Local artist Tina Gramann presents Salida Creativity Lab! Opportunities for the young as well as the young at heart to explore your creative side. Join me for classes and creative experiences in visual art, theatre, and cultural projects! Thanks for stopping by!

**Save the Date**
Lunar New Year 2019: The Year of the Pig- 3rd annual parade and community celebration. February 8, 2019. Throughout January and February, over 200 students in area schools, preschool to 8th grade, learn about the Asian tradition through stories and art, and create dragons and decorations, culminating in a community parade and celebration. Local artists, families, and friends are also invited to create dragons and costumes for the parade in three free workshops held at the Box of Bubbles. After the parade, join us for Asia Fest at the SteamPlant Ballroom for presentations, dragons, drumming  arts and crafts. Free admission and event for the community. Food and drink available for purchase. To get involved or for more information, contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com

Lunar New Year Parade, February 8
5:00pm Meet at Alpine Park and gather for the parade
5:30pm Parade begins down F St to the SteamPlant
Join us after the parade at the SteamPlant for presentations, dragons, drumming, music and dancing, art and activities for all ages. Free event for the community! Food and drink available for purchase.

Dragon-making Workshops at the Box of Bubbles: Free!
Jan 24, 31, and Feb 7; 5:30pm-7:30pm
Grab your friends and family and form a dragon team to participate in the 3rd annual Chinese New Year dragon parade on February 8! Community members are invited to attend free dragon-making workshops with Salida Creativity Lab! Over 3 Thursday evenings leading up to the parade, Tina will guide your team to create a dragon head and body so you will be ready for the parade. For all ages, adults too! We will use recycled materials, paper mache, fabric, ribbon, cardboard, and more. All basic materials provided though feel free to add to our stock for sharing: cardboard boxes, ribbon, fabric, masking tape, glue sticks. etc.

Attend all three sessions, or drop in and out to get ideas! Everyone welcome. Free.
Thank you for helping us celebrate culture and diversity in Salida!
Contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com for more info.

Winter 2019:
Year- round art classes at Salida Early Childhood Center
Year-round drama at Salida Montessori Charter School
Art and Drama at Crest Academy
Art at Children’s Discovery Ranch

Summer Camps:
In 2018, we celebrated the 3rd annual season of summer art and theatre camps for children with Wonder Girl power- stage combat week, Upcycled Costume Design, Unicorns, Pirates Lost at Sea Comedy Week, and more. Plus our annual theatre production at the Boys and Girls Club was Disney’s Lion King Kids! (produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.) Thanks to all that participated in new Open Studio sessions. Enjoy perusing the themes here. I look forward to another creative summer with you in 2019! Registration for Summer 2019 begins in March, stay tuned! 

Charlotte’s Web: Some Kids!
Students from SMCS 7th and 8th grade performed Charlotte’s Web for the public in May, 2018. We had an amazing show. Thanks in part to a grant by 360 Arts and Creative Industries CAP Grant!

Thank you for our 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration!  Click here for more info.

Fall 2017 – 3rd and 4th graders from Longfellow Elementary completed a 9-week after school Acting Class, culminating in a performance for families. Congratulations students. We had a great show! Thanks to Chuck McKenna, Sally Tameler, and Brandy Coscarella.

Salida Children’s PopUp Museum at ArtWalk 2017!  Thank you for participating in 2017’s ArtWalk Children’s PopUp-a museum-like experience for children, families, and art lovers.  Our exhibit featured images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other classic collections,  hands-on art activities, mini galleries- a different theme in each room, and creative resources for families such as museum guides, and multicultural books. Thank you for visiting! This program was offered FREE to the community thanks to the City of Salida community funding program, Salida Soup contributors, & Sellars Project Space.