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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 & PlasterWellesley, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Tue, December 22, 2020   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
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Mrs. Abell's Cartoon at Noon - Online Drawing Class!Online, Free
Wed, April 1, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Mrs. Abell is doing Cartoon at Noon! She is an elementary school art teacher and totally fun and engaging. Check out these fun videos, any time of day, to find lots of cartoons to draw.
Saturday Artisan Markets at FruitlandsHarvard, $
Sat, September 12, 2020  -  Sat, October 17, 2020   
On fall Saturdays from 11am-4pm, Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA holds its Saturday Artisan Markets, running 6 weeks this fall. Enjoy the great outdoors, support local artisans.
Time for Partners Art & Music for Kids (Outdoors) - Fall 2020Newton, $$
Tue, September 22, 2020  -  Thu, October 22, 2020   
An art & music program for children 18 months to 4 years (with an adult). Come learn and explore and make new friends through art, music, and play.
Drop-in Art Classes & Drop-off Events at The Painting PlaceMassachusetts, $$
Mon, September 28, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
The Painting Place is offering classes Wednesday and Friday Afternoons! Clay class, mixed media and other drop in Drop off options. All safety precautions considered. Masks do need to be worn.
Clay Class at The Painting Place (Wednesday)Wellesley, $$
Today  -  Wed, November 4, 2020   
Learn how to work with clay and hand build pottery! Pinch pots, coil pots, tic tac toe boards, and more! Painting, glazing, and firing included!
Tile Table Class at The Painting Place (Wednesday)Wellesley, $$
Today  -  Wed, November 4, 2020   
Paint your own ceramic tiles with different painting techniques to create a table! Take a custom night/game/plant/decoration table home at the end of 6 weeks! Painting, glazing, firing, and table included!
Mixed Media Class at The Painting Place (Wednesday)Wellesley, $$
Today  -  Wed, November 4, 2020   
Join us for fun projects, painting, arts and crafts, games, and more! We will be making a different project every week such as pottery, mosaics, slime, and more!
Clay Class at The Painting Place (Friday)Wellesley, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Learn how to work with clay and hand build pottery! Pinch pots, coil pots, tic tac toe boards, and more! Painting, glazing, and firing included!
Tile Table Class at The Painting Place (Friday)Wellesley, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Paint your own ceramic tiles with different painting techniques to create a table! Take a custom night/game/plant/decoration table home at the end of 6 weeks! Painting, glazing, firing, and table included!
Mixed Media Class at The Painting Place (Friday)Wellesley, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Fri, November 6, 2020   
Join us for fun projects, painting, arts and crafts, games, and more! We will be making a different project every week such as pottery, mosaics, slime, and more!
Art Matters - FAM Video Web SeriesFitchburg, Free
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The video series kicks off with behind-the-scenes interviews with artists from the current Fitchburg Art Museum exhibition After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art.
Online Class: Sketching for Would-Be Travelers While at Home!Worcester, $
Tue, October 6, 2020  -  Tue, October 27, 2020   
Learn the fine art of observational drawing in this fun online art class from the Fitchburg Art Museum! All skill levels are welcome. No experience necessary.
Spooky Art Virtual Immersion (Tuesdays!)Online, $$$
Tue, October 6, 2020  -  Tue, October 27, 2020   
Join Alex Makes Art for a weekly art immersive class with a fabulously curated box component. Keep those hands busy after school and connect with a community of young artists from around the globe!
Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studio Tour 2020Rockport, Free
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, October 11, 2020   
The Cape Ann Artisans invite you to visit us in our studios, explore our exquisite natural surroundings, and see the fine art and craft they inspire.
Halloween 'Party' Workshop at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sat, October 10, 2020   
Join us for a fun afternoon of pottery painting! Choose a witch hat dish, pumpkin with lid, or bowl to paint! All supplies and glazing and firing included. Will be ready in time for Halloween!
Columbus Day Workshop at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
No school on Columbus Day? Join us for a fun mixed media workshop! We'll be painting, crafting, and playing games! All projects and supplies included!
CraftBoston HolidayBoston, Free
Thu, November 12, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
Join us for the inaugural CraftBoston Holiday ONLINE, presented by the Society of Arts + Crafts! Enjoy virtual programming events and shop high-quality, handcrafted goods all season long.
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Tue, January 5, 2021  -  Wed, December 29, 2021   
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.
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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