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
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
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,
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,
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 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.