Kids Art Classes in Westford

Children’s Weekly Classes at The Maker Farm

Creativity and imagination abound in our weekly school-year classes. From masterpiece art to sewing, our unique classes are designed to tap into children’s natural curiosity and unbridled imaginations. There is no “right way” nor “wrong way” at the Maker Farm just a wonderful journey down the path of the child’s imagination guided by our experienced teaching staff.

 

NOTE: There are no classes held during school vacations and holidays. Please do not drop off more than 5 minutes prior to a class at The Maker Farm as staff is busy prepping lessons and doing farm chores! Classes missed can often, but not always, be made up. Please check in with Emily (info@themakerfarm.com) about make-up lessons and prorating.

MONDAYS (Fall 2018- Spring 2019)

Homeschool Art Lab

Ages: 6-12
Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Maker: Emily Piper

Literary Art (Fall 2018)
2018: September 17 – December 10
No class on school vacations & holidays

Join us each week for art inspired by favorite young adult and children’s literature from Harry Potter to Alice in Wonderland to Where the Wild Things Are and more! We will paint, draw, use clay. sew and build

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Claymation Storytelling (Winter 2019)
2019: January 7 – March 25, 2019
No classes on school vacations & holidays

In this session, children will study famous Claymation videos and create their own storyline with their own Claymation character! We will create props, sets and more as well as storyboards. In the final weeks of class, kids will use Stop Motion on The Maker Farm’s IPADS and film their stories.

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The Curious Artist (Spring 2019)
2019: April 8 – June 24
No classes on school vacations & holidays

Young artists will explore many types of art with a myriad of teacher-led and class-led themes. Children love the art of Ancient Egypt and Native Americans. They may also decided upon creating works of art inspired by dinosaurs, outer space, Mother Nature … the possibilities are endless.

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Sew Fun!

Our program has made a few changes! We are now offering a joint class for our novice and experienced seamstresses and tailors, however, our experienced sewers have the option of an extended class to cover more challenging projects between 5:15 and 5:45. Each week we will focus on machine skills, cutting, gluing, making templates and handsewing. We have lots of fun projects and themes this year to keep your young crafter inspired!

Junior Sewing
Ages: 7+
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm


Extended Senior Sewing
Ages: 8+
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm

Get Cozy
2018: September 17 – November 5
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Holiday Gifts
2018: November 12 – December 17
Classes will be held on 11/12 and 11/19

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Jim Henson Inspired Creatures & Puppets
2019: January 7 – February 11
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Room ReDo
2019: March 4 – April 8
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Fun with Polka Dots
2019: April 29 – June 10
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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CARE FARMING: Express Yourself (Mondays)

Ages: 8-10
Mondays, 3:00 to 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills. We will spend quality time with the animals, learn about their proper care, and work together to complete barnyard chores. We will enjoy the many benefits of the natural world surrounding the farm, in addition to participating in farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

September 17 – October 29, 2018
No class Oct 8

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November 5 – December 17, 2018
No class Nov 12

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January 7 – February 25, 2019
No class Jan 21 & Feb 18

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March 11 – April 22, 2019
No class Apr 15

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April 29 – June 10, 2019
No class May 27

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CARE FARMING: Live. Laugh. Farm. (Mondays)

Ages: 6-8
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group is designed specifically for horse lovers! We will learn about horse care, tack, and enjoy an occasional pony ride. We will also spend time learning about, caring for, and having fun with the many other animals on the farm, and participate in seasonal gardening. Through our experiences, we will learn about and practice healthy social, self-esteem, and coping skills. In addition, we will enjoy farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

September 17 – October 29, 2018
No class Oct 8

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November 5 – December 17, 2018
No class Nov 12

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January 7 – February 25, 2019
No class Jan 21 & Feb 18

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March 11 – April 22, 2019
No class Apr 15

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April 29 – June 10, 2019
No class May 27

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TUESDAYS (Fall 2018- Spring 2019)

The Maker Farm Theater for Young People

Ages: 6-10
Tuesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Director: Emily Piper

Join Director Emily Piper at The Maker Farm for theater in OUR BARN! Yes we will perform in the beautiful stable as we have transformed our first floor of our barn into a theater and art space.

Little House on the Big Farm
2018: September 11 – December 4
No classes on school vacations & holidays
FINAL SHOW: December 4 at 6:00 pm

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The Princess and the Pea (Farm style)
2019: March 5 – May 21
No classes on school vacations & holidays
FINAL SHOW: May 21 at 6:00 pm

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CARE FARMING: Holy Cow! (Tuesdays)

Ages: 11+
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will spend time learning about, caring for, and socializing with the many animals at The Maker Farm! This program is designed to focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills.

September 18 – October 30, 2018
No class Oct 9

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November 6 – December 18, 2018

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January 8 – February 26, 2019
No class Jan 22 & Feb 19

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March 12 – April 23, 2019
No class Apr 16

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April 30 – June 11, 2019

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CARE FARMING: Just Be Me … Fun on the Farm (Tuesdays)

Ages: 6-8
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will enjoy the many benefits of the natural world surrounding the farm. We will spend quality time with the animals, learn about their proper care, and work together to complete barnyard chores. Utilizing the miracle of nature, we will learn and practice healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills. We will also enjoy farm-themed arts, crafts, and games.

September 18 – October 30, 2018
No class Oct 9

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November 6 – December 18, 2018

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January 8 – February 26, 2019
No class Jan 22 & Feb 19

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March 12 – April 23, 2019
No class Apr 16

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April 30 – June 11, 2019

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WEDNESDAYS (Fall 2018- Spring 2019)

Pony Love!

Ages: 7+
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Maker: Emily Piper

This class is for the novice horse enthusiast who wants to learn about horsemanship, animal care, farm life and who want to ride horses! Our harnesses have also arrived, so we will also learn the art of driving! We have added to our staff for this popular class to allow for more riding time on our wonderful horses – Hank, Monty, Atticus, Gracie and Holly. Kids will also work with our miniature horses and small ponies.

FALL 2018
2018: September 19 – October 24
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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SPRING 2019
2019: May 1 – June 5
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Dino Adventures

Ages: 4-6
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 am
October 10 – November 28, 2018 (No classes on Halloween or Thanksgiving week)
Maker: Lisa Arrigo

This class will focus on hands on Dinosaur fun! What is a Paleontologist? What is an Archaeologist? How many kinds of dinosaurs were there? We will discuss this and more with fun creative hands on art-based projects that make learning fun!

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Pony Art and Book Club – Fall 2018

Ages: 6+
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
November 7 – December 19, 2018 (No classes on school vacations & holidays)
Maker: Emily Piper

This class will focus on favorite horse literature and horse art from clay to acrylics. We will also visit the barn each week to spend time with the horses. Kids will groom and feed in our charming 19th century stable.  Books will be decided upon according to age and interest of participants – there are a lot of wonderful books from which to choose!

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CARE FARMING: Holy Cow! (Wednesdays)

Ages: 11+
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will spend time learning about, caring for, and socializing with the many animals at The Maker Farm! This program is designed to focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills.

September 19 – October 31, 2018

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November 7 – December 19, 2018
No class Nov 21

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January 9 – February 27, 2019
No class Feb 20

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March 13 – April 24, 2019
No class Apr 17

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May 1 – June 12, 2019

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CARE FARMING: Express Yourself (Wednesdays)

Ages: 8-10
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills. We will spend quality time with the animals, learn about their proper care, and work together to complete barnyard chores. We will enjoy the many benefits of the natural world surrounding the farm, in addition to participating in farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

September 19 – October 31, 2018

CLASS FULL

November 7 – December 19, 2018
No class Nov 21

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January 9 – February 27, 2019
No class Feb 20

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March 13 – April 24, 2019
No class Apr 17

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May 1 – June 12, 2019

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THURSDAYS (Fall 2018- Spring 2019)

The Maker Farm Conservatory

Ages: 10-Adult
Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Director: Emily Piper

Join Director Emily Piper at The Maker Farm for theater in OUR BARN! Yes we will perform in the beautiful stable as we have transformed our first floor of our barn into a theater and art space.

Hamlet
2018: September 20 – November 17
No classes on school vacations & holidays
PERFORMANCES: Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

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Our Town (back by popular demand!)
2019: March 7 – May 16
No classes on school vacations & holidays
PERFORMANCES: Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm

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CARE FARMING: Natural Wonders (Thursdays)

Ages: 4-6
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will explore the wonders of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills, social and relationship skills, and self-esteem building skills. We will spend quality time with the animals, and have fun with farm-themed arts, crafts, and games.

September 20 – November 1, 2018

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November 8 – December 20, 2018
No class Nov 22

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January 10 – February 28, 2019
No class Feb 21

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March 14 – April 25, 2019
No class Apr 18

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May 2 – June 13, 2019

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CARE FARMING: Live. Laugh. Farm. (Thursdays)

Ages: 8-10
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group is designed specifically for horse lovers! We will learn about horse care, tack, and enjoy an occasional pony ride. We will also spend time learning about, caring for, and having fun with the many other animals on the farm, and participate in seasonal gardening. Through our experiences, we will learn about and practice healthy social, self-esteem, and coping skills. In addition, we will enjoy farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

September 20 – November 1, 2018

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November 8 – December 20, 2018
No class Nov 22

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January 10 – February 28, 2019
No class Feb 21

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March 14 – April 25, 2019
No class Apr 18

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May 2 – June 13, 2019

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FRIDAYS (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

Masterpiece Art

Ages: 6-10
Fridays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Maker: Emily Piper

In this favorite class, young artists will explore many types of media from paint to clay to photography and even sewing! Each session will focus on a fun, kid-friendly theme.

Farm Life
2018: September 21 – October 26
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Holiday Spirit
2018: November 2 – December 14
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Imaginarium
2019: January 11 – February 15
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Partytime
2019: March 8 – April 12
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Fairies, Gnomes, Nymphs, Wizards
2019: May 3 – June 14
No classes on school vacations & holidays

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Dino Adventures

Ages: 6+
Fridays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
January 11 – February 15, 2019
Maker: Lisa Arrigo

This class will focus on hands on Dinosaur fun! What is a Paleontologist? What is an Archaeologist? How many kinds of dinosaurs were there? We will discuss this and more with fun creative hands-on, art-based projects that make learning fun!

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