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Let us show you ways to express yourself through art, whether or not you’ve tried it before. We’ve made it easy for you, your family and friends to engage in art activities and have creative fun. You’ll discover how easy it is, and gain confidence that you can create anything you want. Come let your inner artist play.

April Workshops

Bunny Pillows and Cozies
Saturday 4/13 10AM-4PM
Sunday 4/14 12PM-4PM
Jump for joy! Spring is almost here! Come create a colorful Spring scene with a hopping bunny and flowers on either a decorative felt pillow or coffee cozie using our cut felt shapes of all different colors.

Foil in the Details
Monday 4/15 – Friday 4/19
Add a touch of metallic foil paper to your artwork to make it shine! For April Vacation week, we will be offering two special foil projects. You can make your own beautiful Gold-Spiral Planter by adding foil paper to a spiral adhesive around a small glass planter (ages 8+). Or create an eye-catching foiled greeting card using one of our 5 x 7 art canvases (all ages). $15+

Easter Egg Extravaganza
Saturday 4/20 10AM-6PM
Create a lovely Easter decoration of your choice. Decorate your own easter egg-shaped candle with colored wax, decoupage a mache egg, or paint your own mache egg box to fill with Easter candy.

Spring Garden Candles
Saturday 4/27 10AM-6PM
Sunday 4/28 12PM-6PM
It is more than “officially” Spring in New England and it is time to rejoice! And if it is still too early to plant things in our gardens, then at least we can dream and light a candle to our future seedlings. Come create your own Spring-themed applique candle here at Artbeat with our stars, hearts, flowers and raindrop wax cutters.

May Workshops

Embossed Tin Mobile
Saturday 5/4 10am-6pm
& Sunday 5/5 12pm-6pm
Make a flower or animal mobile with this easy metal embossing project. You’ll learn how to add texture to tin shapes and make them into a mobile to hang in a window or doorway. This project is best for ages 8 and older; paper mobile available for younger children.

Mother’s Day Quilled Cards
Saturday 5/11 10am-6pm
Learn a new way to make a fancy card for Mother’s Day. You’ll create beautiful, decorative designs by rolling, looping, curling and folding strips of paper on an elegant matted card – it’s the kind of gift Mom or Grandma will want to keep forever, and maybe even frame. Best for ages 8 and older; younger children can make special sand design cards.

Chair Painting Workshop
Saturday 5/18 10am-12pm
Learn how to revitalize an old chair, adding your own personal touches. We’ll start with a used, “orphan” chair (if you don’t have one, we can provide one for you), and we’ll learn an easy way to prepare and create stencil designs using acrylic paints. You are invited to display your chair in Arlington’s annual community public art event and fundraiser, Chairful Where You Sit, June 8, to be held in Arlington Center.
Register in advance by calling 781-646-2200

May Flower Canvas
Saturday 5/18 12pm-6pm
Sunday 5/19 12pm-6pm
In May you can celebrate flowers and all their colors by making canvas paintings. Choose your favorite flower from our examples and make a work of art on a hanging canvas or on a canvas placemat or coaster.
$15pp and up

Blue Butterfly Peace Lanterns
Saturday 5/25 10am-6pm
Sunday 5/26 12pm-6pm
Our annual Memorial Day lantern project is a glowing reminder that peace is something we can make together. Starting with a round white lantern, you’ll add paper designs to create your own special light. Lantern runs on AAA batteries (not included). $20pp


Recent News & Articles

Custom, Quick, and Local!

If you like using your own photos and artwork to make gifts for the holidays, your gift giving has just gone local. INTRODUCING   …a new way of making custom gifts at Artbeat. We are excited to announce that you can create custom drink ware, stationery, and other gifts right here at Artbeat, and pick them up within a day…. Read more »