Mini-Makers & Mentors

A  very special program that allows children to share with other children, a skill or art activity that is special to them.

This is a free drop off program.

This program is inspired by our mini maker market, where children create and sell their own products alongside professional artists at local community festivals. Art Factory staff act as mentors and helpers. Children will lead the activity in one of our programming rooms.

All materials and prep-work will be provided by the Children’s Art Factory. There is no fee for a child to lead a program.

Submissions to lead a program are on-going. To submit an idea for a program or for more information contact: Janet@thechildrensartfactory.com

UPCOMING MINI MAKER WORKSHOPS

Coming Soon…

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. https://www.instagram.com/lil_tree_and_me/

Introduction to Watercolour with Candice!

week 1:

Creating and using a watercolour colour wheel

week 2:

Wet on wet technique

week 3:

Draw with me- outline and colour in a cupcake!

About the Artist

Candice Leyland (She/Her) is watercolour Artist and Teacher from Kitchener.  I'm passionate about making art inspired by nature and exploring colour. Contact Candice: https://linkpop.com/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. I'm passionate about making art inspired by nature and exploring colour.  https://linkpop.com/candiceleylandart