With campus life slowly returning to normal the 2021-22 ARTLab’s activities schedule will be a mixture of in-person and from home where noted. Designated “video” projects can be found on our “ARTLab From Home” YouTube channel.

All activities are geared to be flexible for all ages from kindergarten through to adults, and use accessible household materials. If you have any questions about the crafts please email our Program Coordinator Kirsten Meiszinger.

2021 – 22 Schedule

September 11 – Welcome Back & Reconnect (socially distanced in-person)
Gallery employee and student Louise has created an art mapping project titled “Reconnect” to welcome us back to campus. Return your mapping project for a chance to win a prize! And get a chance to see our current exhibitions.

October 16 – Layered Velum Drawings (kit/video)
Explore art-making and creativity by drawing on velum. This slightly translucent paper can be layered to create a stunning effect. Velum works great with pencil, charcoal, pastel and crayons.

November 20 – Tissue Paper Painting (kit/video – or in-person TBD)
Play with crayon resist and tissue paper to make playful watercolour-esque artworks. Creative possibilities are endless!

December 18 – Scratch Art Video
Join us for an ARTLab video from home! See how we play with scratch art by using paint and a black crayon. This activity is so relaxing, and great to keep the kids entertained for a couple hours.

January 15 – Special Guest Artist Grace Wirzba (socially distanced)
Join us for a special guest, local artist Grace Wirzba! Grace will be hanging out with us and inspiring us to make some new exciting things.

February 12 – Free Form Painting (kit/video – or in-person TBD)
Come paint with us! We will be playing with acrylic paint on masonite board. What do you love to paint, landscapes, animals, flowers, dragons?! Its your choice.

March 12 – Button Making (socially distanced)
The classic is back…Button Making! Come make a personalized art pin and support the U of L Campus Food Bank. Buttons are $2 each or 3 for $5.

April 9 – Collage Bookmarks Video
Join us for an ARTLab video from home! We will be making collage and drawing bookmarks. Follow along or get inspired and create your own!

May 14 – Multiple Activity Nature Themed Art Day (socially distanced outside)
Join us for a Nature Art Day extravaganza! We will have a variety of nature inspired arts and crafts for you to try. Drawing, printing, building, it’s up to you!

June 18 – DIY Sketchbooks (video – or in-person TBD)
Join us and learn how to make your own sketchbook or notebook. Decorate the cover anyway you like and fill it with things to inspire you!