Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in January

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in January

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This January, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities in Westchester. This month, learn about upcycling clothing, make your own sock puppets, and join a Lego club!

Drop-In Craft FREE
WHEN: Dec. 9 - Feb. 24, Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Armonk Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. East, Armonk, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Drop in and create something fun in this unstructured craft.


WANT TO GO? 914-273-3887. northcastlelibrary.org.

Fiber Club
WHEN: Dec. 14 - May. 16, select weekdays, 7-9pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Drop in with any portable knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, spinning, or weaving project you would like to work on. All fiber and textile enthusiasts at all levels of experience are welcome.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 seniors and students; free for children younger than 12 . 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org.

Free Crafts for Kids FREE
WHEN: Dec. 16 - Feb. 3, Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning, 969 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Kids can engage in free seasonal crafts, with projects ranging from winter wonderland globes to design and play STEAM planes.


WANT TO GO? 914-472-1820. lakeshorelearning.com.

Family Sundays
WHEN: Dec. 17 - Jun. 10, select Sundays, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Young At Art Studio Inc., 1088 Central Park Ave., rm. 216, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Dive into a new family art project each month. Projects are designed to be done by a parent/adult and child. Pre-registration is recommended.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-723-9229. youngatartworkshop.com.

Kids Arts & Crafts Lab FREE
WHEN: Jan. 3 - Dec. 26, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr., Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn how famous artists worked, make art with your friends, then take home what you make. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 914-271-6612. crotonfreelibrary.org.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop
WHEN: Jan. 6 - Mar. 31, Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the toy boat-making area for a fun 20-minute boat-building activity, Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. 
WANT TO GO? $5 with aquarium admission: $22.95; $20.95 children ages 13-17; $15.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Drop-In Clay Class
WHEN: Jan. 6 - Mar. 31, Saturdays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Experiment with clay and explore your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Projects take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Space is limited. Tickets go on sale at the front desk at 10am the day of class. Call 914-937-2047 to register or drop in by 1:45pm. First come, first served.


WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children younger than 12. 914-937-2047. clayartcenter.org.

Drawing the Environment with Elaine Smollin
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Recreate the images of the Hudson River Valley surrounding the museum. During this session, participants will combine sketches and paint a panorama.
WANT TO GO? $10 with museum admission: $7; $4 children ages 3-18. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Freedom Quilting Bee
WHEN: Jan. 13 - 14, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited the Gee’s Bend Community in rural Alabama and the Freedom Quilting Bee was established. Create your own brilliant, improvisational compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric, just for the joy of it and to honor Dr. King’s birthday.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Drop in and Draw
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Master the media of graphite, pen, and ink with local artist Lee Romero, who will teach participants how to depict landscapes using his favorite medium. All levels of expertise are welcome and all materials are provided.
WANT TO GO? $7; $4 children. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Living Sculpture
WHEN: Jan. 20 - 21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Patch a green world together with Wave Hill visiting artist Pedro Ramirez, and make a collaborative, indoor living sculpture. Use clay slip to add pieces of sod made from burlap and sprouted plants like clover and millet, in a process that represents green husbandry for the planet.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Art Meets Science: Portraits of Giant Insects
WHEN: Jan. 20 - 21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet artist and entomologist Lawrence Forcella, founder of God of Insects, and find out what it’s like to study, collect, breed, and “wrangle” insects from around the world. Zoom in for a closer look at Forcella’s rare, museum-quality displays, observe live specimens, and create your own sketches and drawings of some of the giant, rare insects from his extensive collection. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Kids Art & Pizza Night
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Katonah Art Center, 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Enjoy an evening out or sign up for an adult workshop while children spend the evening creating art and enjoying pizza.
WANT TO GO? $50. 914-232-4843. katonahartcenter.com.

LEGO My Library FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Love to build? Kids can come for a program of free play with a huge Lego collection.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Origami with Yoshimi FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 22, 4pm
WHERE: Chappaqua Children's Library, 19 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Enjoy the art of Japanese paper-folding for kids in Grades K-2.
WANT TO GO? 914-238-4779. chappaqualibrary.org.

Dronescapes: Sketching from a Bird's-Eye Perspective
WHEN: Jan. 27 - 28, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill , West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join artist Jessica Rohrer to see her unique artistic process, which uses images from high-flying drones to inspire her landscape drawings. Experiment with perspective using drone-captured images and create ink drawings of Wave Hill from a bird’s-eye view. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $55. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Lego Club FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-4pm
WHERE: Chappaqua Children's Library, 19 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come in to play with a ton of Legos.
WANT TO GO? 914-238-4779. chappaqualibrary.org.

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