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Boston Arts & Crafts Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve arts & crafts activities, happening near Boston.

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DROP-IN Paint Pottery, Canvas & Plaster at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Thu, December 22, 2022  -  Wed, December 20, 2023   
The Painting Place is a fun, creative paint you own pottery studio for all ages. Make a gift or make something special for yourself. reserve your spot today!
Home Depot's Kids' Workshops (First Saturday of the month)Massachusetts, Free
Sun, January 1, 2023  -  Mon, January 1, 2024   
Do you have a budding Bob the Builder or Handy Manny? Let then do the real thing by trying their hand an building something at Home Deopt's free Kid's Workshops.
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Boston Open Market at Copley Square / Boylston StreetBoston, Free
Mon, May 1, 2023  -  Wed, November 1, 2023   
Now in its third season, the Boston Open Market will be returning this year in its new location on Boylston Street! The market will feature 60 local artists, makers and designers each week, highlighting the areas...
Downtown Boston Arts MarketBoston, Free
Thu, May 4, 2023  -  Fri, October 27, 2023   
The Downtown Boston Arts Market brings local artisans to the heart of the City on a weekly basis. The public can browse the unique offerings and come back to see the rotating vendors.
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Greenway Artisan's MarketBoston, Free
Sun, May 7, 2023  -  Tue, October 31, 2023   
Held Saturdays and every 1st and 3rd Sunday, from May through October along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway are crafts and fair trade products for your perusal.
M is for Museum & P is for PlaydateMassachusetts, $
Fri, August 11, 2023  -  Fri, May 10, 2024   
Join us the 2nd Friday of the month for our M is for Museum/P is for Playdate program! Each month, we read a story, then do a related craft or activity.
Pastel Exploration ClassNewton, $$$
Thu, September 14, 2023  -  Thu, December 7, 2023   
Discover the limitless possibilities of pastels! A wide variety of techniques will be demonstrated, including: linear strokes, scumbling, feathering and blending. Composition, perspective, values (lights & darks) and color relationships.
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Workshop for TeensBrookline, $$$
Mon, September 18, 2023  -  Mon, December 4, 2023   
Spend your day exploring the wonderful world of jewelry and metals! Students will gain a general knowledge of jewelry making and metalsmithing techniques in this half day program.
Learn the Magic of Creative CollagingNewton, $$$
Tue, September 26, 2023  -  Tue, December 5, 2023   
Ignite your creativity and experience the thrill of transforming old drawings, prints, paintings, or photographs into new creations. Learn how combining images and printed materials can create striking works of art.
Garden Inspired Mixed MediaBoylston, $$$
Today  -  Fri, September 29, 2023   
Explore watercolor and mixed media to make vibrant, exciting artwork capturing the beauty of nature. Using inspiration from the natural elements, colors, and shapes in the gardens.
En Plein Air Painting ClassBoylston, $$$
Today  -  Fri, October 20, 2023   
Painting outside in the landscape is a rich experience: not only are you responding to the natural light, but also the atmosphere of the day and a moment in time.
Follow Your Art - Chalk WalkMelrose, $
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sat, September 30, 2023   
Claim a chalk square and join the celebration of Arts for All! Proceeds benefit tuition and adaptive assistance, as well as free creative community programs for all at Follow Your Art in Melrose, MA.
Toddler Story Time Painting @ The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Thu, October 5, 2023  -  Thu, October 5, 2023   
Come to The Painting Place for toddler story time - we will read a book and paint a themed project. Meet new friends and join our disco lights dance party!
Build Your Own Stuffed Animal & Kid's ActivitiesOther Boston Area, $$
Sat, October 7, 2023  -  Sat, October 21, 2023   
Join us at Chatham Bars Inn and have your child build their own stuffed animal, play games, take home a coloring book & more. Recommended for ages 4-12!
Arts Wayland Presents: Painting With Watercolor and Oil PastelWayland
Mon, October 9, 2023  -  Mon, November 27, 2023   
Develop or refine your skill in painting with watercolor and oil pastels, beginning on Monday, October 9th. The class will be held in a studio setting and will focus on fundamental skills.
Taylor Swift Painting Party @ The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$$
Fri, October 13, 2023  -  Fri, October 13, 2023   
Join us on lucky Friday the 13th, and paint your own creations with Taylor Swift Eras inspired designs - Choose between a canvas or a usable plate.
Recycled Poems: Found PoetryBoston, $
Sat, October 14, 2023  -  Sat, October 14, 2023   
Give new life to old texts by writing found poetry, which is poetry composed by cutting up and/or manipulating preexisting texts and turning them into new poems.
Kids' Art Brunch at the Ford TavernMedford, $
Sun, October 15, 2023  -  Sun, October 15, 2023   
Kids' Art Brunch at the Ford Tavern - where kids can have fun, parents can relax, and families can enjoy a delicious meal together! This event sells out every time so grab your tickets now!
Beginning Acrylic and Mixed Media Class for AdultsHarvard, $$
Mon, October 16, 2023  -  Wed, November 1, 2023   
In this six workshop we'll play with a variety of techniques, styles and media while having fun in this relaxed class. Each session will start with an ex-planation and demonstration.
Harry Potter-y Party @ The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$$
Wed, October 18, 2023  -  Wed, October 18, 2023   
Paint your own Harry Potter themed pottery! Come dressed up (optional!) Drop your kids off for 2 hours of crafting, painting, and games. We will have pizza and butterbeer.
Halloween Painting Glow Party @ The Painting PlaceWellesley
Fri, October 20, 2023  -  Fri, October 20, 2023   
Come to our blacklight glow Halloween party! Admission includes a themed pottery project, games, prizes, and a dance party for everyone. Wear your costume! (optional)
Lego Train at Wenham MuseumWenham, $
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sat, October 21, 2023   
Calling all LEGO fans – we’re excited to welcome the LEGO Train back to the Wenham Museum for a special fall-time visit! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
Arts Wayland Presents: Polymer Clay Tile WorkshopWaltham
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sat, October 21, 2023   
If you have always wanted to create a unique gift for a loved one or just treat yourself to a day of creativity, then this is the class for you!
Roslindale Open Studios 2023Roslindale, Free
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sun, October 22, 2023   
A neighborhood art event with over 85 artists! A range of fine art and craft will be available to view and purchase including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, woodworking, textiles, jewelry, and mixed-media.
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Needham High School Craft FairNeedham, $
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
The Needham High School Craft Fair is looking for crafters to sell their high quality, handmade items! If you are interested, please reach out for an application by emailing [email protected].
Arts Wayland Presents: Mosaic Mirror WorkshopWayland
Sun, November 5, 2023  -  Sun, November 5, 2023   
With the holidays right around the corner, now's the time to create something special for your loved ones that they will enjoy and use at the Mosaic Mirror Workshop.
Art and Nature: Pressed Plants in ClayBoston, $
Sat, November 11, 2023  -  Sat, November 11, 2023   
Join us at the nature center for a hike where we will collect seeds and plants, and then create clay art pieces using the imprints of plants.
Arts Wayland Presents: Infinity Scarf WorkshopWayland
Wed, December 6, 2023  -  Wed, December 6, 2023   
On Wednesday, December 6th from 10 am to 3 pm in the First Parish in Wayland, join Arts Wayland for a “Weave an Infinity Scarf Workshop” on a pre warped rigid heddle loom.
Arts Wayland Presents: Mosaic Jewelry WorkshopWaltham
Fri, December 8, 2023  -  Fri, December 8, 2023   
On December 8th from 6:30-9 pm, enjoy a night out making jewelry. Mosaic artist Amy Lou Marks will supply the silver-plated pendant bases and earring blanks and all the glass, china, beads, jewels and bling.
Make a MESS at Discovery MuseumsActon, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Wed, July 31, 2013   
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Come and have a good time.
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Snowflake Stow Box CraftArlington, $
Tue, January 12, 3019  -  Sun, January 13, 2019   
Create a box with pearl paints and icy glass bubbles for a fun place to stow your treasures. $15pp. Please check the Artbeat website for a photo of this project.
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