Get Crafty with Kids Create in Des Moines

Get Crafty with Kids Create in Des Moines “Every Child is an Artist”. Every time I see this saying stretched across the wall in a home or a school hallway, I smile. What little Picasso doesn’t feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they see their “masterpieces” on display for every passerby? Those big […]

Jellybeanstreet: Art For a Cause

Monte and I love to go on special “date nights”. It had been awhile since we had been on one so we decided to check out what a Jellybeanstreet Workshop was all about! This workshop is so much more then just creating art. It is an hour long activity using different techniques, items, colors and […]

Jellybeanstreet Workshop + Giveaway!

One of the reasons I am excited about Jellybeanstreet is that it combines my love of children, background in education, and desire to give back to the community. It also fulfills a life goal of mine to own a creative art space where you can express yourself with guidance but without boundaries. Before becoming a stay […]

Saturday Story & Sketch

Saturday Story & Sketch is a free program offered by Des Moines Performing Arts as part of their Cowles Commons Community Event series. Each week there will be children’s books read aloud by volunteers from Drake Theatre People and art activities provided by a different art organization each week.This is the perfect event for children and the entire family. Spend […]

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks

Reiman Gardens, in Ames, is hosting the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks again! The exhibit will feature new sculpture beginning April 23rd through October 31st. A great reason to check out Reiman Gardens this summer! The exhibit features 13 larger than life displays, made with 500,000 LEGO brick pieces by artist Sean Kenney. This […]