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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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Greenway Artisan's MarketBoston, Free
Sat, May 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
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.
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Boston Open Market at Copley SquareBoston, Free
Sat, May 1, 2021  -  Mon, November 1, 2021   
Check out our newest location, the Boston Open Market at Copley Square! The market will feature 70-80 artists, makers and designers each week, highlighting the areas freshest local talent.
DROP-IN Paint Pottery, Canvas & PlasterWellesley, $$
Wed, May 19, 2021  -  Mon, December 20, 2021   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
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Boston PARKARTS Children's Arts & Crafts WorkshopBoston, Free
Tue, July 6, 2021  -  Mon, August 13, 3021   
Arts and crafts workshops are led by local artists. They're held Tuesday through Friday in July and August from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. These workshops encourage kids to explore their creativity through projects like mask...
Botanical Watercolors in the GardensNorth Andover, $$
Thu, September 9, 2021  -  Thu, September 23, 2021   
Try your hand at botanical watercolor painting 'En Plein Air' in the gardens at Stevens Coolidge under the guidance of artist and educator Valerie Mercier.
Sukkot Songs and Crafts at the JCDS SukkahWatertown, Free
Thu, September 23, 2021  -  Thu, September 23, 2021   
Join JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School, for an outdoor afternoon of Sukkot songs, crafts, and balloons at the JCDS sukkah! For children ages 0-6. Maximum of 20 families.
Art Class at Recreation Station: Painting ClassBoston, Free
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
Add some color to your home bar cart with this free art class at the Recreation Station! This class will be guided by Erica Goldstein, a local artist and founder of Blank Canvas Co.
Harvest Wreath WorkshopNorth Andover, $$
Sun, September 26, 2021   
Celebrate the richness of the autumn season with a harvest wreath inspired by the vibrant colors of Fall in this hands-on workshop with garden expert Betsy Williams!
Succulent Pumpkin WorkshopNorth Andover, $$
Sun, October 3, 2021   
Bring the garden inside with pumpkins and succulents in your fall home decor. Join us in the Garden Gateway Classroom at Stevens-Coolidge to make your very own succulent topped pumpkin.
Drop In Art Studio At The W GalleryWayland, $
Mon, October 4, 2021  -  Mon, October 4, 2021   
A Drop In Art Studio hosted by artist Gloria Goguen from 6-8:30 pm every other Monday beginning on October 4th at 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland across from Russell's Garden. $10 fee.
Call For Art For Prized Juried Exhibition: 'Magical'Wayland, $
Mon, October 4, 2021  -  Sat, October 30, 2021   
Please submit your art for consideration for our upcoming prized juried exhibition at The W Gallery of Wayland, 'Magical.' Deadline for submission is Sept. 1.
Relief Printmaking for Kids with Anne NydamLexington, $$
Thu, October 7, 2021  -  Thu, October 28, 2021   
In this introduction to relief printmaking techniques, students will primarily make a variety of projects by carving and printing rubber blocks, but will also make collagraph printing plates
Art Class at Recreation Station: Graffiti ClassBoston, Free
Sat, October 9, 2021  -  Sat, October 9, 2021   
This class will provide insight into the art and process of graffiti. Class will take place at Recreation Station and will be guided by South Boston artist Alex Borgella, founder of Impeccable Scoops.
Botanical Painting And Drawing WorkshopWayland
Sat, October 9, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
Join artist Gloria Goguen and explore the beauty of of seasonal plant forms using pencil, watercolor and colored pencils. Oct 9th and Oct 24th at The W Gallery of Wayland
Harry Potter Paint EventWellesley, $$
Sat, October 9, 2021  -  Sat, October 9, 2021   
Join fellow Harry potter fans and paint some Harry Pottery themed pottery!! We'll play games, paint and chat using HP lingo! Sure to be super fun afternoon!
Halloween Pottery Painting 'Party'Wellesley, $$
Sun, October 10, 2021  -  Sun, October 10, 2021   
Join us for a super fun afternoon painting ceramic pumpkins, bowls or trick or treat witch hat shaped plates. We'll play games, freeze dance and paint really cool projects! Costumes optional
Artisan Market at the MillsNorth Andover, Free
Sun, October 17, 2021  -  Sun, October 17, 2021   
The fall Artisan Market will feature 80+ artisans and crafters selling their handmade goods. New this year, we are allowing specialty food vendors* as we will not be coinciding with the Farmers Market. We will be following all COVID19 protocols.
Watercolor Prism Technique Workshop With Nan RumpfWayland
Sun, October 31, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Join artist Nan Rumpf for this single session workshop on the watercolor prism technique at The W Gallery of Wayland on Oct. 31 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Bedford HandmadeBedford, Free
Sun, November 14, 2021  -  Sun, November 14, 2021   
Join us at the annual Bedford High School Handmade Fair is a celebration of local artists and artisans, it's a juried fair with food, art, and gifts.
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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