Local artist and educator 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!

**Join us for M A R I P O S A, a play for young children and their families
Best for ages 3-7. Salida Creativity Lab presents Mariposa, the story of a young monarch butterfly in search of her family. Come along on Mariposa’s migration as she meets insect friends along her way, discovers her “instincts,” and travels to the Oyamel Forest in time for Dia de los Muertos. Created by Tina Gramann and Shaun Branigan. Written by Shaun Branigan. Directed by Tina Gramann
Saturday, November 2
10:00am or 12:30pm
A Church, 419 D St.
Butterfly and Dia de los Muertos crafts between the two shows!
$7 adult; $5 child
Tickets for Mariposa here
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/m-a-r-i-p-o-s-a-tickets-75504474917

Stay tuned for the 4th annual Lunar New Year Asia Fest & Dragon Parade!
2020 Info coming soon!

Thank you for a wonderful and creative Summer Camp 2019. Please email tina@salidacreativitylab.com or “Like” Salida Creativity Lab on Facebook to receive the latest news.

Congratulations, Salida, on a fabulous 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration and Asia Fest! On February 8, 2019, we celebrated the 3rd annual Lunar New Year Parade and Asia Fest: The Year of the Pig! Throughout January and February, over 250 students from area schools, preschool to 8th grade, learned about the Asian tradition through stories and art, and created dragons and decorations, culminating in a community parade and celebration. Local artists, families, and friends also created dragons and costumes for the parade in three free workshops held at the Box of Bubbles. After the parade, we celebrated Asia Fest at the SteamPlant Ballroom with dragons, the Salida Circus, Salida Middle School Groove Battalion, Filipino Folk Dance, and arts and crafts. There was Free admission, and We Chef Kitchen provided Asian-fusion food for  purchase. We had a wonderful celebration!  Thank you for taking part!  Thank you to Sponsors Support Our Schools Salida, High Country Bank, Lucy Pendon, Kaleidoscope Toys, Stotler & Young, and The Mountain Mail for helping to make this cultural event possible in our community!

2019 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.

2019 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.