Creatures in the Wild offers a variety of registered classes running from 4 to 10 weeks at our Art Studio in Syracuse.
These classes require a pre registration for the whole session. Signing up for a whole session allows us to create long term projects that children can immerse themselves completely in.
Please click on the class to register.
Fridays, November 2nd to December 7th
9am to Noon
Ages 2.5 to 6 (must be daytime potty trained)
$90 for 6 weeks
Preschool Art Explorers invites parents to drop off their children and let them fully explore independently. (i.e. get that space you need 😆 while they build confidence in themselves and have a ton of fun)
We will follow a rhythm every class including storytime, open creation time, snack and circle time. Weather permitting part of class will be outdoors in our sensory garden. This class is a great introduction to being in a classroom with other students. Children will sharpen their executive function skills, fine and gross motor skills, and start preparing for their future educational paths.
Being able to independently create art at this age gives children confidence in their own abilities, and instills a lifelong love of the arts.
Preschool Art Explorers will run all school year in 6 week sessions.
A sibling discount of 10% is already applied when you select more than one child.
Please dress children to get messy. Pack a healthy snack, full change of clothing, and weather appropriate outdoor clothing (jacket, mittens, snow pants, hat and boots).
Select Fridays, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, and 12/14
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Family members of all ages are welcome.
Family Open Studio is an open-ended experience where children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create and bond with their families while working on a project together that they get to take home. Like our popular Open Studio, it’s all about tinkering, using different materials, solving problems, and expanding creativity while building self-confidence. Family Open Studio honors the process of the individual in a safe and inspiring creative environment designed for family fun.
Invitation Stations are set up to stimulate creativity and Creature Teachers are present to support ideas and facilitate with projects. Parents and caregivers participate by helping children achieve their ideas, without doing the work for them.
At Family Open studio will also provide a healthy snack and drink, lively music, and an all-around atmosphere celebrating family and Friday!
This class is included in our Open Studio Memberships!
Hey Creatures — Winter is approaching and will be here before we know it!
Winter Solstice has been celebrated all throughout human history by countless cultures because it is the longest night and shortest day of the entire year — most of us will see less than 9 1/2 hours of sunlight on the solstice day, which of course means nearly 14+ hours of DARKNESS.
Can you imagine how our ancestors felt before they knew what was going on?!
This December, Creatures in the Wild will be celebrating the shortest day of the year with some FUN family education — let’s learn the history behind the solstice!
We will have themed crafts, music, games and LOTS of tradition, including breaking bread with our friends — which means FOOD!!!
There is a special part of the evening planned where you will be invited to partake in the “spiral walk” of our ancestors — the spiral represents the seasons. The beginning marks summer and as we spiral inward through the labyrinth, it represents moving towards and through autumn, where the days grow shorter and shorter. The very center of the spiral symbolizes winter solstice: the DARKEST time of the year. Here we pause at the center before spiraling back outward through spring and summer.
The journey we take through the spiral also represents an inner journey to find your own “light” within. In the very center of ourselves, we discover our own beauty, strength, insight, and gifts that we offer the world. We then turn from this discovery within and carry our gifts of radiance back out into the world.
*** SRW Joyce Photography will have her studio open for photographs PLUS gift certificates and art prints are always for sale — Creatures will also have our memberships & gift certificates on sale as well as plenty of crafts to make + take home as gifts for the holidays!! ***
* EARLY BIRD *
Before 12/1 // $5 per person
$8 per person
AT THE DOOR
$10 per person
Ages 2 and under are always FREE!!!