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Youth Handcraft Programs

Make and play!

Make something beautiful and useful in youth only workshops! 

Taking inspiration from the Swedish tradition of slöjd, or handcraft, ASI’s Youth Handcraft classes guide children and teens through making beautiful and useful objects while working with new materials. Our monthly Starting with Slöjd programs for young makers in grades K-3 while our Slöjd Klubb welcomes crafters grades 4-8 to develop skills and community. 

 Looking for intergenerational classes or opportunities for teens? Many of our adult programs welcome teens - please see individual course descriptions for more details. Intergenerational classes are listed below.

More youth programs at ASI

Events

  • crawling yoga

    Babies at the Castle: Bring Your Own Crawler Yoga

    • Friday, February 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    ASI is partnering with Blooma for a special Babies at the Castle in February. Little ones are free to move through the space while you are guided through practice. Embrace the chaos and curiosity of your little one while giving yourself the supportive space to move and breathe. This class is for parents and any caregiver with children 9-18 months. This event also offered on Saturday, February 22. About Blooma
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and child. Limit one adult per baby.
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • crawling yoga

    Babies at the Castle: Bring Your Own Crawler Yoga

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    ASI is partnering with Blooma for a special Babies at the Castle in February. Little ones are free to move through the space while you are guided through practice. Embrace the chaos and curiosity of your little one while giving yourself the supportive space to move and breathe. This class is for parents and any caregiver with children 9-18 months. This event also offered on Friday, February 21. About Blooma
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and child. Limit one adult per baby.
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • extraordinary

    Family Day: extra/ordinary

    • Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
    Celebrate the opening weekend of extra/ordinary with a day of fun for all ages. Enjoy extraordinary activities including games, crafts, fun with Tyke Invite and interactive storytelling!
    Cost: Included in museum admission. No registration required.
  • extraordinary dala

    extra/ordinary Preschool Program

    • Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Experience the wonder of our newest exhibit, extra/ordinary, through play. Together we will dance, jump and look closely at objects and artwork throughout the Mansion.
    Cost: $15 ASI member child / $20 non-member child / free for adults
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • mini makers

    Kids at the Castle: Mini Makers

    • Friday, March 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Celebrate the power of imagination during this month’s morning playdate! Children and their grown-ups will embark on an adventure of invention and curiosity as we create, explore and learn together. Harness your creativity as we answer the question, “what do you do with an idea?” and discover the limitless potential of a good box.  Also on Saturday, March 21, from 9-10 a.m.
    Cost: $8 per family; no registration required
  • mini makers

    Kids at the Castle: Mini Makers

    • Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Celebrate the power of imagination during this month’s morning playdate! Children and their grown-ups will embark on an adventure of invention and curiosity as we create, explore and learn together. Harness your creativity as we answer the question, “what do you do with an idea?” and discover the limitless potential of a good box.  Also on Friday, March 20, from 9-10 a.m.
    Cost: $8 per family; no registration required
  • babies at castle

    Babies at the Castle

    • Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Calling all Mamma Meet-ups, Dads Groups, Grandparents and Nannies! ASI’s carrier tours for baby and caregiver will immerse you and your little one in ASI’s new exhibit, Swedish Dads. Tours are approximately 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of sensory play. Designed for babies up to 15 months. Also offered on Saturday, March 28, from 9-10 a.m.
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and baby. $10 for an additional adult. Limit 2 adults per baby.
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • babies at castle

    Babies at the Castle

    • Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Calling all Mamma Meet-ups, Dads Groups, Grandparents and Nannies! ASI’s carrier tours for baby and caregiver will immerse you and your little one in ASI’s new exhibit, Swedish Dads. Tours are approximately 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of sensory play. Designed for babies up to 15 months. Also offered on Friday, March 27, from 9-10 a.m.
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and baby. $10 for an additional adult. Limit 2 adults per baby.
    or For information, call 612-871-4907

Language & Culture

Handcraft

  • clay pinch pots

    Starting with Slöjd: Clay Pinch Pots

    • Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In March, create a clay pinch pot to hold tiny treasures! About Starting with Slöjd Join us for this monthly program for early elementary children who are ready to start crafting! Whether we’re playing with wool, wire, clay or more, we’ll explore new tools, materials and skills that prepare kids for a lifelong love of handcraft, or slöjd. These drop-off programs are suitable for students in grades K-3. Pre-registration required. Starting with Slöjd dates:
    Cost: $10 ASI members / $15 non-members
    or For information, call 612-871-4907

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