My, gosh-how did it get to be the middle of October? I guess I should have noticed when I was writing about pumpkin patches….
At any rate, I almost forgot to write about one of my oldest’s favorite things about Fall-art classes at the Fred Oldfield Center. The Oldfield Center is on the Puyallup fairgrounds-it’s that area with the cowboy art and the Western Museum. When it’s not fair time, the center holds kids’ art classes, and despite my non-stop blabbing, they remain one of the best kept secrets in town.
Classes for preschoolers start at just 2.50 a session, while classes for older children are 6.00 or 8.50, depending on the length. You do also have to pay a small, yearly membership fee. Classes include all the materials, and they’re taught by real, professional artists.
My 8 year old learned an Amazing amount of real art techniques-we’re not talking macaroni on a shoebox here. That painting above is one he did last year as a 2nd grader. They have a show for the kids in the Spring, and he was super proud of his ribbon. I know this is totally obnoxious bragging, but don’t you think that’s pretty great for 7? See what I mean about real art?
There are daytime sessions for homeschooling families, too. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this place. Most of the instructors are grandma types, and you’ll probably get called, “Honey,” when you give them a call. Gotta love it.
Btw, the best way to register or get more information is to call This number: (253) 752-9708 Ignore the other contact options at the site.
You’ll probably talk to Peggy. You can tell her I told you to call. 🙂
They do cancel classes if they don’t get enough students. If that happens, you’ll have the option of moving to a different time, but if you want to avoid the hassle factor, think about rounding up some art loving pals to join the fun!