Before the era of social distancing, the Lansing Art Gallery was known for its classes, where families could learn from local designers how to create different styles of art.
But last year, the gallery took another path to adapt to the new sanitary guidelines: take-out art kits. As people stuck at home turned more and more to crafts, the gallery began handing out art kits, including one that teaches children how to make socks. The kits cost $ 12 and contain all the supplies needed to create a sock puppet as well as a video tutorial.
This weekend, September 16-18, the Sock Creature Kits will be sold in a pop-up tent outside the gallery located in Washington and Ottawa. There are also kits available with lessons on the art of crating in the style of AJ Prajzner, whose work is on display at the gallery until October 23.
The gallery still does not organize classes in its indoor classroom, but takes advantage of the last days of good weather and organizes classes outside.
âPeople really miss that connection,â said Michelle Carlson, director of education for the gallery. “It’s fun to work in a group.”
This Saturday, September 18, artist Michelle Detering is leading a $ 45 Pet Portrait Class at the Frances Park Pavilion.
To learn more, visit lansingartgallery.org.
Sophia Lada is a press assistant at the Lansing State Journal. Contact her at [email protected] or 517.377.1065. Follow her on Twitter @sophia_lada.