A Neighborhood Art Workshop
Offering Art Classes for All Ages!
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All Hands Allston strives to deeply connect with our community. We want all to have the opportunity to attend a class with us, even if they cannot afford it. By purchasing a shirt, you are helping children in need get meaningful art experiences here with us at All Hands Allston.
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Summer Sessions are for 4-12 Year Olds and
Meet Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:30pm.
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
All Hands Allston’s Summer Sessions are specially designed for children who love crafting projects and making art. We can be very flexible in our scheduling because our cohort size is small (no more than six children) and we do not share our space.
Mornings will usually start with an extended project lasting an hour and a half to two hours. Often this first part of the day will be spent doing woodworking. Depending on the group’s needs the morning may include a brief snack break in the small park next to the studio. The morning may also include a short art activity or game before or after the long session.
Late morning, around eleven o’clock, we will get ready and head to a neighborhood park about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the studio. The park we plan to most often use is quiet and shady. It offers open space, playground equipment and a sprinkler.
At the park we’ll have a relaxed recess and lunch, including a chance to cool off in the water. Some days we may choose to go to different parks in the neighborhood. Upon returning to the studio everyone will have a chance to change into dry clothing and get ready for the afternoon.
By about 12:30 we’ll start the afternoon art making. Most afternoons will be broken into two or more project sessions. Depending on the week’s theme, projects could include printmaking, sculpting with found and recycled objects, painting, book making, weaving, felting, sewing, dying, mixing slime and many other possibilities.
In the middle of the afternoon we’ll take a brief popsicle break.
At about 3:15 everyone will help clean up and get ready for pick up time at 3:30.
On Friday afternoons parents and guardians are invited to arrive twenty minutes early, at 3:10pm, to enjoy a display of everyone’s artwork!
View our weekly options by selecting "SUMMER 2022" from the categories on our
Don't Quite Fit The Age Range?
We are happy to include siblings or friends who don’t quite meet the age requirements.
Blocks of time are available each weekday for forming your own group.
Classes are available in woodworking, fiber arts, printing, making inventions and drawing, painting and 3D art.
Interested In A Private Class?
A group of five or six children can reserve an afternoon
and choose the topic for those classes.
For groups of toddlers and preschoolers the minimum class size is 3.
"We had a great experience with the summer camp at All Hands Allston. I can't say enough about the quality of the programming, the coolness of the projects, or the welcoming environment. My two very different kids both enjoyed their sessions there more than any other camp we did this summer."
Young at Art
"I want to send a quick note of thanks. My daughter really enjoyed her recent classes with you, and I know [her friends] loved their weekly field trips as well. Please do let us know when you are back in action--we would love to bring the girls back. We are so lucky to have such a unique, fun, creative space in the neighborhood."
"Hello! My four-year-old son got an art makers kit for Christmas and it’s awesome! Such a cool idea and I love how it’s open ended for the kids to just explore and create. Can’t wait until you are fully up and running and we can take a class there."
"Hi there!!! The girls had a lot of fun!!! I’ll be sending you photos as well!!! Thanks and have a good day!!!"