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Youth Art and Crafts

Excited boy with two clay dinosaurs.

Magical Sculptures 

Learn how to work with air-dry clay as you design and build uniquely magical creations! Students will learn how to create an armature for figures, how to incorporate recycled materials as a base for their work, and tips and tricks for working with this particular type of clay. They will also get to paint and decorate their creations. We will make small creature figurines, fairy house jars, and wearable accessories like pins and pendants.

Ages: 8-14
Thu | 9/5 - 9/26 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thu | 11/7 - 12/5 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Hand-drawn fantasy maps with geographic features and place names.

Dungeons, Dragons, & Crafts

Come along for a fantastic journey! This combination gaming and art experience will take you on an adventure through dragon-haunted wilderness in search of a missing artifact. Along the way, you can engage with the story in a hands on way by crafting potions, items, maps, and more to help your characters in the game. Beginners are welcome, no previous art or D&D experience is required.

Ages: 11-17
Tue | 8/27 - 9/17 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tue | 9/24 - 10/15 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tue | 10/22 - 11/12 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tue | 11/19 - 12/17 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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 World of Art 

Unleash your child's inner master artist as we explore the world of art through paint, watercolors, drawing, 2-demensional and 3-demensional art! Each month we will focus on an artist from long ago and even some current artists. This class is an amazing time to let your child learn new things and improve on the artistic skill set they already have. Perfect for beginner and intermediate artists.

Ages: 5-10
Tue | 9/3 - 9/24 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tue | 10/1 - 10/29 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tue | 11/5 - 11/26 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

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Colorful bead wind chime hanging from a bamboo stick, with a green foliage background.

Radiant Reflections: Sun Catcher Workshop

Discover the magic of light in our beaded prism sun catcher workshop! Join art instructor, Jessica Mae at Chico Creative for a captivating experience as you craft stunning sun catchers that dance with color and light. Explore the art of beadwork to design your own radiant creations to adorn your windows and brighten any space. Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, come unleash your creativity and illuminate your surroundings with this sun catcher class!

Ages: 13+
Sat | 8/10 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Dreamcatcher, books, and beads on a wooden surface.

Dream Weaver: Dreamcatcher Workshop

Embark on a journey of creativity and symbolism in our Dreamcatcher workshop! Join art instructor, Jessica Mae at Chico Creative to weave together intricate patterns and vibrant colors as you create personalized dreamcatchers. Learn the ancient art of dreamcatcher making while exploring the significance of these mystical creations in Native American culture. Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, come discover the magic of dreamcatchers and bring a touch of enchantment into your home!

Ages: 13+
Sat | 9/7 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Afterschool Art Expedition

Welcome to a magical art adventure where creativity knows no bounds and imagination takes flight! Art instructor, Jessica Mae will be your guide on this wondrous journey, igniting the spark of creativity for each artist. Join us at Chico Creative, as we use pencils, paints, and brushes, to explore new realms of expression. Experimenting with watercolors, tempera paint, acrylics, and collage, you will create masterpieces reflecting your boundless imagination. Join us on this extraordinary voyage of artistic exploration!

Ages: 6-15
Thu | 8/22 - 8/29 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri | 8/23 - 8/30 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Children’s hands using paintbrushes with colorful paint on a messy art table.

Open Art Creations

Art classes for toddlers are a wonderful way to introduce young children to the world of creativity and expression. Our classes for toddlers often include activities that allow children to touch, feel, and manipulate different art materials such as paints, crayons, clay, and collage materials. We encourage messy play where they can explore in our art studio without making the mess in your home! We encourage free expression as we also teach very basic beginner art techniques. Parents and or caregivers are welcome to join their child during this class.

Ages: 2-5
Thu | 9/5 - 9/26 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Thu | 10/3 - 10/31 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Thu | 11/7 - 11/21 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Thu | 12/5 - 12/19 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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A painted globe with superimposed images of diverse art, including murals and a sculptural piece, symbolizing global creativity.

Art Around the World 

Our Art Around the World class is a fantastic way to introduce children to the rich diversity of artistic traditions and cultural expressions from different regions of the globe. We will explore cultures with hands hand art activities, learn a little art history along with their amazing creativity and imagination.

Ages: 5-10
Sat | 9/7 - 9/28 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat | 10/5 - 10/26 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat | 11/2 - 11/23 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat | 12/7 - 12/21 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Painting of pumpkins on a canvas, with real pumpkins and decorative corn in the foreground.

Harvest Pumpkins: Guided Painting Session

Join us for a delightful autumn adventure in our guided acrylic painting session as we gain inspiration from a harvest pumpkin theme! Discover the joy of transforming a blank canvas into a charming work of art with instructor, Jessica Mae at Chico Creative. Perfect for beginners and seasoned painters alike, unleash your creativity and add a touch of seasonal flair to your home décor. Embrace the cozy vibes of fall and create memories to cherish with friends and family in this festive painting experience!

Ages: 13+
Sat | 10/5 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Hands crafting a fall wreath with pumpkins, berries, and dried flowers on a wooden surface.

Autumn Harvest: Wreath Making Workshop

Welcome to our autumn harvest wreath-making workshop, where we embrace the beauty of the season! Guided by art instructor, Jessica Mae at Chico Creative, discover the artistry behind creating a beautiful wreath inspired by the colors and themes of fall. Whether you're a crafting pro or just starting out, immerse yourself in the autumn spirit and create a stunning masterpiece to adorn your home with warmth and charm!

Ages: 13+
Sat | 11/2 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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A festive wreath with pine, berries, and leaves on a dark door.

Winter Wonderland: Wreath Making Workshop

Step into the winter wonderland of wreath-making with our wreath-making workshop at Chico Creative! Join us as we embrace the season's beauty while creating stunning wreaths adorned with wintry charm. Under the guidance of art instructor, Jessica Mae, you'll explore the art of wreath-making using a variety of seasonal elements and festive accents. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner, come immerse yourself in the magic of winter and create a gorgeous masterpiece to adorn your home throughout the season.

Ages: 13+
Sat | 12/7 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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