Art Carousel

Art Carousel is a comprehensive program using visual arts, storytelling, music, and hands-on creation to reinforce learning and discovery through literature. 

The program serves the general public, and provides specific opportunities for school groups, disadvantaged youth, and social service agencies to immerse children in the world of art and creativity in a nonthreatening inclusive environment. If you are interested in how your group can experience Art Carousel, contact annie@foundryartcentre.org for more information.

Here's what the community is saying about Family Fun Day at the Foundry Art Centre...

"It was great! Thank you!" -Aurelie

"A hands on, fun, unique learning experience right in our own backyard - keep up the great work." -Tim

“Being it was the first visit, I found the atmosphere very inviting for families. Will be back in the future!”

“Great art activities & puppet show (very funny)”  -Lena

“Thank you. We enjoy seeing local art.” -Joan

"I have 6 children & these events are phenomenal. Besides, I like the convenience of the early afternoon shows & the focus of them." -David L.

"Thank you for hosting this event. My children had a fabulous time. I love giving them a chance to be creative!" - Jennifer M.

"This was a fun event. With limitations on art in schools, these kind of events will become VERY important." - Sara B.

"Everyone was very friendly & helpful. It was very enjoyable." - Debbie M.

"I thought it was fun because you got to do art. I thought it was fun because you got to paint." Lief & Logan, age 8.

"Had an absolute wonderful day with my kids! They had so much fun with all of the activities & we loved the art exhibit and studios upstairs." - Kathy L.

Thank you to our Community Volunteers!

Mary, Brennen, Sam, Kaly, Jake, Brittany, Robbie, Erin, Janice, Sue, Wanda
Christine C., Helen M., Mary B., Kaye C., Janice F., Mary R., Sue, Erin H., Rachel A.


May 5, 2013

At our final Free Family Fun Day, presented by PNC Arts Alive, families planted flowers and decorated flower pots together to celebrate the arrival of spring! Story time in the Baue Family Children's Gallery featured the book Cuckoo/Cucu, read by our marvelous volunteers.


Sunday, February 10, 2013


Our Family Fun Day debuted our new Puppet Theatre. Children created their very own puppets and later enjoyed a puppet show in the Baue Family Children's Gallery at the Foundry Puppet Theatre. All of these events were free and open to the public. Families enjoyed crafts, refreshments and art together throughout the afternoon.

The Art Carousel Reading Tree Area was also debuted! Children can curl up with a good book on a comfy beanbag chair under a giant tree.

The community experienced Amazing Animals! with Kevin the Frog Man. Kevin not only brought exotic frogs, but a hedgehog, iguana and snakes! We Glee! is a local singing group with kids age 8-21 that sing popular and classic hits. Families did fall-themed crafts and projects together in the Grand Hall. We had a fun, musical story time under the Foundry Reading Tree with Frilly and Miller.

Free Family Fun Day is always a great time for families in the St. Charles community!