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Saturday Crafternoons: January Workshops

January 4, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Saturday Crafternoons promote project-based learning, hands-on making, experimentation and community engagement for youth ages 5-10 through free DIY workshops with local makers. This year, Crafternoons are offering more make-and-take activities, creating new DIY community-focused projects, connecting STEAM learning with craft, introducing environmental issues to youth, and catalyzing the creation of an Assemble DIY.org clubhouse. Assemble’s goal is to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate an interest in their community and city.

This project supported in part by the Spark Fund for Early Learning at The Sprout Fund.


Saturday, January 4th
Community Trash Bin Art Project w/ Darrell Kinsel and Garfield Action United

With the help of local artist Darrell Kinsell and Garfield Action United, we’re finishing up our Community Trash Bin Art Project this week! Using a variety of recycled materials and colorful paint, Crafternoon kids will contribute to this awesome public art and neighborhood cleanup project.

Saturday, January 11th
Paper Making w/ Valerie Herrero

Did you know that you can make colorful paper using recycled materials? If you’re curious about this process, join us this week for an exciting hands-on paper-making activity with local artist Valerie Herrero! Kids will make colorful, textured paper crafts and learn about the art and science behind paper-making.

Saturday, January 18th
Little Free Library Project w/ Ben Johnson and GCAT

For our January Community-Based Crafternoon, we’re partnering with Garfield carpenter Ben Johnson and the Garfield Community Action team to construct a Little Free Library! Kids will learn basic carpentry skills to construct a mobile library bookcase and then have the opportunity to decorate it. We’ll also be making bookplates! The finished Little Free Library will be housed at Evaline Park in Garfield.

Saturday, January 25th
Frankenpets w/ Katy Dement

Wanna make your very own Frankenpet? This Saturday, kids will work with local crafter and recycler Katy Dement to mix and match stuffed animal parts, ultimately creating their own “new species” of stuffed animal. Through this fun and creative project, kids will learn about sewing AND zoology.


January 4, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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4824 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States
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(412) 661-6111


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