Summer Art Studio for Kids

LCVA’s Summer Art Studio

Join us every Monday-Friday from June 5th-August 4th from 11am-2pm to explore and create beautiful art inspired by famous children’s literature!

From toddlers to elementary-aged children, there is something for everyone! Just drop in- there is no registration required and this program is offered free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts(LCVA) invites you to join us this summer to explore and create beautiful works of art inspired by some of your favorite children’s literature, both old and new! Open weekdays from June 11 through August  (closed July 4), the Summer Art Studio program is bringing popular children’s books to life through art.

This program features kid-friendly art activities for children of all ages. Drop in any time between 11:00am–2:00pm at the LCVA, on the corner of 3rd Street and Main Street in historic downtown Farmville. This program is completely free! No registration is required; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Art Studio also features little artists areas for children ages 4 and younger.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Walmart.

This year’s program dates and themes are:

You Wear it Well! | June 11–June 22

Why do we wear what we wear? No matter the weather, our daily dress is a choice! Let your fashion sense take over as you create your own new threads!

Featured Books: The Emperor’s New Clothes, Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau, Extra Yarn, I Like Old Clothes


Taking it to the Beach! | June 25–July 6

(LCVA closed Wednesday July 4)

Wide and deep, oceans and beaches call us to dive into the worlds of seashore and sealife! Tie Dye (Please bring one laundered t-shirt to tie-dye. Shoe strings will be available.)

Featured Books: Hello Lighthouse, Flotsam, The Antlered Ship, This is Not My Hat, Vampirina Ballerina at the Beach


Mission POSSIBLE! | July 9–July 20

What lies beyond our planet? Space exploration ignites our imagination. Let’s venture into the creative atmosphere of galactic proportions by peering into outer space!

Featured Books: A Poem for Peter, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, We All Sing with the Same Voice, Firebird, The Name Jar


Up! Up! And Away! | July 23–August 3

Is it a bird? A jet? A Plane? Come soar withus as we consider the mysteries and wonder of flight: Winged creatures that delight and entertain us and human engineered machines that defy logic!

Featured Books: Feathers are not Just for Flying, Stellaluna, Hot Air, Butterfly Time, Flight School

Click here to download our Summer 2021 Brochure

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