Kidstreet Open House 2018

It's our annual celebration for kids!

Stop in and see what's in store for spring session and 2018 summer camps! Our doors will be open for a day of tours, hands-on demos, and creative workshops for the whole family to enjoy. Make and take a variety of projects and crafts designed especially for kids (but adults will love them, too).

This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a self-guided tour of our facility and stop in our classrooms along the way to participate in any of the projects listed below.

Most of our family workshops are designed for ages 3+, but some are for bigger kids due to our studio safety guidelines and tool rules. All skill levels are welcome, but children must always be accompanied by their adult. Crafts and workshops are offered while supplies last!

The full schedule of workshops and projects is listed below. View and download the PDF version and map here.

PDF Open House Schedule

PDF Lillstreet Art Center Map




10am - 12pm
Murals & Collages for Lil’ Kids
We will create a colorful, collaborative mural as well as individual collages that can be taken home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ages 1 - 4
Kids Classroom A, 1st Floor


10am - 12pm
Open Music & Play for Lil’ Kids
Join us for a morning of fun sensory and instrument play. Let's shake, sing and explore rhythm with friends new and old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All Ages
Kids Classroom B, 1st Floor


10am - 2pm
Seed Bombs
Create your own spring seed ball with clay and toss them in your yard or anywhere else you’d like to create future flowers
Ages 3+
Handbuilding B, 1st Floor


10am - 2pm
Sun Prints
Learn how to make photographs using only ultraviolet light and water! We'll provide some ideal designs and objects to print, but feel free to bring your own items to expose onto light sensitive paper.
Ages 3+
Digital B, 3rd Floor


10am - 2pm
Tape Resist Paintings
Make a colorful, abstract painting using washi tape and oil pastels.
Ages 3+
Painting Classroom B, 3rd Floor


10am - 2pm
Wind Chimes
Assemble your very own indoor wind chime using dyed wooden beads, wire and dowels.
Ages 3+
Painting Classroom B, 3rd Floor




11am - 12:30pm
Screen Printed Bandanas
Screen printing is a fun way to get your drawings onto fabric. You'll leave with a super cool bandana printed with images of you choice.
Ages 9+
Textiles A, 3rd Floor


11am - 1pm
Painting Fruits & Flowers
Learn basic acrylic painting techniques through a still life emphasizing complementary colors and varied textures.
Ages 9+
Painting Classroom A, 3rd Floor


11am - 1pm
Stamped Copper Keychains
Texture, stamp and hammer copper to create your own keychain. Keyrings provided. One key chain per participant.
Ages 10+
Metalsmithing Studio C, 3rd Floor




12pm - 2pm
Screen Printing on Paper
Learn to print water-based ink onto paper using provided silk screen designs.
Ages 9+
Printmaking Studio, 3rd Floor


12pm - 2pm
Glass Beadmaking
Heat, melt and wrap molten glass around a steel rod to make your very own colorful bead.
Leather cord provided to hang your bead. One bead per participant.
Ages 14+
Glass Studio, 3rd Floor


12pm - 2pm
Try the Wheel
Two workshops: 12-1pm & 1-2pm
Give the potter's wheel a go in one of two, one-hour lessons. We will get you centered and started so that you too can test out this fun medium. Dress for mess - space is limited in these lessons!
Age 9+
Wheelthrowing C, 1st floor



Kids are invited to complete their art "passports" as they travel around the studios at Lillstreet Art Center. The first 50 kids who complete their passport will receive a Kidstreet tote bag and a coupon for a FREE ice cream cone from our friends at Margie's Candies on Montrose.