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Holiday Workshops

The safety of students and staff is the museum’s priority. All in person workshop sizes are limited, proper social distancing will be in place, and masks are required.

Friends of the Museums members receive special pricing on all workshops.  Not a member yet?  Join here today!


Adult Workshops


Holiday Paint & Sip: Christmas Still Life

Thursday, December 2  |  6pm – 8pm  |  Instructor: Kathy Laybourn
$35 ($50 non-members)  |  For adults 21+  |  Register Here

During this light-hearted class, work from a festive still-life of packages, bows and oversized ornaments to create a painting.  Add sparkling snowflakes to finish your artwork.  No prior painting experience necessary.  All supplies, wine and beer included.





Fused Glass: Holiday Sun Catcher

Thursday, December 9  |  6pm – 8:30pm  |  Instructor: Jayne Herring
$25 ($40 non-members)  |  Supply Fee: $25  |  Register Here

Hang your snowman, tree or holiday colored mosaic sun catcher in a sunny window to bring some cheer this season.



Holiday Bell Basket

Saturday, December 11  |  10am – 3pm  |  Instructor: Sandy Bulgrin
$45 ($60 non-members)  |  Supply Fee: $20  |  Register Here

This basket is one you will use at the holidays for years to come.  Weave red, green and natural spokes and weavers, then finish it off with a red and green bow and gold bell.  Basket measures 6″ x 4″ x 4″





Mistletoe Felt Garland

Saturday, December 11  |  1pm – 3pm  |  Instructor: Tiffany Knopow
$25 ($40 non-members)  |  Supply Fee: $5  |  Register Here

Join us for an afternoon of winter crafting fun.  Grab a hot mug of cider and construct a hand made felt garland to decorate your home.






Holiday Centerpiece in a Candy Cane Vase

Thursday, December 16  |  6pm – 7:30pm  |  Instructors: Kelly Drumm and Anna Wolff
$50 ($65 non-members)  | Register Here

Get your home in the holiday mood with this festive workshop!  Adorn a vase with candy canes and a ribbon flourish, then fill it with florals in this hands-on class.  All supplies included.






Family and Kids Workshops


Candy House for Families

Saturday, November 27  |  10am – 12pm  OR  12:30pm – 2:30pm  |  Instructor: Lara Rader
$20 ($25 non-members) for first adult; $5 each child and additional adult  |
Register Here for 10am  |  Register Here for 12:30pm

Kick off the holiday season by creating a house good enough to eat!  Using graham crackers, pretzel rods, cookies, frosting, candy and your imagination, design and construct a fantasy house fit for Hansel and Gretel.  All supplies included.





Winter Art Camp: Enchanted Forest

Monday, December 27  |  10am – 12pm  |  Instructor: Nick Wiersum
$15 ($25 non-members)  |  Register Here for Ages 5-6  |  Register Here for Ages 7-10

Let your inner artist run wild as we create enchanted tree sculptures to build a magical winter forest!  Construct three trees using different techniques and materials.  All supplies included.





Winter Camp: Polar Dinosaurs

Tuesday, December 28  |  10am – 12pm  |  Instructor: Nick Wiersum
$15 ($25 non-members)  |  Register Here for Ages 5-6  |  Register Here for Ages 7-10

During the Mesozoic, Antarctica wasn’t the frozen desert it is today.  It was covered in thick forests, flowing rivers, and dinosaurs.  Learn about some of the amazing dinosaurs that lived there.






Payment and Refunds

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the start of the workshop or class will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within two weeks of start date will not receive a refund.  A full refund will be issued if the museum cancels a workshop or class.