Amidst mounds of broken crayons and worn-out markers, your tiny artist-in-residence yearns for more.
Head to The Children’s Art Studio, a new nonprofit space where cuddly Calders can build cardboard sculptures and mini Miros can try their hand at surreal paintings.
Weekly class offerings include weaving, puppet making, pencil drawing, and print making. There’s mommy and me for smaller pupils and more advanced topics like color theory for big kids.
Sign up for regular spring sessions, spring break camp, or weeklong summer camps for all ages.
We can picture it now.
The Children’s Art Studio, 4723 Wisconsin Avenue NW (202-247-1155 or childrensartstudio.org).
Camp Cherry Blossom
What: Kids play and work on projects while parents get a treatment in the relaxing spa.
Why: Go for the Aroma Stone massage.
When: Sat.-Apr. 11.
Where: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. To book an appointment, call 202-787-6100.
Fulcrum Family Fitness
What: Get a group of friends or siblings together for fun game-oriented workouts.
Why: They learn balance, coordination, and healthy ways.
When: They want to jump around.
Where: 7740 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda (301-346-1422). To book an appointment, e-mail email@example.com.
What: Artist Maryanne Pollock teaches drawing, painting, print making, or any other medium, with a little art history thrown in.
Why: Themes like Monet’s tea party with watercolors, self-portraits à la Leonardo da Vinci, and an Egyptian galabeya party with hieroglyphics and belly dancing.
When: Pinatas and punch get boring.
Where: In her studio or your house. To arrange a party, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Childrens’ Art Studio