ExCL brings area educators and service professionals access to creative materials and arts learning experiences through the efforts of a coordinated organization. We offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to learning for the creative, arts-integrated classroom. Our Creative Classrooms series is a progressive, multi-disciplinary program for teachers at all levels of instruction. Presenting building blocks for a creative, arts-integrated classroom, each workshop offers a unique, innovative approach for engaging students and improving skills across the academic disciplines.

Each workshop has been carefully integrated with learning standards and offers a lively mix of presentation, demonstration, and hands-on learning stations where participants can use materials to create their own tools and products, take-away resource materials, and enjoy access to an ongoing stream of materials and arts integration expertise.

These workshops have been planned so that hopefully everyone can participate. Because we serve both out-of-school time educators and in school educators it is difficult to make a schedule that works for everyone. If you have suggestions please let us know.

You MUST register in advance. If we do not have ten people we will not run the workshop. Call Jodi to register 617-635-8284.

What we have planned so far......


Character Development through the Arts – With Crayola!
Visual Art and Science –With Crayola!
Visual Arts and Mathematics – With Crayola!
We apologize for any inconvenience but unfortunately the Crayola Workshops Have been canceled until further notice due to injury. We will work on rescheduling at a later date.

Imagine & build: A workshop for Parents and Children

Saturday, March 10, 2007 10am-Noon

Kids, bring your parents to our center full of great stuff to build with. Use your imagination to make a foam and cardboard robot, create a dinosaur out of books and wire, build a helicopter from wood and string, anything is possible!


What Works! --A Workshop from the Providers for Providers—

March 14, 2007 9:30-11:30 am

This is a free workshop!  Teachers and staff are encouraged to share techniques and strategies learned during the year with others in the field.  Paint, paper, adhesives and glue will be provided by the center.


Beautiful Books

Saturday, March 31, 2007 10am-Noon

Create a beautiful book with your children. Encourage a love of writing or share your joy of scrap booking.  We will be making books out of leather scraps, exotic papers, and the unexpected. Please call ahead to reserve a slot!

 Price: Free

Sensory Exploration for Little Ones

Saturday, April 28, 10-Noon

Spend a fun peaceful morning with your baby or toddler exploring everyday objects. Learn how to encourage language acquisition and awareness of the world with plastic tops, foam shapes, textured fabrics and more. Free play is an important part of the learning process, and something parents and children can enjoy together. Please call ahead to reserve a slot! This is for adults with children under Two.

Price: Free

Puppets- A Workshop for Parents and Children

Saturday May 12, 2007 10am-Noon

Join us for creating some crazy puppets out of all our great recycled materials. Please call to reserve a slot for you and your creative kids!

Price: Free!


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