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TODDLER TIME

TODDLING TOWARDS ART

Ages 10 months - 3 years. We'll combine arts and crafts with popular children's songs. Each toddler must be accompanied by an adult. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opened 7 days prior to each class date.
Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

HALLOWEEN HUSTLE      Activity # 9056.318
It's almost Halloween! From pretty pumpkin crafts to spooky ghosts, we'll have something for everyone!
Day: 10/30, Pre-register by 10/29

TURKEY TOTS      Activity # 9057.318
Gobble up the good times! We'll have an assortment of turkey crafts, painting and activities!
Day: 11/13, Pre-register by 11/12

CHRISTMAS CRITTERS      Activity # 9060.318
Crafts and create cool Christmas critters! Get in the Christmas spirit with us!
Day: 12/18, Pre-register by 12/17

 

GIGGLES & WIGGLES

Ages 18 months - 3 years. CHECK IT OUT! We've added optional themes to each class! Kiddos are welcome to dress for the occasion or bring their own favorite themed toys to play with! During this interactive playtime for toddlers, we will wiggle to music, giggle with friends, and have a whole lot of fun! All toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opens 7 days prior to each class date.
Day: Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

MONSTER BASH      Activity # 9052.318
Bring your Halloween costume and come play with us!
Day: 10/26

ANIMAL ACTION      Activity # 9053.318
What animal is your favorite? Bring a favorite stuffed animal friend if you'd like!
Day: 11/9

WINTER WONDERLAND      Activity # 9054.318
Bundle up for this fun class!
Day: 12/7

 

YO-PLAY-GA

Ages 2-5. Reaching to our toddler toes and back up like the flower grows. We'll use music to stretch our imaginations and mini muscles while laughing and having fun! Bring a yoga mat and water. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opens 7 days prior to each class day.
Day: Friday, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

YOGI TRICKS & SPOOKY TREATS      Activity # 9202.318
Wear your Halloween costumes and pose like a black cat for this spooky holiday! We will ride our brooms like witches, search under troll bridges, and even pose like pumpkins. A fun Halloween treat will be waiting at the end!
Day: 10/26, Pre-register by 10/25

SAFARI THROUGH THE JUNGLE      Activity # 9203.318
Get your binoculars ready because today we are journeying through the jungle! Hear the story of the crazy monkey, roar like lions, and pose like cobras while jogging through the jungle!
Day: 11/9, Pre-register by 11/8

WINTER SOLSTICE      Activity # 9204.318
We will pose like snow covered mountain, dance like ice skaters, and walk like penguins! We will even make our own glitter snow globes to use while meditating!
Day: 12/7, Pre-register by 12/6

 

PRE-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

BIG BOOKS & LITTLE PICASSOS

Ages 2-5. we'll read a story before the creativity begins! We'll pain like Picasso, so wear old clothing! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min. 4; Max. 12.
Pre-registration is required. 
Day: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee per class: $10; $5 city resident discount

ANKLE SOUP      Activity # 9065.318
This is sure to be your next favorite Thanksgiving tale! Meet Carlos the French bulldog. He sees a sea of feet, but we'll pain with ours!
Day: 11/14, Pre-register by 11/12
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS MYSTERY      Activity # 9066.318
It's Christmas morning, but something is wrong with Santa's presents! Will Pooh and his gang solve the mystery? Come find out as we paint Santa and his friends using nothing but our hands and feet!
Day: 12/5, Pre-register by 12/3
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

 

BIG BOOKS & LITTLE COOKS

Ages 2-5. Joins us for a story and fun in the kitchen! We'll play games and make themed snacks! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min. 4; Max. 12. 
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee per class: $10; $5 city resident discount

OTIS AND THE SCARECROW      Activity # 9061.318
Otis wants to make friends with the new scarecrow in the cornfield, but he won't talk! We'll find out why and make some fun Halloween snacks.
Day: 10/25, Pre-register by 10/23
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND TRAVEL THE WORLD      Activity # 9062.318
What happens when you want to make an apple pie and the grocery store is closed? Join us as we make apple-themed foods and learn all about apple pie!
Day: 11/29, Pre-register by 11/27
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS      Activity # 9063.318
Everyone knows and loves the Grinch. Enjoy the classic story with some fun, new treats!
Day: 12/13; Pre-register by 12/11
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

 

BIG BOOKS & TINY DANCERS

Ages 2-5. This Big Books series will get you moving! We may jump, dance, and sing... come and find out! Children must be accompanied by an adult. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opens 7 days prior to each class date.
Day: Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

DOGS DON'T WEAR SNEAKERS      Activity # 9070.318
Dogs don't wear sneakers and neither do we! Kick off your shoes and slide around with us after this sweet story!
Day: 11/5

THE HAPPY SNOWMAN      Activity # 9071.318
The kids in this tale sing, dance, and play with their new snow friend. We'll stay warm inside and have happy dances of our own!
Day: 12/10

 

TRAILS & TALES

Ages 3 & up. This program is in collaboration with the Concord branch of Cabarrus County Public Library. Experience a children's book in real life on our greenway as we do activities and crafts while we read! You can also get signed up for a library card! No fee.
Pre-registration is NOT required.
Day: Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: McGee Park, 209 Corban Ave.

THE GRUFFALO
Silly old fox, don't you know? There's no such thing as a Gruffalo! Or is there? Find out for yourself as we join a mouse on an adventure through the forest.
Day: 10/29

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
What a beautiful day to catch a bear! No need to be scared as we swish and swash our way through the park in search of a big one!
Day: 11/19

 

GREENWAY ADVENTURES

Ages 3 & up. Using the greenways as our classroom, we will explore critters and their habitats with fun and creative activities. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun. Each program will meet at the designated trail for 1 to 1.5 hours. No fee.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.

ANIMAL ANTICS
Run! Hide! Jump! Draw! We'll dive into the world of animals and play a few games while we're there!
Day: Monday, 10/15      Activity # 9040.318
Location: McGee Park Shelter
Day: Wednesday, 10/17      Activity # 9041.318
Location: Moss Creek at HHH II Greenway

LITTLE "LEAF"ONARDO DAVINCIS
We're going to have an unbeLEAFable time finding colorful leaves on our walk and turning them into beautiful art pieces.
Day: Monday, 10/22      Activity # 9042.318
Location: McGee Park Shelter
Day: Wednesday, 10/24      Activity # 9043.318
Location: Moss Creek at HHH II Greenway

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

ARTFUL ANTICS

Activity # 9028.318
Ages 5-10. The EARTH without ART is just EH! Make the world a more colorful place with this free after school arts & crafts class. Drop in every week to see what different, wacky, creative and amazing art projects we have to offer. Min. 2; Max. 10. No fee.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Wednesday, 9/19 - 12/12
No class: 10/31 & 11/21
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

 

NATURE SNAP KIDS!

Ages 4&5 and 6-10. A photography class designed just for kids! We'll provide cameras (or bring your own) to play photography games and capture nature! No fee. Min. 4; Max 8.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 4&5
Day: 10/25     Activity # 9073.318
Ages 6-10
Day: 11/1     Activity # 9076.318

 

UNICORN "SLEEP" OVER

Activity # 9034.318
Ages 8-12. Have a "sleep" over with us! (minus the sleep!) Make unicorn headbands, bath bombs, and sparkling lip gloss as we pain our nails, dance and listen to music! Min. 4; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Monday, 11/12, Pre-register by 11/8
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

 

YOUTH ART WITH JESSICA

Ages 6-12. Min. 5; Max. 10.
Pre-regsitration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

BOTANICAL IMPRESSIONS      Activity # 9102.318
A short hike in the woods will provide us with a collection of natural objects to use for our impressions. We'll select and press our objects, fill with plaster and "voila" - a sculpted impression will appear! This creative activity provides art for your wall or desk!
Day: 10/30, Pre-register by 10/26
Fee: $30; $5 city resident discount

MATISSE CUT-OUTS      Activity # 9103.318
Create a Matisse-inspired masterpiece of paper shapes and colors using scissors and paste. He would be so proud of you "drawing with scissors"!
Day: 12/4, Pre-register by 11/30
Fee: $25; $5 city resident discount

 

GROSSOLOGY

Ages 6-12. The scariest and grossest time of year calls for this new GROSSOLOGY class! We will get down and dirty with grimy art projects and sticky, slimy, science experiments. You'll fee gross but leave with a smile, taking home some pretty awesome creatures and specimens! Min. 4; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Monday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $10 per class; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

ROTTEN PUMPKIN PATCH      Activity # 9032.318
Oozing jack-o-lanterns and squishy pumpkin guts live in the rotten pumpkin patch! Who knows what else is in store for us?
Day: 10/22, Pre-register by 10/18

SQUISHY ZOMBIE BRAINS      Activity # 9033.318
We will start with a dancing gummy worms experiment and finish with a dissection of a deformed zombie brain!
Day: 10/29, Pre-register by 10/26

 

BONJOUR, CIAO, YASSOU OR HELLO!

Ages 6-12. Fill your passport and travel the world with us without ever having to board a plane! We'll explore far away countries and learn about their cultures through food, stories, crafts and more! Min. 4; Max. 12.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Monday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $10; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

AUSTRALIA: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF      Activity # 9082.318
Let's explore the colorful Great Barrier Reef! We'll learn about one of the oldest continuing civilizations, make our own traditional instruments, and create sea creature we may see at the Great Barrier Reef!
Day: 10/22, Pre-register by 10/18

GREECE: A GREEK FESTIVAL      Activity # 9083.318
Put your dancing shoes on, we are having a Greek festival! We'll dress up as Greek gods and goddesses and experience ancient Greece history by learning a  Greek dance and tasting a traditional honey snack!
Day: 11/5, Pre-register by 11/1

NICARAGUA: THE LAND OF LAKES AND VOLCANOES      Activity 9084.318
Explore Nicaraguan culture while adventuring through the rainforest and making our own volcanoes!
Day: 11/19, Pre-register by 11/15

CHINA: CHINESE NEW YEAR      Activity # 9085.318
Discover fun facts about China's culture as we prepare for the Chinese New Year in February! We will make our own dragons for the big parade and decorate lanterns!
Day: 12/3, Pre-register by 11/29

 

ART-VENTURES

Ages 8-12. Combine the outdoors with adventure and art. We'll collect supplies for our projects on our walk through the park. Wear clothes for messy activities. Min. 2; Max. 12. 
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

TURKEY TROT      Activity # 9026.318
As we trot through the park we will find the best-looking materials to make our very own pinecone turkey name holder! They will make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table. No fee
Day: 11/8, Pre-register by 11/6
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

HOLLY JOLLY NATURE ORNAMENTS      Activity # 9027.318
What better decorations for the tree than some handmade ornaments made from natural materials found by you! We will enjoy the warm "campfire" as we make these festive crafts. No fee.
Day: 12/6, Pre-register by 12/4
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

 

CRAZY COOKING

Ages 8-15. Joins us in our brand new kitchen where we'll make super fun, super tasty treats! Impress your friends and family with your cooking skills! Min. 4; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

PUMPKIN(GS AND QUEENS)      Activity # 9077.318
Create tasty pumpkin treats fir for royalty!
Day: 10/18, Pre-register by 10/16

SUPER SIDES      Activity # 9078.318
Bacon mac and cheese bites? Garlic bread bombs? We'll cook up some unique side dishes that mom and dad will beg you to make for Thanksgiving dinner!
Day: 11/8, Pre-register by 11/6

CHRISTMAS COOKIE CONCOCTIONS      Activity # 9079.318
Everyone knows the classic Christmas Cookies, but here you'll learn some new, exciting and crazy cute holiday sweets!
Day: 12/6, Pre-register by 12/4

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

ART FOR TEENS

Ages 13-18. Min. 5; Max. 10.

FIGURE DRAWING
Learn the basics for drawing postures and characteristics.
PART I: THE FACE      Activity # 9012.318
Learn proportions, how to draw eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Evaluate placement an study techniques. Day: 11/6, Pre-register by 11/2
Fee: $30; $5 city resident discount
PART II: THE FIGURE BROKEN DOWN      Activity 9013.318
Create bodies using shapes then expand into fuller figures. By studying wooden manikins we'll better understand the dynamics of the figure. 
Day: 11/13, Pre-register by 11/9
Fee: $30; $5 city resident discount

 

TEEN TUBE

Build a team of 3 or more of your friends! The competitor will be selected, then filmed by the team. Each team will create a 5-10 minute video to present at the Showcase. Bring your own recording devices. No fee. Min. 2; Max 5 teams.
Pre-registration is required.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

POOL NOODLE PLAYGROUND      Activity # 9008.318
This challenge involves a multi-stage obstacle course, a gladiator battle, an engineering feat and more!
Must pre-register by 11/12.
COMPETITIONS
Day: Tuesday, & Thursday, 11/13 & 11/15
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
SHOWCASE
Day: Friday, 11/16
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 

TEEN TOURNAMENTS

Like to compete? Think you can keep up? Bring your friends to contend in the themed versions of the greatest games! No fee. Min 4; No Max.
Pre-registration is required.

EXTREME GAGA BALL
You're on your own in the battle but bring your friends to play against.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE
THEME: TWINS      Activity # 9002.318
Day: 11/15, Pre-register by 11/14

ARCHERY ATTACK
Enter the gauntlet where capturing the flag is the least of your worries. Battling as teams, individuals and even going after zombies. 
Location: Les Myers Park, meet by the ball field, 338 Lawndale Ave.
THEME: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE       Activity # 9004.318
Day: 10/30, Pre-register by 10/29

 

NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S BOOK CLUB

Activity # 9008.318
Ages 14-18. Gathering with our friends each week we'll talk about great reads selected by the group. We'll discuss a variety of topics each week. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 12.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
9/20 - 12/13, No meeting 11/22
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

 

ADULT ART

PAINTING WITH ANNE PROPST

Anne has painted professionally for over 20 years, teaching many students in her studio over the years, is offering some of her most popular classes at our newest facility. Anne has won and placed in shows nationwide. To learn more, visit her website www.artannepropst.com
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

OIL PAINTING INSTRUCTION
Learn the basics of oil painting from personal photographs. All materials are included. Min. 5; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee per class $110; $10 city resident discount

LET'S PAINT SANTA CLAUS      Activity # 5102.318
What better way to decorate than with 'Ole Saint Nick. Using a favorite picture of Santa we'll bring his image to life just in time to hang for Christmas.
Day: 12/4, Pre-register by 11/27

ACRYLIC PAINTING INSTRUCTION
Learnt he basics of acrylic painting from personal photographs. All materials are included. Min. 5; Max. 10. 
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $110; $10 city resident discount

PAINT YOUR PET      Activity # 5103.318
Using a close-up of your favorite pet we will transform a picture into a portrait masterpiece.
Day: 11/13, Pre-register by 11/6

LET'S PAINT SANTA CLAUS      Activity # 5104.318
What better way to decorate than with Ole' Saint Nick. Using a favorite picture of Santa we'll bring his image to life just in time to hang Christmas.
Day: 12/11, Pre-register by 12/4

SANTA ENAMELS      Activity # 5105.318
Using enamel paint, you will complete two projects on wine glasses or coffee cups. Bring with you Testors enamel paint, one each of white, red, yellow and blue. All other materials are included. Min. 5; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 12/18
Pre-register by 12/11
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $75; $5 city resident discount

 

JAVA 'N PAINT

Ages 18 & up. Be creative in a relaxing atmosphere that will bring out artistic abilities! Step by step instructions are given by our staff artist, Montana Maurer, as you paint on 16x20" canvas! Enjoy complementary coffee as you paint. Min. 2; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee per class: $25; $10 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

THE HEART OF AUTUMN      Activity # 5111.318
With a countryside feel, this painting will show the beauty of nature on canvas!
Day: 10/23, Pre-register by 10/19

FALL IN LOVE      Activity # 5112.318
This painting will be beautiful fall leaves with the quote " Fall in Love".
Day: 11/13, Pre-register by 11/9

 

 

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