Arts & Culture Community

Artists in Residence Craft Workshops Begin July 5, 2011 at Christopher Columbus Park

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, generously supported by Bank of America, will once again be sponsoring a series of children’s arts and crafts workshops that give kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists.

Children ages three to ten can enjoy watercolor painting, mask and jewelry making, treasure bottle creations, and more at the Artists in Residence Craft Workshops.  The workshops, supported by Comcast, are hosted by local artists from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Christopher Columbus Park.

Participation is free and all materials are provided but young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Groups of six or more should make prior arrangements with the artists.  Now in its 15th year, ParkARTS, sponsored by Bank of America, brings a wide range of cultural offerings to city parks.  All recycled materials provided with support from EXCL (Extras for Creative Learning) – “helping children helping the environment.”
            In addition, the Marionette Puppet Show series will return in July and August at 11 a.m. at various children’s workshop locations.  See Boston’s parks come alive with these whimsical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone!  Experience the unique charm of Rosalita’s Puppets – marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore. 

Dates and locations for the Artist in Residence Craft Workshops are as follows:


July 5, 12, 19 & 26  
August 2 & 9

Christopher Columbus Park, North End