Studio Art Center

Santa's Workshop


As the Christmas season comes upon us, let us remember how very much we have to be thankful for. This is the giving season. And no where else is that message more important to convey than to our children who will grow up to influence the way the message of Peace on Earth prevails in the lives of future generations.

As stores get busy with Christmas shoppers, there is a place for children to enjoy the true Spirit of Christmas and to creatively exercise their giving spirits. Santa's Workshop with Studio Art Center, is celebrating their 19th year of offering a place for young people of all ages to create Christmas gifts for their whole family. Santa's Workshop is usually held saturdays from Thanksgiving through Christmas 11a.m. to 4p.m., Studio Art Center also hosts their annual Christmas gift-making for ages 2 thru teens during this time.

This event begins each Saturday with one hour (*between 11 a.m. -12 noon) being designated as a free program for the youngest children, age 2 thru 5, accompanied by an adult. Each parent with children in that age bracket needs to call and setup a one half hour time slot when they and their children can together create a Christmas tree ornament and Christmas card, with help from one of Santa's elves. Call Lita Stucky at (605) 661-0562 or 665-7367 to set up the time slot that works the best for your schedule. Every child will also be able to choose a stuffed animal or gift from the Christmas tree area and be given a treat bag.

Any child who is 4 years of age or older may sign up for a longer program of gift making that starts at noon and lasts until 4 p.m. For this program there is a charge that is based on the number of hours they stay. Each of these students will also receive a Christmas gift and a treat bag. Parents can select to leave their child for between one hour to up to 4 hours for creating Christmas gifts.

Photo GalleryIn mid-afternoon, the studio will provide a healthy snack and drink for all of the students. Be sure to call 661-0562 or 665-7367 to sign up your child for Santa's Workshop!

Take a look below for more specifics on each program!

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SANTA'S WORKSHOP - Info on Longer Program held from Noon - 4pm:

Dates:  To Be Announced

Time:  Noon to 4 p.m.

Who:  Ages 4 & up!

Studio Art Center offers Santa's Workshop, Craft Making & Art Program on certain Saturdays in December for young people age 4 and up to come in and create a fine art painting and/or numerous arts and crafts projects.  Some older students often want to create paintings. In another section in the building the Gift Making & Crafts Program takes place with some of Santa's special elves.

Students make items such as small Christmas scenes which can become a centerpiece or a gift; Christmas ornaments; decorative birdhouses or Christmas houses; Christmas cards; jewelry or treasure boxes and jewelry items or other gifts to put in them; Angels and elves, Santas, Sugar plum fairies and other fun characters.  The items they choose to give as gifts are wrapped in colorful paper and ribbon and they create a card to go with them.

The gift making program begins at 12 Noon. and ends at 4 p.m.  Students are allowed to sign up for 1 hour to up to 3 hrs. at $10 per hour. Or students can sign up for all 4 hrs for $35.  A healthy snack and drink will be provided mid-afternoon, but will not include a full lunch. Parents are encouraged to feed student before the workshop and to send a sturdy bag with student's name on it to take all of their crafts home in.  This Holiday Workshop gives parents the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while the kids enjoy a well-supervised quality art program for the afternoon.

Depending upon what size of a painting board the older students do their painting on, they also may have time to create a few crafts or gifts.  During the 2-4 hours most of the fine arts students will complete their paintings.  Those who choose the craft program often can complete from 5 to 8 projects.  Most materials are provided for the program. Each child needs to bring their own canvas, bird house, or other larger wood item to paint if they so choose. (we do have a limited supply of birdhouses, canvas and other larger wood items to purchase.) Items such as special boxes, hanging wall plaques and all the materials for making paintable christmas scenes are provivded.  Families are welcomed to visit the studio buildings ahead of time and see examples of all the projects their children get to choose from.

Cost for the 4-Hour Workshop is $35, (or $10 per hour for less than 4 hours). The price includes the cost of many wood products and other craft materials that they will use.  Most students staying for the longer program will create 5-8 different projects that can be used for home decor and gift giving.

Remember that the younger children (ages 2-5) can make an ornament or a card assisted by their Parent during the free 1/2 hour program that they can sign up for from 11:00am to 12:00. See the program below for more details! No drop-ins please!

Call 661-0562 or 665-7367 to register for either program on the Saturday you would like your child to attend.  Just ask for Lita Stucky when you call. (No texting)

Ages 2-5 Program held from 11am to Noon:

Dates:  Held the same dates as the Santas Workshop

Time:  11 a.m. - 12 Noon

Who:  Ages 2 - 5

Star You must register for a 1/2 time slot and accompany your child for this free program!

A special free Ornament Making Project and gift bags Program is being offered by Studio Art Center during the holiday season. This program is held on the same Saturday's as our Santa's Workshop and is a shorter program for families with young children 2 to 5 years of age. You must call to signup for a 1/2 hour time slot.

Parents bring their younger children for an opportunity to create their very own Christmas ornament to hang on their tree.  The project takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The children will receive a treat bag and a Christmas gift that they get to pick out from under the tree. After that the youngsters will sit at a craft table to decorate an ornament or Christmas card!  *Please keep in mind that the young children need to be accompanied by an adult who can help them make their ornament.

One of Santa's Helpers will also be there to assist parents and children during the program.  Children will be guided to create colorful Christmas Tree Ornaments and cards for special people during the 30 minute class.

Please remember that the younger children must be accompanied by their Parent during this free 1/2 hour program. This program runs for approximately 30 minutes and is available by appointment only! No drop-ins please!

Call 661-0562 or 665-7367 to register for either program on the Saturday you would like your child to attend.
Just ask for Lita Stucky when you call. (No texting)

Students working at Santa's Workshop