Triangle Offers Arts & Crafts Activities for Kids

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Beat the heat by getting creative this summer and exploring various arts and crafts activities.

Michaels Passport to Imagination Class
Aug. 2– Make a thermometer in celebration of Antarctica. Ages 5 and older. Registration required. $2. 10 a.m.-noon. Michaels, 340 Crossroads Blvd., Cary. 919-851-6001. michaels.com.

Parent and Toddler Art Workshop
Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24 – Explore painting, collage, clay, play dough and more at multiple stations. Ages 18 mos-4 yrs. Registration required. $12/child. 10-11 a.m. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2726. durhamarts.org.

Storytelling Through Art
Aug. 3 – Listen to a story from another culture and create your own illustrated storybook. Ages 6-9. Register online. Free for members, $5 nonmembers. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. 919-962-3342. ackland.web.unc.edu/family-programs/art-adventures.

Summer Drop-in Studio
Aug. 7, 14 and 21 – Kids can drop in to make art. Free. Noon-3 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.

Sad Rags to Glad Rags
Aug. 8 – Transform an old T-shirt into a new fashion using up-cycled materials. Ages 12 and older. Registration required. $15. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cary Creative Center, 155 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. etsy.com/shop/c3etsy.

Up-cycled Jewelry Class
Aug. 9 – Learn the basic techniques in making earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Ages 8 and older. Registration required. $15. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cary Creative Center, 155 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. 919-463-0883. etsy.com/shop/c3etsy.

Artspace’s Working with the Blues – Intro to Shibori
Aug. 10 – Learn about Shibori Japanese dying techniques and other skills to create indigo-dyed scarves, furoshiki banners or art pieces. Take a snack or lunch. Rising grades 6-8. Registration required. $35 nonmembers, $30 members plus $12 registration fee. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Artspace, 201E. Davie St., Raleigh. 919-821-2787. artspacenc.org.

Family Fun Saturday: Animals of Ancient Egypt
Aug. 10 – Discover animals that were an important part of ancient Egypt civilization and create art worthy of King Tut’s tomb. Ages 5-11. Ages 5-11 with family. Registration required. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

Make It, Take It: In Stitches
Aug. 10 – Watch a knitter at work and try finger painting. Drop-in program. All ages. Free. Noon-3 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7982. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Paint Along
Aug. 15 and 24 – Parent and child paint together with guidance from an art instructor. Registration required. $25. 10 a.m.-noon. Kidz Celebrate, 6801 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. 919-645-9799. kidzcelebrate.com.

Polymer Clay Class
Aug. 17 – Learn to create basic canes and make beads with your cane design. Ages 14 and older. Registration required. $25. 1-4 p.m. Southern Charm Gift Boutique, Cary Town Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. 919-467-7514. etsy.com/shop/southerncharmgifts2.

Rock Painting
Aug. 21 – Paint two rocks. Ages 10 and older. Registration required. $15 plus $5 supply fee. 4:30-6 p.m. Southern Charm Gift Boutique, Cary Town Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. 919-233-1598. etsy.com/shop/southerncharmgifts2.

Tuscany Landscape
Aug. 22 – Create an acrylic painting while learning painting techniques from artist Allen Montague. Register at the store. Ages 12 and older. Registration required. $50 plus $10 supply fee. 6:30-8 p.m. Southern Charm Gift Boutique, Cary Town Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. etsy.com/shop/c3etsy.

Sculpey Clay Basics
Aug. 23 – Learn about clay and make an item of your choice. Ages 6 and older. Registration required. $15. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cary Creative Center, 155 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. etsy.com/shop/c3etsy.

Family Fun Saturday: A Walk in the Park
Aug. 24 – Study Yosemite’s Bridal Veil Falls in the American Galleries and create your own masterpiece in the Museum Park. Ages 5-11 with family. Registration required. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-715-5923. ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

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