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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 at Lionheart Stables in Long Valley, 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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Have our qualified art teachers guide your creative genius through a variety of seasonal crafts that take place in the comfort of your child's school.

Our classes encourage kid's imagination, decreases anxiety, helps with coordination, and socialization. They will take pride in what they create and learn not to be so critical of being "perfect".

We take care of everything so your son or daughter can craft without getting glue on your furniture!

These classes are available for kindergartners through 5th graders

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!

Previous crafts have included: edible pumpkin play dough, sensory bags, pinecone butterflies, and rainbow sun catchers.

These programs are open to ages 5 months to 3 years old

Yoga for youngsters

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Our nurturing 200-hr certified yoga teachers will take your kids through various poses that will create peace of mind, increase concentration, calm anxiety, and build confidence on an off of the mat.

We combine fun (like our Crazy Namaste Circle, and yoga games-Yogi Says, anyone??) with stories that will encourage kids to think about topics that they deal with everyday (like making friends) and of course Asana (linked poses). 

These classes are available for grade school-aged kids

Cold Cooking

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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, 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. 

Some desserts that we have made in class are: Customizable Cake Pops, Emoji Cupcakes, Flower Cupcakes, Marbled Sugar Cookies, Rainbow Heart Sugar Cookies, Hand-painted Sugar Cookies.  Open to k-5 grade levels. 

Edible Science

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Grab a test tube, pick up your favorite whisk, and get ready to cook up some science! Using food as our base, curious kids turn into mad scientists that measure, weigh, combine, and craft their way through the experiments.

Kids will learn how to make such projects as Fibonacci Lemonade or Limeade, Edible Slime, Solar Oven S'mores, and Edible Candy Geodes. Kids will learn how to properly measure 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. 

Open to k-5 grade levels. 

Cupcake Creations

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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. 

We will also discuss: sweet vs. savory, Food hygiene, and how to recognize ingredients (salt vs sugar). 

Some snacks that we made in the spring semester were: Dipped Fruit Chunk Sculpture, Awesome Energy Bars, Mini Tarts, Terrific Trifles. Open to k-5 grade levels. 

Kidz Sewing

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Kids will gain experience and confidence with our sewing classes. These classes are intended for kids entering into grades 2 through 5.  

Previous projects that we have made include: a rainbow bookmark with tassel (learning running stitch and tassel making), a hot/cold pack (learning back stitch), a stuffed "ugly doll" keychain (learning loop and cross stitch and how to sew on a button), a felt needle book (learning cross stitch and using back stitch for decoration), an easy rainbow pencil case (learning how to sew on buttons), and a heart-shaped felt magnet (learning how to do pattern making). 

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, time permitting). Open to grades 2-5.

Splat It and Drip It! Room 

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Our one-of-a-kind area where kids and adults can get dressed up in our protective gear to splat, drip, and slosh paint on canvases (think, Jackson Pollock meets Joan Mitchell).

We also offer our Drip It projects, where participants can swing paint containers on a string that are attached to the ceiling. This creates random designs on your canvases. 

Our last option for this room is to make slime and throw it at the canvas. How fun is that?!?!

Don't just restrict yourself to canvases! We also offer Splat pillowcases, Splat canvas bags, a Splat clock, and t-shirts. If you want to punch it up even more, why not try our glow-in-the-dark Splat paint?!?!

Just come on in when we have open studio times and have at it!! 

Are the open studio times not convenient for you? Gather up at least 15 people, when other classes and events aren't taking place, and book the entire studio for just the cost of the projects. Please contact us for more info on this. 

Open Studio!

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Gather up your friends and family to have a truly unique experience! Come in during our open studio times, choose your craft from our many seasonal choices (like string art, soap making, candle making, jewelry making, or wood burning), and sit down together to make your own individual crafts (Hello, family bonding!!!). 

Are the open studio times not convenient for you? Gather up at least 15 people, when other classes and events aren't taking place, and book the entire studio for just the cost of the projects. Please contact us for more info on this. 

Scout Meetings

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Crafts, Ceramics, Jewelry Making, Sewing, Cooking, Crocheting, Yoga... the sky's the limit for your scout troop! We will travel to your meeting space, set up, teach the hour-long class, and send your happy kids home with their finished projects. Our age-appropriate projects will help participants earn badges like: Daisy Outdoor Art Maker, Brownie Potter, and Sewing Is Fun. Open to kindergarteners through Seniors.

Restaurant Kraft Kits

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Are you tired of having your kids ask you to watch something on your phone the moment you sit down to eat at a restaurant? Are they bored with the same old crayons and kids menu activities? The Art Diner is here to rescue you!! Stop into our studio and pick up a couple of our ever-changing Kraft Kits. Your kids will be entertained with this mini kit so you can actually eat in peace!

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!