Hi, my name is Erin and I am not crafty. I was a business major who hates the idea of getting dirty. This also involves all things that use glue, glitter and paint with my children. Of course the Gods have blessed me with little girls who love all things messy and colorful. As the holidays approach, I see these over-achieving Moms on Facebook sewing ornaments and making Popsicle reindeer and I know that it’s an area that I’m definitely lacking in the parenting department.
In order to fill this void, I do what any other “Smarty Mom” would do… I enroll them in classes at Small Hands Big Art! The winter classes and workshops that they offer would make any Pinterest Board jealous. As always the projects that they bring home are prize-worthy and become yearly Christmas décor in our home. Or if you have that Grandma that wants nothing more than a homemade gift from the grandchildren, then look not further. These little items they bring home are so precious they are sure to put a tear in Grandma’s eyes.
My advice this December? Get in these classes at SHBA before they fill up, because they will. Can’t attend one of the camps? Check out the amazing blogs from the owner of Small Hands Big Art, Jennifer Bryant. She has super cool blogs that walk you through projects you can do with your little ones in all shapes and sizes.
Here is just a sample the classes that are offered this month at Small Hands Big Art but check the website for the full listing of classes.
Classes average $35 and offer a 10% sibling discount.
ESCORT YOUR ELF
Ages Toddler to Preschool
Friday, Dec. 12, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Friday, Dec. 19, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Accompany your child(ren) to paint & be-dazzle to their heart’s content creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces that will surely rack up some bonus points with everyone on your gift list! This could be a special outing for your child(ren) and their grandparent(s) or other adult friend(s)/caregivers! Five open-ended project stations chock full of seasonal colorful & stimulating materials will be set up for you & your child to work at your own pace! Projects + materials will be geared towards children age 18m – preschool.
Ages 4 – 14
Sat. Dec. 13th, 1:30 – 3:00pm and 3:30 – 5:00pm
Each year, we host two spectacularly fun workshops inspired by the most famous reindeer of all! Click here to feast your eyes on last year’s creations! Hmmmm…. wonder how we’ll outdo ourselves this year… You’ll just have to join us to find out!
HANDMADE GIFT PAJAMA-RAMA
Ages 4 – 14
Friday, Dec. 12th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Friday, Dec. 19th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Do you really want to drag the kids through Target searching for last minute holiday gifts for their friends & family? Wouldn’t you rather dress them in their holiday jimmy-jams (that are ok to get messy) & drop them off with us? We rest our case. We’ll have several different stations set up with unique and colorful arts & crafts supplies, and after getting their creative juices flowing, they’ll be free to follow their creative whimsy! They can stick with our examples or come up with their own ideas!
Saturday, Dec. 20th, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Inspired by the little helpers who report to the Big Boss at the ‘Pole, artists will create a unique elf & super fancy elf workshop that will become a cherished part of your family’s holiday tradition!
WINTER/HOLIDAY THEMED MINI CAMPS
Tuesday, Dec. 23rd, 9:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:00pm
Winter/Holiday mixed media arts & crafts will be the focus today. Last minute gifts? Check! Holiday decorations? Check Check!
NEW YEARS MIXED MEDIA MINI CAMPS
Friday, Jan. 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, Jan. 3rd, 1:30 – 4:30pm
We’ll plan a variety of fun mixed media art projects, which could include painting, drawing, chalk pastel, oil pastel, etc. No holiday crafts!