Connected Art Workshop: Portraits of Furry Friends

Wednesday, June 10
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Virtual
Canceled

Shout out to the pets! Kids, create mixed-media portraits of your beloved pets or other furry friends. Pre-K through 2nd graders will learn to draw textured fur and unique details for collars and tags on top of the basic lines and shapes that form dogs, cats, and bunnies. Molly Partyka will teach kids how to personalize their pets step-by-step.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members, per participant. Kids in pre-K through second grade are welcome to join from any location. Registration ends Wednesday, June 10, at 9:00 a.m.

Recommended supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Markers or colored pencils (Make sure to have black, brown, tan, or grey depending on the animal you will be drawing)
  • A circular object to trace (Could be a lid, plate, or bowl between 5 to 8 inches in diameter)
  • White construction or copy paper
  • Glue (optional)
  • Pom-poms (optional)

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About Connected Art Workshops

Make artistic connections and expand your creativity from home. McColl Center’s Connected Art Workshops are taught live online by Charlotte-based artists.

FAQs

Q: Where do I have to be to access Connected Art workshops?  

A: Anywhere you have a strong Wi-Fi or data connection. The comfort of your home is the perfect place to be. We recommend setting up at a desk, the kitchen table, or the floor so you have space to spread out and be creative.

Q: How interactive will the workshop be?  

A: As interactive as you want it to be. The workshop will happen live via a web platform, and you’re encouraged to share video as you’re working, be social, and ask questions. If you prefer to leave your camera off and work on your own, that’s totally fine too. 

Q: What software do I need to download?  

A: All you have to do is click the workshop link (listed as meeting link) in the email. You’ll be prompted to download and install the video launcher and you’ll be all set. We recommend joining the meeting about 5 minutes early so you can turn on your webcam and microphone too. If you’re joining the workshop on your phone, you can use the platform’s app. You can find information on joining specific to your device here. We’ll send the meeting link to you via email when you purchase the workshop. 

Q: Is there any other way I can support artists at McColl Center?  

A: Yes! If you want to support stipends and emergency travel for the artists-in-residence, contracts for teaching artists, and wages for hourly staff, you can make a gift directly to us at mccollcenter.org/donate. Your gift—large or small— is appreciated and extremely helpful to continue our mission to champion artists and spark creativity.