Special Events

CREATE on The Square

VisArts is proud to partner with the City of Rockville and Federal Realty to bring CREATE back to The Square!

Join us every Wednesday for a hands-on outdoor art lab that will inspire the artist in you! VisArts will provide instructors, art assistants and all art materials for each event.
Where: Rockville Town Square
When: Every Wednesday, June 19 through August 28 | 7-8:30 PM
These events are FREE and no reservations are required. 

June 19th- TRY THE WHEEL
Participants over the age of 8 can try their hand at a pottery wheel to get a sense of what working in clay feels like.  This is an experience only and nothing will be taken home.  For reasons of safety no one under the age of 8 can work on the wheel.

June 26th- ROCKVILLE ROCKS FOR PEACE
Participants will be encouraged to paint a river rock for themselves and also one that will be placed in the Mattie Stepanek garden in King Farm.  All ages welcome.

July 3rd- FLUID PAINTING
Participants over the age of 10 can learn about this fun and easy style of painting.  Participants will be given four ceramic tiles to experiment with.  Tiles can be taken home with directions for varnishing them to protect the surfaces.  Younger participants must be accompanied by an adult to try this project.

July 10th- TRY THE WHEEL
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the magic (and challenges) of working on a pottery wheel.  This is a creative experience and nothing will be taken home.

July 17th- PENDULUM PAINTING
The intersection of art and science.  Participants over the age of 7 will make a canvas using a pendulum and paint.  All participants can take their canvas home with them.  Younger participants can work if with an adult.

July 24th- TRY THE WHEEL
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the magic (and challenges) of working on a pottery wheel.  This is a creative experience and nothing will be taken home.

July 31st- CRAB SHELL PAINTING
That’s right!  Using acrylic paint markers participants can create a beautiful one of a kind work of art suitable for hanging on a Christmas tree or in a window.

August 7th- GARDEN GNOMES
Participants will start with a basic cone shaped piece of clay and can add faces, hats and other details to make an adorable garden feature.  Participants must be age 8 and older (or if younger, working with a parent).  Work will be fired at VisArts and can be picked up in the main office on the third floor after two weeks.  Gnomes can be painted and sealed at home to complete the project.

August 14th- FLUID PAINTING
Participants over the age of 10 can learn about this fun and easy style of painting.  Participants will be given four ceramic tiles to experiment with.  Tiles can be taken home with directions for varnishing them to protect the surfaces.  Younger participants must be accompanied by an adult to try this project.

August 21st- DATE NIGHT DRAWING!
Sit opposite your friend or partner and experience the fun and challenge of making a continuous line drawing.  Everyone will be amazed at the “Picasso-like” results they turn out.

August 28th TRY THE WHEEL
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the magic (and challenges) of working on a pottery wheel.  This is a creative experience and nothing will be taken home.

       

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