Best Arts and Crafts Classes for Kids in Brooklyn

Arts and Crafts is one my daughter’s favorite things to do and why not, it’s a chance to create art, make a mess and just have a good time. Brooklyn has numerous arts and crafts classes from being introduced to museums, learning to sew and construct things, to making pots to plain old painting. Brooklyn Mamas has culled together a wide range of art and crafts classes from drop in to session classes. Enjoy creating!

Meet the Museum -The Brooklyn Museum

This program caters to the youngest visitors and their caregivers. If you have a toddler who is 2 or 3 years old then this program is for you. It’s a fun, and creative way to interact with your little one, while experimenting with arts and culture through song, art making, and gallery activities.

When: Thursdays at 11am and 4pm (programs runs 90 minutes)
Where: The Brooklyn Museum,  200 Eastern Parkway  Brooklyn, NY 11238.
For more information: visit brooklynmuseum.org or call (718) 638-5000.

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Arty Facts at the Brooklyn Museum

Arty Facts caters to ages four through seven. Not to be outdone by their younger pals at the Meet the Museum program, parents are also encouraged to attend and interact with their wee ones.  Each class is 90 minutes long, and each child will leave with pride with their own little handmade masterpiece in tow.

When: Thursdays at 11am and 4pm (programs runs 90 minutes)
Where: The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway  Brooklyn, NY 11238.
For more information: brooklynmuseum.org or call (718) 638-5000.

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Drop In Classes at Barking Cat Studios

The studio offers various classes for all ages of which you can drop in to check them out. Classes include: Little Hands Toddler Class (ages 18-42 months); Creative Cat Class (ages 3 1/2 – 6); Art Explorers (ages 7-12) and Artistacats (ages 13-17.)

When: Various times, check barking cat studios for class details.
Where: 65 Bond Street, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, New York
For more information: http://www.barkingcatstudio.net/ or call (718) 855-8050
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Fiber Arts and Craft at Lemon Sky
Fiber Arts and Craft class isn’t your average arts and crafts class. If your love bug is six years old  and over, they will learn the basics of how to sew, knit, and embroider. Lemon Sky also offers single and a flexible class option. 

Where: Lemon Sky, Greenspan Center, 39 Ainselle Street, Willamsburg, New York
For more information: lemonskyny.com or call (212) 627-2177.

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Mommy and Me Arts and Crafts Class

Creative Kids‘ “Mommy and Me” class makes you want to join just by the description; kids ages 18 months – 5 years will “squoosh, wiggle and giggle” while they learn and create great art works. Creative Kids also offers drop in and single class sign ups.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays – check the site for class times.
For more information: creativekidsny.com or call (917) 533-5119.
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Brooklyn Design Lab

Brooklyn Design Lab has classes that cater to pretty much all children, ranging from 18 months and ending at 6h Grade. From the Sensory Lab (18m-24) that explores all their emerging senses to Bubble Bubble Wrap (2-4 year olds) that centers around circles making collages, prints and using bubble wrap to a range of cool craft classes for the k-5th grade set. Brooklyn Design Lab has classes by semesters only.

Where: 413A Seventh Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, Park Slope
Class Schedules: brooklyndesignlab.org
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Arts Lab – Caribou Baby

The littlest artist (ages 1-2) along with their caregiver or parent, work together in creating art  inspired by the world around them. This is a five week series.Visit cariboubaby.com to find out when the next series begins.

Where: Caribou Baby, 272 Driggs Ave, Brookyn, NY 11222
For more information: info@cariboubaby.com or call (347) 460-2229
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Kids Sew

Gone are the days of Home Economics classes but Kids Sew classes are designed for children between the ages of 8-10 to teach them how to sew. There are two sessions a Beginner’s I and a Beginner’s II, consisting of 6 classes each and small so the kids can receive individualized instructions.

When: Wednesdays at 4pm
For more information: sewny.com for the class schedule.
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Construction Kids

ConstructionKids offers a year round class schedule for children and adults. Classes include a After-SchoolOther Classes & Open Houses and Homeschool Programs. Don’t see a class  you like, reach out to Construction Kids and develop a class that fits your needs. Want to try a ConstructionKids class, but not sure if you want to sign up for a whole week or semester?
Sign up for an Open House class.

Where: BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Avenu, Brooklyn, NY 11205 as of July 2012
Website: constructionkids.com
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The Painted Pot

Painting and creating pottery has to be one of the most creative projects kids love to do.The Painted Pot staff will help your child  create their  first piece of pottery or a gift.  All supplies, instruction and inspiration are provided in the price of painting.  No reservations are necessary, please walk in anytime to paint.

Where: Three locations in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Park Slope and Carroll Gardens)
When: Visit paintedpot.com for location times.

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