WINSTED — The American Mural Project (AMP) will offer CreativeMinds @AMP for teens on Mondays in March and StopMotion @AMP for tweens on Thursdays in April, two new four-week virtual art programs that are part of a monthly series.

From collage and mobiles to wire sculptures, CreativeMinds @AMP participants will try their hand at a variety of different media. The projects are specially designed to deeply engage creative minds, an announcement said. In the end, participants will not only have a collection of conceptual art pieces, but also a deeper experience in communicating and sharing their unique identities. The program, open to teens in grades 7-12, runs Mondays, 4-5p.m., on March 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Participants in StopMotion @AMP will learn the artwork and magic of stop motion filmmaking through abstract and experimental animations, creating characters and giving life to the objects around them. Using elements of nature and everyday objects, along with illustration and clay, tween artists will explore the world of storytelling. Stop motion animations will be created using a free application that can be downloaded on either an iPad or iPhone. Additional materials will be provided in the custom art kit.

The program, open to ages 9-12, runs Thursdays, 4-5 p.m, on April 8, 15, 22, and 29.

CreativeMinds

Enrollment for each program is limited to 10 participants. The fee for CreativeMinds or StopMotion is $60, plus a $15 custom art kit fee. Kits can be shipped to U.S. addresses. For more information or to register: americanmuralproject.org/virtual-programs. Registration deadline is Feb. 22 for CreativeMinds and March 25 for StopMotion.

Connecticut Media Group