Families come together to create art
From left to right, Lace Couto, 7, and Lexie Couto, 5, participate in print making during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
By Nikolas Samuels
Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Children in the Santa Clarita Valley community got the opportunity to unleash their creative instincts on Saturday during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall.

Some 25 children bonded with family members while participating in print making and collage design.

From left to right, Sophia Levine, 8, shows her dad, Daniel Levine, prints she made during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left to right, Sophia Levine, 8, shows her dad, Daniel Levine, prints she made during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

“This is something where the kids get to create and do whatever they want,” said Eileen Zeidner, a board member with ARTree.

Flutterby was made possible by a $3,800 grant from the city of Santa Clarita which provided the means for these sessions to take place on the first Saturday of every month.

Although, no two Flutterby sessions are the same. Every month, ARTree tries to get a different instructor to teach kids how to work in different mediums. These range from print making to origami folding.

Parents, such as Daniel Levine, were grateful to have such a positive environment to bring his daughter to, especially on such a gloomy, rainy day.

From left to right, Leslie McCartin helps her granddaughters, Dillyn Kobe, 4, and Devyn Kobe, 7, with making a collage during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left to right, Leslie McCartin helps her granddaughters, Dillyn Kobe, 4, and Devyn Kobe, 7, with making a collage during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

“This is a far better option than screens and TVs,” he said.

Levine also emphasized the importance of learning different art forms while still a child.

“It helps them utilize different parts of their brain and develop different ways of thinking,” he said.

Flutterby sessions take place the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is expected to continue through the next two school years.

nsamuels@signalscv.com

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From left to right, Lace Couto, 7, and Lexie Couto, 5, participate in print making during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Families come together to create art

Children in the Santa Clarita Valley community got the opportunity to unleash their creative instincts on Saturday during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall.

Some 25 children bonded with family members while participating in print making and collage design.

From left to right, Sophia Levine, 8, shows her dad, Daniel Levine, prints she made during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left to right, Sophia Levine, 8, shows her dad, Daniel Levine, prints she made during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

“This is something where the kids get to create and do whatever they want,” said Eileen Zeidner, a board member with ARTree.

Flutterby was made possible by a $3,800 grant from the city of Santa Clarita which provided the means for these sessions to take place on the first Saturday of every month.

Although, no two Flutterby sessions are the same. Every month, ARTree tries to get a different instructor to teach kids how to work in different mediums. These range from print making to origami folding.

Parents, such as Daniel Levine, were grateful to have such a positive environment to bring his daughter to, especially on such a gloomy, rainy day.

From left to right, Leslie McCartin helps her granddaughters, Dillyn Kobe, 4, and Devyn Kobe, 7, with making a collage during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left to right, Leslie McCartin helps her granddaughters, Dillyn Kobe, 4, and Devyn Kobe, 7, with making a collage during Flutterby Art Studio at ARTree Community Arts Center in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

“This is a far better option than screens and TVs,” he said.

Levine also emphasized the importance of learning different art forms while still a child.

“It helps them utilize different parts of their brain and develop different ways of thinking,” he said.

Flutterby sessions take place the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is expected to continue through the next two school years.

nsamuels@signalscv.com