Olympia’s Board & Brush is offering a series of four after school workshops on Wednesdays in both April and May designed for students in the Griffin School District. Students 9 years and older can sign up for one or both of the series and spend Wednesday afternoons creating projects from a variety of fun themes. Classes go from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. A teacher will walk students to the nearby location at the end of the school day.

four photos of different wood projects at Board & Brush,  all with STEM-themes
Get crafting with after school Kid’s Camp at Olympia’s Board & Brush. Select from many themes, each with 4 projects. Photo courtesy: Board & Brush

Camps for Kids Near Olympia at Board & Brush

“Kids will do a different project each week,” says Erika Gulliford, Board & Brush manager. You will be pleased and may be surprised at the number of themed projects that are available during the Kid’s Camp sessions. Students can select their own set, regardless of what others in the class choose. You can see photos on the Board & Brush website of each theme. They include fun titles like “Magic and Mystical,” “Life on Wheels,” “Hearts and Flowers,” “Gamer,” “Animals,” “Under the Stars,” “Pizza Party,” “Safari” and more. Sign your child up for both months and they can choose two different themed projects! The young artists get to be hands-on with mixing paints, using stencils, and adding personal touches to signs, planters, clothes hooks, and other décor. Snacks are included in the afternoon.

It’s easy to check out all your options by going to the Board & Brush website. Just click on the calendar, go to April, and pick Wednesday 10, 2024. The April sessions run from April 10 to May 1. The second session starts May 8 through May 29.

four photos of different wood projects at Board & Brush
Students will have a fun time making a series of four themed projects at the Kid’s Camp at Board & Brush. Camps are in April and May. Photo courtesy: Board & Brush

Creative DIY Home Projects in Olympia

The Olympia art studio is a place to have fun and let your creative juices flow. It is for all ages. Board & Brush does all the heavy lifting, including gathering all the supplies including wood, paint, and tools. They have all the instructions, instructors, and will clean up the mess. You can pick from many projects that you will actually finish. You might make a serving tray, sign, planter, or a clock. It’s a fun way to make a personalized gift for a friend or add the perfect touch to your home. You could also etch glass on mugs, bowls, and other glassware. Whether you are an experienced crafter or just dipping in your toes, you’ll be pleased with your results.

Board & Brush Teams Up with Olympia Parks, Arts, and Recreation

Projects for the Youth

Saturday, April 13. Younger children from ages 6 through 12 can participate in a mini workshop. There are many projects from which to pick and complete within the 2.5-hour time slot.

Saturday, April 20. Consider a Pizza Party for the slightly older youth, ages 12 to 18. They can enjoy a slice or two and complete a project.

Saturday, May 18. Youth from ages 12-18 can participate in a workshop for outdoor gamers. They will make a big tic-tac-toe board (or other game) for backyard fun.

Saturday, May 11. Moms and kids play together for a Happy Mother’s Day! Mom can sip a mimosa, and everyone gets snacks. You’ll take home projects and still have time for an afternoon nap.

a youth wearing an apron stands at a table and wood works
Olympia’s Board & Brush offers workshops designed for students to be creative, have fun and accomplish projects. Photo courtesy: Board & Brush

Adult Art and Craft Classes in Olympia

Sunday, April 7. Add a personalized touch to your home with a sign or custom door mat. You may want to make more than one.

Friday, April 26 or Friday, May 3. Revitalize your date night at Board & Brush. You and your partner will catch up over a glass of wine and pieces of charcuterie while delving into your own personalized DIY project. Have a little fun and let someone else clean up the mess.

Saturday, May 4. Mini planter boxes are practical additions to your windowsills or kitchen herb garden. They are useful, fun to make and personalized to your tastes. The Saturday morning workshop provides coffee and donuts, too.

Find these specific workshops with Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation on the City’s website. If you are looking for other days and times, you will find them on the Board & Brush Calendar

Bingo and Popular Adult Events in Olympia at Board & Brush

Adults can play bingo on Thursday evenings and do a mini time-crunch project. There will be different prizes each week! All the fun is happening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 11, 18, and 25.

The American Cancer Society is having a fundraiser on April 21 that is open to the public. You can make a smaller project, have fun, and support an important organization.

On April 28 at 12 p.m., come in and learn glass etching! As part of the workshop, you’ll receive a $10 certificate for the Tipsy Whale!

Come for a bingo/door mat workshop on May 9 and a tote bag session on May 10.

On May 16 is a mini meat and cheese tray night. There will be meat and cheese provided by Off the Hook Deli so you can use your newly made tray!

Check out the Board & Brush calendar for upcoming events. You can also schedule private events, birthday parties or a fundraiser.

Get in on the fun! Keep up via Board & Brush website and Facebook.

Board & Brush
6441 Sexton Drive Bldg H, Suite 101, Olympia


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