Workshops for Kids  & Adults

 

Rock-Paper-Scissors

This fall, we started a new program for 4-6yr olds that is designed to be a gateway into all the skills and lessons we teach older children here at The Little Bits Workshop. Since June, we have been teaching all of our classes outdoors in tents and taking things one day at a time in the context of a pandemic. Now that the weather is cooling down, we have built an area in our back yard for a winter tent and plan to keep going as long as we can. Our fall 3-day ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS workshop will morph into shorter morning and afternoon workshops based in our cozy, airy, tent....see details below. Wednesday mornings will be geared toward ages 4+ and  afternoons will be for Kindergarteners.


Monday Sewing Workshop

3:30-4:45 1st grade-middle school

Our sewing workshops are for beginners and advanced sewers. There will be a wide variety of projects to choose from and classes will be differentiated by age and ability.

All beginners will begin with hand sewing basics and will progress to learning sewing machine skills.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Tuesday Sewing Workshop

3:30-4:45 1st grade-middle school

Our sewing workshops are for beginners and advanced sewers. There will be a wide variety of projects to choose from and classes will be differentiated by age and ability. All beginners will begin with hand sewing basics and will progress to learning sewing machine skills.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Wednesday MORNING RockPaperScissors

Ideal for ages 4+ 9:30-11am

We’ve designed this workshop for ages 4+ to help them develop fine motor skills, learn mindfulness, make music and discover nature. Our programming is based outdoors in our new wall tent workshop which gives of our students a safe, well-ventilated, healthy space. Weather permitting, kids will also do many outdoor activities... a wonderful combination of friluftsliv & hygge.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Wednesday AFTERNOON RockPaperScissors

Ideal for Kindergarteners (5-6yr olds)

12:30-2pm

We’ve designed Kindergarteners to develop their fine motor skills. From beginner sewing projects to building with small tools, drawing, finger knitting and everything in between, there will be a wide variety of projects and maybe even some songs mixed in to form excellent habits, plus outdoor adventures....a little bit of everything that we do best.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER




FULL Wednesday MakerNature Workshop

3:30-4:45 1st - 4th grade

We are going to go hiking and exploring to discover birds, animals, insects, plants and all things nature... Kids will also learn how to read maps, whittle wood, create leather goods, knot-tying and  survival skills. This program is designed to create balance, wellness and wisdom.



FULL Thursday MakerNature Workshop

3:30-4:45 1st grade-4th grade

We are going to go hiking and exploring to discover birds, animals, insects, plants and all things nature... Kids will also learn how to read maps, whittle wood, create leather goods, knot-tying and  survival skills. This program is designed to create balance, wellness and wisdom.


FULL Friday Crafternoon Workshop

3:30-4:45 1st grade-middle school

This workshop is a little bit of everything that we teach. Drawing, painting, fiber & paper arts, book binding, sewing, knitting and outdoor adventures. Groups will be separated by age and ability with differentiated projects for older crafters.





Saturday Sewing Workshops

& Knitting Club

9:30-11:30am for All ages 7 and up!

Our Saturday Sewing and Knitting workshops are for all ages... the perfect class for adults to take with their kids or friends. A fun way to gather and create.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR KNITTING


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SEWING

 

Covid-19 Check-in

Procedures & Logistics:


  1. Workshops will have no more than 12 children and all programming will be outdoors in tents. In the case of extreme weather, that day of camp will be cancelled or rescheduled in advance. There will be no refunds for any cancelled days.

  2. We will take each child's temperature at check-in every day. Those exceeding 99 degrees will not be admitted.

  3. Children and instructors will wear face masks at all times. If a child needs a mask break, we will have a designated spot away from the group where they can take a break for few minutes.

  4. Programs will be 2 hours to minimize the need for snacks and restroom use. A staff member will wipe down all restroom surfaces with disinfectant after every use. 

  5. Each child will have their own space to keep their water bottle in for the week.  If they are thirsty, they can step away from the the group and remove their mask temporarily. Children should be given a substantial breakfast to minimize the need for snacks. We will keep prepackaged pretzels on hand for emergencies, but WILL NOT  be having an official group snack time.

  6. We have 2 large tents which will seat up to 12 children.

  7. Waivers must be signed by parents.

FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

For now, our workshops will be held outdoors in our backyard workshop tents. Our schedule below is for September-November, weather permitting. If weather is too severe, we will notify parents of a cancellation. Classes cancelled due to weather will not be refunded or rescheduled. Every attempt will be made to conduct classes outdoors. We’re “makin’ hay while the sun shines!” We do hope to bring classes indoors soon but are waiting to make that decision. Procedures for check-in are at the bottom of this page.


If a workshop fills and you’d like to be contacted if a spot opens, please fill out the waitlist at the bottom of this page.  We are hoping to open indoor classes in December....stay tuned.

Interested in hosting a Westy-Workshop for 8 in your yard or driveway?

Starting September30, we are taking the workshop on the road in our Westfalia BitsMobile! We can seat 8 children for a 1.5 hour outdoor workshop. This is great for birthday parties or after school workshops. We just need a driveway or a parking spot on the right hand side of the street and pretty good weather. Our van’s awning will fend off a little drizzle, but not a storm. Call or email Liita for details:

liita@thelittlebitsworkshop.com  630-309-1606

Westy-Workshops start at $250 per class.

PHOTO BY ROBERTA APPLEBY

PHOTO BY ROBERTA APPLEBY

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Our new winter wall tent! (friluftsliv & hygge)