At Children’s Art Factory we believe that Art and Artists play a vital role in our culture, making life richer and more meaningful. To support and celebrate both the current and next generation of Artists; we offer opportunities for local and visiting Artists to share their skills and passion for creating, with children in our community. This Fall we are thrilled to welcome Back Miko Henry of Liltreeandme and Candice Leyland of candiceleylandart!

If you are interested in participating and/or have an idea to share, please contact joy@thechildrensartfactory.com

Nature silkscreening and sewing with Miko!

week 1:  Printmaking on fabric

Miko will demonstrate silkscreening techniques using leaves to create unique printed designs on fabric. Experimenting with brayers, stamp prinitng and coloured inks to create their own designed fabrics!

week 2: Sewing

Using their own printed fabric from week 1, children will transform their work into a creation of their own choosing, using real sewing machines! The direction of the sewn project will be child-led, whether they want to transform their printed fabric into pillows, wall hangings on stuffies, Miko will gently guide young artists, to produce a work of fiber art entirely from their own vision.

About the Artist

LilTreeandMe

How “Lil Tree & Me” came to be….Lil Tree is my first daughter Sequoia who came along at just the point when I needed her most. It was 2013 when she was born and she soon became my muse for designing handmade clothing and dolls. My love for creating for my children has evolved into a business that has taken me to shows and festivals across Ontario and made my life so much more meaningful in the process.

Miko Henry (She/Her) makes handcrafted clothing in Guelph. liltreeandme

Introduction to Watercolour with Candice!

Come and explore the beautiful medium of Watercolour with local Artist Candice Leyland! This is a drop off programs for children aged 7-11. Over 4 weeks the children will explore colour mixing along with a variety of watercolour techniques to create their very own masterpieces! A 4 week commitment is required. All materials will be provided – children just need to bring their desire to create!

 

About the Artist

Candice Leyland (She/Her) is a Watercolour Artist and Teacher from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. For the past 5 Years, she has been teaching watercolour and sharing her creativity with others. She wants to help everyone fall in love with this beautiful medium!She paints light filled, expressive watercolours. Candice loves bright colours, flowers and her favourite colour in her palette is Cobalt Turquoise! In her spare time she likes to paint outside “en plein air” and explore the trails around Kitchener-Waterloo with her son. candiceleylandart

 

Introduction to Calligraphy with Candice!

Learn the “not so ancient” art of cursive writing and Calligraphy in a fun 4 week class. Students will learn basic handwriting and explore simple calligraphy through a variety of fun exercises and projects. At the end of class students will be able to write a letter in cursive and have a small collection of artworks featuring their own handwriting.

About the Artist

Candice Leyland (She/Her) is a Watercolour Artist and Teacher from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. For the past 5 Years, she has been teaching watercolour and sharing her creativity with others. She wants to help everyone fall in love with this beautiful medium!She paints light filled, expressive watercolours. Candice loves bright colours, flowers and her favourite colour in her palette is Cobalt Turquoise! In her spare time she likes to paint outside “en plein air” and explore the trails around Kitchener-Waterloo with her son. candiceleylandart