Texas Children Recreate the Art of Van Gogh and Produce Their Own

More than drawing and painting, one place in Fort Worth, TX educates children about the beginnings of a famous artist.

Van Grow Art Studio at 3434 W. 7th Street, is in its 14th year of operation and offers art classes, camps, workshops, unusual creations for kids, parental involvement, and parties. Part of the education includes not only learning about Vincent Van Gogh, but creating an art piece in his style.

On Saturdays workshops include “Altered Art” where a student takes an object and uses their imagination to turn it into art. A “Sculpey” class involves working with polymer clay and the uses of the baking material for ages 6-12. Still life drawing lessons are offered for ages 6-9. Six to twelve-year-olds can enjoy making art dolls out of clay, fabric, and paint with their own personal design, beading and jewelry making, Altered Jeans (decorating a pair of jeans), Junk Art (making sculptures from a bucket of junk), watercolor technique, and Valentine’s Day tea parties.

Preschoolers can learn how to decorate fairy costumes such as wings, hair garland, and wand. Easter arts and crafts, paper Mache, and a Mother’s Day camp are offered for older students.

“Parent and Me” classes are offered for ages 2-4, Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome. Many of the themes are children’s books. Activities include t-shirt painting, Halloween arts and crafts (non-scary), fall theme, Thanksgiving, holiday, Valentine’s arts and crafts, and summer fun.

Birthday parties at the studio can accommodate up to 25 guests and Visa and MasterCard is accepted by phone. Cost is $16 per child. Party includes crafts, clean-up, and party favor bags and you can buy invitations from the studio.

Theme parties include arts and crafts parties for two to four-year-olds with six different tables set up for beads, collages, painting, clay projects, stamps; etc.

Princess parties are offered for children 5-8 and include tiara and purse decorating stations and one for jewelry.

Or you can have a Paint A Canvas, Groovy Tie-Dye, or Pottery Party for ages 6-12. Holiday and Halloween parties are offered for ages 4-12.

Under The Sea and Rainbow Forest arts and crafts camps are offered in November for ages four and five. Family Portraits Camp is available to eight to twelve-year-olds. Ages six to eight can take advantage of Pirate/Neverland Diorama and Jurassic Art camps in December and for four and five-year-olds there are Jungle, Circus, and winter fun arts and crafts camps. Rainforest Diorama camp is offered for six to twelve-year-olds.

For more information, call 817-348-0505.

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