Sofia’s Workshop

Welcome to Sofia’s Workshop

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After School Arts & Crafts Classes for Elementary Students

At Sofia’s Workshop we love all Arts and Crafts. We do art and we do crafts! We love paint brushes and hardware tools. We love it all! Exposing children to arts and crafts allows them to find something they can be passionate about while exploring their creativity. Arts and crafts call on our creativity, helps us become better problem solvers, see the world through a different lense, and helps us socially stay connected to our community.

children's watercolor gnomes
sofia's workshop

We encourage a child’s individual unique creativity, like a thumbprint. Exposure to new mediums and basic art concepts allows creativity and imagination to open up and builds confidence. Studies show kids who are confident in their art skills do better in school. Through a combination directed-projects and process-art, our workshops offer young artists to explore different mediums in a positive and encouraging environment.

Art is necessary for healthy cognitive development, creative problem solving and social development. There is no debate that art is essential to early childhood development, art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful for learning and later in life (Michigan State University Extension).

We foster the Growth Mindset when working with kids. Art skills take time to develop, and all kids need a creative and fun environment to practice different skills. A Growth Mindset in art helps a child focus on process and effort more than result. Creativity is fostered through taking chances and expanding on new ideas, making a mess and seeing it through. By trying new ideas and mediums, children expand their personal understanding of their skills. Building skills builds confidence, and confidence builds competence. A supportive environment allows kids to take risks that would otherwise be intimidating. There are no mistakes, only opportunities to see it a different way!

Now Online!

You can sign up for classes here.

  • Class is 4-5pm Pacific Time
  • Drop-in or entire session available
  • Class size is limited to ensure everyone can participate and get the attention they deserve
  • Open to ages Kindergarten through 11 years old online
  • Directed drawing to help little ones grow their basic drawing skills and better communicate their creative ideas
  • Art subjects kids are excited to draw

Wednesdays

Wednesdays are drawing, open to all ages. We do a guided drawing of a subject kids find exciting and want to draw. This is a directed drawing, however kids are encouraged to make it their own by adding their ideas to their work. Open to Kinder through 6th grade.

Thursdays

Thursdays we are doing Kawaii Pop Art! We take ordinary subjects and make them into extra cute characters. In this directed drawing class, little artists will learn and develop basic elements of art. Open to Kinder through 6th grade.

Get updates and find out when new classes are offered: Sign up here