REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR SUMMER COURSES!

All Hands Allston’s summer sessions are especially 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. The day will include a relaxed hour and a half of outside time for recess and lunch in a shady nearby park with a sprinkler. The afternoon will be divided into two or more project sessions; depending on the week’s theme which might include: printmaking, sculpting with found and recycled objects, painting, book making, weaving, felting, sewing, dying, mixing slime and many other possibilities. All Hands Allston will continue to follow all appropriate Covid-19 safety procedures & guidelines.

Summer Courses for 6-10 Years Olds

Dragons & Fairies

This session will start with creating fairies, elves and dragons out of wood and other materials. As the week progresses everyone will build a wooden structure for his or her creations to live in. Elements from nature as well as art supplies and recycled items will all be used to create magical miniature worlds. Students will also create parts of an elf, fairy or dragon outfit for themselves making items such as magic wands, pointy elf hats or dragon wings.

Messy Mornings and Artful Afternoons

This session is a mix of art, science and fun! Students will be able to design and build machines like catapults and marble runs in woodworking. Messy activities like making puffy paint, jiggly soap and slime will happen every day. The last part of each day will include experimenting with a wide variety of art materials and techniques, always asking the question “What happens if?”.

Summer Courses 8-14 Year Olds

Dollhouse Making

Students will build a wooden dollhouse of their own design, as well as create furniture and other accessories to fill it. We’ll discuss elements of interior design and create color schemes for each doll house room. Projects will include printing wallpaper, weaving rugs, building miniature furniture, and making a family of dolls and their pets to live in the dollhouse. The dollhouse could be designed as the lair of a superhero, the home of a hedgehog family or the home for anyone you can imagine!

 Fiber Fun

In this session students will explore a wide array of ways to work with fiber and fabrics. Every student will build a wooden loom and learn to weave. Other projects will include making pompoms and tassels, learning to knit on a hoop loom, dying fabric, sewing stuffed creatures, braiding cord and felting wool.

Summer Courses for Teens & Adults

Crocheting Baskets for 14-18 Year Olds

Learn to make cylindrical and dome shaped baskets. This course will cover the basics, but is also appropriate for experienced crocheters who want to work in the round. 

Japanese Book Making for Adults 

In this focused course, students will learn how to handcraft a Japanese style book from scratch. Starting with book boards and decorative paper, students will be able to produce a number of customized books.

Crocheting Baskets for Adults

Learn to make cylindrical and dome shaped baskets. This course will cover the basics, but is also appropriate for experienced crocheters who want to work in the round. 

UPCOMING FALL COURSES

Explore our upcoming course offerings to find the
perfect course for you!

ART FOR ALL

ALL AGES-SATURDAY

YOUNG AT ART

TODDLER & PRESCHOOL

WOOD WORKING

K-2ND GRADE

ALL ART AFTERNOON

K-2ND GRADE

PRINTMAKERS

K-2ND GRADE & 3RD-5TH GRADE

WOOD WORKING

3RD-5TH GRADE

NEEDLE PULLING THREAD

3RD-5TH GRADE

WEAVING

3RD-5TH GRADE

CARDBOARD CREATORS

3RD-5TH GRADE

ICKY, STICKY SLIME & MORE!

3RD-5TH GRADE

WOOD WORKING

6TH-8TH GRADE

FIBER ARTS

6TH-8TH GRADE

BOOK MAKERS

6TH-8TH GRADE

KNITTING WITHOUT NEEDLES FOR ADULTS

ADULT 14 YO+

CROCHET 101 FOR ADULTS

ADULT 14 YO+

PAPER CREATORS FOR ADULTS

ADULT 14 YO+

JAPANESE BOOK MAKING FOR ADULTS

ADULTS

WOOD WORKING

ADULTS