The snow was coming down outside, but inside Scribble Art Workshop in Dobbs Ferry my 6-year-old son and I were painting and layering cut-out pieces of fabric and tissue paper to make one-of-a-kind collages. “We can use anything up there?” he asked, gazing up at a towering wall of art supplies.
“Anything,” I said, pulling down a bin of wires, another of threads. He wanted to incorporate both into his picture.
Every Saturday from 10am to 2pm, Scribble Art Workshop invites children ages 4+ to get creative in their art studio. And that means while there’s a suggested project at hand — sometimes it’s clay making, other times painting with a theme — you can use any of the colorful art tools on the wall in your project. Markers, brush pens, charcoal, craypas, sharpies, cool-colored pencils and warm-colored ones, long-armed paintbrushes with bushy bristles or skinny ones with fine tips. There are even pipettes to test out watercolors.
It costs $15 per child and you can stay as long as you want. Since it’s not drop-off, it also gives you something to bond over, especially on a cold day. Be sure to check out their roster of weekend classes for kids ages 2 to 10 years old. They offer everything from fashion design to woodworking. And for grown ups, there’s naked painting, which is only for the brave.