Free Workshops for Kids

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Each year, The Delaplaine offers free workshops for Frederick area youth that explore various artists and art techniques throughout history. These workshops are a part of The Delaplaine’s Community Outreach initiative and are made possible through donations from the Helen L. Smith Fund at the Community Foundation of Frederick County. Helen Smith Free Workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. Preregistration is required.

Submitting a registration request is not a guarantee of enrollment. Notification can take up to 3 days.

NOTE: Space is limited. The Helen Smith Workshops are geared for children. No unauthorized visitors are permitted. Parents are invited to visit the galleries and our 2nd-floor library while the workshops are in session.

Saturday, July 7 • 1-3pm BOTH WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL
Recycled Fabric Stuffed Animals (ages 6-8) 
Collaborative Drawing (ages 9-12)

Saturday, August 4 • 1-3pm (Registration opens on Tuesday, July 31 at 12 noon)
Calder Construction: Funky Fish (ages 6-8)
Discover American artist Alexander Calder and his whimsical, mixed-media sculptures! Practice drawing different fish from pictures and imagination, and then create a wire-and-bead fish construction inspired by Calder’s sculpture “Finny Fish.”
Scrap Fabric Garlands (ages 9-12)
Make your won colorful fabric-scrap garland to add fun and funky flair to your room! Learn sewing machine basics, including threading a needle, running stitch, back stitch, and straight stitch. Choose from our selection of fabric scraps or bring some of your own!