Welcome to Squirrelly! Squirrelly is a "pop-up" 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 latest news is that we will be "popping up" at Wunderkind on NE 55th Street for most all of our upcoming classes. Hope you will join us there!
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
2020 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 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, and I have taught holiday gift making classes in my home and local community center. The rewards have been overwhelming. 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. The greatest benefit of growing this idea to a fun retail space is the fact that I now get to team up with a whole community of local artists, also teaching at Squirrelly. Many of our classes are "holiday-centric," but others are inspired by traditional art forms and local artists. Check out our list of class descriptions and see what inspires you!
- Tiffany Jay