Korki’s Corner is dedicated to assisting families with helpful hints, ideas, and resources for children’s parties Professionally trained and dedicated to the Art of Clowning, local resident and children’s entertainer Heather ~Korki ~ Crawford has been tickling funny bones of the young and young at heart for over 20 years. Heather is currently on the board of directors for the Community of Lights Society, the creator of the Children’s Pirate Parade and has been the Chair for Children’s Activities at White Rock’s Spirit of the Sea Festival for the past 10 years. Her delightful “Mommy Clown of Hearts” character Korki, also known as White Rock’s Smile Ambassador, is a world gold medalist for advanced balloon twisting and presently the Western Canadian Director for the World Clown Association. You can contact Korki here.
Why Art is Good…
Art awakens the imagination and stirs up the magic within! In young children, exploring art develops focus and attention, good hand-eye coordination, and builds self-esteem. More than 33% of children are visual learners and it has been shown that when art is integrated with other curriculum areas, children actually become more engaged in the process.
Art, not only teaches children to take risks and to learn from one’s mistakes, but to see that there can be more than one solution to the same problem. By fostering open-ended thinking, art also creates an environment of questions rather than answers. Art teaches children to learn to explore playfully, without a preconceived plan, learning from accidents and being surprised by the outcome.
GO GREEN THIS HALLOWEEN !
SWAP AN OLD COSTUME FOR A NEW ONE!
4Cats Arts Studio White Rock Hosts First National Costume Swap Day
Canada Event ™
Do the dark corners of your closet or storage room come complete with piles of too small, underused or long-forgotten costumes? Are you running out of time or money to trade up last year's costume for a new one? "Everyone has a stash of costumes from Halloweens gone by that they don't use anymore," said organizer Robin Rivers. This year, 4Cats Arts Studio is helping put those old costumes to food use and making them new to you, while helping families save money and live lightly.
The event will be held from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, Oct 14th at the 4Cats Arts Studio in White Rock (at Five Corners).
Costumes and accessories can be dropped off to the studio on, or before Saturday, Oct 13th. How it works: Bring your old costume(s) to the studio and you will get an exchange ticket for every costume you drop off. Come back on Sunday, Oct 14th and trade in your ticket(s) for a new-to-you costume! If you are not looking to trade but have an old costume you don't want anymore, please bring it by the studio. All un-traded costumes after Swap Day will be donated back to our community! The 4Cats Art Studio White Rock Costume Swap is a part of the National Costume Swap Day Canada celebration where communities throughout the country are helping families save money, create a stronger sense of community and live lightly this Halloween.
Arts & Letters Club
The 4Cats have designed a gathering place for Teens & Adults to talk about, and create, amazing art! Whether you are already an experienced artist or lifting a brush for the very first time, it's a fabulous place to come and paint, while learning about famous artists, and their lives. Our curators, who are professional artists themselves, will guide you, demonstrate techniques, share interesting facts, and make the experience one you will never forget. Come out and join the Club!