creative work for kids

Howdy Makers

Creative work is the work of childhood. Children are built to tinker, to play, to create, and to make meaning of their world with their hands. We give them the space, materials, tools, and guidance to do their best work. Let's make stuff, together!


3:30-5pm All Summer Long!

Open workshop sessions with guided access to our whole shop full of cool maker materials, tools, and project ideas. During our Maker Club sessions, makers will get to choose their own creative path with lots of support and guidance from our instructors. Think woodworking, fiber arts, creative build & play with some good old-fashioned arts & crafts. Each week, we'll introduce a new material, technique, or tool to keep things interesting.

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  • Field Trips

    Come to us or, we’ll come to you. We can facilitate workshops for up to 30 makers at a time. Browse our top ten workshops or reach out to collaborate. We have a deep understanding of curriculum standards and are pros at alligning meaningful maker experiences with your goals. Become a partner school and receive preferred scheduling, free consulting, and discounted workshops when you book us for the school year.

  • Clubs

    We now serve more than a dozen schools each week through our afterschool and day-time enrichment programs. Creative enrichments help to increase student motivation, engagement, school buy-in, and exposes students to new challenges and opportunities. We are now scheduling for spring and fall 2023.

  • Professional Development

    Creative work is a way of teaching and learning that can be incorporated into the classroom in a variety of ways. We teach educators how to create meaningful hands-on experiences without the extra stress.Using our Shop Model, we empower educators to get their hands dirty, make mistakes, and get creative (even if they say they can’t even draw a stick figure!).

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Let's Party

Celebrate with Creative Play

Now hosting private events for kids ages 5-18. Pick your project, grab some treats & your crew, we'll take care of the rest.

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Maker Camp

Heritage Crafts & Skill-Building Projects for Kids

Written by C&A founder Delanie Holton-Fessler, Maker Camp contains heritage crafts and skill-building projects for kids as well as loads of tips and tricks for working with kids.

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