ARTSTOP CHILDRENS AREA
For the mini-Monet’s, ArtStop is the festival's colorful, interactive children's area. Staffed by more than 100 volunteers, ArtStop creates a hands-on world of art with life-size paint brushes and dozens of activities irresistible to any child. Let your imagination run free as you decorate your own Cottonwood Crazy Cool Cap, throw mud on a pottery wheel guided by ArtStop's own master potters, or be an artist for a day at a Canvas Classic easel.
Other ArtStop activities for young children include Chalk Board Easels, Chisel Away (chip and sculpt on a large blocks of plaster) and Magnetic Masterpieces (create a picture by adding objects to large magnetic boards).
- Crazy Cool Caps – Kids can show off their fun personalities by creating their own colorful, over-the-top hat. Children can decorate their hat with ribbons, glitter, feathers, pompoms, foam shapes and more.
Throwin’ Mud – It’s okay to play in the mud at this activity station guided by ArtStop’s own master potters as children learn to throw a pot or form a vase on an electric potter's wheel.
Canvas Classics – Pint-size Picasso’s can paint on a real canvas using individual easels and paint palettes with guidance from young instructors.
Wee Weavers – A popular activity from last fall inspired by the trend in yarn art. With fallen twigs gathered from the park, kids build a base to create their own weaving using colorful yarns and strings. A feather or a few beads add some personality.
We'll also have a colossal group weaving made of Birch tree branches that anyone can add to.
Tile Treasures – Mosaics made from trinkets and tissue are as unique and creative as the children who make them and the tiles make wonderful keepsakes.
Torn Tissue Stained Glass – A NEW activity for ArtStop that will let kids create a colorful, transparent framed piece of art using tissue, wax paper and their own imagination.
Rollin’ and Recyclin’ – The Green Team is back with more ways kids and families can recycle and be creative with the stuff typically thrown in the trash.Crazy Cool Caps - Kids can show off their fun personalities by creating their own colorful, over-the-top hat. Children can decorate their hat with ribbons, glitter, feathers, pompoms, foam shapes and more.