank cardboard canvas thanks to the wonderful folks at Central Texas Corrugated, Inc. You can take home your masterpiece. Becky Hansen our long-time Easel Arts team leader
Sponsors: Central Texas Corrugated
Create and paint your wood sculpture with Robbie Barber, Professor of Sculpture at Baylor University and students from the Baylor Sculpture Department. Take your inspiration from newly installed Waco Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition around the Convention Center and City Hall.
Sponsor: Baylor University
Collages + Murals with The Art Center
Your child has the opportunity to make a space-themed collage at our Out of This World table. In addition, anyone is welcome to add stickers to our sticker-by-letter murals. Contributing to these projects will yield wonderful works of art created through collaboration by the Waco community.
Behind the Mask
Paint a mask with Rhonda Reiman, and Midway Middle School and their army of volunteers. “Behind the Mask” – masks encourage us to transform ourselves, and empower us to do so. They permit us to replace one reality with another. They can ultimately provide us with a better understanding of who we really are behind the masks we put on every morning to face the world, and take off every night in our dreams.
Sponsor: Trane Waco & Englander
From a paper bag, scraps of fabric and other fun stuff make a puppet.
Total engagement in the project and what is more, continual problem solving as children put the puppets together.
Stephanie Schattschnieder and students from Rapoport Academy volunteers help to make your puppet come alive!
A ball of self-hardening Mexican Red Clay, eager hands, and a desire to explore–that is all you need to begin to create clay sculpture. Join Heather Hughes, and University High School student volunteers at Claymation.
Let your imagination run wild as you engineer paper into 3-dimensional headgear with Waco ISD
Art teachers led by Jennifer Spry and Joel Colosimo with Waco ISD student volunteers.
Waco Calligraphy Guild
Members of the Waco Calligraphy Guild will help attendees to write on bookmarks.
SPONSOR: Waco Calligraphy Guild
If you would like more information about the Waco Calligraphy Guild, contact Jane Stanfield, phone number (254) 640-2448.
Sponsors: Cultural Arts of Waco & Heart of Texas Autism Network
Make your very own book, write some words, draw a picture do a collage!
Face Painting Transforms! Face Painting Entertains! Face Painting is Magical!
Squish, Glob, Splat (Art and Sensory)
Most children naturally want to be involved in the messy, oooey –gooey highly visible experience of using paint, but did you know that not only are they learning about color and how to manipulate a variety of other media through their exploration, they are also developing large and small motor skills necessary for brain development?
Children will not only use their creative abilities but will also develop insight into how they see their world and can then show others through self expression in individual and unique ways. They achieve great emotional satisfaction through these creative experiences that promote self-esteem and a sense of wonder. Activities: 1) Receive a packet of homemade playdough to take home. Use a variety of tools to shape, mold and cut your dough 2) Gadget and texture painting. Recipes will be provided.
Sponsors: Region 12 & Workforce Solutions- Heart Texas
Caterpillar Walk (Decision Making)
Storyland (Movement and Literacy)
Language naturally flows from the experience of music and movement.The three go hand in hand in the developing child who is stockpiling vocabulary at an enormous speed in the first three years of life. Children who are ready to, who are exposed to a variety of literacy opportunities and who are encouraged to “act out” the stories they hear receive invaluable benefits that will build on language skills both spoken and written.
Puppets, costumes, and other props enhance the theme of the books and stories that children love to read. Activities: 1) Each 5 and under child will receive an age-appropriate book while supplies last, and there will be storytelling; 2) Costumes and dramatic play props for movement and acting; and 3) Soft spaces for reading.
Sponsors: Region 12 & Workforce Solutions- Heart Texas
When children participate in construction activities, they have many avenues for creativity as well as opportunities to refine perceptual and motor skills, problem solve and strategize to find solutions. These activities also increase their visual and spatial awareness, sharpen manual dexterity and even help develop pre-reading and pre-math skills. You might think children are just playing, but actually, they are delving into design and construction techniques from a child’s perspective.
Sponsors: Region 12 & Workforce Solutions – Heart of Texas
What’s more fun than bubbles? Volunteers will be making giant bubbles — some as big as 5 feet long and around 2 feet in diameter! Visitors will be able to blow their own bubbles of many different sizes with variety of bubble wands.
This activity is in honor of Sarah Sheppard Levine.
Recyclable materials of all shapes, colors, and sizes act as the color or “paint,” and a young child’s imagination brings them to form and meaning. Use your imagination and turn “trash” into a work of art.