Brightly colored lights beam from window that greets visitors with a highly detailed replica of Yoda, a glamorous Barbie that’s larger than life, a large Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Harry Potter, and a scene from Clark Kent’s Office at the Daily Planet. Billows of Hollywood fog roll onto Bradley Street announcing to all visitors that they are no longer on familiar territory.  Clark Kent’s work attire is strewn about a vintage Daily Planet office set, which looks straight out the movie; a signal that he’s fighting crime in the streets of Carrollton and that young artists are busy creating their own characters to save the day!  The giant Barbie Doll has shopping bags, paint swatches, picture frames, construction tools, fabrics, and wallpaper as she prepares to build three-foot tall Barbie Dream Houses with budding designers.  These window scenes take particular presence at night as special theatrical lighting adds a particular shimmer and magic that is unmistakably “The Institute of the Imagination!”

The elaborate window displays represent the amazing new course offerings at Arts for All, Inc. The Institute of the Imagination.

Participants In the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Totally Tubular Art Experience” will learn amazing martial arts moves from our onsite master, visit a real sewage treatment plant and learn the science behind it, make pizza, make Secret Ooze, meet your favorite TMNT LIVE and in person, make a turtle costume, and study by Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo (artists).  This class runs Monday November 9, 16, 30, and December 7 4:30-6pm

The “World of Harry Potter Craft School” will allow children to join our artists for spellbinding arts and crafts that are inspired by the Harry Potter Books and Movies.  Make a highly detailed magic wand, a quidditch broom, a Griffindor Scarf, glasses, and more!  These classes run Tuesday, November 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, and 15. 5:30-7pm.

On Wednesday November 11, 18, December 2 and 95:30-7:00pm, we become The Imagination Academy of Art (professional art lessons).  This is the premiere curriculum for kids who are serious about expanding their creative bounds in a variety of artistic media.  The four-week workshop includes sessions in: painting, ceramics, and sculpture and will end with a public art display.

Home School Scramble and Toddler Art Schoo takes place on Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm $10 and includes all supplies and a snack. In an instructor-guided open studio format, young Artists will be engaged in both two and three-dimensional art and science. Including: hand-built ceramic sculpture, multi-media sculpture, charcoal, and other drawing methods, watercolors, glaze painting, and more. Goals will be set according to the student’s interests. Older students will learn to develop their own Artist portfolio to build on in the future. Our Toddler Art School parent/child class is a highly recommended first Toddler Art Class. Toddlers develop their sensory skills as well as fine and gross motor skills.  They learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials.  For toddlers to high school seniors.  Children 6 and under must have a parent stay.

On Thursday November 12, 19, December 3, and 10,  5:30-7:00pm, young artists can utilize the comic book format as a means to expand their ability to communicate with images and words to create their own world, characters, and a comic book!  For children ranging in ability from novice to experienced.

Our “Barbie Dream House Interior Design Master Class” is a three hour session (by reservation) session that’s an amazing treat for a special occasion.  Aspiring interior designers can unleash their creativity to create custom furniture for their DIY Barbie Dream House. Our host of skilled artists and craftspeople will teach young designers about furnishings, fabrics, trims and simple sewing techniques. Budding designers will develop new designs to build a fabulous Dream home. A guided exploration of visual images, colors, textures and silhouettes will inspire each designer to develop her or his unique signature style. Students will walk away with a foundation in the fundamentals of fashion and Interior design and the best-dressed Barbie Dream House in Town.

The “Create to Skate Master Class”  (by reservation only) offers girls and boys an amazing opportunity to learn the fundamentals of stencil design, cutting and spray paint. Students learn spray can control by completing a 2-foot by 2-foot panel and spray paint their own standard street skateboard deck.

We offer adult painting classes every first and third Saturday of the month, 6:30 – 8:30PM. The classes features instructor taught art projects to decorate your home and complementary refreshments provided by local restaurants.

The Institute of The Imagination 119 Bradley Street (706) 810-0ART.  Register daily 4:00PM – 6:00PM onsite at The Institute or log on to our website at artsforallcarroll.net.  Open to all ages.  Parents stay with children 6 and under.

Our “Arts in the Park Program continues to offer quality programs to the public at no charge in local parks and neighborhoods.  Activities range from the performing arts to science experiments.

To register your young creator for classes or for pricing, please call Arts for All, Inc. Institute of the Imagination at (706) 810-0ART, visit the website at artsforallcarroll.net, or drop by daily from 4:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Thursday.   Arts for All, Inc. Is a nonprofit organization, which strives to bring affordable art programs to the community and operates from donations.