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Art with Ms. Arni at the Playgarden

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Ages 3 and up; $10/child suggested donation; Scholarships available!

As with all PlayGarden programs, Art with Arni is Accessible and Inclusive. EVERYONE is welcome!

Art! Art! Art! We LOVE art at the Seattle Children's Playgarden!

Come and create with us this Saturday, 10/27. We will be offering two Art with Arni sessions. Suggested $10 donation per artist.

1st session offered Saturday, 10/27 will run from 10:00 am–11:00 am.

Register here: Art with Arni Session 1

2nd session runs from 11:15 am–12:00 pm.

Register here: Art with Arni Session 2

For those of us who know and love an individual with Down syndrome, here at the PlayGarden we get the chance to celebrate and be an advocate for them every day. But for the month of October (and really every day) we extend that celebration and advocacy by inviting others to participate in Down Syndrome Awareness Month! During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down Syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. Will you join us for an Art with Arni session?

Words from Arni about what to expect on Saturday and the meaning behind Saturday's classes -

Since it is Down Syndrome Awareness month, I thought we could celebrate the work of Judith Scott, a deaf and mute artist with Down Syndrome who, after being determined "uneducable" during her childhood years, was institutionalized. Thirty-five years later, her twin sister Joyce became Judith's legal guardian, and brought her to Oakland, CA, to live with her. She began to take classes at the Creative Growth Art Center, exploring a variety of media, tho' none apparently interested her. It wasn't until one day she picked up some yarn and began "wrapping." Apparently, this was the action and material that really connected Judith to some inner sense of beauty, because she went on to create wrapped sculptures in all sorts of shapes and sizes, which were eventually celebrated by the fine art world. Here's a photo of her, and one of her works. (I read somewhere too that inside her sculptures, she often hid all sorts of objects -- her own, some she found, and those "borrowed" from others). We have focused on this artist before at the PlayGarden, in part because she represents personal ingenuity that can't be taught, but perhaps one can be guided toward. Also, because wrapping can be interpreted to all sorts of results. This Saturday, we'll celebrate Judith Scott, and the ingenuity all of us have, by "wrapping." Please register above. All are welcome, but a special invitation goes out to those with disabilities and their families.

Can't make this Saturday's class!?! Don't worry - we will be offering additional Art with Arni classes on 11/3 & 12/8. 

Register here: 

Art with Arni 11/3 Session 1 @ 10:00 am

Art with Arni 11/3 Session 2 @ 11:15 am

Art with Arni 12/8 Session 1 @ 10:00 am

Art with Arni 12/8 Session 2 @ 11:15 am

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