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 and in our wonderful, 19th 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 Farmhouse Studios, Barn Classroom, Apple Shed, Schoolhouse and Outdoor Classroom. Each is suited up with art and craft supplies as well as snuggly animals!

December Break 2018

Wed, Dec 26: Snow Art

Ages: 5+
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(or) Half Day: 9:00 am – noon
Maker: Emily Piper

Snowman family portrait acrylics on canvas and a snowy day watercolor mixed media.

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Thu, Dec 27: Holiday Cookie-a-Thon and Apron Sewing

Ages: 5+
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(or) Half Day: 9:00 am – noon
Maker: Emily Piper

Sew an adorable winter apron and bake and decorate TONS of sugar cookies! A workshop favorite!

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Fri, Dec 28: A Very Pony Holiday

Ages: 5+
Friday, December 28, 2018
Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(or) Half Day: 9:00 am – noon
Maker: Emily Piper

Wintry pony art, peppermint pony treats and winter horsemanship (pony rides if weather permits!).

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January 21, 2019

The Art of the Snowman: Glitter Painting on Canvas

Ages: 6+
Monday, January 21, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Our full day workshops feature an art component as well as time spent on the farm with animals and in our wonderful, 19th century horse barn.

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Arctic Animals

Ages: 5-8
Monday, January 21, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Think it is cold here? Just wait until we learn about the animals who inhabit the arctic and how they survive the cold temperatures! Hands on crafts and fun!

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January 22, 2019

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Winter Fairy Gardening

Ages: 6+
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Our full day workshops feature an art component as well as time spent on the farm with animals and in our wonderful, 19th century horse barn.

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The Planets

Ages: 5-8
Tuesday, January 22, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Join us for hands on fun as we learn about the planets that make up our solar system. How much would you weigh on Mars? What is the temperature on Jupiter? Come find out!

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February 6, 2019

Half Day Valentine-a-thon

Ages: 6+
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care not available for this workshop.

Send your child with their class list, and we will create unique Valentine cards with fun sayings. We have a ton of fun supplies! Let’s just say that we have an entire room at The Maker Farm dedicated to paper, stamps, stickers, embellishments and glue.

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FEBRUARY BREAK: Feb 18-22, 2019

February Break: Adventure Club! Travel the World and Back

Ages: 6+
February 18-22, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, 2/18: Dinosaur Art (clay and mixed media)
  • Tuesday, 2/19: Native American Weaving & Art
  • Wednesday, 2/20: The Art of Egypt (hieroglyphs, clay, and sarcophagi)
  • Thursday, 2/21: European Cityscapes and Landscapes (acrylic painting and drawing)
  • Friday, 2/22: Antarctic Adventures – penguins! (plaster, glitter, paint, and clay)
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CARE FARMING: The Farm Is a Winter Wonderland

Ages 6-10
February 18–22, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 8 individuals
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

The farm is a winter wonderland! This limited sized group will explore the miracle of nature by spending quality time with the animals and the natural world around us. We will learn about the proper care of animals, and work together to do barnyard chores. We will enjoy outdoor winter activities, and farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

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February Break: Animal Habitats

Ages: 5-8
February 18-22, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, 2/18: Grasslands
  • Tuesday, 2/19: Deserts
  • Wednesday, 2/20: Tropical Forests
  • Thursday, 2/21: Freshwater
  • Friday, 2/22: Oceans
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March 25, 2019

Creative Container Gardening, Planting and Garden Arts

Ages: 6+
Monday, March 25, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Our full day workshops feature an art component as well as time spent on the farm with animals and in our wonderful, 19th century horse barn.

Register

Environmental Warriors

Ages: 5-8
Monday, March 25, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

What’s up with the planet? What can you do to make a difference? Learn the facts, eco tips and changes that you can make to help protect our planet! Hands on activities will teach us to reduce, recycle and reuse to keep the Earth a little greener!

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APRIL BREAK: Apr 15-19, 2019

April Break: Literary Adventures in Art

Ages: 6+
April 15-19, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, 4/15: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (photographic mixed media)
  • Tuesday, 4/16: Where the Wild Things Are: Creature Creation (puppetry sewing)
  • Wednesday, 4/17: The Secret Garden: Miniature Gardening (clay, plants and dirt)
  • Thursday, 4/18: Beatrix Potter and The Art of the Naughty Rabbit (drawing, watercolor, and sewing)
  • Friday, 4/19: Paddington in London (painting, drawing, and mixed media)
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CARE FARMING: Spring Is in the Air at the Farm

Ages 6-10
April 15-19, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 8 individuals
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Spring is in the air at The Maker Farm! This limited sized group will explore the miracle of nature by spending quality time with the animals and the natural world around us. We will learn about the proper care of animals, and work together to do barnyard chores. We will enjoy outdoor spring activities, and farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

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April Break: Wonders of the World

Ages: 5-8
April 15-19, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, 4/15: Great Wall of China (China)
  • Tuesday, 4/16: Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • Wednesday, 4/17: Roman Colosseum (Rome)
  • Thursday, 4/18: Egyptian Pyramids (Egypt)
  • Friday, 4/19: The Grand Canyon (Arizona)
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April Break – Pony Camp

Ages: 7+
April 15-19, 2019
Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Makers: Lori Caouette and Staff
Max: 8 children
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

 

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

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