Visual & Hands-On Arts

After School Art Club at Yucandu Art Studio

Join the Yucandu Art Club - the perfect after-school activity for artsy kids in grades kindergarten through six! Yucandu Art Club members get to try a variety of projects and artist-quality materials in the Yucandu Studio, where getting messy is just part of the fun!

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Play Street Museum's Craft Co. Pop-Up Art Studio

Visit Play Street Museum's newest attraction – the Pop-Up Art Studio! In the studio, kids can focus on process art, which allows children to develop their own creations. Process art is more about the creation, imagination, and development rather than the final art projects. Children develop a sense of independence and confidence in creating their own artwork. They will be using recycled and new materials to make, explore, and create. Reservations are required.

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is a partnership between the Parkway and Rockwood School Districts that provides high-quality programs for all ages. Many programs are open to residents of all St. Louis area school districts, not just Parkway and Rockwood. Choose from a wide variety of sports programs (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, year-round group and private swim instruction (starting at age 6 months!), instructional camps and clinics, fitness (family yoga, zumba, boot camp), martial arts, arts & crafts, computer skills, orchestra, dance, outdoor education, and even family adventure travel opportunities like Smoky Mountains Adventure, Ozarks Rocks and more. 

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Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Engaging the community through art and nature.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks.

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Artscope

Artscope offers a variety of art classes, education programs and workshops for the whole family. All programs are in an open format, allowing children to explore their creative ideas on their own terms. New and exciting classes include:

Creative Cottage Saturdays are drop-in classes held every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Artscope's Creative Cottage in Tower Grove Park. Classes are for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Crayola World of Design After School Programs

Imagine Arts Academy presents Crayola World of Design after-school art programs, where kids use art concepts and techniques as a way to interact with and learn about the world. We put the emphasis on art as a problem-solving tool, as a career path, as a way to learn about different places and cultures, and more. 

Kids learn many different techniques, like sculpting, illustration, painting, and textile artistry. They take home Crayola art supplies so they can build on their in-class projects at home, and they make a different in-class project each week! Projects are based on your child's interpretation of each week's theme.

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design offers art and enrichment classes for all ages, as well as Parent and Me, and Grandparent and Me classes. You'll find opportunities to work with clay, metals, fiber, glass and wood. With classess ranging from one-day workshops to 3-6 week courses, introductory to advanced, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is well equipped to provide exceptional hands-on learning experiences. Whatever your artistic journey, Craft Alliance can help you reach your destination. Two locations: Grand Center and Delmar Loop.

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Toddler Tinker Time
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.

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Purina Farms Visitor Center Experience
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021

Purina Farms has reopened its Visitor Center for 2021 where families can experience the popular Purina Incredible Dog Show, watch cow milking demonstrations, take a wagon ride around the rolling hills of the property and lots more.

 

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Twilight Thursdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Free outdoor concerts are back at the Missouri History Museum. The popular Twilight Tuesdays concert series is now the Twilight Thursdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum. These concerts include an impressive line-up: Isley Brothers Tribute, Tina Turner Tribute, The Chuck Berry Band and more.

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Trike Town at The Magic House

Adventures abound at Trike Town, the outdoor, child-size city at The Magic House. Kids can pick out their favorite little red tricycle and explore the entire city. The adventure includes a stop at the craft shop, where kids can create their own fall-themed craft, a candy shop, firehouse and more. 

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