ART FREE PLAY. CLASSES. WORKSHOPS. STORY TIME.
**To book one of the classes/workshops below, click on the "Book Now" link below the individual class.
**STORY TIME every week at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Friday. $14 for non-members, no cost for members.
Art Free Play
Join us in the studio for art-making and creative experimentation in a non-class structured environment. Parents/care-givers can either spend one-on-one time with your children in this unique space or sit-back and relax while your children are hard at work.
Reservation are not required, but are strongly encouraged. During classes, birthday parties, field trips and other events we do limit the amount of kids that can be in the space. From time to time we have events that close the whole studio. Make reservations by clicking the "book now" button below or call us in advance! 901-425-3434
Please note that your child cannot be dropped off for Art Free Play time.
$14 (plus tax) per child for non-members for 1.5 hours of Art Free Play; free for members.
Find details regarding memberships here.
TAPE THE SQUARE!
Saturday, September 16th
Remember Tape Art at The Brooks? Well, Leah and Michael of Tape Art are headed back to Memphis to Tape the Square, and they need YOUR HELP to cover the Square!
Theme of this Tape Art Drawing: What is hiding beneath the Square?! (Think - water, animals and things that come out of a burst pipe.)
Leah and Michael will hold two collaborative workshops in which participants will learn to draw with tape and then animate that drawing during the removal process to make it come to life. Participants will tape directly on the surfaces of the Tower Courtyard in Overton Square to create temporary public art. These workshops are FREE.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Workshop 1: Ages 5 and up. Looking for kiddos, college students, artists, whomever. No experience necessary. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent. Parents are welcome to join in as well. Just need one reservation per family. Participants will be drawing with tape under Leah and Michael's direction. Book Now!
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Workshop 2: Ages 10 and up. First hour of this Workshop will be drawing with tape. The last two hours will be removing the tape incrementally to create an animation (in reverse) of the flow from the pipe. Looking for older kids and adults here because there will be more instructions and focus necessary. Book Now!
About Tape Art. See tapeart.com. "The Tape Art movement originated in Providence, Rhode Island in 1989 in the form of large-scale, collaborative drawings created in public spaces. The original Tape Art Crew continues to pioneer and evolve this medium and over the last 28 years they have produced over 500 public works and thousands of smaller drawings in locations around the globe."
PAINTING WITH DARE HARCOURT!
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00, September 19th - October 24th
Suggested age 4 - 8
$115 (non-members), $90 (members) - Price is for all 6 classes
In this class, kids will have fun exploring different painting techniques, materials, color mixing and looking at works by famous artists. All levels are welcome. Great for ages 4-6. Drop off's welcome. Taught by local artist Dare Harcourt, check out her art and bio here!
*Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 6
Mondays, August 14th - September 18th (no class on September 4th), 10:30 - 11:30 am
Suggested age 6 months to 18 months
$15/class or 5 classes for $65 or Free for members (as long as baby is listed and paid for on membership)
We are pushing the tables out of the way. Laying out paints and paper and letting the little guys have their own time in the Art Project. This time offers an exploratory, stimulating, and safe environment for you, your baby, and/or toddler to become familiar with basic art materials. We will use an array of art media to offer sensory play - including non-toxic paints, paper, sand, and water. Come prepared to get really messy! This class is great for babies who can sit unassisted. Also, we suggest that your bring a towel for easier clean up at the end.
*Minimum of 5 babies signed up to have class!
*E-mail us at email@example.com with any questions, or if you'd like us to sign you up for all 5 sessions!
Wednesdays, August 16th - September 20th (no class on September 6th), 10:30 - 11:30
Suggested Age: 18 months to 3
$15/class or 5 classes for $65 or Free for members
This time offers a fun exploratory, stimulating, and safe environment for you and your toddler to become familiar with basic art materials. We will use an array of art media to offer sensory play as well as non-toxic, washable paints, paper, glue, oil pastels, markers, etc. Basically Art Free Play for Toddlers! Come prepared to get messy!
Click on the date below to sign up. You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-3434 to sign up for multiple classes!
*Email us at email@example.com if you'd like to sign up for all 5 sessions!