Join Kindred’s rainbow igloo project, winter classes |

Join Kindred’s rainbow igloo project, winter classes

Kindred Art & Folk Institute is offering day sessions for children ages 5-14 during winter break.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — “Kindred Community Rainbow Igloo and Winter Break Sessions” aim to bring winter wonderment to the whole community.

Start saving your paper milk cartons for ice block production to build the community rainbow igloo, an inspired community project. Drop off your cartons at Kindred Art and Folk Institute, located at the Community Art Center in Truckee anytime (please leave at back entrance in a labeled bag when studio is closed).

You may also make your own ice blocks and take them to the site for construction. This will be an ongoing project through the end of January. Production should take a month or less, depending on how many people are involved.

With a little help from Mother Nature the igloo should last through March; so spread word and celebrate winter with Kindred.

Winter break full day sessions at Kindred are available for students at 5-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at a cost of $45 per day, with activities from art, cooking, holiday projects, to music and more.


Thursday, Dec. 26, Jewelry Design with Meghan Ruiz: Each piece tells a story and holds a special moment in time. Students will learn about gemstones/crystals, beading and wire wrapping techniques and take home a piece to be cherished always.

Friday, Dec. 27, Collage Self Portraits: A canvas has so many possibilities; students will use paint, symbols words and other embellishments to create a piece that will tell their story.

Monday, Dec. 30, Winter Balm and Drumming: Winter essentials at its finest! Students will measure and mix organic ingredients to create a blend unique to them. Students will go home with a jar of goodness and recipe that is sure to keep skin nourished through the winter months.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, Wood and Canvas: Students will take creativity to the next level while discovering new ways to see and create art and take home a cherished piece that will become forever favorite.

Thursday, Jan. 2, Mirror Mirror: Take a look at yourself and think about what you see. Students will work with mirror, glass, paint, words and wood to create a one-of-a-kind work of art that focuses on self-expression and focusing energy on future goals and aspirations.

Friday, Jan. 3, Homemade Chai/Reusable Tea bags and Ice Skating: Learn how to and create the perfect cup of chai to enjoy over the winter months with the family and make a reusable tea bag. In the afternoon students will put on skates and have some fun at the local rink (be sure to take your skates if you have your own).

Space is limited and advanced registration is required, contact Kindred at 530-205-7336 or or sign up online at

Sessions include healthy snacks, however, students will need to take a water bottle for all sessions and a sack lunch for full day sessions.

The incredible community inspires Kindred, find them on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on all Kindred happenings.

Kindred Art and Folk Institute is located at 10046 Church St. in Truckee.

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