Upcoming Events in December

Holiday Gift Making Workshops!

2 hour special drop-off workshops for kids in December.

Select weekday evenings from 3:30-5:30 pm

See pricing, age ranges and project descriptions below and sign up for as many as you like!

Join our Art Beast teachers for some special gift making workshops this holiday season, whatever you celebrate, we’ve got you covered! These 2 hour workshops will include all the materials needed to make a super cool, one-of-a-kind, creative gift for someone special AND supervised free time in the studio to play or create. The best part though- it’s drop off! You can leave to run errands or just relax at one of the coffee shops or restaurants nearby-a gift in itself!

  Workshop Dates & Projects:

  $30 -Tues, December 11th Ages 4-9, Jewelry & Key Chain Making with Tonya

  $55 - 2 Sessions (price is for BOTH dates below)

  • Mon, December 17th Ages 7-12, Fabric Art part 1 with Leslie

  • Wed, Dec 19th Ages 7-12, Fabric Art part 2 and felting with Leslie

  $30 -Wed, December 19th Ages 7-12, Needle Felted Gifts and *Fabric Art part 2 with Leslie

  $30 -Thurs, December 20th Ages 5-12, Alcohol Ink Tiles with Nancy                                                                                                             

       Always $10 off for siblings in same workshop and 5% Member Discount

(taken off total, for current Members only-does not include punch card holders)

You must register and pay in advance to ensure a spot in workshops. Numbers are capped at a specific teacher/child ratio and all workshops are open to the general public and advertised on our website so sign up right away! You may call day of to see if there is still space available.

In addition, if you’d like to stay at Art Beast and explore with any children not signed up for the workshop for the 2 hours it’s running (or if you want to bring your signed up child and other family in to play a couple hours before the start time of the workshop) you can pay the reduced rate of just $4.00 per person-that’s half price regular admission!

Register by visiting or calling the studio 916-441-1233   Art Beast Children's Studio

Workshop Descriptions:

Tuesday, Dec. 11 Ages 4-9, Jewelry & Key Chain Making-In this fun 2 hour workshop children will learn how to create unique jewelry designs including a tassel necklace, stretch bracelet and a key chain! Gift tag and card making buffet included.


Jewelry & Key Chains

With Ms Tonya

Monday, Dec. 17 Ages 7-12, Fabric Art & Wednesday, Dec. 19 Felting & Fabric Art with Leslie-In this two part workshop, we will create beautiful works of art using a couple fabric dyeing methods. *This workshop requires sign up for BOTH dates (17th & 19th) to complete our fabric projects, the fee listed here is for both sessions. On the 19th, we will do some felting projects (see below) once our fabric art is finished. During this workshop we will also visit the studio floor for free play and to create our own gift cards. Ideally, we will have 2-4 wrapped, handmade art gifts and personalized cards for giving by the end of the second session. Please have children dress appropriately as these materials do stain fabric.


Fabric Art & Felting-Dec 17 & 19

With Ms Leslie

Wednesday, Dec. 19th Ages 7-12, Felting & (Fabric Art part 2 for those in both sessions) with Leslie-For those ONLY signed up for this workshop on the 19th, we will use needle felting techniques to make 1-3 handmade gifts. For those signed up for the 2 part Fabric Art workshop, we will spend this session finishing up our fabric projects and felting. We will also visit the studio floor for a little free play and to create handmade cards. Ideally, we will have 1-4 wrapped, handmade art gifts and personalized cards for giving by the end of this workshop. *The Fabric Art workshop is only for those signed up for BOTH sessions on the 17th & 19. Those signed up for only the 19th will just do felting.


Needle Felted Gifts

With Ms Leslie

Thursday, Dec. 20th Ages 5-12, Alcohol Ink Tiles with Nancy-Children will create unique art pieces with alcohol inks on tile, play throughout the studio, and enjoy story time during the time they’re dropped off. Each child will be able to take three pieces home- one large and two small pieces to be gifted or housed as a set or individually. We will explore different techniques and tools to explore color, movement, and shape as we blow, scratch, tape, and drop ink. These inks do stain, both hands and fabrics, so please bring your child dressed appropriately. As always, we will do our best to help guide a fun, explorative, and individual experience and can’t guarantee a nice shirt will make it out unmarked. Prepare for fun!

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Ink Tile Sets

With Ms Nancy

Register by visiting or calling the Art Beast Children's Studio 916-441-1233. Limited space.

Holiday Book Fair with Usborne Books!

December 4th & 15th, 2018 from 10am-3pm

Purchase great books & help families at Tubman & Art Beast Child Development Center get brand new books!

Ms. Nancy, (The Art Beast Book Lady) will be hosting two 1-day Usborne book fairs in December! Stop by the Art Beast lobby on December 4th and 15th between 10-3pm for a full display of Usborne Books for sale!

On Dec 4th Ms. Nancy will also be co-hosting our Teeny Tuesday class with Ms. Leslie from 10-10:30! She’ll be singing and dancing with us, as well as leading a fun craft and reading aloud a special Usborne book.

For her Dec. 15th visit, shop and stay to catch pop-up songs and story times with Ms. Nancy and Art Beast staff throughout the fair!

These sales help provide free books to the families at our residence programs. We appreciate any support by our community to help support our programs for young families facing homelessness.


Join us December 4th for Teeny Tuesdays-Story & Art from 10-10:30 & Book Fair 10-3!

Nancy Niederberger is an Education Services Representative with Usborne Books & More who partners with Art Beast to bring brand new books to the Tubman House & the Art Beast Child Development Center. You can also shop online to support this cause by using this link: http://h5434.myubam.com  (select, 'Art Beast' @check out)   

*You may visit the book fair in our lobby for free but if you plan to stay and play at Art Beast, you must pay regular admission fee.  

Movement Classes!

Join us in December for Hip Hop

& Hula Hoop Dance!!

Hip Hop Dance-Thursday, Dec. 13th at 4:30 pm

for ages 5 & up with Teacher Jamal

Don’t miss this pop-up class where Mr. Jamal will be teaching hip hop inspired choreography and playing fun dance games. You’ll even get a chance to show off your own moves in a freestyle cypher circle! Great for all skill levels - caregivers included!

Hula Hoop Dance-Monday, Dec. 10th at 4:30 pm

for ages 5 & up with our newest teacher, Jill

Don’t miss this brand new offering at Art Beast! Discover the magic of hula hoops with your friends!  Have fun learning the hoop basics & how to build on them. We will do engaging hoop stretches & learn moves that are based on the class & individual skill levels. At the end we will try to string it all together in a fun & simple routine! Great for all skill levels - including adults, but space & hoops will be limited so come early!

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Ms Jill

Jillian is a hoop performer who supports herself as a Pre-K teacher in East Sacramento. She has been teaching for 8 years and teaching hoop lessons for almost 5 years. She teaches with the motto, "ANYONE can have fun with a hula hoop!" She began her own hoop journey nearly 7 years ago in Santa Cruz and has been learning and growing with her hoop ever since. She runs a small business called Traveling Mermaid Entertainment and hoops and face paints at parties, events, and festivals.