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Build Your Child's Confidence with The Art Diner

At The Art Diner, we travel to your location, or you can come to our storefront in downtown Chester, NJ, to give your child everything he or she needs to develop their creative confidence. Don't worry, we haven't left out the grown ups! Check out all of our classes for something that will entertain everyone!

Kid'z Kraftz

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Seasonally themed arts and crafts classes that aren’t your typical drawing and painting programs. We have fun projects like slime making, soap making, candle making, woven baskets, and clay tea-light holders, to name a few. These classes are geared for kids in grades K-5.

Baby and Mommy/Daddy Kid'z Kraftz

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Arts and crafts programs for our youngest artists.

Crafting develops toddler's and baby's fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination, and increases dexterity (plus it's just so much fun to get messy!!).

Our qualified and nurturing art teachers guide your creative mini genius through a variety of seasonal crafts that take place in the comfort of your child's daycare. We take care of everything so your son or daughter can craft without getting glue on your furniture!
 

Hand-Building Ceramics 

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Have you ever wanted to play with clay?!?! Well, now's your chance! During our hand-building classes, students will learn how to properly attach pieces, use ceramics tools to make a variety of different seasonal projects.

Once pieces are fully dried, they will be fired in kilns. Students will then be able to glaze (add color) to their pieces. 

Possible projects are: a slab ring dish with coil foot and coil ring holder, a slab berry bowl with coil foot and handles, a slab mug with coil handle, a braided coil planter pot with drip tray, a pinch pot and coil teapot, a pinch pot animal candle holder, and a small coil platter.

No experience is needed for these classes. We have two different programs: One for kids ages 5 to 12, and another for teens and adults. 

Yoga for youngsters

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Yoga classes designed to help kids battle anxiety, bullying, and find focus. We combine Asana, yoga games, and breathing techniques to create a truly unique experience for the kids. The Randolph school district, Roxbury school district, Mt. Olive school district, and Mt. Pleasant elementary school have enjoyed these activities for the past year. The classes were so successful that they have invited us back for another year. Open to K-5th grades

Cupcake Creations

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This nut-free class is a great way to get aspiring pastry chefs started in the kitchen! 

Kids will learn how to: make icing from scratch, use pastry bags and tips, roll out fondant, add embellishments to their projects, and properly measure wet and dry ingredients, kitchen safety, how to read and follow recipes, recognizing kitchen equipment and learning how to use it, and follow instructions

Wacky Science!

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Let your kids discover their inner "Bill Nye" with our Wacky Science classes! Kids will get suited up with protective goggles, smocks, and gloves to create amazing hands-on experiments. Some projects that we may explore are: un-poppable bubbles, different types of slime, color-changing flowers, and wiggle bots. 
This class is suitable for grades k-5th. 

Kidz Sewing

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Have your kids started to show interest in learning how to make their own soft toys or clothes for their dolls? If so, then this program is for them! Kids will gain experience and confidence with our sewing classes. 

These classes are intended for kids grades 2 through 5 and last for six weeks. 

Fuzzy Buddies

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Children will create their own Fuzzy Buddies or stuffed animals beginning with a drawing of their imaginary friend that they will turn into a story book. Making a sewing pattern will come next, followed by selecting fabrics and learning various stitches. They will then create their own stuffed animal (complete with accessories). Open to grades 2-5.

Splat It and Drip It! Room 

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Channel your kids need to make a creative mess by inviting them to throw, drip, and pour paint on their canvases, t-shirts, and canvas bags in our Splat It and Drip It! Room. We have multiple different types of paintbrushes and sponges to express their creativity. 

Oh yeah, and we also have glow in the dark paint!

Who knows... they may become the next Jackson Pollock!! 

This activity is available during our Open Studio time or at our Birthday Parties.

Open Studio!

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Come on in during our open studio times to choose from our many seasonal crafts such as: a dreamcatcher, soap, candles, ceramics, and jewelry. Sign up to reserve your space, or just stop on in!

Cold Cooking

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This nut-free class is a great way to get aspiring chefs started in the kitchen! Kids will learn how to properly measure and combine wet and dry ingredients, kitchen safety, how to read and follow recipes, recognizing kitchen equipment and learning how to use it, follow instructions - young children are particularly inclined to want to add more, jump stages or taste when they shouldn't They will get to know different tastes, textures and foods, how to grease a pan, and will become more independent and confident. 

Our Mission

To find the inner artist in each and every

person while connecting with friends and family

Our Values

We believe every artist needs an adequate space in which to create, and that space should inspire and support their creative process. We also understand how important it is for the place to have just the right environment.
 
What better place is there to create than the comfort of your school, home, or at our beautiful studio! If you’re looking for instructors that nurture your artistic journey, look no further: we’re here and we can’t wait to see what you can create!