Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in August

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in August

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

Expand Your Universe FREE
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Aug. 12, Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Experiment with different surfaces and art tools to see what the results might be!
WANT TO GO? 914-864-0130. mountkiscolibrary.org.

KMA Summer Art Workshops
WHEN: Jul. 11 - Aug. 8, Thursdays, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Explore new ideas, unique materials, and fun projects inspired by the artwork on view. In collaboration with Harvey Cavalier Camp. For children in grades 2-4.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 members. 914-232-9555 . http://katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/sumwork19/.

Exhibition Opening- Sense of Place: Photography by Jordan Dyniewski FREE
WHEN: Jul. 11 - Aug. 4, Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-3pm; Saturday 10am-5pm
WHERE: One River School of Art + Design, 2081 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the photos that tell the tale of Jordan Dyniewski's curious nature.
WANT TO GO? 914-893-6111. https://larchmont.oneriverschool.com/jordan-dyniewski/?inf_contact_key=9852f3f477c3d9ba2823f585837f4646.

Teen Tie-Dye FREE
WHEN: Jul. 15 - Aug. 12, Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Create an original Tie-Dye shirt! Call or sign up at the front desk.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0010. peekskill.org.

Family Studio Projects
WHEN: Aug. 3 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Families participate in creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8 . 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Family Art Project: Be-of-the-Earth Topography Art
WHEN: Aug. 3 - 4, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Using recycled maps and printmaking, create individual collages, or join in a collaborative installation highlighting landforms near and dear to you.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Assembling Art: Works by Vin Giuliani
WHEN: Aug. 3 - Sep. 15, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Participants can create unique pieces inspired by Giuliani’s work.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 students 5-22 with valid ID and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

Self Portrait
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Get a chance to look at yourself in a different way using pens, paper, and mirrors.
WANT TO GO? Donation. 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

DIY Starry Night Collage FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Recreate Van Gogh's famous painting by making a collage. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 914-864-0130. mountkiscolibrary.org.

Family Art Project: Tools to Navigate
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 11, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore themes of belonging, migration, and connection to place and then create your own made-up navigation tool.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Acrylic Painting
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn the basics of acrylic painting. 
WANT TO GO? Donation. 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2pm
WHERE: Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, Kingsland Point Park, 266 Palmer Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Seine for fish and other creatures and share the results with other sites taking part in the Fish Count then create a memorable rendering of your experience to take home. 
WANT TO GO? $10; free for members. 914-762-2912. https://teatown.org/events/great-hudson-estuary-fish-count-2/.

DIY Constellation Projector FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Bring the universe down to earth with a flashlight and a cardboard tube. Ages 5-10. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 914-864-0130. mountkiscolibrary.org.

STEM Fun! FREE
WHEN: Aug. 13 - 20, Tuesday, 4pm
WHERE: Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Make volcanoes, bouncy balls, and spinners!
WANT TO GO? 914-669-5161. https://ruthkeelermemoriallibrary.org/.

DIY Crayon Space Art FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make your own far-out universe with crayons and paint. Ages 5 to 10. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-0130. mountkiscolibrary.org.

KMA Artful Afternoon
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 3-5pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take part in art activities inspired by the art on view pop up around the KMA campus. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $5 seniors and students; free for members and children younger than 12. 914-232-9555. http://katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/artfulafternoonssum19/.

Collage
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Find images of your liking and create a new world using glue, mod podge, markers, and paper.
WANT TO GO? Donation. 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Family Art Project: Be a Bee
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, and a pollen cup to buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Art Project: Root Among the Stars
WHEN: Aug. 24 - 25, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Using cardboard, wood, and light, create your own constellation, celebrating your favorite nature scene.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Intro to Air-Dry Clay
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn how to make a bowl, an anima, or an abstract sculpture that you can paint.
WANT TO GO? Donation. 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Family Art Project: Shadow Play
WHEN: Aug. 31 - Sep. 1, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Catch the sun and chase your shadow. Use your body, props, paper, and the sun’s rays to create art and tell stories of all things under the sun.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Story Craft
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 31, 1-2pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Listen to a story and make a craft. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $5. 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

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