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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, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Tue, December 22, 2020   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Tue, December 29, 2020   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
Craft Storytime at the Concord Public Library Fowler BranchConcord, Free
Tue, January 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 28, 2020   
Crafty Storytime will be held on Thursdays at 10 am at the Main Library (excluding Thanksgiving). This is a perfect program for kids age 2 years and up. It is filled with stories, songs, a short puppet show and a simple craft.
M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham MuseumWenham, $$
Wed, January 8, 2020  -  Wed, April 15, 2020   
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Wenham Museum this year! Using the museum’s antique valentines for inspiration, create some valentine cards to bring to the special people in your life.
Teeny Tiny Tinkerers! (Art Making for 3 & Under) Winter Drop-in!Belmont, $$
Tue, January 28, 2020  -  Tue, March 24, 2020   
Come and create in a cozy, colorful, inclusive art space. Stimulate your little ones senses through sensory play. Experiment in a multitude of mediums. Dedicated to engaging, igniting, and honoring the unique tinkerer in all!
Ceramic Sculpture: Expressive Vessels, Forms, and EnvironmentsConcord, $$$
Wed, February 26, 2020  -  Wed, March 4, 2020   
This is a ceramic sculpture course for the unrealized or developing artist, homeowner, or design aficionado looking to enhance indoor or outdoor spaces with one's own ceramic installations or art.
Learning to Draw for Life - a beginners courseWayland
Today  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
An introductory course on the fundamentals of drawing with talented artist Mei-Ling Ellerman at the W Gallery from 2/29 through 4/25 on Saturdays from 1-3 pm for $280.
Printmaking: Drypoint Techniques with Ethan RiceWayland
Wed, March 4, 2020  -  Wed, March 25, 2020   
In this innovative class taught by printmaker Ethan Rice, you will be exposed to the intaglio printmaking process of drypoint. Wednesdays 3/4-3/25 at the W Gallery from 1-4 pm.
Minni Design + Wine – Punch Needling with Elise BenetreauBoston, $$
Thu, March 5, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
Grown-ups of all ages, artistic abilities and inclinations are welcomed to Minni Design + Wine – Punch Needling with Elise Benetreau, a calm evening of wine sipping and well-guided instruction on modern punch needling techniques.
Minni Woodshop – String ArtBoston, $
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Little builders are welcome to Minni WoodShop – String Art, a workshop all about foundational woodworking skills and an introduction to string art. Students will accumulate a working knowledge of woodworking techniques.
Celebrate Women's History Month With StampsWeston, $
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Learm more about Women's history and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment using stamps. Stamp hunts in the gallery, arts and crafts with stamps. Free stamps.. Send letters to friends, free postage.
Free Family Art DayConcord, Free
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Free Family Art Days at The Umbrella Arts Center are a great opportunity for families to be creative together and to enjoy art in a fun and affordable way.
Learn to Turn: Wood Turning Classes for Kids & AdultsBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Work together and experience the fun of turning on the lathe with instructor Beth Ireland. You'll learn to turn cylinders, make beads and coves and the final project will become a whistle.
Minni Make + Play – Green GradientsBoston, $
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
In Minni Make + Play – Green Gradients caregivers and color lovers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and every shade of green! Come join the color celebration!
Free Children's Art Discovery ClassBoston, Free
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Join The Guild for a fun morning exploring the use of line through the works in the gallery. Students will create their own relaxing mandalas and zentangle drawings.
Minni SlimeShop – St. Patrick’s Day EditionBoston, $
Sun, March 15, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
Ooey gooey fun is a goopy guarantee in this slippery slime session! Unleash your inner scientist and relax; we’ll take care of the mess as students enjoy the rest.
Minni SlimeShop – St. Patrick’s Day EditionBoston, $
Sun, March 15, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
Ooey gooey fun is a goopy guarantee in this slippery slime session! Unleash your inner scientist and relax; we’ll take care of the mess as students enjoy the rest.
Modern Calligraphy Class at University Station WestwoodWestwood, $$
Wed, March 18, 2020  -  Wed, March 18, 2020   
Join Sip & Script at University Station Westwood Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a night of learning calligraphy! Our night of pretty lettering will be located inside next to Famous Footwear.
FREE Egg Decorating Event at Buttons and BowsActon, Free
Thu, March 19, 2020  -  Thu, March 19, 2020   
March 19th, join us for our FREE Egg Decorating Event with the Eggmazing Egg decorator. A creative way to decorate Easter Eggs. All the fun, without the mess!
Wearable Art: Silk Scarf Painting with Artist Ellen Milan at the W GalleryWayland
Sat, March 21, 2020  -  Sat, March 21, 2020   
In this workshop you will learn how to paint a silk scarf with artist Ellen Milan and come home with your very own piece of wearable art!
Improve Your Watercolor Skills with Nan RumpfWayland
Mon, March 23, 2020  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
These classes are designed to further develop your watercolor painting skills and techniques. Handouts, demos, painting examples, and critiques will be supplied by the instructor.
Minni Design + Wine – Japanese Bookbinding with Erin FletcherBoston, $$
Thu, March 26, 2020  -  Thu, March 26, 2020   
Grown-ups of all ages, artistic abilities and inclinations are welcomed to Minni Design + Wine – Japanese Bookbinding, a workshop covering the basics of binding with a traditional Japanese technique.
Mosaic Tapestry with Amy MarksWayland
Sat, March 28, 2020  -  Sat, March 28, 2020   
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to combine simple and complex patterns to create a mosaic tapestry or carpet with artist Amy Marks.
Birdhouse Making for Kids & AdultsBoston, $$
Sat, March 28, 2020  -  Sat, March 28, 2020   
Join us for birdhouse making classes for kids and adults, to support a good cause. Make one to take home, and another to donate to the South Sudanese Enrichment for Families.
Minni PaperShop – Book Cover Art with Erin FletcherBoston, $
Sun, March 29, 2020  -  Sun, March 29, 2020   
In our newest workshop little book lovers and artists alike will delight in the fluid and free-form process of making paste papers, often used as decorative book covers.
Open StudiosConcord, Free
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
More than 50 Studio Artists look forward to opening their studio doors at 40 Stow Street in Concord and sharing with you their artistry and process in diverse practices.
Earth Float, Parade Making, and Puppet Refurbishing Workshops at The UmbrellaConcord, Free
Sun, April 5, 2020  -  Thu, April 23, 2020   
We create costumes, headdresses, banners, and puppets large and small. Community members of all ages, children, teens, and adults, can participate in our Earth Day workshops.
Minni Design + Wine - Shibori ScarvesBoston, $$
Thu, April 9, 2020  -  Thu, April 9, 2020   
Grown-ups of all ages, artistic abilities and inclinations are welcomed to Minni Design + Wine – Shibori Scarves, an evening of wine sipping and hand-dyeing spring scarves using indigo dye and the ancient Japanese Shibori technique.
Minni Make + Play – Blue HuesBoston, $
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sat, April 11, 2020   
In our Minni Make + Play – Blue Hues workshop cool crafting kiddos will learn all about the big blue sky and its many shades and hues. This workshop is perfect for any spring morning!
Letter Writing Night: Postal ArtNewton, Free
Fri, April 17, 2020  -  Fri, April 17, 2020   
We’re celebrating National Letter Writing Month with a special letter writing night! Learn to make your own envelopes; add wax seals; and create artistamps, tiny pieces of postal art to adorn your letters.
Minni Make + Play – Garden PartyBoston, $
Sat, April 25, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
In our Minni Make + Play – Garden Party workshop little gardeners will learn how to plant marigold seeds and paint a terracotta pot with their caregiver.
Minni PlantShopBoston, $
Sun, April 26, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
In Minni PlantShop nature lovers and little gardeners will gather for a planting party and an Earth Day celebration! Students will design their own paper gardens and decorate terracotta pots with bright colors and patterns.
Mommy and Me Flower Crown Making ClassNorwood, $$
Sun, April 26, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Looking for a new and fun class to make a lasting memory with your daughter. With Mother's Day right around the corner, what a perfect way to spend some quality time.
Minni Design + Wine – Soy Candles with NotedBoston, $$
Thu, April 30, 2020  -  Thu, April 30, 2020   
Grown-ups of all ages, artistic abilities and inclinations are welcomed to Minni Design + Wine – Soy Candles with Noted, a workshop covering candle-making basics using natural soy wax, essential oils and wooden wicks.
Artisan Market at the MillsNorth Andover, Free
Sun, June 14, 2020  -  Sun, June 14, 2020   
The spring Artisan Market will feature 80+ artisans and crafters selling their handmade goods. There will be music, food, family activities, and a FREE hayride to the North Andover Farmers Market 1/3 mile down the road.
First Responders Free at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Fri, September 4, 2020  -  Fri, September 4, 2020   
Edaville Theme Park Open featuring First Responders Free 8/30, 9/4,9/6 & 9/7: Police, Fire, EMS, Military & Veterans Free with valid identification, immediate family members are $20.00 at the entry gate
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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