Art and kids. They just go together. Here in NYC we are blessed with so many options for teaching our kids about the creative world. At Children's Museum of the Arts working artists interact with wee Pollacks and O'Keefes. I headed over to the Chinatown location a few weeks ago to try out the facility...
Walk in and get welcomed by a friendly zebra. From there you can either participate in an organized activity or do some free designing with the help of an on-staff artist. We sat down at a table and worked on decorating fall leaves. The artist assisting us talked about her work as a video artist. We were also able to enjoy the gallery. On the walls are creations from summer programs and we were inspired to get crafty. After a bit of glue, feathers and paint we were pleased with our efforts. We tried book making too before taking a break to go downstairs to the play room. The room was packed with dress up and a ball area. My girls (4 and 1) had a blast and the afternoon went by in a flash.
I loved the feel of the place. It was inviting and a perfect size for the playground set. Don't miss out on the astounding early childhood program. Designed for children ages 1 to 5 this is a more organized way to get arty. You can sign up for a Wee-Arts session ($375) or do drop-ins for $22. Want more? Check out the Workshop Calendar here.
182 Lafayette St.
New York, NY