Events

Kids Craft Camp @ Craft.ed Creative

Drop the kids off for an afternoon of crafting at the studio. Sign up individual days. Everyday will be a different workshop/theme, different projects/theme each day 1:30-4:00.

Tuesday -2/18- Mosaics – Tiny Tile Mosaics will teach us how to create our own work of art using recycled glass tiles.

Wednesday 2/19 – Peace & Kindness – We will stencil drawstring back packs with a peace sign or phrase or choice, decorate kindness rocks & make personalized keychains

Thursday 2/20 – Pom Pom Party – we will learn how to create our own handmade pom poms and craft them into a few fun projects to take home.

Campers get to take home a surprise gift each day as well as the arts & crafts they create.

Ages 5 & up. Water & Snacks included.

Space is limited to 14 kids per day, a minimum of 4 kids per day are needed to run the camp. Registration will close on February 12th.

Free Family Art Day & Summer Art Camp Open House

Creativity has no age limit!

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. In this program, families will engage in art-making activities designed and taught by talented art instructors. Projects use a variety of art materials, professional artist tools, and mediums, and may incorporate seasonal themes throughout the year. By design, projects take between 30-45 minutes.

It is a great way to come see the light and spacious new Umbrella classrooms, and to learn about all of the classes, afterschool, vacation week, summer camp and independent art programs on offer.

On Monday, February 17, between 2PM and 5PM, at the start of February School Vacation Week, families of any age and size are welcomed to join us for free art activities. Interested families can also stay for the Summer Camp Open House to learn about The Umbrella’s three creative summer camps for 2020, including Summer Arts Under The Umbrella Camp, the combined Arts & Recreation Camp in partnership with Concord Recreation, and the new Ninjas in Nature Arts & Environment Summer Camp.

For Family Art Day, please keep the following guidelines in mind.

– An adult must accompany children under 5 years old at all times.
– If the room reaches capacity at the time of your arrival, you may have to wait until space opens up.
– Families that arrive less than 30 mins before closing time may not have time to finish a project. Typically, if this is the case, art materials can be taken home to finish.
– Classes end promptly at the scheduled time.

For more information, see https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/free-family-days

Photo by Nick Warchol

Little Hands, Big Hearts: A Valentine Card Crafting Party – Hosted by the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital

Valentine’s Day will soon be here! The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital invites families with children ages 3-10 to participate in a free greeting card crafting event on Tuesday, January 28th. The drop-in event, “Little Hands, Big Hearts”, will take place in the Cheney Conference Room in the main building of Emerson Hospital between 3-5 PM. Children will have an opportunity to make special handmade cards that will be given to patients at the hospital on Valentine’s Day.

This is a wonderful opportunity for young children to have some creative fun and help brighten the spirits of people in our community who are hospitalized. All craft materials will be provided.

Bring your friends and family and have fun at this creative “giving back to the community” Valentine’s event. Although not required, registration is appreciated. Parking will be validated. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

For more information or to register, please visit emersonhospital.org/LHBH.