SMALL TOWN HOPE's

BACKPACK DESIGN PROJECT

IN-PERSON ART CLASS
& ONLINE EXHIBITION

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Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance from the 1889 Foundation Creative Health Impact Grant.

Skip on over to THE TREEHOUSE page to view a video of last year's Shoe Design Project to get an idea of what The Backpack Design Project experience will be like. 

Who is it for?
Young artists in Cambria & Somerset Counties. 
The project is best suited for children ages 7-15. 


What is it?
Children will learn about design through the process of deconstructing backpacks to see how they are made. Then, they'll turn a new backpack into their own unique art creation! Their artwork will be celebrated in an online Art Exhibition on Small Town Hope's website for the community to view. Participation in the Backpack Design Project is free. Classes will be led by credentialed art teacher Beth Paronish & her artistic assistant Christine Payne. Both members of Small Town Hope's team are experienced in working with children & in the arts. Beth & Christine hold all required clearances.  

When is it?
There are 6 sessions available:
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 9am to 12pm
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 1pm to 4pm
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9am to 12pm
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 9am to 12pm
Tuesday July 20, 2021 - 1pm to 4pm

(Registration is Required)


Where is it?
We'll be at Small Town Hope's newest location, The Treehouse! 
276 Number 9 Road, Hastings, PA


Why? 
Small Town Hope is a proud second year recipient of the Creative Health Impact Grant. This grant supports health and wellness initiatives through projects in the arts. Through the Backpack Design Project, children will encounter an educational, liberating art experience while contributing to their wellness by building confidence in their skills and forming friendships. Kids will even leave with school supplies in their backpacks! 

All Sessions are currently 
Full 

email elizabeth@smalltownhope.org to be added to our waiting list.

Registration is Required

  • Backpack Design Project July 20 Afternoon Session
    Jul 20, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Treehouse, 276 Number Nine Rd, Hastings, PA 16646, USA
    Experience complete creative freedom while learning about the design process, functionality and creating with a purpose! Kids will be provided with all the materials they need to design and create their own unique backpack!
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  • Backpack Design Project July 20 Morning Session
    Jul 20, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Treehouse, 276 Number Nine Rd, Hastings, PA 16646, USA
    Experience complete creative freedom while learning about the design process, functionality and creating with a purpose! Kids will be provided with all the materials they need to design and create their own unique backpack!
    Share
  • Backpack Design Project July 19 Afternoon Session
    Jul 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Treehouse, 276 Number Nine Rd, Hastings, PA 16646, USA
    Experience complete creative freedom while learning about the design process, functionality and creating with a purpose! Kids will be provided with all the materials they need to design and create their own unique backpack!
    Share
  • Backpack Design Project July 19 Morning Session
    Jul 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Treehouse, 276 Number Nine Rd, Hastings, PA 16646, USA
    Experience complete creative freedom while learning about the design process, functionality and creating with a purpose! Kids will be provided with all the materials they need to design and create their own unique backpack!
    Share
  • Backpack Design Project July 16 Afternoon Session
    Jul 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Treehouse, 276 Number Nine Rd, Hastings, PA 16646, USA
    Experience complete creative freedom while learning about the design process, functionality and creating with a purpose! Kids will be provided with all the materials they need to design and create their own unique backpack!
    Share
  • Backpack Design Project July 16 Morning Session
    Jul 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Treehouse, 276 Number Nine Rd, Hastings, PA 16646, USA
    Experience complete creative freedom while learning about the design process, functionality and creating with a purpose! Kids will be provided with all the materials they need to design and create their own unique backpack!
    Share

If you attempt to register and the session is full, please try another session or email elizabeth@smalltownhope.org and request to be added to our waiting list. You will be contacted if anyone cancels. Thank you!