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Posted on: April 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Summer Art Extension Program Registration Now Open

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The 2023 programming schedule for the Arts & Extension Programming has been released and registration for courses is now open. The mission of the Edwardsville Arts & Extension Summer program is to provide the children of Edwardsville summer learning opportunities in the areas of arts, crafts, science, social sciences, and literature. AJ Hill will return as our instructor and will be supported by teaching assistant Heaven Dunkel Lapee. Details are as follows:

Age Groups/Sessions: Ages 4-7 have classes available Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM until 10:50 AM and 11:00 AM until 11:50 AM. Ages 8-12 have classes available Monday through Thursday from 12:00 PM until 12:50 PM. Session dates are listed in the table below.

Cost: Each 50-minute, 4-day class costs $12.00. You can purchase a 4-pack for $40, an 8-pack for $70, or enroll in all 16 courses for $120.

Registration: To register for this year's programming, CLICK HERE.


10-10:50 (4-7)

11-11:50 (4-7)

12-12:50 (8-12)

1-1:50 (8-12)

June 5-8

The Name Game

Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It

Spray Paint

June 12-15

Fairy Tales

Wild Things

Fairy Tales


June 19-22

Spin, Swing, Splat

Pet Projects

Spin, Swing, Splat


June 26-29

Stars & Stripes

On The Farm

Stars & Stripes

Card Making

July 10-13

Nature Inspired Art

Critters & Crafts

Critters & Crafts

Itty Bitty

July 17-20

Feeling Froggy

Fidget Fun

Op Art

Fidget Fun

July 24-27

All About Me

Story Time

All About Me

Snack Attack

July 31-Aug 3

Glow In the Dark

Let’s Get Messy

Glow In the Dark

Tie Dye

Class Descriptions:

The Name Game:  Let’s learn some basic art principles by using some of the most important letters in the alphabet…the ones in your name!  We will create using the ABC’s of art and the ABC’s in your name!

Critters & Crafts:  This class is a summer favorite!  Each week you will get to have a special meet and greet with a unique critter and complete a craft inspired by that animal!

Spray Paint:  Shake and rattle those paint cans and get ready for some fun creations using different spray painting techniques.  This class will be a blast for kids and a mess free option for parents!

Fairy Tales:  Once upon a time there was an art class full of fun and creativity based upon our favorite fairy tale characters!  Come and be creative as we put a twist on some of the classics!

Wild Things:  Monsters, mythical creatures, and silly scary things will be the theme as our imaginations run wild in this class.  Your “wild” child will love it!

Gnomes:  Come hang with all your gnomies and make some pretty adorable projects in the process!  The garden gnomes will be jealous of these results!

Spin, Swing, Splat:  Yes, you read that right!  Painting has never been so fun as we will spin some paint, swing some paint, and splat some paint for the best paint party around!

Pet Projects:  Who does not love cute pets?  Even more, who does not love cute pet projects?  The art in this class will be all about all the four-legged ones we love!

Portraits:  Kids will learn techniques and strategies for drawing portraits in this class.  Sign your child up to create their own Mona Lisa!

Stars & Stripes:  We will share our love of the USA and in the process share some love with our local seniors at the Edwardsville Senior Center.  All of the projects created by this class will be delivered to the Edwardsville Senior Center to help them celebrate the Fourth of July!

On the Farm:  If it moo’s, quacks, or oinks it might just show up in an art project this week!  We will open up the barn and learn about many of the animals while getting a little creative as well!

Card Making:  You will brighten the day of others as we create fun cards including pop-ups that you can send to your relatives and friends!

Nature Inspired Art:  It’s not hard to get inspired by the beauty in nature!  We will use this inspiration to explore texture, color, and more!

Minute to Win It:  This class is back by popular demand.  The time is short, just one minute, but the laughs and fun are in full supply.  Join us as we get a little silly competing in these one minute challenges!

Itty Bitty:  Somehow art projects are a little bit more fun when they are itty bitty!  The projects might be shrunk but the fun will be big!  Join us as we create all things in miniature!

Feeling Froggy:  Ribbit, ribbit,…ribbit!  We will be hoppin’ with creativity this week as we create art projects that are all about frogs! 

Fidget Fun:  We will create gadgets and gizmos galore in this class!  These projects will be on the move and keep your child entertained with their creations!

Pop Art:  Bam!  These projects will be bold and exciting!  Inspired by the Pop Art movement from the 50’s and 60’s we will create some colorful and fun pieces!

All About Me:  You will be the star of the show in this class as you create some awesome projects with you as the theme!  Each project will be a cool reflection of the amazing artist that creates it!

Snack Attack:  Got the munchies?  We have the solution!  These kid friendly recipes will be a blast to create and then to eat!  No need to be hangry, sign up for this class!

Glow in the Dark:  Turn off the lights and enjoy these cool art projects!  Your child will be glowing with pride from their creations in this class!

Let’s Get Messy:  The title says it all!  If your kids like to get messy but you would rather that they not do it at your house then this class is perfect!  We will have fun making slime, bubbles, fun-dough, and more!

Tie Dye:  Our summer grand finale is another fan-favorite!  Each child will create tie-dye art along with tie-dying a t-shirt and various items.  Kids love this class year after year!

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