Kids can get crafty at the Old School House this summer, making their own magical faeries and faerie accessories.
Sarah and Victoria Hunter-Phillips took the class at TOSH for many years, crafting and painting a variety of faeries, and now they’re teaching others what they’ve learned.
“When they thought they were too old [to take the class] they started volunteering,” said volunteer faerie helper Tianna Comer. “They couldn’t give it up.”
Sarah and Victoria agreed. They said there’s so much to do in the class it never gets old. They craft dolls and elves out of pipe cleaners and they make faerie trees and houses. They use coffee filters and paints to make their own faerie wings and they paint cloth dolls and adorn them with beads, glitter and other materials.
“It’s a hands-on course and your limit is your imagination,” said Sarah.
Sarah and Victoria’s mother Tammi Hunter supervises the class.
The Faerie Making class is for ages six through 12 and runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon, July 8-12 at TOSH. The cost is $75.
Also happening at TOSH for kids this summer is a Peter Pan Acting Workshop from July 1 to 5. In this course kids will paint a set, make props and perform with Jay Doige. The class is for kids ages six through 12 and they can attend mornings: 9:30 a.m. to noon, afternoons: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or stay for both and have lunch at the playground. A similar class with Doige will take place July 29 to August 2, called James and the Giant Peach.
Art workshops with art specialist and elementary school teacher Jasmine Sonier take place at TOSH July 15-19. In the morning kids will draw and paint and in the afternoon they will learn printmaking and collage.
From August 5-9 The Craft of Storytelling will take place. This course runs half days from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for youth nine to 12 years old where they will learn how to prepare, shape and share a story.
Wildlife Painting with Patricia Mansell happens August 12 to 16 where children eight and older will learn how to paint animals with acrylic paints. Ink drawing and cartooning with Kelly Ulrich runs Aug 19 to 23 in the afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., also for children eight and older. Call TOSH to register at 250-752-6133.