January 26, 2011

Let’s Get Crafty


Our Favorite Craft Studios In The City

By Chandni Rathod


The Craft Studio
Kids can create their own masterpieces by painting a
variety of plastercraft, terra cotta and wood items anytime. The studio also
offers special walk-in workshops specifically designed for each season. This
month kids can make hot chocolate jars or wooden snowflake mobiles.
1657 Third Avenue, 212-831-6626, craftstudionyc.com.

Little Shop Of
Crafts

Little Shop offers a handful of crafts from
pottery, beading, plastercraft, mosaics, woodcraft, frames, T-shirts and
mosaics. The shop also holds workshops appropriate for kids and adults in
beading, fine art and watercolor painting.
711 Amsterdam Avenue,
212-531-2723; 431 East 73rd
Street
, 212-717-6636, littleshopny.com.

Loop of the
Loom

Loop of the Loom is a hand-weaving studio in the New York
metropolitan area, offering classes in the award winning SAORI weaving
program for children and adults. SAORI is a zen art of weaving from Japan that
is dedicated to free expression and self-development. Loop of the Loom
introduces this easy-to-learn form of, what they like to call, “happy weaving”
and unique craft classes using fibers from mother nature.
227 East 87th Street,
212-722-2686, loopoftheloom.com.

Make
Meaning

This shop invites kids and adults alike to get messy
crafting
soap, candles, ceramics, glassware, jewelry or paper arts. In
addition to their daily walk-in offering, Make Meaning has over 100
professionally run classes scheduled every month.
329 Columbus Avenue,
212-362-0350, makemeaning.com.

Moomah
Here is a play space for stomach
and the mind. Moomah is a unique café where you can sip a cup of hot chocolate
and delve in a bit of creativity too. The café offers art workshops as well as
simple DIY kits. Moomah has a myriad of activities from kids’ culinary classes
to shadow box construction for personalized room decor.
161 Hudson
Street, 212-226-0345, moomah.com

Scribble
Press

Scribble Press was created by two
moms, Anna Barber and Darcy Pollack, as a place for kids and families to write,
illustrate and publish their own books. The store is a fully equipped art studio
complete with printing and bookbinding on site. Come with your story, and leave
with a book!
1624 First Avenue,
212-288-2928; 217 West 84th
Street
, 212-362-2555, scribblepress.com.

Photo: Make Meaning; photo by Jessica Shyba.

 

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