Children's Workshops and School Vacation Camps

Children’s Workshops & School Year Vacation Camps
at The Maker Farm

When school is out, send your children over to the Maker Farm for workshops filled with creativity, exploration, friendships, and fun. We offer workshops and camps for most Westford “out of school” days – holidays, early release days, February & April vacation weeks, and more!

 

In each of our full day workshops, there will be an art component as well as time spent on the farm with animals in our wonderful, 18th century horse barn. Throughout the year, we will paint on canvas, create mixed-media masterpieces, work with clay and learn to sew using our flock of Singer sewing machines. The Maker Farm is made up of our Crafting Cottage, Barn Lounge, Horse Barn, Carriage House and Hayloft. Each is suited up with art and craft supplies as well as snuggly animals!

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Art of Love (in Westford)

Ages: 6+
Monday, January 20, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)

Maker: Emily Piper
Location: WESTFORD SCHOOLHOUSE
Limit: 14
Extended care available upon request.

What better day of the year to celebrate love and peace than on Martin Luther King Day? This will be the FINAL art workshop in our beloved Westford Schoolhouse. Kids are encouraged to bring their Valentine class list and we will have our annual Valentine-Making-Buffet complete with TONS of stamps, stickers, paper punches, embossing machines and more. Plus, we will also create a snowman portrait of each child’s family on canvas using acrylics. These are two of my favorite workshops combined into one. A great way to say goodbye to our little crafty Schoolhouse.

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FEBRUARY BREAK CAMPS

The Masters: An Ode to the Creative Genius

Ages: 6+
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Emily Piper and Staff
Location: Pepperell
Limit: 20
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.
BUS – we will have a bus shuttle from Westford location to Pepperell during MA break week; pick-up is at 8:40 am; 12 spots each day; write “bus please” in the Comment box during checkout

SCHEDULE (Sign up for one day or multiple)

  • Monday: Jim Henson: Muppet Sewing
  • Tuesday: Bill Peet: The Art of Drawing Animals
  • Wednesday: Van Gogh: Painting a Farm Starry Night
  • Thursday: Andy Warhol: Feline and Canine Pop Art Painting
  • Friday: Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Fairy Garden

MA February Break Dates:

February 17-21, 2020

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NH February Break Dates:

February 24-28, 2020

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Let’s Bake!

Ages: 6+
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Lisa Arrigo and Staff
Location: Pepperell
Limit: 12
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.
BUS – we will have a bus shuttle from Westford location to Pepperell during MA break week; pick-up is at 8:40 am; 12 spots each day; write “bus please” in the Comment box during checkout

This week will focus on scratch baking as well as food art and craft!  February is the perfect time to have fun in the kitchen!

 

SCHEDULE (Sign up for one day or multiple)

  • Monday: Eat Like a Pig! Swine Cupcakes and More
  • Tuesday: Cookie Monstah!
  • Wednesday: Up on a Pedestal: The Cakery
  • Thursday: Feed It to the Dog: Pup and Pony Treats
  • Friday: Partytime! Cake, Decor, and More

MA February Break Dates:

February 17-21, 2020

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NH February Break Dates:

February 24-28, 2020

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Springtime on the Farm: Art and Animals

Ages: 6+
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)

Maker: Emily Piper
Location: PEPPERELL FARM
Limit: 14
Extended care available upon request.

Join us at The Maker Farm at Bancroft for a fun day spent with our friendly barnyard animals and horses. We will have pony rides, barn time and create Springtime animal fairy gardens in our Crafting Cottage complete with clay animals, live plants, seeds and more. We will also create a Springtime fox painting on canvas using acrylics and mixed-media tools.

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APRIL BREAK CAMPS

A Springtime Celebration!

Ages: 6+
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Emily Piper and Staff
Location: Pepperell
Limit: 20
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.
BUS – we will have a bus shuttle from Westford location to Pepperell during MA break week; pick-up is at 8:40 am; 12 spots each day; write “bus please” in the Comment box during checkout

Lots of animal time with Emily and staff in The Crafting Cottage and the Great Outdoors!

 

SCHEDULE (Sign up for one day or multiple)

  • Monday: Let’s Grow: Sprout Fairy Gardens and Clay Sculpture
  • Tuesday: A Flower Fest! Embellishing Animal Paintings and More with Flowers
  • Wednesday: Gnome Home: Tiny Gardening for Tiny Creatures
  • Thursday: Tweet! Tweet! Sewing 101: Sew a Birdy in a Nest
  • Friday: The Beauty of the Earth: Painting on Canvas for our very own Farm Art Museum Pop-up!

MA April Break Dates:

April 20-24, 2020

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NH April Break Dates:

April 27 – May 1, 2020

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Creature Feature

Ages: 6+
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Lisa Arrigo and Staff
Location: Pepperell
Limit: 12
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.
BUS – we will have a bus shuttle from Westford location to Pepperell during MA break week; pick-up is at 8:40 am; 12 spots each day; write “bus please” in the Comment box during checkout

Students will be led in science, art and craft projects with hands-on learning on our farm!

 

SCHEDULE (Sign up for one day or multiple)

  • Monday: Dangerous Creatures: Sharks, Dinos, and Donkeys (yes, DONKEYS!)
  • Tuesday: Barnyard Babies
  • Wednesday: Bunny-rific!
  • Thursday: Healthy as a Horse
  • Friday: Get Your Goat On!

MA April Break Dates:

April 20-24, 2020

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NH April Break Dates:

April 27 – May 1, 2020

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Pony Love!

Ages: 6+
Monday-Friday (Full week)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Lori Caouette and Staff
Location: Pepperell
Limit: 8
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.
BUS – we will have a bus shuttle from Westford location to Pepperell during MA break week; pick-up is at 8:40 am; 12 spots each day; write “bus please” in the Comment box during checkout

In this weeklong workshop, children will learn riding, horsemanship, and make horse art with our licenses riding instructor, Lori Caouette, and staff in our INDOOR arena.

MA April Break Dates:

April 20-24, 2020

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NH April Break Dates:

April 27 – May 1, 2020

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