Camps & Classes for Elementary and Middle School Students
Welcome to Squirrelly! We are happy to welcome your young artists and makers for an exciting collection of art experiences in our lovely new home. All of the camps classes below are geared to ages 6 to 12, held after school throughout the school year, or all day in summer. With our new space, we also get to offer classes for Preschoolers (scroll to the very bottom!), as well as dedicated classes for Teens, 'Tweens and Adults.
Come visit us at the new studio in Sand Point Village (5414 Sand Point Way NE) as we turn it into an inspiring woodland wonderland! And, keep checking back here as we continue to add new classes weekly. Please contact us anytime with questions, suggestions, or payment plan and scholarship requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scroll down to see our Mid-Winter Break camps, Summer Camps, and Preschool classes!
Spring 2023 After-School Art Classes
We're so excited to have your child join us for this colorful collection of Spring classes in the new Sand Point studio! Pick and choose from any of the following series, or register for the whole 17 class season to guarantee your space in all classes, and save $55! Register here!
Note about Class Times: We aim to provide classes at varied times each day in hopes to accomodate everyone. If you don't find a class time that works for your child, please email email@example.com to tell us what is ideal for you. We may be able to adjust class times during the season. Also, all classes have a 15 minute "start-time window" to allow kids to settle, and give families plenty of time to get here. If a class is scheduled to start at 3pm, the main project instructions should begin about 3:15pm. Thank you for your feedback anytime!
Hooray for clay! Squirrelly has a brand new kiln, ready to get to work for your young potters. We'll have 5 weeks to take our time on some multi-week pottery classes and also delve into some other outside-of-the-box 3D art projects. Register now!
A: 5 Mondays, Feb 27 - March 27, 4:30-6:30pm, $275
B: 5 Tuesdays, Feb 28 - March 28, 3:30-5:30pm, $275
C: 5 Wednesdays, March 1-29, 2:30-4:30pm, FULL*
D: 5 Thursdays, March 2-30, 3:00-5:00pm, $275
E: 5 Fridays, March 3-31, 3:30-5:30pm, $265 (note: class will end at 4:30pm on 3/3)
Can't say enough about this beautiful artform, and it feels good to honor our Ukrainian friends. We'll use a wax-resist dyeing process to design and create amazing eggs that will last for years to come. This class will be offered to kids after-school in early April, and also on a couple of Saturdays for teens, adults, and families who would like to attend together.
A: Monday, April 3, 4:30-6:30pm, $50
B: Tuesday, April 4, 3:30-5:30pm, $50
C: Wednesday, April 5, 2:30-4:30pm, FULL*
D: Thursday, April 6, 3:00-5:00pm, $50
E: Friday, April 7, 3:30-5:30pm, $50
F: Saturday, April 1, 10:00am-Noon, $50 for kids, $35 for adults
G: Saturday, April 8, 10:00am-Noon, $50 for kids, $35 for adults
(Note: Since we will be using an open flame for the wax-resist, children under age 10 must attend Saturday classes with an adult.)
We love to honor our very favorites, Moms! In four weeks, kiddos will paint, build and design lovely gifts with their wonderful mothers in mind. We'll create enough gifts to share with Grandmas, as well as something special for Teacher Appreciation Week too. Register here!
A: 4 Mondays, April 17 & 24, May 1 & 8, 4:30-6:30pm, $195
B: 4 Tuesdays, April 18 & 25, May 2 & 9, 3:30-5:30pm, $195
C: 4 Wednesdays, April 19 & 26, May 3 & 10, 2:30-4:30pm, FULL*
D: 4 Thursdays, April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11, 3:00-5:00pm, $195
E: 4 Fridays, April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12, 3:30-5:30pm, $195
We'll start with piggy banks, and then explore paper mache even more to create two more beautiful and useful works of art (including a working lamp!) using paper, flour and water (plus paint, of course!) So messy, fun, and utilitarian! Register!
A: 3 Mondays, May 15-29, 4:30-6:30pm, $145
B: 3 Tuesdays, May 16-30, 3:30-5:30pm, $145
C: 3 Wednesdays, May 17-31, 2:30-4:30pm, FULL*
D: 3 Thursdays, May 18 - June 1, 3:00-5:00pm, $145
E: 3 Fridays, May 19 - June 2, 3:30-5:30pm, $145
This month, we'll jump all over the map. We'll put the kiln to work with ceramics, make gifts for Dads, watercolor, woodworking, open studio time, and more. And we'll end the school year with performance art (and karaoke!) Hope you'll join us!
A: 4 Mondays, June 5-26, 4:30-6:30pm, $190
B: 4 Tuesdays, June 6-27, 3:30-5:30pm, $190
C: 4 Wednesdays, June 7-28, 2:30-4:30pm, $190
D: 4 Thursdays, June 8-29, 3:00-5:00pm, $190
E: 4 Fridays, June 9-30, 3:30-5:30pm, $190
SAVE $55! Guarantee your spot in all 17 classes and save $55 by registering for the whole Spring Series (March thru June). REGISTER HERE for all Squirrelly classes!
Choose mornings or afternoons, or a bring a lunch and stay all day! We'll make the most of our days off school with some Squirrelly favorites: Marbling (see photo), acrylic painting on canvas, and cookie decorating in the morning -- ceramics, cooking, and jewelry making with resin in the afternoon.
A: 3 Mornings, Feb 22-24, 9:30-12pm, $165
B: 3 Afternoons, Feb 22-24, 1:00-3:30pm, $165
Summer Camps for Kids!
Come spend a week with Squirrelly this summer, diving into art experiences ranging from ceramics, mural painting and Japanese anime to candy-making, woodworking, and concocting bath bombs. Choose mornings, afternoons, or bring a lunch and stay all day! All camps run Monday through Thursday and have an option for before and after care. (Please indicate in the notes when you register if you'd need before/after care.) Explore the full menu below and Register today!
July 10 - 13
This week we'll celebrate the ways food and art play so well together! We'll create edible works of art, from elaborate cakes and pizzas to beautiful sushi rolls. And, we'll let food inspire us as we draw, paint, print and sculpt (including special ceramic cereal bowls with surprises inside!) $290
In the afternoon, we'll take our palettes to the park and paint landscapes, create large scale "land art", find patterns in nature, have fun with photography, and let nature inspire us as we draw, paint and create. $275
July 17 - 20
We'll let our creative brains take a trip to Japan for the week and celebrate this beautiful, rich culture. From Shibori indigo dyeing and Gyotaku fish printing to Anime comic drawing and sushi making, kids will love the projects and have some wonderful treats and wearable art to bring home. $290.
This is a two-week Ceramics and Sculpture camp! In order to allow time for clay to dry, be fired, then glazed, we need two weeks to truly create our finished works of art. (If doing both weeks is impossible for your schedule, we can adjust projects to finish in one and pick up at a later date.) $525 for two weeks, $295 for Week 1 only.
July 24 - 27
Open your mind to imagine travelling to a different continent each day, learning and creating art from other cultures! We'll visit Australia, Italy, Asia and South America -- then get inspired to paint, cook, create with textiles, make jewelry and toys and more! $275
This is a two-week Ceramics and Sculpture camp! In order to allow time for clay to dry, be fired, then glazed, we need two weeks to truly create our finished works of art. (If doing both weeks is impossible for your schedule, we can adjust projects to finish in one and pick up at a later date.) $525 for two weeks, $295 for Week 2 only.
July 31 - August 3
Breathe in the essential oils this week, and have fun developing your own line of wellness products (with creative logos and labels, of course!) Lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, soap and even candles and ceramic votive holders. Plenty of products to keep and share! And plenty of time for visual arts in between. $275.
Geared to ages 9 and up (same camp offered Aug 28-31 is geared a bit younger) -- we'll spend the week planning and painting a mural that will beautify a local bus stop shelter. And, we'll experiment with 4 different candy recipes including taffy, hard candies, and chocolates. So fun to visit your own public art for years to come, and of course pretty fun to make and eat candy. $275.
August 14 - 17
Learn basic woodworking skills (measure twice, cut once, drill & screw, sanding, hammer & nails) and complete some cool projects to be proud of, and play with for the rest of summer. This camp is geared to kids ages 9 and older. (Feel free to email us with questions!) $295
This is a two-week Ceramics and Sculpture camp, geared to ages 9 and up. In order to allow time for clay to dry, be fired, then glazed, we need two weeks to truly create our finished works of art. (If doing both weeks is impossible for your schedule, we can adjust projects to finish in one and pick up at a later date.) $525 for two weeks, $295 for Week 1 only.
August 21 - 24
Got that perfect business idea? Let your imagination run wild, and then get those ideas on paper! Work on your own or with a group to create a budget and business plan, logo, marketing materials (including tshirts printed with your logo) and even your products. $290. (Geared to ages 9 and up.)
This is a two-week Ceramics and Sculpture camp, geared to ages 9 and up. In order to allow time for clay to dry, be fired, then glazed, we need two weeks to truly create our finished works of art. (If doing both weeks is impossible for your schedule, we can adjust projects to finish in one and pick up at a later date.) $525 for two weeks, $295 for Week 2 only.
August 28 - 31
A Squirrelly favorite! We'll spend the week planning and painting a mural that will beautify a local bus stop shelter. And, we'll experiment with 4 different candy recipes including taffy, hard candies, and chocolates. So fun to visit your own public art for years to come, and of course pretty fun to make and eat candy. $275.
In our last week of summer, we'll take our palettes to the park and paint landscapes, create large scale "land art", find patterns in nature, have fun with photography, and let nature inspire us as we draw, paint and create. $275.
Art Experiences for Preschoolers
We can't wait to welcome your littlest artists into our woodland wonderland for some tactile, colorful, creative fun (plus some snacks and story time too!) Choose Valentine or Springtime Art below, and know that our schedule will keep building. Mother's Day Gift Making for Preschoolers is coming soon! Please contact us with feedback about days and times that are best for your family and we will try our best to create the ideal schedule. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off. If dropping off, no diapers please. Thank you! Register here!
In our first session, little artists will get messy and have fun creating Valentines and gifts for their loved ones -- we promise you parents some special treasures. Time for cozy stories and snacks too.
Choose one or both for Valentine gift making and fun!
In three consecutive weeks, preschoolers will celebrate the fresh excitement of spring and experiment with artforms including pottery, painting, and print-making. Can't wait!
* If you are interested in a camp or class that is already full, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 206-491-9965 with feedback as we will continue to add sessions!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you at Squirrelly very soon!