Maker Break

Fun, engaging art and technology workshops for kids this Spring Break. Best for ages 8-12.

Clay Workshops (registration suggested because of limited space)

Hands-on clay workshops presented by Northern Clay Center. Kids can pick up their creations the week following each workshop.

  • Saint Anthony Park: April 3, 1-3 p.m.
  • Arlington Hills: April 6, 1-3 p.m. 
  • Merriam Park: April 7, 2-4 p.m.

Media Arts Workshops

Technology-infused workshops that teach kids how to create art through the use of new media and technology. Presented by Saint Paul Public Schools' DigitalWorks program.

Stop-Motion Animation

  • Rice Street: April 3, 1-3 p.m.
  • Rice Street: April 4, 2-4 p.m.

Creating Animated Stories

  • Rice Street: April 5, 1-3 p.m.

Geometric Patterning in Islamic Art

  • Rondo: April 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Rondo: April 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Rondo: April 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Digital Music Composition 

  • Rondo: April 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Rondo: April 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Rice Street: April 7, 1-3 p.m.
  • Rice Street: April 8, 3-5 p.m.  

ArtStart Workshops

Build basic art skills and learn about stewardship for the environment, as artists guide kids through fun and creative art making experiences. Presented by ArtStart.

Japanese Zen Gardens

  • George Latimer Central: April 3, 2-4 p.m.
  • Dayton's Bluff: April 4, 1-3 p.m.

Bangle & Beads

  • Highland Park: April 4, 1-3 p.m.

Goin' Buggy with BugBots

  • Riverview: April 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Sun Ray: April 5, 2-4 p.m.

Junk Paleontology

  • Hamline Midway: April 3, 3-5 p.m.
  • West 7th: April 6, 1-3 p.m.

Cookies & Canvas - Currently full! A waitlist is available.

Hayden Heights: April 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Does your child have the itch to be artistic? Come to Cookies and Canvas lead by Alyssa Costopoulos. Children will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful canvas painting. Enjoy milk, juice and cookies while they wait for the painting to dry! Open to ages 8-14. Join the waitlist.

This series was made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Special thanks to Saint Paul Public Schools' DigitalWorks program.