Jun 22 2021


9:30 am - 3:30 pm



FLO Kids Art Workshops June 22

“Look & See the Unseen” Outdoor Scavenger Hunt and Mixed Media in the Studio

Tuesday, June 22 (9:30-3:30)
Age Groups: 5 – 8 years, 9 – 12 years

Please pack your child a bag lunch and a drink.  Weather permitting lunch will be eaten at the park.

Masks are required for all youth programs when indoors – social distancing will be practiced to all extents possible.  FTAS ask that unvaccinated adults please wear a mask when inside the school.  Children will not be required to wear a mask during outdoor activities.  Children must be signed in and signed out by their guardian.

Mixed Media in the Studio with Malia Bryngelson

Dive into some summer themed art fun using mixed media and lots of creativity.
Students will learn about the color wheel and mixing, warm and cool colors and how they can be used to enhance their summer paintings.

Malia Bryngelson has shared art skills and projects with students from preschool to high school, as well as adults.  Currently retired, Malia focuses on art full time and lives in Locust, North Carolina.  “My mission as a teaching artist is, first and foremost, to encourage other artists in their art journey! I am passionate about pastel painting and truly enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.”

“Look & See the Unseen” Scavenger Hunt with Deb Caine

Are you ready for an adventure??
Join us at Florence Thomas Art School for a day of fun and art!

With a detailed map and clues to follow, find the “unseen” things that so many people never notice. Find the hidden art sculptures and notice, the not so mundane, unseen things that will have you looking under trees and up on the hillsides!

A short walkabout through the downtown West Jefferson neighborhood, with a sketchbook in hand, will take you into the realm of the small, as well as the large, undiscovered sculptures, and perhaps a few surprises!!! (Hint: have you ever seen a dragon atop a water fountain??) Come join us on a Scavenger Hunt to discover the “Unseen”!!

Students will document their visual notes and return to the Art School to create a unique book of the art treasure’s they found on the hunt

Deb Caine is an adventurous artist who enjoys photography, jewelry making, alcohol ink painting, origami, and gardening. She taught art in the public schools of Ashe County for over 10 years and currently works as a self-employed graphic designer. “I love exploring art with children. Their creativity and excitement make ‘teaching’ a fun interactive experience.”