Welcome to Squirrelly! Squirrelly is an art studio and gift making workshop in Northeast Seattle. Our goal is to bring more art to our community, and to your kids' and families' lives. We love giving kids (and adults!) the opportunity to try new art forms, get messy with a multitude of decadent art supplies, create masterpieces that build self-esteem, and make gifts that bring joy to others.
Squirrelly's camps and classes all take place at Wunderkind, Bryant's awesome cafe and play space on NE 55th Street. Until we are 100% post-pandemic, we'll meet outside on the Wunderkind patio -- so thankful for this great outdoor space!
Come find Squirrelly at Wunderkind:
3318 NE 55th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
And you can always reach us at our home headquarters too:
5917 59th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
2021 camps and classes are open for registration! Check out our Class Description pages to find out more, and then Register online here!
We do birthday parties and private parties too! For more information, please contact us at 206-491-9965, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Squirrelly Story:
At Squirrelly, we believe that art is important.
It is a building block of child development, and it enhances the process of learning.
For kids and adults, art builds self-esteem, supports emotional intelligence, builds
community, and awakens the senses. Plus, it's so much fun!
We also believe that the very best gifts are homemade.
We hope that you will join us for some classes this spring and summer, to be fulfilled by
the act of making art, and to experience the joy of giving a gift from your heart and hands.
Click here to view our classes, our calendar, and to register online!
The Nutty Beginning...
One of my favorite childhood memories was visiting our local department store and shopping in "Santa's Workshop," a special store-within-a-store where children could enter alone with a bit of cash. Inside, children would purchase and wrap a present for their parents, and take home a treasure that only they knew about. I loved choosing a special gift all on my own, and giving my parents something they were genuinely surprised by.
I also love art. Especially kids' art. My children were blessed to attend a cooperative preschool, the fruits of which still decorate many walls of our house. But, we didn't stop there. New projects and art forms seeped into our house, and I got caught up in the Maker Culture. I also wanted my kids' artistic creations to last forever, so began to find ways to make their art more permanent and useful, and ultimately lovely gifts to give.
For the past several years, these ideas have merged. In year-round classes, the kids make the most wonderful, unique gifts, and their confidence is boosted by their artistic successes. No less important, they experience the joy of giving at a new level - they feel generous, capable, and empowered.
Squirrelly was conceived with these memories and intentions in mind. While many of our classes are "holiday-centric," others are inspired by traditional art forms and local artists. Over the years, our collection of camps and classes has grown to include increasingly diverse, messy, exhilarating projects from Japanese fish printing and Indigo dyeing to skateboard building, mural painting, and paper mache. Check out our list of class descriptions and see what inspires you!
- Tiffany Jay