The newest kit is the Lion Relief Sculpture kit inspired by Bernard Langlais work in the Colby Museum of Art collections! This week, we will be at George J. Mitchell School to distribute kits.
Waterville Creates! has launched a new collaborative program, Art Kits for All. This effort is designed to help keep our communities’ families engaged and entertained during this public health crisis by providing free art supplies and instructions for art projects that can be created at home. The kits will be distributed at the George J. Mitchell School and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.
Art Kits for All is a collaborative project, many local nonprofits are collaborating in this effort to provide manpower and supplies including the Colby Museum of Art, the Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools, and the Family Violence Project. The George J. Mitchell School and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market are also lending a hand by providing a distribution network for the kits. Community donations for this philanthropic effort are also being requested. Art Kits for All can be sponsored for as little as $10, to donate visit: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/waterville-creates/art-kits-for-all
The Art Kits are assembled at the Common Street Arts’ Studio, currently closed to the public. Masks and gloves are worn during kit assembly, and all art materials are disinfected to remove any risk of contamination. The kits are prepared and sealed a week prior to the distribution date to further minimize any transmission risk. Future kit themes include activities inspired by the art of Bernard Langlais and Hew Locke on display at the Colby Museum of Art, a plein air watercolor painting kit, and a pastel kit. Past kits activities have included creating zoetropes, kite-making, and clay sculpting.