Hello art show!

Last week’s blog post focused on our first year of our Art Intensives Foundations program here at The Messy Artist. We capped off the year with a spirited art show on Saturday, June 21.

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As with all special events, it took some planning to get everything to go off smoothly. There were drawings and paintings to frame, and sculptures to mount on bases. There were walls to prepare and invitations to be sent. But it all came together for a celebration of art and education on a beautiful Saturday evening in our studios.

Our young artists came about 2 hours early that evening to work on a special group project, as well as to help hang their pieces.

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The group art project was a site-specific string art installation, taking over one of our hallways. Stretching from wall to wall, this piece had the students working as a group to make one piece. This installation was a great way to epitomize their whole year of working together in class.

best nj art class messy artist At 6 pm doors were opened for the audience to come in, and a large crowd came to see the works of these 24 talented students. The students’ final projects as well as some others from the year were put on display.

new jersey art classes and parties kids art show njStudents posed in front of their art pieces and instructors at The Messy Artist made some speeches to the assembled guests. The attendees and students as well enjoyed seeing all the works that had come out of the AFI’s first year.

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Some of our Messy Artist Instructors
Some of our Messy Artist Instructors

This show marked the culmination of this year’s course, with students being graduated to the next level. We can’t wait to see what they do next year!


Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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