Colonial Park Gardens to Host Upcycling Art Class for Kids

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Kids 8 to 12 years of age will learn how to create beautiful art using recycled materials in this hands-on class led by a professional artist. The “Upcycled Art” class will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, near the stone cottage in Colonial Park Gardens, Lot A at 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $15 per child. Materials will be provided.

In this environmentally friendly class, local eclectic artist Mariya Kovalyov will teach children how to make a unique and imaginative 3D sculpture using recycled cardboard, reused materials, and paint. Working with recycled materials to create art helps reduce waste and the carbon footprint that the production of new materials can cause.

To register for Upcycled Art or for more information, visit, call 908-722-1200, ext. 5721, or click here.

Individuals with hearing and speech impairment can call the Relay Services at 711.

About Colonial Park Gardens

Colonial Park Gardens is a collection of botanical gardens in Colonial Park, which is a section of the Somerset County park system. The Gardens contain an award-winning formal rose garden, a perennial garden, a sensory garden, and ornamental grasses and shrubs. The Gardens are located within a nationally accredited arboretum and are free for the public all year.

The Somerset County Park Commission

With more than 14,000 acres of open space, including forests, waterways, meadows, and fields, the Somerset County Park Commission continues to dedicate time and effort to being good stewards of the land by maintaining biodiversity and preserving natural landscapes within the park system.


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