We're excited to be offering a series of summer workshops that are developmentally designed for various ages ranging from 0-12 years old along with options for parent participation!
Partnering with many local makers and creatives, we've curated a special lineup of artistic and interactive offerings starting at just $15/session per child.
In June-August 2018 we're offering workshops on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm for children ages 6-12 years old, parents must remain onsite*
June 6: Custom Coloring Book Shirts with Daneé McMahan
June 13: Urban Jazz Dance Class with The BlyueRose Dance Project
June 20: Summer Cookie Decorating with Ashley Ornellas
June 27: Drama Kings and Queens with Melanie Collins
July 11: Chalk Couture Creations with Robin Buttacavoli
July 18: Urban Jazz Dance Class with The BlyueRose Dance Project
July 25: Drama Kings and Queens with Melanie Collins
August 1: Playfully Mindful Kids with Rita McCampbell
August 8: Kindness Rocks with Jenny Yerxa Oliver
August 15: Urban Jazz Dance Class with The BlyueRose Dance Project
August 22: Drama Kings and Queens with Melanie Collins
August 29: Acrylic Pouring with Jasmine Eastburn
In July 2018* we've curated an interactive series of morning sessions for infants and younger children ages 0-6 years old
- 9:00am: Infant and Toddler Classes, ages 0-3 years old, parents must remain with their child(ren)
- 10:00am: Young Children Classes, ages 3-6 years old, parents must remain onsite*
MONDAYS: Family Yoga with Michelle Sweezey
TUESDAYS: Sign Language 101 with Megan McCue
WEDNESDAYS: Arts Experience with various local makers and artists
THURSDAYS: Creative Movement with The BlyueRose Dance Project
FRIDAYS: Theater and Improv with Melanie Collins
Affordable and accessible: Sessions start at just $15/child*
*All parents of older children (3+ years old) will receive complimentary access to our coworking space while their children are enrolled in their session(s) if they do not have other children with them. This includes fast wifi, free local coffee, and a guaranteed 45-60 minute break! Please contact us if you have any questions or special requests we can accomodate.
*No evening workshop will be held on July 4, 2018. Morning workshops run July 2-27, 2018
*Needs-based scholarships are available. Please contact us if you need assistance.
Partnering with local mamas and makers, we're excited to feature a diverse group of workshop instructors with various talents who will share their passions with your children. Learn more about their background and register to join us this summer!
The BlyueRose Dance Project is a unique one of a kind youth community based dance program in Sacramento. Founded by Holly and Heather Singleteary, they have a community engagement mission that is changing how Sacramento experiences dance and movement. We represent the amazing diversity, creativity, and energy in today's youth, and are are committed to building self confidence and life shaping experiences through dancing and performing.
Robin Buttacavoli, founder of Chalk Wonder, has been crafting her whole life and has run successful businesses in scrapbooking, jewelry design, and now chalk art! She is excited to help littles explore their creative abilities while also creating a special memento for parents/caretakers to cherish for many years to come! She will be using Chalkology Chalk Paste in the class which is non toxic and removable so there is no worry about a failed project or harmful products for even the tiniest artists.
Melanie Collins has worked with Simply Theatre Academy in Geneva, Switzerland for four years teaching acting and coaching students. After moving back to the States to raise her two kids, Melanie has held Improvisation workshops for the BalletMet Dance Academy in Columbus, Ohio and her Drama Kings and Queens workshops through Arden Park Recreation here in Sacramento
Jasmine Eastburn is a mixed media arts teacher and creator of BRKN H-ART. She who has been teaching acrylic pouring for almost two years around the community at collaborative spaces like the Verge Center for the Arts. Come out and learn how to pour paint into beautiful planet-like paintings as you design your own unique creation. It takes a zero-artistic-ability and can be very therapeutic and fun! Let's pour and play together!
Melissa Hymas is a mom, maker, and former teacher who enjoys sharing her passion for crafting. She loves creating with natural materials and picks projects that are practical, fun, and open-ended. Melissa works mostly with fabric, wool, and yarn and try to make creating a regular part of her week and looks forward to sharing some creation time with you and your little ones!
Daneé McMahan, owner of Cowboy Bling Designs, is a #DogMom of 2 and loves to travel anywhere she can take her snorkel mask and fins! Cowboy Bling Designs specializes is custom apparel and more for families, Make & Take Craft Events and all kind for small businesses. Additionally, Daneé assists local businesses and entrepreneurs with website design, marketing, social media management, apparel and graphic design projects.
Rita McCampbell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She holds a BS in Child Development as well as an MA in Couple and Family Therapy. She utilizes play therapy as a modality to help her clients express themselves and work through their concerns all while making therapy fun! Rita playfully integrates mindfulness interventions in her work to help even her youngest clients on up to their caregivers learn to cope with the challenges they may be facing.
Megan McCue, M.S., CCC-SLP is an ASHA-certified speech & language pathologist, baby sign instructor, and mom who has been providing speech therapy to with families with young children for the past decade. She is trained in ASL and The Hanen Method, and has a passion for helping families understand, connect, and communicate with their youngest members.
Ashley Ornellas is the owner of Peace Love & Eat Cake, a licensed home baking business out of West Sacramento. She started by making desserts for her family and her husband’s office, which grew into orders for friends, and now into weddings and collaborations with local businesses. Ashley attended culinary school in Santa Rosa and has her certificate in both sweet and savory cooking. She has been in the industry for 11 years and specializes in recipe development and cake decorating.
Jenny Yerxa Oliver was a preschool teacher for over 15 years and has been an educator at the Sacramento Children’s Museum for the past 5 years. She recently discovered rock painting and has been enjoying learning new techniques, growing her skill set and being able to enjoy a new family hobby. She is excited to share these classes so that more children can grow in their painting skills and be able to spread kindness - one rock at a time.
Michelle Sweezey is a people person with a healer’s heart. A working mom of three living and loving an unconventional life in Sacramento. As the co-creator of Real Authentic Wild, alongside her husband she’s dedicated to building community, creating safe spaces for growth, and being RAW on and off the mat. Laugh with (at?) her here, huffington post, elephant journal, Girls on the Grid, mamapedia, scary mommy, or on her blog.