Camps & Classes for Elementary and Middle School Students

 

Welcome to Squirrelly!  We are excited to welcome your young artists and makers for a new collection of after-school art classes and summer camps.  Unless otherwise indicated, all of the classes listed below are geared for ages 6-12, with room to move on either end.  Normally, all classes take place at Wunderkind, at 3315 NE 55th Street.  At this time, we are taking things week by week!  Some classes have been cancelled or postponed, and others will be offered via Zoom.  We will continue to update our plans below.  Thank you for your patience and stay healthy!

Click here to register for the classes below!  (Scroll down for summer camps!)

Due to health concerns related to the coronavirus, we will not be offering classes in person through June 11.  However, most classes currently listed will be offered virtually, with all supplies delivered to your home!  We will reassess each week, and convert other spring and summer classes to virtual classes as needed.  Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility!

During this crazy time, we hope that you all stay healthy and might be able to use this opportunity to create MORE ART with your families at home.  See below for the first two At-Home Art Videos!!

STRING ART: TRY THIS AT HOME!

While we wait for a time when we can all create art together again, check out this How-To video for a fun art project you can try at home, with materials you likely already have.  Send a photo of your finished project to info@squirrellyworkshop.com and we'll add it to our gallery!

MAKE YOUR OWN EASY AND FUN FACE MASK!

Check out this video for two super easy face masks you can make at home. One, with just a paper towel, rubber bands, and a stapler.  The other, with a pillowcase or cloth napkin, rubber bands, and a needle and thread -- super easy sewing!  Then, get creative with Sharpies or embroidery to make it look awesome.  Show us your unique mask when you're done - share on Instagram at #kidsmakemasks!

Spring 2020 Classes

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

One of my favorite art projects, so we do it every year!  Come back and join us again for the art of Pysanky, decorating eggs (both raw and hollow!) with wax resist and vibrant dyes.  These eggs are too precious to hide in the garden, and will last for years to come.  (This is a wonderful project for both kids and parents -- parents, please join us at a discount!)  FULL

This class will take place virtually via Zoom during the following two times (pick one or attend both), however the class is full as we are out of Pysanky supplies.  Please email info@squirrellyworkshop.com if you have the supplies and would just like to join the Zoom class!

Session A:  Wednesday, 4/9, 2:30-4:30pm 

Session C:  Saturday, 4/11, 10am-noon

Mother's Day Gift Making

Time to honor our wonderful mothers and grandmothers (and teachers too, as Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!)  Kids will make a lovely collection of art and jewelry that moms will treasure -- shh!  the projects are a surprise, all wrapped and ready to give on May 10!  $135

Session A:  Three Wednesdays, 4/22 & 29, 5/6, 2:30-4:15pm

Session B:  Three Thursdays, 4/23 & 30, 5/7, 4:00-5:45pm

This class will be taught via Zoom, with all supplies delivered to your door.

Spring Sweets:  Cake Decorating with Fondant

Part cooking, part edible sculpture!  We'll have fun frosting and decorating cakes with fondant -- let your imagination and your sweet tooth run wild.  $45

Session A:  Wednesday, 5/13, 2:30-4:15pm 

Session B:  Thursday, 5/14, 4:00-5:45pm

Sorry, this class is cancelled!

Father's Day Gift Making

Surprises in the works!  Kids will try multiple art forms and get creative at home, and make a collection of gifts that Dads and Grandpas will love.  $135

Session A:  Three Wednesdays, 5/20 & 27, 6/3, 2:30-4:15pm

Session B:  Three Thursdays, 5/21 & 28, 6/4, 4:00-5:45pm

This will be a virtual class, taught via Zoom, with all supplies to be delivered to your home. Your child may choose either time above!

2020 Summer Camps!

Get outside the box and join us this summer for a week or more of spirited fun and super-creative art activities!  Try everything from circuit-making, screen printing, and mural painting to comic book creation, tie-dye, and Japanese fish printing.  Choose half-day morning or afternoon camps, or sign up for both, bring a lunch, and spend the whole day with Squirrelly!  (See options below for early drop-off and late pickup too.)  Register here!

JUNE 23 - 26:

Bus Stop Candy Shop

Tuesday through Friday, June 23-26, 9:30am-Noon  FULL

Back by popular demand!  In four days, kids have a blast making four different types of candy, from taffies to chocolates to marshmallow surprises.  Then, we’ll use our art and marketing skills to create our own Candy Shop logo and labels for our treats.  But that’s not all!  Because candy is so colorful and fun to paint, we will also spend the week creating a work of public art, candy-themed!  Kids will design and paint a 4-paneled mural to be installed at a Metro bus stop in our neighborhood, something to show off to friends for years to come. $190.

Action Figure Customization & Comic Book Creation

Tuesday through Friday, June 23-26, 1:00-3:30pm  FULL

Let your creative juices flow!  We'll spend the week creating our favorite main character in 3D - a real action figure to play with (designing, sculpting, sewing and more!)  Then, we'll learn concepts of comic book design and create adventures on paper, finishing with a hard-back book to take home.  Loads of maker fun and exercising the imagination!  $190.

JULY 20-23:

TED Camp (Technology, Engineering and Design!)

Monday through Thursday, July 20-23, 9:30am-Noon

Make circuits, design logos and t-shirts, build with Legos, and create art with electroluminescent wire -- and that's just the beginning.  This is a week of tinkering, designing, making, and learning -- a super-fun fusion of technology and art! $200.

Science + Art + Nature

Monday through Thursday, July 20-23, 1:00-3:30pm  FULL

Explore the outdoors and get inspired by nature to create some amazing works of art.  We'll practice scientific drawing, have some fun with photography, make paint from plants, and create some beautiful paintings, from landscapes to floral still-lifes.  A week of enjoying art and the out-of-doors! $185.

AUGUST 3 - 6:

Science + Art + Nature

Monday through Thursday, August 3-6, 9:30am-Noon

Explore the outdoors and get inspired by nature to create some amazing works of art.  We'll practice scientific drawing, have some fun with photography, make paint from plants, and create some beautiful paintings, from landscapes to floral still-lifes.  A week of enjoying art and the out-of-doors!   *FULL

Under the Sea

Monday through Thursday, August 3-6, 1:00-3:30pm

We'll spend this week sampling many wonderful artforms, while also exploring sea life!  We'll kick off the week by tie-dyeing a beach towel, sculpt sea creatures from polymer clay, then try the art of Gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing.  Throughout the week, we will also create an ocean-themed mural to adorn a local bus stop shelter -- a work of public art to show your friends for years to come.  *FULL

* If you are interested in a camp or class that is already full, please feel free to email info@squirrellyworkshop.com to be added to our waitlist!

AUGUST 17 - 20:

Intro to Screen Printing

Monday through Thursday, August 17-20, 9:30am-Noon

Master the art of screen printing!  We'll create our design and learn this really fun process, then create prints on paper and on tshirts!  In between steps, we'll fill our time with some outdoor exploration, watercolor painting, and more. $195.

TED Camp (Technology, Engineering and Design!)

Monday through Thursday, August 17-20, 1:00-3:30pm

Make circuits, design logos and t-shirts, build with Legos, and create art with electroluminescent wire -- and that's just the beginning.  This is a week of tinkering, designing, making, and learning -- a super-fun fusion of technology and art!  $200.

Summer Camp Notes:

Looking for a full day of camp?  Feel free to register for both morning and afternoon camps, and bring a lunch (no additional charge for the lunch hour.)  If you'd like to arrive at 8:30am or stay until 4:30 or 5pm, (additional $15 per hour) please just email info@squirrellyworkshop.com to arrange before and after care.  Thank you!

* If you are interested in a camp or class that is already full, please feel free to email info@squirrellyworkshop.com to be added to our waitlist, and be notified if new classes open up.  Thank you!

Looking for art on a different day or time than what's offered here?  Please email us at info@squirrellyworkshop.com or call 206-491-9965 with feedback as we will continue to add sessions! 

Thank you!

Click here to REGISTER for all Squirrelly camps and classes!

Unless indicated otherwise, all classes will take place at Wunderkind, the great coffee shop and play space on NE 55th in Bryant.  Parents are welcome to drop their children off for Squirrelly classes as usual, or stay and enjoy the Lego play space for little siblings, or nibbles and a latte or glass of wine at the Wunderkind cafe.  Visit www.wunderkindseattle.com for play rates and more info about Wunderkind.

Additional Care Before and After Class:

Need coverage before or after class?  Wunderkind offers additional care before or after class for $15/hour as well as student pick-up and transportation to Wunderkind for students at Bryant Elementary.  Contact Nick at Wunderkind for additional details:  nick@wunderkindseattle.com or 206-854-7186.

We love your feedback!

If there is a camp or class you would like to see at Squirrelly, please let us know.  If it would help you greatly to start class 30 minutes earlier, tell us that too.  Allergies, anxieties, favorite artists?  Please email or call us with anything you'd like to share.  We'd love to hear from you!  Call 206-491-9965, or email us at info@squirrellyworkshop.com

Hope to see you at Squirrelly very soon!

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