Please join us for a creative afternoon at the wonderful ArtSparks studio!

This will be a terrific opportunity for children to create art and for HCOP families to get to know one another better.  Details are below.  Please register by January 30th.  Space is limited, so please register early. For more information, please contact Kirsten Hund Blair (HBS '89, KSG '89, and S '78); she and her young daughter have delighted in many art classes there.

Date:  Sunday, February 7, 2016

Time:       2:30 - 4:00 pm  

Place: Art Sparks, 33 Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ  08525, (609) 466-5437,

Theme:    Jim Dine-inspired "Heart" Mixed Media Canvas    

Julie Rosenthale, the outstanding artist-proprietor, will provide guidance and materials for this project, inspired by the art of Jim Dine.  Children will have wide latitude for creativity.  The project, with an artistic (rather than "kitschy") flair, could even be given to a family member for Valentine's Day!  Both boys and girls would enjoy this opportunity! Ms. Rosenthale's bio (noting her background in and approach to art and education) is at:

In addition, art stations will be available around the studio for children to use once they finish their main art project.

Approx. number of children:  10 - 20  (This event will be the only one at the studio then.)

Age of children: age 3 - 12 (Older children are also welcome.)

Additional details:

  • From 3:30 - 4 pm, snacks and beverages will be served in a "meal" section of the studio, for additional time for children and adults to socialize.
  • Please remember to "dress to mess" (children and adults), as we will be using messy but super-cool art materials that could stain clothing. Smocks will be provided.
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult. (Families may have one adult for more than one child.)

Organizer: Kirsten Hund Blair ( or 646-320-3674)

Price: $25 per child, which includes all art supplies and instruction/guidance for each child -- plus snacks and beverages for the child and accompanying adult 

Tickets:     Click here to purchase tickets! 

When you register, please write your child's age and name (if you like) in the Comments section.  Knowing the children's ages in advance will be paricularly helpful for planning. Thanks! 


Please register by January 30th -- thanks very much!


We look forward to creating art together and getting to know other HCOP families further!