Learn About Spiders and the Wonderous Webs they Weave!

Have you ever wondered how spider webs can be so stretchy yet incredibly strong, or how spiders keep from getting stuck in their own webs? Learn all about these fascinating creatures and their seemingly magical webs during this fun workshop!

After a short presentation we will decorate cards for Halloween. We will use a Spirotot to create our webs, and then will add cute spiders made from pom poms. There will be all kinds of colorful paper, glitter and crayons to make your card as colorful as you wish!

Cost: $40

Date and time: 4-5pm Wednesday October 25

This class is for ages 6 and up We will have 12 seats available, and adults are welcome to join their children.

Summer workshop series with Heather Andrews

Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do this summer? Join us for our science/art series which will be held at the Art-O-Maddic Gallery in Canby!

We will start the series off on Wednesday July 26th at 5pm with a class on composting where we will learn all about the science behind converting table scraps into healthy soil. We will then get to make edible “compost cakes” and decorate pretty containers for holding scraps destined for the compost pile.

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Make a Mixed Media Kitchen Chicken with Holly Kroening (July 9, 2023)


Ages: 10 and Up

Join Art-O-Maddic artist, Holly Kroening for an afternoon of making a mixed media “Kitchen Chicken.”

You will go home with a 16 x 20 canvas mixed media of bright colors and your creative touch. She will support each individual step-by-step. Everything you need to make the “Kitchen Chicken” is included except you will need to bring the following:

  • Your own good pair of seeing scissors that come to a point (JoAnn Fabrics)
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Decorate a flower pot, plant flowers and listen to poetry readings about fascinating fauna in our gardens (May 13rd, 2023)

Join us for an afternoon of fun learning all about the amazing animals in our garden, and decorate a flower pot for Mother’s Day. We will start off the class reading poems from a book illustrated by the instructor, and then we will get to hear more about these interesting creatures. Next we will paint flower pots and plant flowers for Mother’s Day. Students will also receive extra flower seed packets to plant in their yards. Poetry books will be available to purchase and autograph by the illustrator.

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Decorate a native bee house and start your own mason bee colony! (March 11th, 2023)

Join us for a fun-filled workshop Saturday March 11th from 1-2pm at the Art-O-Maddic Gallery where we’ll learn all about native bees.  These insects play essential roles in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, and are important for pollinating all kinds of plants. But did you know that we have over 4,000 native bees right here in North America, and that many species nest in the ground or plant stems?

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