2019 ARTISANS TENT
WIRE ART BY JUDY STEIN
Learn about science and geometry through the eyes of artists from bending wire like Calder’s mobiles. This process teaches concepts of spatial relationships, balance, patterning, geometric shapes and kinetic energy through students’ own, hands-on artistic experience. Judy Malone-Stein is an artist with Young Audiences Houston whose mission is to educate and inspire children through the arts, to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum, and to advance the field of arts in education through teacher professional development training and community partnerships.
CLAY CUP STUDIOS
Clay Cup Studios is a “paint your own pottery & social canvas studio.” Amy Owens is the owner of Clay Cup Studios, and has a passion for her family and her community. Coming from a family heavily involved in the arts, she saw a need in Galveston for a destination that families and friends could go to relax, have fun and get creative. She makes it a point to use Clay Cup for education and community outreach.
MIKE STALL AND FOG TANNER
Memory Turners Mike Stall and Fog Tanner have been turning wood, teaching kids about trees, and demonstrating the art of wood turning at The Grand Kids Festival for many years. Come visit the Memory Turners in the Artisan’s Tent and learn about tree rings, types of wood and what can be made from wood. You can also play games for free, and win prizes made from trees!
GALVESTON ISLAND QUILTERS GUILD
Galveston Island has been the home to the Island Quilters Guild since 1991.The quilt guild's focus is to provide opportunities for its members to learn and appreciate the art of quilting; as well as, to encourage members to improve their quilting skills and exchange ideas.
MAGIC TWISTS BALLOON ARTIST
Cody Tackett returns to The Grand Kids Festival with his unique and memorable balloon twisting talents. Cody’s balloon creations are a free activity at the Festival.
Welcome to the wonderful and exciting world of screen printing. Danny Russo introduces students to a versatile printing process utilized by visual artists worldwide. The printing technique allows students to quickly and easily make multiple images of original art. Countless ink and paper color choices are possible; students will be amazed by how quickly and easily they learn to make stunning prints. This workshop can also reveal to students how math, science, and history are an integral part of the screen printing process – which is actually centuries old!
BALL HIGH SCHOOL
Try your hand at clay-making fun at The Grand Kids Festival! Kids teach kids in the Artisan’s Tent as Ball High School Ceramics students demonstrate how to shape and mold air-drying clay. Kids can “make and take” their one-of-a-kind creations!