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 Scholarship Fund for Children and the Arts at the Community Foundation of Frederick County. Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids are held on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. Preregistration is required.

To request registration for the June workshops, fill out the form that will appear below on Tuesday, May 28 at noon. Submitting a registration request is not a guarantee of enrollment. Notification can take up to 2 days.

NOTE: Space is limited, and preference is given to first-time participants.

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



Saturday, June 1 • 1–3 pm
Pop-up Books (ages 6-8)

Get out of flatland and jump off the page! Students will explore artists like Colette Fu and Robert Sabuda to create their own hardbound books with images that pop up as the pages are flipped.

Scrap Fabric Garlands (ages 9-12)
Use colorful fabric scraps to create funky garland and add some flair to your room! Students will learn sewing-machine basics including threading the needle and running, back, and straight stitches. Choose from a selection of fabrics or bring scraps of your own.