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Kid’s Activities

Express Yourself! The purpose of this FREE arts initiative is to promote children’s art and exploration of the arts within the community at the Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest.

By connecting art and art education through workshops during the festival, students will begin to appreciate the professional artists that will be exhibiting during the festival.  Children will connect arts making to professional art works and performing

Through a series of scheduled workshops students will have the opportunity to be engaged in hands-on sessions where students can explore, express and appreciate meaningful art making taught by professional artists and arts educators in individual and collaborative format.

Whether taking part in a class or being a part of a community collaborative piece, one thing is for sure… students will be having fun while learning.

Musical Instruments from Around the World

Experience first- hand over 50 instruments from around the world, from percussion to strings.

Around the World Carnival

The Around the World Carnival features 7 carnival games that derive from different parts of the world and have a cultural twist. What we call Corn-Hole, originates from Otedama, Japanese bean bag toss. Simbii is an Oriental button toss. Try your hand at Ice Fishing, Peteca, Toli, and Boomerang Toss. Fun for all ages.

Free Kids’ Art Classes

Saturday, June 18

Time Teacher Class
 12PM Jess Zeigler
Scribblebots –  Use simple motors and recycled
 1PM Rick Morgan

 2PM Rachel Shipley

 Screen Printing
 3PM Cam Arbaugh

 Sculpey Finger Puppets
 4PM  STEAM Workshop – Squonk Opera  At Squonk Site – No reservation needed.
 5PM  STEAM Workshop – Squonk Opera  At Squonk Site – No reservation needed.
 6PM  Carri Perani-Welsh
 Friendship Bracelets

Sunday, June 19

Time Teacher Class
 11AM Erica Peterson

Parents and children will learn how to light up their artwork using conductive paint. Students will leave knowing how to create a closed circuit and where to purchase supplies to repeat the activity in their own home. Please register for this class. Supplies are limited!
 12PM  Jess Reger
 Gelatin Leaf Prints – Create unique leaf prints using gelatin 7 ink.
 1PM Brad Fritz

 3-legged stools – Build a simple stool with natural wood and 16th century hand tools!
 2PM Jess Reger
 Printmaking with Nature – Create natural works of art using leaves, flowers, and more natural elements!
 3PM Lauren Cuff



Saturday and Sunday

Seed Bombs

Saturday and Sunday

A seedbomb is a little ball made up of a combination of compost, clay and seeds. The compost and clay act as a carrier for the seeds.

Giant Whiteboard

Saturday and Sunday. Community Art! Add to this public canvas!

Hot Glass Roadshow

Visit the mobile glass studio and view the artistry of this lost art as skilled glass workers transform molten blobs into beautiful pieces of art glass right before your eyes!