Children's Art in the Park

Register for
Virtual Art in the Park - Summer 2020

Due to the restrictions of Phase 3 in Restore Illinois, our Children’s Art in the Park series will start off this year in a virtual manner.  

Facebook Video at 10:00 AM Each Designated Saturday

Art Supply Kits will be offered to the first 25 registered.

Arts in the Park provides a unique & vibrant arts experience for children.  For children to do art in park gives them the opportunity to play and experiment while observing the world around them.  They get to collaborate, solve problems, and explore a variety of materials and techniques. The teachers, who are practicing artists and art educators, collaborate in developing the summer program and teaching individual classes.  

Because the art classes are formatted to allow kids to work at their own pace, they are suitable for kids 4 years to 10 years old. However, If a parent wants to help their 3 year old make art or if a 12 year old wants to participate, they are certainly welcome.

Kits can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation Department in City Hall downtown Edwardsville 
between 8 AM and 5 PM on Thursday or Friday 
the week of each class.  


Materials needed for Clay & Collage


  • "Wild Clay" (clay you dig yourself)
  • Store bought clay (available through art supply stores)
  • Air-dry clay (available through Michael’s)


Salt Flour Dough Recipe

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Additional Materials Needed

  • Fork
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Water
  • Watercolor paint
  • Twigs, leaves or small pebbles


Insects Bugs Symmetry - Printable

Building bugs from Nature - Printable

Leaf and Caterpillar Templates - Printable

Grasshopper                       Butterfly

Fly                                       Beetle

Cricket                                 Bee

Art in the Park Poster

Each Session Video Added Weekly Below

  1. Session 1 - Sketchbook/Journal
  2. Session 2 - Drawing & Sculpture
  3. Session 3 - Landscape Drawing & Painting
  4. Session 4 - Clay & Collage
  5. Session 5 - Fibers