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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.

DROP-IN Paint pottery, canvas & plaster, make candles & moreWellesley, $$
Sat, December 22, 2018  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
'Then and Now, How Far We've Come' and 'Journey - An Encaustic Exhibition'Concord, Free
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Now showing 'Then and Now, How Far We've Come' and 'Journey - An Encaustic Exhibition' at The League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters in Concord, NH.
LexArt's Annual Holiday MarketplaceLexington, Free
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Welcome the holiday season and visit LexArt (Lexington Arts & Crafts Society) for shop for beautiful handcrafted creations in many different mediums made by local fine artists and craftspeople.
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday MarketplaceLexington, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
The Annual Holiday Marketplace is a great place to support local artists and shop locally. Thousands of unique arts and crafts created by our 9 Guilds.
Holiday Artisans Market at Western Avenue Studios in LowellLowell, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Over 100 artists, artisans and craftspeople open for your creative holiday shopping delight. Workshops and demos. Food trucks. Plus a brewery for after all that shopping.
Allston-Brighton Winter MarketBoston, Free
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
A free, family-friendly holiday craft market featuring Boston-based vendors, creative pop-ups, a beer garden by Aeronaut Brewing, live music, poems-on-demand, an interactive mural by a local artist, and more!
Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at the W GalleryWayland
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Tue, December 17, 2019   
Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at the W Gallery in Wayland which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide the opportunity to make your own art and holiday cards.
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Intro to Printmaking Workshop: Gift Art and Holiday Cards at the W GalleryWayland, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join printmaker, Mei-Ling Ellerman, for a 2.5 hour workshop at The W Gallery in Wayland, which will teach you the basics of printmaking and provide the opportunity to make your own art and holiday cards.
Art PartyNorwood, $
Today  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Join us for a paint party where you will learn to make an adorable painting! Add the Art in Party! Hope to see you there!
Solstice 'ScapesActon, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join us as we celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice and paint some winter landscapes inspired by the shortest day of the year. We’ll use crayons, cray-pas and water colors to experiment with resist painting.
Candy Engineering at Waterworks MuseumBoston, Free
Fri, December 27, 2019  -  Fri, December 27, 2019   
Enjoy Candy Engineering Activities at the Waterworks Museum! Drop in on 12/27 between 11am and 4pm to design a candy maze and build spice drop structures!
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Tue, December 29, 2020   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
Tinkering with Toys: Colorful KaleidoscopesActon, $
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Fri, January 24, 2020   
Join us to explore this classic and colorful toy, as we create simple but dazzling kaleidoscopes. Experiment with different designs, creating unique and colorful patterns.
School Vacation Week Cartoons and CraftsClinton, $
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Grab a snack, watch a Soviet-era cartoon, and after craft your own Cheburashka or Gena the Crocodile to take home with you. Appropriate for ages 6-10.
Improve Your Watercolor Skills with Nan RumpfWayland
Mon, March 23, 2020  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
These classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques. Handouts, demos, painting examples, and critiques will be supplied by the instructor.
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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