One Tuesday in late August, my oldest son had started school and my youngest son, Fisher, had yet to start his Mom’s Day Out program. We were bored and we were looking for something fun to do. He had the “I miss my big brother” blues and we both needed some cheering up that day. I’d heard about “Arty On” at the Mall of Louisiana and had wondered if it was worth checking out. So, I sent a text out to some of my fellow Stay-At-Home Mommy friends and we planned to meet up.
After hitting up the indoor playland for a bit, we went over to the food court to check things out at Arty On. The setup reminded me of “Mommy and Me” Days, which are hosted by the Mall of Louisiana during the summer months. This particular Arty On was hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, which focused on engaging the kids in visual art projects. There were tables circling the outskirts of the food court and each one had a different art activity for the kiddos. There were coloring sheets, leaf stamping, painting, some clay sculpting, and Fisher’s absolute favorite, bubble art!
This was an activity where they had colored bubble soap, and they were given straws to blow as many bubbles a they could. Once he created a giant pile of bubbles, he was given a sheet of cardstock to POP the bubbles onto and he could see the different designs he had created. He was AMAZED! We must have stayed at this table for at least 20 minutes creating multiple sheets of bubble art. Once we exceeded the appropriate amount of time to hoard an activity table, we moved on to the next. He had a blast trying out each new activity and he couldn’t wait to see what else was in store. If you a have yet to experience Arty On at the Mall of LA, I highly recommend this event for you and children of all ages. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house, meet up with friends, and explore your creative side.
This Tuesday, November 19th from 11AM to 1PM, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Community School for the Arts will host a “Morning of Art” with visual art activities that include clay, painting and pastels. The Community School for the Arts offers art activities to children on weekends and during school holidays as well as art classes and workshops for children, teens and adults throughout the year. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is a catalyst for the arts-providing jobs, programs and events in and around the Baton Rouge area.
We’d love for you and your family to join us at this event and see what new and exciting activities will be featured this month. It’s sure to be fun time for all!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Mall of Louisiana. However, all the thoughts and opinions are our own!