Who’s a Kid?
- Kids are children from 5 to 8
- Tweens are children from 9 to 12
- Teens are from 13 to 17
- Adults are 18 and up
However, some items can be painted by preschool children with the help of an adult. Teens and adults are welcome anytime. Please only bring children to evening classes if you ask ahead of time. Adults generally come for a relaxing evening away from their kids.
New weekly Kids Krafts after-school class on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00. Unlike the workshops, kids can work on whatever they want from the shelf OR order something in advance. We will have shelves dedicated to kids that have items they can do for $10 (that is usually a $5.00 bisque piece + $5.00 lesson fee). They can also choose larger items at the usual price. Parents can drop off the kids or stay and paint something themselves.
We are still offering Kids Krafts Saturday Workshops twice a month with a specific project featured. Adults, teens, and tweens are also welcome (with or without a kid). Kids who come to regular weekly classes can choose to do these projects then, rather than coming back on Saturdays. Kids Krafts Workshops are usually $10.
- October 22nd — Button-jointed Witch
- November 5th — Turkey bowl or salt & pepper shakers
- November 19th — Studio Angels (bear, dog, or cat)
- December 2nd — Santa mug
- December 17th — Raggedy Ann or Andy in Santa Suit
Kids Groups & Parties
You can always set up a special workshop for your 4-H group, scout troop, homeschool group, or just a group of friends. (see Groups ) And how about holding this year’s birthday party right here? Each guest gets to paint something to take home. (see Birthday Parties) OR maybe even have your Christmas Party here. Guests could paint their own Santa mug, Christmas ornaments, or other items. We can accommodate 8 to 20 and you can follow up with refreshments and games if you like.
As with any of our classes or workshops, it is essential that you let us know ahead of time. We try to have workshop items on the shelf but there is no guarantee. It takes at least a day to pour, a day to clean, and a day to fire your piece before it is ready to paint. Also, we are not a storefront and do not take walk-ins. Likewise, if you say you are coming please make sure to show up (or at least call and reschedule).
You may have noticed that kids have two-hour classes instead of three hours like the adults. That seems to better fit their attention span. Also, there are always drinks and snacks available (the kids remind me if I forget) and pictures (if I can remember to take them). Although we try to have a sample painted (or at least a photo), we find that the kids are much more creative than the adults, who want to paint their piece just like mine!
We are Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!
So let your kids come and learn a new art form. Let them be creative.
Let them make their own Christmas gifts this year.
And come join them if you like. There’s always room for one more!