Family Art Workshops

A banner for Family Art Workshops at WheatonArts with Pamela Weichmann. Two images, left to right: A pair of hands press a colorful top hat down onto the carboard portrait. To the right, a marble covered in paint sits on a piece of paper painted with the colorful tracks of the marble.

Have Fun Creating & Learning with our Family Art Workshop Collection! 

With over 65 video tutorials to choose from, creating & learning from home is easy with our Family Art Workshop collection featuring Pamela Weichmann on camera! Great for all skill levels & ages, each tutorial has engaging discussion questions & links for further learning.

New videos are now added on the first Tuesday of every month. Be sure to check back for more fun ideas to try at home! Click the “read more” link under each video for step-by-step directions & material needs.

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In-person Saturday Family Art Workshops are back!
Join us in the Education Studio on select Saturdays to create the latest video project. All materials are supplied free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome if seats are available. Upcoming workshops include: Paper Roll Painting (Oct. 21), Macrame Key Chain (Nov. 25), and Laced Snowflakes (Dec. 23). Reserve your spot with the link below!

Meet Pamela

Meet Pamela

Pamela Weichmann is a ceramic artist, arts administrator, and educator. You may have met her running the family activities on-site at WheatonArts! She received her Bachelor of Fine Art at Rowan University and her Master of Science at Drexel University. Her favorite thing about teaching & creating art is the challenge it presents to find new approaches to understanding & interpreting the world around us.

Love Bugs

‘Tis the season to flutter with love! Learn how to handbuild adorable Love Bugs using air-dry clay, wires, and paint

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Stress Balls

Enjoy a stress-busting activity with this stress ball craft, blending the practical with the scientific! Learn how to craft a

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Laced Snowflakes

Turn excess cardboard boxes and yarn into stylish snowflake ornaments! This therapeutic activity is excellent for beginners and seasoned crafters

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Macramé Keychain

Discover the world of macramé with this intro-level tutorial on creating a spiral knot keychain! Whether making these for yourself

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Mandala Scratch Art

Carve in some calm & relaxing time to your week with this mandala scratch art process! Creating a handmade scratchboard

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Spin Drums

Design and decorate a handmade spin drum to create a bright rhythmic sound you can dance to! This small musical

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Paper Plate Frisbee

Get crafty during your backyard summer barbecues by designing your own version of the Frisbee using ordinary paper plates! Materials:

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Egg Carton Bouquet

Do you have more cardboard egg cartons than eggs? Try upcycling them into a flower bouquet inspired by summer gardens

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Homemade Bouncy Balls

It’s time to bounce around! Using three simple ingredients, create a favorite classic toy at home, the Bouncy Ball. Make

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Spring Suncatchers

Capture the beautiful blooms and foliage of spring! Use objects from nature and contact paper to create a stunning suncatcher

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Paper Shamrocks

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Create a paper shamrock to decorate your favorite space to encourage good

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Heart Suncatcher

Reds, pinks, and whites illuminate in this love-themed craft. Inspired by glass suncatchers, this craft uses simple materials such as

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Kirigami Winter Trees

We are all familiar with the paper folding techniques known as origami, but have you tried kirigami? Kirigami is a

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Mosaic Gingerbread

Get into the festive spirit of the holidays by creating & decorating a gingerbread person using air-dry clay & gems!

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Worry Pets

Soothe away your stress with a Worry Pet, designed and created by you! A Worry Pet is a therapeutic toy

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Thank you to our sponsor, PNC Arts Alive!, for helping to make these video tutorials possible!

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Our Family Art Workshop videos are brought to you free of charge. WheatonArts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. Please help us in continuing to provide low cost, quality programming for our full community by making a donation today. Thank you for your support! 

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