Point Beach Arts children’s arts education program set for May 17

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Arts Committee has teamed up with the borough’s Vintage Van Gogh’s to bring the community a new children’s arts education program and the date is set for May 17.

From 1 to 3 p.m., children get the chance to learn visual art methods and fundamentals all while making a fun art project. Classes will be held via Skype. 

The owner of Vintage Van Gogh’s, Sonya Fisher, is also on the beach arts committee. 

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“Since I already run a kid’s visual and performing arts program at my studio called ‘Act On Art!,’ another PB arts committee member asked if I would like to partner up and run a joint educational program,” said Ms. Fisher. “I, of course, was very excited to do so.”

Over the sessions, children will learn color theory, proper techniques and background into why art is created the way that it is.

“I feel that this is important information for children to know to help allow them to learn and grow their imaginations, creativity and skills,” said Ms. Fisher. “I would love each session to have a theme so it is more than simply come in and create with us.”

She said the first session will cover color theory where the color wheel will be discussed. 

A colorful painting would be created to go along with an interactive worksheet, she said. 

“I have many other ideas planned for future classes based around various art styles, artists etc.,” said Ms. Fisher. 

Classes are open to any child who loves to create and wants to learn to express themselves visually, Ms. Fisher said. 

“I would recommend that no kiddo younger than 7 participate in these classes however,” Ms. Fisher added. “I would be happy to work with younger children but not during this type of two-hour class setting.”

To register a child go to vintagevangoghs.com/events and click on the particular date. Email Ms. Fisher at info@vintagevangoghs.com to schedule a time to pick up your supplies in advance outside of the studio.

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