Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Creative Solutions for Winter Break


  • Art Classes for Kids in Portland Oregon
  • Resources for Parents of Creative Kids

With holiday break looming at the end of the week, I offer this list of hands-on creative classes and things to do over the winter holiday. (Editor’s note: In my opinion, an art class or drama workshop is a great gift for the right kid.)

OregonMom.com (Where to go with kids in tow)
Check out this is great website for parents. It covers a a broad spectrum of information relevant to anyone raising kids in Oregon. Specific to this list - the site includes a comprehensive list of art resources for kids.

Here are a few more resources.

Oregon Art & Theater Classes for Kids
Portland/Metro Area

My Masterpiece Art Studio
This site is loaded with things to do - I love to work in a studio atmosphere, and so will creative kids. The website lists fund Art Camp Workshops – click here to see a list of events offered during Winter Break and Spring Break.

Click here for a Winter Break 2010 flyer

Portland Childrens’ Museum
Winter Break Camps
Avoid cabin fever! Let us entertain the kids with cool winter projects. For children age 4 1/2 to 12. December 20-23 and December 27-30 from 10:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00pm.

Winter Camp Ages 6-10 Years
December 20, 21, 22 & 23 or
December 27, 28, 29 & 30
9am-5pm

Portland Art Museum Family Programs
The Portland Art Museum offers tours, demonstrations, performances, story times, and hands-on activities designed to spark the imaginations and creativity of our youngest visitors and their families while fostering art appreciation. CHILDREN UNDER 17 ARE FREE!


No School Art School
1639 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon

1639 NE Alberta St., Portland, Oregon
While the kids are out of school, Art School is IN SESSION. Jennifer Wells Design, DIY Lounge and a wide variety of local artist/teachers are teaming up to offer an amazingly comprehensive art program for kids age 6-12! This camp operates as three art workshops in one dynamic day. Children participate in unique art and music projects, art history education, and cultural diversity, while gaining insight into themselves and the world around them.

In case you still need more ideas - Visit the Omamas blog on OregonLive.com for listings for ideas for winter break camps.