KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2011) — Looking for a fun activity for your kids at the Plaza Art Fair? Be sure to stop by the Kids Art Workshop, which will be hosted this year by The School for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.
The Plaza Art Fair hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The booth is located on Broadway between 47th Street and J.C. Nichols Road (across the street from the Apple Store).
Children, ages 2 to 14, will be able to participate in fun activities, such as working on a collaborative piece where they can paint the Plaza skyline the way they see it. Another option will be one of two different printmaking projects: One focuses on monograms and textures while the other involves creating a cityscape. Both of these projects allow youth to take home the resulting artwork. In addition to the projects for older children, the workshop will offer the chance for the youngest kids to use large building blocks to create their own cities, over and over.
The School for Continuing and Professional Studies at KCAI offers classes for ages 6 to adult throughout the year at its Main and North campus locations. Fall 2011 classes are currently in session. Check the variety of classes offered at www.kcai.edu/artforeveryone
About the Kansas City Art Institute
The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu
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