Virtual Art Studio


Join Katie for activities inspired by authors/artists Vashti Harrison and Vanessa Brantley Newton!

We’ll begin by making our own unique characters from basic and more detailed shapes like Vashti,
then we’ll create an affirming self-portrait like Vanessa. Start saving any patterned paper scraps you have around the house - junk mail envelopes are particularly useful!

  • Previous attendance at the first Virtual Art Studio not required.
  • Recommended for kids in grades 3 and up.
  • Registration required.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
    • Construction (whole sheets and scraps)
    • Patterned or pre-colored/painted (scraps)
      • Save your junk mail - Vashti recommends using the patterned insides of envelopes!
      • Make your own patterned paper ahead of time by coloring or painting on solid color paper
  • Writing utensils (crayons, markers, pencils, pens, colored pencils)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick






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