McColl Center for Art + Innovation, at 721 North Tryon Street, is free to visit, and also hosts many free events for the public. These days the events are online.
Open Studio Saturday Hands-On Experiences. Pick up a FREE art kit on Friday, October 16th, or Saturday, October 17th, from 12 pm. to 6 p.m. (while supplies last) and then tune in virtually (at above link) on Saturday, October 17th, and create along with local artists.
Imagine your own little world. Mold mini air-drying sculptures with local ceramics artist Grace Stott. Learning how to work with the beginner-friendly medium, Model Magic, you’ll explore techniques for mixing colors and add playful details to make your own realistic or abstract creations. Best for ages 5 and up.
It’s all about balance. Construct a hanging cascade of household objects with local artist Blaine Hurdle. You’ll learn to bend wire into tiers and create levels that, together, will form a basic kinetic mobile sculpture. Best for ages 10 and up.
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