Whirligigs and Outdoor Wind Sculptures | ages 7 – 9 and 9 – 12 [Outdoor Class]

Starting DateJuly 19, 2021

Ending DateJuly 19, 2021


Ticket Prices$19

Event Description

Working with simple materials like wire, paper, fabric and paint, students will create sculptures that use air currents to move, spin or whirl!  Each will be a personal expression to celebrate the arts and nature. To better understand the beauty of motion and inspire the students, the instructor will show examples of kinetic art. Students will make up to two sculptures – one to bring home and one to display in front of The Phipps throughout St. Croix RiverFest.


July 19
10 am – noon (ages 7 – 9)
or 1 – 3 pm (ages 9 – 12)
Fee $19


Joseph Haid received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992 and his BFA and art teaching certification in 1980. For more than 30 years, he taught at many K-12 public and private schools and at various universities. He retired in 2014 from the Universiety of Wisconsin – Stout, where he was the Program Director in Art Education from 2000-2014.


What to Wear and Bring to Camp –
Dress to get messy – some art materials may stain. The Phipps is not responsible for clothing that is damaged in art classes. Prepare to be outside and to walk. Dress appropriately, wear a hat, comfortable shoes, and wear and bring sun protection. Bring a nut-free snack to all classes that run two hours or longer. Bring a filled water bottle as water fountains are not available.  Class will be held primarily outdoors and in Lakefront Park. If it rains class will be held under tents or moved inside.


We also will be following Covid Protocols similar to Hudson School District.
▪ Face Masks covering mouth and nose are required indoors at all times (unless eating).
▪ Face Masks are required outdoors unless individuals are able to physically distance 6 feet or more.
▪ Students are seated 6 feet apart whenever feasible.
▪ No sharing of supplies/materials.
▪ If there is equipment that needs to be shared, it is disinfected between uses.
▪ Students wash or use hand sanitizer on their hands at beginning of class and when leaving class.

Related Events