Summer Toddler Fridays
Jul
12
to Aug 30

Summer Toddler Fridays

The Toddler Collective is a caretaker and child playgroup that will allow our youngest artists (ages 1.5- 3) to play in an environment of diverse art and sensory experiences. For 45 minutes, little ones will enjoy free range in the studio as they engage their senses and explore art materials alongside their caretakers. The Toddler Collective will cultivate independence, confidence, fine motor development, and engagement with a wonderful variety of materials.

Siblings up to age 5 welcome for this playgroup, and we’ll have plenty of age appropriate fun for them to engage with. 15% sibling discount applied at checkout.

Sign up for 1 week at a time ($25) or all 8 weeks for a discounted rate ($185).

Fridays, 9:30- 10:15 7/12- 8/30

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop: A beginner’s workshop on the ancient art of indigo dyeing
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo Dyeing Workshop: A beginner’s workshop on the ancient art of indigo dyeing

In this workshop local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will explore the ancient blue dye indigo.  You will learn how to create your own indigo Vat from scratch and the basics of working with a living Vat. Amanda will demonstrate basic shibori techniques including folding, twisting and bunching cloth to create bold patterns.

 Each participant will leave with a tea towel of their own creation. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own small sized natural fiber(100% cotton, linen, bamboo) garment or item to dye. Tshirt, tank top, bandana, socks, etc. are perfect.

 Please note:

- Any synthetic content or protein fiber (silk and wool) will not be suitable for dyeing with the type of vat we will use

-Large pieces cannot be dyed in this workshop—blankets, sheets, curtains, tablecloths

-Stained pieces might not overdye evenly

-This workshop is not suitable for children

-Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained and possibly wet

 $70.  All materials including tea towel and rubber gloves are included in the price of the workshop. https://www.dyekween.com/

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SOLD OUT Playing with Portraits: Featuring photography by Lisa White Photo
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT Playing with Portraits: Featuring photography by Lisa White Photo

This is two part experience that includes professional portraits of your family! Talented local photographer, Lisa White, will photograph your family during a pre-scheduled mini- session (mornings of 5/19, raindate: 6/2). Then you'll join us at Oh! Canary on Friday 6/14 for an evening of playful image manipulation. We'll print a selection of your family portraits for you and during the workshop Lacey will provide materials, inspiring examples, and instruction to manipulate your images. We'll work with layers of collage, lines, text, and paint to create whimsical and handcrafted portraits of your family. 12x16 birch frame included. Photo services, prints, materials, instruction, and frame included in the fee. $95

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Paint a Wooden Forest with Grace & Eve
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Paint a Wooden Forest with Grace & Eve

During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to design their own wooden forest and peg dolls with Elisa Nicoletti, the owner of Grace + Eve. This class will be lots of fun for adults and kids alike. At the end, you'll take home a beautiful set of new natural toys designed for open-ended, imaginative play- or to look really beautiful on your mantle! Fee includes all materials and instruction. Parents and children are welcome and encouraged to paint together. $50

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Build a Wooden Monster with Jake Guttormsson
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Build a Wooden Monster with Jake Guttormsson

During this class participants will have the opportunity to make small creatures out of wood scraps and various found objects with local artist, Jake Guttormsson. Jake will assist participants in cutting, gluing, and helping you bring your creature visions to life! Come practice problem solving, learn to use tools like hammers, saws, drills, and screwdrivers, and leave with a super cool creature to impress your friends! 
The cost is $35 per monster, parents and kids are welcome and encouraged to collaborate! Buy your tickets now, and drop in any time between 3pm - 5pm.

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Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party!
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party!

Join Oh! Canary and The Neon Tea Party for a festive, grown-ups only Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party! Learn how to create colorful piñatas from scratch using chipboard and vibrant tissue papers. During this artful happy hour, we'll serve margaritas and chips and guacamole. Grab your partner or some friends, and sign up for the perfect crafty addition to your weekend!

All materials, margaritas, and chips & guac included. $65

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SOLD OUT: $10 Toddler Drop-Ins
Mar
31
to Apr 12

SOLD OUT: $10 Toddler Drop-Ins

Its a great time to try us out with your toddler! $10 playgroups scheduled for 3/31, 4/1, 4/4, 4/5, and 4/12 from 9:30- 10:15

The Toddler Collective is a caretaker and child playgroup that will allow our youngest artists (ages 1.5- 3) to play in an environment of diverse art and sensory experiences. For 45 minutes, little ones will enjoy free range in the studio as they engage their senses and explore art materials alongside their caretaker. The Toddler Collective will cultivate independence, confidence, fine motor development, and familiarity with a wonderful variety of materials.

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Keepsake Printing with Corinne Amato
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Keepsake Printing with Corinne Amato

Print and expand memories through Keepsakes - with Corinne of Open Art Spark.  

Come gather and print in community! Play with memories through fiber texture, movement and shape.   Corinne of Open Art Spark returns to share the satisfying process of image transfer utilizing personal keepsakes, acrylic paint and printing paper.   Often tucked away -  keepsakes connect us to our treasured experiences of aliveness and belonging.  Learn the art of fiber transfer while creating timeless compositions to gift or hang in your space.  Children co-collaborators 6+ are welcome. $40

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About Corinne: Corinne Lee Amato, Co-Creator of Open Art Spark, is an Arts Facilitator, Mother and Cultural Worker. She practices communal art therapy, up-cycling city and suburban abundance of discarded materials into beautifully useful objects, weaving communities in the process. Her workshops are grounded in process art and a firm belief that sensory practices of creating restore vital balance and health to our being.  Corinne has led private and public workshops for students of all ages for over 17 years. In recent years, she has explored interactive spatial installations.  She derives particular delight in making something from nothing with her eight and five-year-old daughters.  


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Parent and Child Pom Pom Workshop with Neon Tea Party
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Parent and Child Pom Pom Workshop with Neon Tea Party

Join us for a parent-child afternoon of pom-tastic fun! Marisa of The Neon Tea Party will teach us how to create pom poms and tassels from an array of colorful yarns. She’ll share her tips and tricks for making a perfect pom as well as techniques to make multi-colored and patterned varieties. We’ll then create playful bag, backpack or door knob charms using the pom poms and tassels plus an assortment of decorative beads. The perfect afternoon activity to add creativity to your day, this project is beloved by parents and kids alike! All materials are provided. $30 per person or $50 for 1 parent + 1 child. Use code POMPOMPARTY for parent + child discount.

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Wonder Girls Comic Workshop
Feb
10
2:30 PM14:30

Wonder Girls Comic Workshop

Create your own comic book about your own "Wonder Girl" super hero. She can be you or someone you admire. You'll learn some of the basics of comic book art as you design and draw your super hero in action. She'll meet the challenges you think are important with powers that you'll give her. And for finishing touches, you'll design your own cool comic book cover.  Taught by teaching artist and illustrator, Vicki Herzfeld Arlein. Ages 7-10 $45

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Open Play & Make Drop- Ins
Feb
9
to Feb 19

Open Play & Make Drop- Ins

Open Play & Make is a caretaker and child play group that will allow our artists ages 18 months- 5 years old to play and create in an environment of diverse art and sensory experiences. Little ones will enjoy free range in the studio as they engage their senses and explore art materials alongside their caretaker. $25, 15% sibling discount. Saturdays 2/9 & 2/16, Mon 2/18 & 2/19 10- 11am. Pre- registration suggested as space is limited.

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Etegami Workshop with Jennie of TraillWorks
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Etegami Workshop with Jennie of TraillWorks

Etegami is the Japanese art of postcard making that combines image and text with roots in calligraphy. It was developed in the 1960s by Kunio Koike, a calligrapher that wanted to do away with the rigidity of the tradition and practice of the tradition, opening up a format that allowed more freedom, lightness, and spontaneity. 

Through this workshop you'll learn the history, loose rules, techniques, and materials needed to create your own works of Etegami, which can then be sent or kept for yourself. As we enter a season of Thanksgiving, this is the perfect way to both fill your own bucket, and share your talents with others.  $80

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Ceramic Wall Hangings with Dari Litchman
Jan
27
to Feb 3

Ceramic Wall Hangings with Dari Litchman

During this two-part workshop Dari Litchman, ceramic artist of Dot & Loop and founder of The Craft Salon in Brooklyn will teach us how to create a stylish ceramic wall hanging from hand- crafted clay parts.  During part one, we'll play with clay, and with Dari's guidance, create an assortment of interesting shapes to mix and match for our final piece.  During part two, we'll paint our work and then assemble our wall hangings with yarns and ropes.  Sundays Jan 27 & Feb 3, 12:30- 2:30pm.  $80, all materials included.

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Adult Pom Pom Workshop with The Neon Tea Party
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Adult Pom Pom Workshop with The Neon Tea Party

Join us for an adults-only pom pom workshop with NJ native and pom pom expert Marisa of The Neon Tea Party!  Marisa will teach you how to create pom poms and tassels from an array of gorgeous yarns. She'll then show you how to create a playful bag charm or garland for your home using the pom poms and tassels plus an assortment of decorative beads.  The perfect evening activity to unwind and flex those creative muscles!  All materials are provided, and bubbles and sweets will be served.  $45

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Build Your Own Monster With Paper Mache! with Jake Guttormsson
Jan
5
to Feb 2

Build Your Own Monster With Paper Mache! with Jake Guttormsson

During these 4 sessions, Local artist Jake Guttormsson will introduce kids to the ancient art of paper mache — the sculpture method using paper and glue to create 3-dimensional objects. The young artists will design and create a paper mache monster of their very own.

The first week we'll learn the essentials of Paper Mache, and start our basic form. On the second and third weeks, we will continue developing our form and add different creature features like legs, horns, wings, teeth, tails, and snouts. In our final session, we will paint and decorate our creatures.

This class is designed for kids 6 and up, but parents are welcome too!

Classes run 4  Saturdays - January 5, 12, 26, and February 2 (we won't meet over MLK weekend) , 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm - $150 per person 

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Oh! Canary Ten Dollar Week!
Dec
16
to Dec 19

Oh! Canary Ten Dollar Week!

Come try us out for only $10! We’ll be holding classes for 1- 6 year olds throughout the week of 12/16, and its a great time to get to know us.

The Toddler Collective (18 Months - 3 years, with caretaker): Sunday 12/16 at 9:30, Wednesday 12/19 at 10:00am, and Thursday 12/20 at 9:30am

Play & Make (2.5-5 with caretaker): Monday 12/17 at 11:15

Art Explorers (3-5, drop- off): Tuesday 12/18 at 2:00pm

Process Art Lab NEW! (4-6, drop off): Wednesday 3:00pm

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Wreath Makers’ Workshop with Josi Stone from Wildly
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Wreath Makers’ Workshop with Josi Stone from Wildly

Get in the spirit of the season and gather to learn the art of wreath making with floral designer Josi Stone of Wildly. There will be treats and mulled wine while each participant designs and makes their own mixed-greenery wreath to bring home. We will use a variety of natural materials such as noble fir, juniper, eucalyptus, magnolia foliage, boxwood, as well as natural decor elements. We can’t wait to see what you create! All materials included and space is limited.

$85 18” diameter wreath 
$115 24” diameter wreath

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Paint and Play
Nov
24
3:30 PM15:30

Paint and Play

Oh! Canary is popping up at The Busy Bee in Millburn for a fun afternoon of art and play! Create a mixed media canvas to take home and play on the indoor playground and enjoy a pizza dinner while it dries. 2 hour private event for ages 2-5, $35, 15% sibling discount.

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The Natural Spectrum: Dyeing with everyday plants and food
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Natural Spectrum: Dyeing with everyday plants and food

Unlock the natural spectrum of color from flowers, wild plants, kitchen scraps and minerals!

Local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will introduce participants to the age-old process of botanical dyeing—the method of using plants to create sustainable, toxin-free dye.

This workshop will focus on exploring the basics of naturally dyeing with plants, eco-printing and creating paints from plants and minerals. We will create a dye bath from avocados and explore the free form technique of bundle dyeing.

Each participant will leave with a tea towel of their own creation and a silk scarf. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own small sized natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen, etc.) garment or item to dye as well as any fresh or old/dried flowers. Any synthetic content will not be suitable for dyeing. Cotton tees shirts, onesies and pillow cases work well.

$95.  All materials including natural dyes, silk scarf, tea towel, fabric samples, plants flowers are included in the price of the workshop.

No previous dyeing experience necessary!

https://www.dyekween.com/

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Camp Canary, November!  Modern Dollhouse Design
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Camp Canary, November! Modern Dollhouse Design

We're offering another opportunity for your child to create their own dollhouse!  During Teacher's Convention week, November 8-10th we're hosting a 3 day Modern Dollhouse Design camp/ workshop for ages 5-10.

During these 3 days artists will assemble a modern dollhouse crafted by local woodworking organization Maplewoodshop.  We’ll design an interior blueprint and plan out wall colors and furniture layout.  We’ll paint walls and apply wallpaper, build our own mini furniture from an assortment of interesting materials, create mini art work, rugs and of course peg dolls to play with in their new digs.  The best camp ever.

November 8, 9, 10 9:30- 2:30, $290 + $40 Handmade Dollhouse Fee

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Adult Workshop! Geometric Collage with Maddy Shaw of Maplewood Quilting Co.
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Workshop! Geometric Collage with Maddy Shaw of Maplewood Quilting Co.

Back by popular demand!  Join local artist and founder of Maplewood Quilting Co., Maddy Shaw, as we unpack the art of collage.

In this workshop you will design and produce your very own piece of collage art to hang in your home or give as a gift. Working with an assortment of papers and textures you will be guided through the process of designing a unique piece of art. The focus of the instruction will be on composing geometric form through the use and balance of shape, print and color.

$65.  All materials including the frame will be included in the price of the workshop.

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Fall Floral Installation Art with Josi from Wildly
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Floral Installation Art with Josi from Wildly

Each season has beauty to celebrate! Learn to make your own piece of everlasting floral art with designer Josi Stone of Wildly. Using a mix of fresh and dried materials we will explore the blending of natural textures and color and everyone will make (and bring home!) their own unique hanging installation to honor the beauty of Fall. We will also come together to make a large scale design to hang in the window of Oh! Canary. $65 All materials included. 

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Bundle Dying with Botanicals
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Bundle Dying with Botanicals

Unlock the natural spectrum of color from flowers, wild plants, kitchen scraps and minerals!

Local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will introduce participants to the age-old process of botanical dyeing—the method of using plants to create sustainable, toxin-free dye—and specifically the fast and free form technique of bundle dyeing.  

This workshop will focus on exploring the basics of naturally dyeing with plants, eco-printing and creating paints from plants and minerals.

Each participant will leave with a silk scarf of their own creation. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own small sized natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen, etc.) garment or item to dye as well as any fresh or old/dried flowers. Any synthetic content will not be suitable for dyeing. Cotton tees shirts, onesies and pillow cases work well.

$95.  All materials including natural dyes, silk scarf, plants flowers are included in the price of the workshop.

No previous dyeing experience necessary!  https://www.dyekween.com/

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Summer Drop- Ins!
Jun
26
to Aug 3

Summer Drop- Ins!

Summer drop ins give you a flexible opportunity to come explore our studio! Open Play & Make is a caretaker and child play group that will allow our artists ages 1- 5 to play and create in an environment of diverse art and sensory experiences. Little ones will enjoy free range in the studio as they engage their senses and explore art materials alongside their caretaker.  $25 Drop In, Pack of 3: $70, Pack of 6: $135

Register: 10:00- 11:00am 6/29, 7/2, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3

Register: 3:30- 4:30pm 6/26, 7/2, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31.

 

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Universal Kids + Oh! Canary FREE Family Art & Crafting Experience
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Universal Kids + Oh! Canary FREE Family Art & Crafting Experience

Join Universal Kids and Oh! Canary for an interactive art and crafting event for families. You’ll make a dream room diorama with Lacey from Oh! Canary. You’ll meet the stars of Universal Kids’ new shows: Claire Zinnecker and Jerry Brown Jr. from “Get Out of My Room” & Carly Ciarrocchi from “The Big Fun Crafty Show.” Yummy treats from The Able Baker will be served, and you can enter to win a giant crate of crafting supplies! Sure to be a fun filled and creative morning at The Woodland... Did we mention it’s FREE?!

Ages 5-12. Registration Required.

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Keepsake Printing Workshop with Corinne Amato of Open Art Spark
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Keepsake Printing Workshop with Corinne Amato of Open Art Spark

During this 3- hour workshop you will explore the instantly satisfying process of image transfer utilizing personal keepsakes, acrylic paints, and printing paper with Corinne of Open Art Spark. Keepsakes reconnect us to our human experience yet often lie tucked away from sight. This tactile process plays with memory utilizing texture, shape, and color which will be printed onto fine paper from the loved fibers of your keepsake. We will provide practice keepsakes to work with as we steer you towards a successful final print. You will take home meaningful compositions to gift- perfect for Mother's/ Father's Day- or place in your space. We recommend you bring more than one keepsakes to print with. Textures are expressive - knitted anything - hats, mittens, booties, sweaters, small blankets, anything with a ruffle bottom. Also lovely are socks, onesies, leotards, swimsuits, and lovies. Children co- collaborators ages 6 and up permitted.  $60.

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Adult Pom Pom Workshop with The Neon Tea Party
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Adult Pom Pom Workshop with The Neon Tea Party

Join us for an adults-only pom pom workshop with NJ native and pom pom expert Marisa of The Neon Tea Party!  Marisa will teach you how to create pom poms and tassels from an array of gorgeous yarns. She'll then show you how to create a playful bag charm or garland for your home using the pom poms and tassels plus an assortment of decorative beads.  The perfect evening activity to unwind and flex those creative muscles!  All materials are provided, and bubbles and sweets will be served.  $45

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Make, Move, & Groove with Oh! Canary, The Little Moving Artist, & Miss Nina SOLD OUT
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Make, Move, & Groove with Oh! Canary, The Little Moving Artist, & Miss Nina SOLD OUT

Join Oh, Canary Art, The Little Moving Artist, and Miss Nina for Maplewood's first 90 minute interactive art experience for children ages 2-7!  MAKE a moving art piece with Lacey from Oh, Canary Art.  MOVE with Eliza from The Little Moving Artist using your art creation.   GROOVE with music provided by Miss Nina.  

Where:  The Burgdorff Cultural Center 10 Durand Road. Maplewood, NJ.

When: March 25th, 2018 @ 10:30am. 

Who:  Children ages 2-7 with their caregiver.  $20 per child.

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POM POM PARTY WITH THE NEON TEA PARTY (SOLD OUT!)
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

POM POM PARTY WITH THE NEON TEA PARTY (SOLD OUT!)

Join us for a parent-child afternoon of pom-tastic fun! Marisa of The Neon Tea Party will teach us how to create pom poms and tassels from an array of colorful yarns. She’ll share her tips and tricks for making a perfect pom as well as techniques to make multi-colored and patterned varieties. We’ll then create playful bag, backpack or door knob charms using the pom poms and tassels plus an assortment of decorative beads. The perfect afternoon activity to add creativity to your day, this project is beloved by parents and kids alike! All materials are provided. $30 per person or $45 for 1 parent + 1 child. Use code POMPOMPARTY for parent + child discount.

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Oh! Canary Art Experience for Kids at the SOMA Film Festival
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Oh! Canary Art Experience for Kids at the SOMA Film Festival

Drop your kids off with Oh! Canary on premises at The Woodland so that you can catch a film at the SOMA Film Festival.  We'll have a great variety of art activities and some wonderful caretakers to keep your children engaged.  Programming available between 12:00 and 6:30 pm.  $10 per child for a 2 hour program with the purchase of a single pass.  

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