While we can’t currently visit some of our favorite Westchester arts institutions, there are several ways we can support them and enjoy some fun classes at home in the process. From dance to yoga to art, many businesses have pivoted their businesses, offering programming ways for kids to connect with others and master their skills in the comfort of their homes. Below, we are sharing a collection of online programs and classes for kids, teens, and adults.
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MADE: My Art + Design Experience: MADE has many ways to create via their virtual classes. Some of which include virtual paint parties, a mom & me tea party brunch, handprints for mom plate, and more.
They also offer virtual parties, including packages where you can get all of the supplies needed and a live video meetup with a host/instructor.
Broadway Training Center: Take an acting class online at Broadway Training Center. They are currently offering acting, dance, voice as well workshops for kids, teens, and adults.
A Maze in Pottery: Make pottery at home with Amaze in Pottery to-go kits. The kits can be ordered online or via phone, which includes an expansion collection of items to paint, such as mugs, figures, banks, plates, and more. They can also deliver their kids to your door for FREE with an order of $50 and offer curbside pick-up and drop-off.
Local Libraries: The local libraries are really pulling out some impressive programming for kids. Some notable programs include Learn How to Sketch with Linda and Story Dance With Kristina at the Chappaqua Public Library; Magic: The Gathering Online (ZOOM) and Friday Storytime at the Katonah Village Library; All-Ages Scavenger Hunt, Mindful Meditation, and Yoga at the Pound Ridge Library, to name just a few free offerings.
Bedford Playhouse: You can watch screenings of new movies and interactive programming as well the chance to view some of their archived content. They are also offering their popular Trivia Night at the Playhouse where you can compete with your friends and family and members of the Playhouse community.
Westchester Children’s Museum: Kids can participate in weekly challenges and activities as well as art and STEM-based activities via their WCM at home programming. This includes archived projects like how to make your own paintbrush, how to make squishy soap and how to make your own birds nest, to name some projects.
Katonah Art Center: Take one of the 50 virtual classes through the Katonah Art Center. With programming for kids, teens and adults, KAC has a wide-range of offerings including Manga, Life Sculpture, Drawing, Sculpture, Painting, and much more. They also offer workshops like “Pinot and Paint” that can be a fun way to meet-up with some parents online and decompress.
Play Group Theatre: This popular theatre company is offering some of their programming online, including Improv, YOGA for Actors, Musical Theatre History, VacationLAB, and the PGT Project 24.
Digital Arts Experience: The Digital Arts Experience is offering zoom gaming workshops and gaming hangouts for kids. This includes TinkerCAD, Minecraft and Robolox game hangouts, Intro to Python, Game Design in Processing, and more.
Logrea Dance Academy: Take an online dance class at the acclimated Logrea Dance Academy. This includes ballet, jazz, zumba, and tap taught by professional faculty and LDA & WBC alumni.
Tovami Yoga: Find some zen by taking a Yoga class at Tovami Yoga. They are offering live, daily classes via Zoom such as Pilates, Yoga, Mediation and more. They also have a subscription service where you can view their pre-recorded content.
Steffi Nossen School of Dance: The Steffi Nossen School of Dance recently went online to offer a collection of their classes. This includes fun offerings for the whole family like Storybook Dance, Creative Movement, Yoga, Jazz Dance, and more.
School of Rock Bedford: Kids can take remote lessons via School of Rock’s online and one-on-one music program. They have their own education program and apps to allow kids to learn music and/or continue their music education. This includes lessons in guitar, piano, drums, singing, and more.