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 (Winter - Spring 2019)

Homeschool Art Lab

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

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

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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Animal Rescuers

We love all of our animals here at The Maker Farm, but did you know that there are places all over the world that help animals? This class will introduce students to our Maker Farm Residents and we will explore and learn about programs everywhere that help animals — from the Gentle Barn and the Happily Ever Esther Animal Sanctuary to The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. We will also find out how we can help in our own communities!

Ages: 5-8
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Limit: 10

It’s Spring!
2019: March 4 – April 8

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Barnyard Babies!
2019: April 22 – June 3
No classes on Memorial Day

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TUESDAYS (Winter - 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.

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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WEDNESDAYS (Winter - 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.

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

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Animal Love!

Ages: 5-10
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
2019: March 6 – April 10
Maker: Emily Piper + Jennifer Hunt
Limit: 14

The farm and its animals come to life in the Spring! This year, The Maker Farm will be adding new baby goats, a small pig, chicks and hopefully, alpaca to our “farm”ily. In this class, children will work with our animals to learn animal care skills. And, the kids will also act as teachers – to our new animal friends who need to learn all about The Maker Farm! We will also work in our barns and gardens to prep the farm for spring and summer. And, of course, create a few animal art masterpieces with Miss Emily.

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Lil’ Sprouts Farm, Garden and Nutrition Class

Ages: 2-5 (w/ caregivers)
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:45 am
March 20- May 1, 2019
Maker: Megan Curran, Licensed Nutritionist
Limit: 10 families

Join licensed nutritionist Megan Curran in the hoophouse, schoolhouse and Maker gardens for a very special class with your little one!  Learn about happy, nutritious food and how to grow it!  Plus,  play with our animals and enjoy the warm Springtime dirt.  Children will take home seedling to get your own garden started- and knowledge which will last them a lifetime.

Let’s Grow!
2019: March 20- May 1

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Sunny Days!
2019: May 8 – June 12

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THURSDAYS (Winter - 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.

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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FRIDAYS (Winter - 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.

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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Everything Cupcakes

Ages: 6-10
Fridays, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
March 1 – April 5, 2019
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Max: 10 children

This class will focus on all things cupcakes – Baking, frosting, decorating and eating! Each week will feature a different cupcake design for students to work on that sets easy, realistic steps to create fun, whimsical designs. Baking is a form of art! Come bake with us!

 

*Please note, although we always try to be nut-free at The Maker Farm, some items may contain traces of nuts in production. If your child has a severe nut allergy, please let us know beforehand so that lessons can be planned accordingly.

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