⋒ Fall/Winter Lab Schedule ⋒

⋒ Fall/Winter Lab Schedule ⋒

art labs creative play

We’re super excited to announce the Fall/Winter schedule. Monday morning Music + Art Labs will start with a joyful singalong session followed by a fun art project modified for toddlers and preschoolers (18 months and up). Little artists will explore a variety of mediums, have rich sensory experiences, and learn to make marks and small creative decisions. Saturday morning Art Labs will be open to artists of all ages – they are a perfect opportunity for spending quality family time creating, making art, and bonding. Unless noted, all Labs begin at 9:30 AM.

Click to register for the dates/times below (Limit 12 kids per Lab):

SAT · SEP 7 · Art Lab

MON · SEP 9 · Music + Art Lab

MON · SEP 16 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · SEP 21 · Art Lab

MON · SEP 23 · Music + Art Lab

MON · SEP 30 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · OCT 5 · Art Lab

MON · OCT 7 · Music + Art Lab

MON · OCT 14 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · OCT 19 · Art Lab

MON · OCT 21 · Music + Art Lab

MON · OCT 28 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · NOV 2 · Art Lab

MON · NOV 4 · Music + Art Lab

MON · NOV 11 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · NOV 16 · Art Lab

MON · NOV 18 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · NOV 23 · Art Lab

MON · NOV 25 · Music + Art Lab

MON · DEC 2 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · DEC 7 · Art Lab

MON · DEC 9 · Music + Art Lab

MON · DEC 16 · Music + Art Lab

SAT · DEC 21 · Art Lab

Unless noted, all Labs begin at 9:30 AM.
All little artists must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Hope to see you soon! ♡

⋒ MINI MAKER CAMP ⋒

⋒ MINI MAKER CAMP ⋒

MINI MAKER CAMP art labs creative play

We are over the moon excited to announce our first MINI MAKER CAMP! The 2-day intensive experience that will take place on the weekend of October 5-6, 9-11 am (with an optional +30 minutes as needed). Mini Makers will be ages 3 and up; Mini Makers age 5 and under must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. 

We will delve into more elaborate projects that require time to dry/set in between for optimal results. Our two main projects will be Cardboard Houses and Tiered Clay/Gem Stone Ornaments.

Mini Makers will learn to problem solve, make creative decisions, and get a really immersive experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sophia Moon (hello@essemartstudio.com). We hope to see your Mini Makers at our first camp!


REGISTER FOR MINI MAKER CAMP


 

⋒ Cardboard Rainbow ⋒

⋒ Cardboard Rainbow ⋒

art labs cardboard creations

Doesn’t really get more magical than this… we made lovely cardboard rainbows in our Art Lab today. Little artists/makers will explore colors of the rainbow, sort through our colorful crafting options, make thoughtful and creative decisions, and give their nimble fingers a chance to fine tune small detailed actions.

Following the lead of some of the amazing kids studios around the world, we are starting to include some up cycling in our Art Labs. We’re super excited to get into a series of Cardboard Creations. Stay tuned for more fun up cycling activities.

 

Art Lab: Colorful Wooden Frames

Art Lab: Colorful Wooden Frames

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For this week’s Music + Art Labs, we have a special art project – painting and decorating custom wooden picture frames. Our little artist and maker friends will have colorful and sticky fingers/hands in the end, but will also have a final project that will be a family keepsake for years to come! ♥️🌈🤩 Hope to see you there… Monday’s Lab is for 5 and under and Wednesday’s Lab is open to all ages.

We painted the first luscious layer of color on these wooden frames so our little artists and makers can come and get right started… 🙂 There will be glitter, buttons, wood pieces, foam stickers, and all kinds of fun decorations.

⋒ Art Labs & Private Playdates ⋒

⋒ Art Labs & Private Playdates ⋒

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Monday’s Art Labs combine singalong and art time for little artists (5 and under). This approach affords focus and flexibility and creates opportunities for the little artists to get involved in creative play and exploration. Art Activities will occasionally incorporate lessons in letter, number, and color recognition in a loose and fun way.

Wednesday Art Labs are open to all ages and projects will be modified according to age groups and abilities. In these sessions, the full hour will be dedicated to arts and crafts.

Private Play Dates · If the available Art Labs don’t work with your schedule, families can coordinate to have private art play dates with their little ones. The minimum number of participating children is 6 and we can accommodate a wide range of ages. You can also customize a recurring session (ie. every Monday at 2pm, 4 weeks) to mix up your summer activities for the kids.

For all Art Labs, we explore age/level appropriate mediums through guided activities and graduate to more complex mediums over time. All kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult to kid ration must be 1:2).

 


Summer Lab Registration:

Click to register for the dates/times below (Limit 12 kids per Lab)
MON · JUL 22 · Music + Art Lab   (5 and under)
MON · JUL 29 · Music + Art Lab   (5 and under)
WED · JUL 31 · Art Lab    (all ages welcome)
MON · AUG 5 · Music + Art Lab    (5 and under)
WED · AUG 7 · Art Lab   (all ages welcome)
MON · AUG 12 · Music + Art Lab   (5 and under)
WED · AUG 14 · Art Lab   (all ages welcome)
MON · AUG 19 · Music + Art Lab   (5 and under)
WED · AUG 21 · Art Lab   (all ages welcome)
MON · AUG 26 · Music + Art Lab   (all ages welcome)
WED · AUG 28 · Music + Art Lab   (all ages welcome)

Unless noted, all Labs begin at 9:45 AM.
All little artists must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Hope to see you soon! ♡


⋒ Zume’s Art Exhibit: Kids of Charlestown ⋒

⋒ Zume’s Art Exhibit: Kids of Charlestown ⋒

art labs community

We are super excited to partner with local hot spot, Zume’s Coffee House (Main Street; Charlestown) and Savvy Sitter Boston to bring a community art experience to the kids of Charlestown. Zume’s walls, usually adorned with the gorgeous canvases of rising local artists, will be dedicated to featuring the art work of Charlestown kids during the months of July, August, and September.

The summer themed art project—abstract florals—will be painted at Essem Art Studio during dedicated Art Lab sessions under the guidance of Charlestown resident and abstract artist, Sophia Moon throughout the month of June. Moon has been hosting Art Labs in her studio since last September, providing kids (and their parents) the opportunity for creative play and exploration. Savvy Sitter Boston—in the service of providing local, dependable, trustworthy and fun babysitters—will assist in facilitating the Art Labs.

The nominal fee to participate will be $5 per child. The fee will reserve a spot for each child in a dedicated Art Lab (typically $25/ per child). The canvases, paint, supplies, and hours of labor to bring the show together are being donated by the women behind the three local businesses – Debra Ball (Zume’s), Lauren Kuruc (Savvy Sitter Boston), and Sophia Moon (Essem Art Studio).

Registration is simple. Choose the date/time below and purchase a session for each child you wish you register.

June 8 | 9:30 am
June 22 | 9:30 am
June 22 | 10 am

*If the above times don’t work for you, you can schedule a private playdate to participate in this community art project with your fellow Charlestown family friends, please email us and we can schedule something. (Minimum 4 kids for a private art playdate)

Art Labs at Allo ★

Art Labs at Allo ★

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In May and June, Essem Art Labs, run by yours truly (Sophia Moon) were hosted at Allo Playspace in the Navy Yard every other Wednesday at 10am. It was super fun to meet new little friends. We love the staff over at Allo Boston and look forward to future collaborations!