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
|2PM||Rachel Shipley||Screen Printing|
|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
Sunday, June 19
|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!|
|Printmaking with Nature – Create natural works of art using leaves, flowers, and more natural elements!|
Saturday and Sunday
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.
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!