Children Can Paint from the Heart at Mt. Lassen Art Center

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What: Paint From The Heart
When: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays from July 6 – Aug. 10
Where: Mt. Lassen Art Center, 36373 Hwy 44, Viola
Cost: Free

Paint From the Heart is a free public six-week event for children ages 5 to 18 years at the Mt. Lassen Art Center in Viola. Parents are required to remain and participate with children under 7 years old. We meet at 36373 State Highway 44 on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. Paints, brushes, paper and other materials are provided free. Parents are encouraged to paint along with the kids.

Lessons are provided by Luke, a credentialed teacher, and visiting artists. Each young artist is supplied with a palette of primary colors. Instruction is given on the “magic of color,” or color theory, so that any color can be made with three primary colors using tempera, water-based, non-toxic paints. Children are encouraged to use their own imagination to find their painting “voice” or creative style. Instruction is based on a multi-sensory approach to accessing each individual’s unique “muse” or vision for painting. At the close of each session, each young artist participates in a positive esteem-enhancing critique using the vocabulary of the elements of art.

Children are asked to take their art work home. It is suggested that children wear old clothing such as a parent’s well-used shirt, as tempera paints may stain clothes. The location is in Viola, 11 miles east of the Shingletown Store, 7 miles west of the North Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Visit nearby Subway Cave, explore Broke Off Meadow, fish Hat Creek, etc., on the same day. Beat the heat at 4,300 feet.

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