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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in October

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in October

This October, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities in Westchester.

Drop In Clay
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Dec. 21, Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Adults and children explore their inner artist in this 2 hour introduction to clay.
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children younger than 12. 914-937-2047. https://clayartcenter.org/saturday-drop-in.

Family Studio: Art
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 27, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Create a miniature landscape out of clay.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8; free for members. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Family Wheel Night
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 26, 10/5 and 10/26, 6-8pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Get messy and play with clay in this one-time class to learn how to use the potter’s wheel. Register online. 
WANT TO GO? $45. 914-937-2047. https://clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes.

ArtsFest Fun: Art in the Courtyard FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Participate in community art projects. 
WANT TO GO? 914-738-2525. https://pelhamartcenter.org/.

Family Art Project: Cephalopod Prints
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 6, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Create your own wearable octopus arms and squid tentacles.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to grounds until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Wheel Night
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 6-8pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Have fun in this one-time class for parents, tweens and teens interested in learning to use the potter's wheel. Fun for the Whole Family (Ages 9 - 99). Plan a great evening and bond with your family while receiving a lesson from experienced and dedicated ceramic artists. Choose your favorite glaze colors and return in 2-3 weeks to pick up your masterpiece. No previous experience necessary! Beginner's welcome. Register online. 


WANT TO GO? $45. 914-937-2047. https://clayartcenter.org/youth- families-classes/family-wheel-10-12-semfb-nzs4z-ypfws.

Exploring Art Through the Artists: Art Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Expect a lot of color, imagination, and surprises as you create your own masterpieces!
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, actuve duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

Monster Masks
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 10, 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm Street, Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Make silly masks for pretend play and the season. Ages 2-5.
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 additional siblings. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com.

Bilingual Family Art Class
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Create a floating river sculpture, or “escultura del rio,” to launch on the river along with a message of environmental action.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8; free for members. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Family Art Project: Compost Herbaria
WHEN: Oct. 12 - 13, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Create a backyard herbarium and DIY flower press with everyday materials.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to grounds until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Trash to Treasure FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4-5pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a fun craft using recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/.

Vampire Spoon Puppets
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm Street, Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Transform ordinary spoons into spooky vampires! Ages 2-5.
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 additional siblings. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com.

Make A Dragon With Polymer Clay
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, Ages 5 - 8, 2-3pm; Ages 9-12, 3-4pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Use polymer clay to make simple shapes and put them together to form a sculpture.
WANT TO GO? $20; RAC members receive discount. 914-967-0700. https://ryeartscenter.org/workshops-1/2019/10/19/make-a-dragon-with-polymer-clay-ages-5-8-9-12.

Family Art Project: The Walking Snag
WHEN: Oct. 19 - 20, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Outfit yourself as a snag and cover yourself with fungus, lichens, and other decomposers that you create! 
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to grounds until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Witches Potion STEAM Project
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm Street, Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Whip up your very own witches brew! Ages 2-5.
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 siblings. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com.

Family Art Project: Preserving Past and Future Fossils
WHEN: Oct. 26 - 27, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Use clay and imprinting to bring awareness to how animals and plants are affected by, and adapt to, climate change.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to grounds until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Wheel Night
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 6-8pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Plan a great evening and bond with your family while receiving a lesson from experienced and dedicated ceramic artists. 
WANT TO GO? $45. 914-937-2047. https://clayartcenter.org/youth- families-classes/family-wheel-10-12-semfb-nzs4z-ypfws.

Halloween Workshop Laser Cutting with Glowforge
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:30-6pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Students use CAD to create a spooky Halloween pendant or pin that will then be laser cut and engraved.
WANT TO GO? $25; RAC members receive discount. 914-967-0700. https://ryeartscenter.org/workshops-1/2019/10/29/halloween-workshop-laser-cutting-with-glowforge-ages-9-12.

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