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Castle Collectives

The Castle embarked on a pilot program for a creativity center housed in a beloved downtown Greencastle store, Conspire. This pilot ran for 10 months from summer 2023 to spring of 2024 (June-November and January-April) which provided free monthly programs to K-12 kids (10am-12pm on Saturdays) led by teaching artists, teachers, community artists and others.

Check out all the fun we had!

Past Programs

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3-D Design/Sculpture - Pop Art Food with Regan Zerwig

For students in 9-12th grade

Learn about the fundamentals of 3-dimensional art and apply them to a material-based, hands-on design and construction project based off the work of Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg! Create your very own pop art food.

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Three Chords and The Truth with Tad Robinson

For students in 9-12th grade

We'll listen to some classic blues recordings and then dive into writing our own blues songs. While we are brainstorming ideas for blues songs we will get a crash course on blues poetry and what makes a great blues song.

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Wood Projects with Shelby Stokes

For students of all ages

Do a variety of projects made from scrap and reclaimed wood.

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Zentangles with Jamie Nichols

For students of all ages

The zentangle is a doodling exercise that allows artists to explore line quality, patterns, and implied textures with limited restrictions. It encourages creativity, enhances hand-eye coordination, and relieves stress.

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By Fiona With Fire with Fiona White

For students of all ages

Hands on experience with local clay, and basic hand-building.

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Cadavre Exquis Songwriting Workshop with JP Olsen

For students of all ages

Join us in an exciting creative journey and explore the world of imagination through the process of the "Cadavre Exquis" game. Students will experiment with drawing, writing, and music as they collaboratively create unique and unexpected artworks.

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Animal Painting with Charlie Martoglio

For students ages 7-12

Learn techniques to paint scales, fur, patterns, skin, feathers and eyes while creating an animal of your choice! 

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Snowglobe Tumbler with Heather Lawrence

For students of all ages

You'll learn how to make a glass can snowglobe tumbler. You'll learn how to use uv resin. And get to choose your own decals and glitter to make it totally customized to you! All ages welcome.

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Introduction to Woodblock Printmaking with Matt Rees

For students of all ages

Learn the basics of the ancient art of printmaking (the original meme!)

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Introduction to Herbalism and Plant Allies with Ella Dye Thomas

For students of all ages

Basic introduction to the identification, history, and use of 15 herbs. Each participant will take home there own tea blend created at the workshop using the provided 15 herbs and knowledge learned at the workshop.

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