Shwetha Bayya is a local artist that started the Artsy Craftsy business in 2010, which now has three locations in India and Reno. Artsy Craftsy focuses on fine art concepts, introduction to art history and different art mediums with a goal of providing a well-rounded art education. They also ensure small class sizes of no more than eight students. All of the projects are age appropriate, with non-toxic products.
When it came to planning her Spring Break camps, Shwetha said that she wanted to give kids a break from STEM activities, especially considering testing starts right after break for many WCSD students. This is a great time for students to shift their focus on creativity instead of common core.
There will be two sessions over Spring Break. Click here for the flyer.
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Ages: 9 and above
This session will have projects including an acrylic painting seascape with sand and embellishments, a glass painting with a faux stained glass effect and special glass paints, as well as a silk painting using fine pure silk cloth and a water based resist and silk dyes.
Time 9am – 1pm
Ages: 6-8 years
The session for the younger kids will have similar project, including silk painting using bleeding tissues as a dye, glass painting with acrylics, quilling and other fun activities and crafts.
If you’re looking for regular art classes, Artsy Craftsy offers ongoing classes throughout the year — see the class calendar below!