When you walk into Blue Heron Books, you can actually feel the passion, the knowledge, and the love for the written word that reside there. Just as tangible, is that tinge of regret that comes when it’s time to go. —
Take a ride to Inspiration Station‐ a once a week artistic adventure to capture the hearts and minds of kids.
Working with highly qualified instructors in a small class environment, children will have the unique opportunity to dabble in many art forms.
Sign up for 6 of the 8 programs to be part of the most creative art club in town – your child will receive a vip membership card that entitles them to 10% off all their purchases in Blue Heron Books.
Class sizes are limited. 9:30 – 10:30am Ages 6 – 12 $100
September 26th ‐ “Here’s Looking at YOU!” In this self‐portrait class, taught by artist Caroline Doyle, students will examine the proportions of the human face. Working with oil pastels on card stock, each child will take home a self‐portrait. Bring along a mirror!
October 3rd ‐ Abstract Expressionism What is Abstract Expressionism? Art that originated in New York in the 1940s and 1950s aimed at capturing emotional expression with emphasis on creative spontaneity. Caroline Doyle will lead this class, teaching color mixing and using paint and canvas on board with masking tape as a resist.
October 17th – How to think like an Architect Come learn the way local residential Architectural Designer, Hailey Weatherbee goes about creating schematic designs. Design is a discussion. Come talk, explore, sketch and model make in an interactive class about 3D design.
October 24th – Express Yourself ‐ Move! Shake! Let it go! In this class led by Expressive Arts Therapist Christina Demunda, kids will let their imagination run free to create a unique and fun story together. This class will utilize movement and voice to get kids out of their heads and into their bodies!
October 31st ‐ It’s Halloween! Painted Pumpkins! Celebrate Halloween by creating a one of a kind foam pumpkin centerpiece that will adorn your home with spooky greatness. Artist Caroline Doyle will help students paint and decorate their way through this special themed class. Feel free to come dressed in costume!
November 7th ‐ Doodle a Holiday Card Come learn a relaxing art form based on doodling. Nadine Lauder will lead this class with a step‐by‐step process. The final product is a one of a kind holiday card that can then be made into custom cards by local business Red Hot Design. If you can put pen to paper, then you can ‘tangle’!
November 28th – Watercolour Streetscapes Come learn to “paint” with watercolour pencil crayons. Architectural designer Hailey Weatherbee will lead this class using a hand‐sketched image of a local Uxbridge streetscape. Students will ‘paint by numbers’ to complete a 5″x7″ canvas to take away.
December 5th ‐ The Oh So Brilliant Barbara Reid Canadian illustrator and author Barbara Reid has been an inspiration to people of all ages. Artist Caroline Doyle will help students create images the Barbara Reid way, using plasticine to make a beautiful relief sculpture.
Call store to register.