Spring Break is a great time for your children to rest and recharge their batteries, but it’s also a great opportunity to get out and try something new! Do you have a child interested in the arts? Not interested in the arts? Be adventurous and check out this list of Indy-area activities taking place during many local spring breaks.

For the Visual Artist

Tie Dye Art

Tie Dye Lab
Tuesday – Sunday
Kids will love selecting garments to dye and colors and patterns. Parents will love that there’s no mess in their home.
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Radial Art Design for Kids

Various Indianapolis library locations
Various dates, ages 6-11, Free
Kids will explore design, balance, symmetry and art while they create a Radial Art masterwork. Children will use beautiful papers, patterns, rulers, markers and more to create their designs.
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Fashion Designer Clothes for 18″ Dolls

The Art Lab
March 31st, 2018, 3-4:30 pm, ages 6 and up, $25
In this class, children will make fuzzy pajama pants for 18″ dolls.  Hand sewing techniques will be offered with step by step guidance in clothing construction. No sewing experience is needed. Glue, sequins, beads and feathers will also be incorporated.
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Children’s Art Exhibit

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
Fridays & Saturdays 5-7 pm, Sundays 2-4 pm, All Ages, Free
View artwork of local school aged children. A reception is held for each new exhibit opening.
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Arts for All: Surprise Monster Drawings

Garfield Park Arts Center
Saturdays, All Ages, Free
Arts for All welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of art. Activities that relate to the current exhibition and stimulate curiosity are designed to be challenging yet accessible to all visitors.
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Family Spring Break Events

IKEA
March 26 – 30, Kids 12 and under, Free
Each day there is a different craft that children can make. Using IKEA products children will make bracelets, spin art, a painted frame, a watering can, and even decorate a GURLI cushion cover.
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Celebrations of Creativity

Museum of Miniature Houses
Changes Weekly, All ages, $10 per adult, $5 per child
Different artists come to display their work and discuss important aspects. Events are sure to inspire children to create with their own miniature houses.
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Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop

Various Indianapolis library locations
Various dates, ages 3-5, Free
Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece!
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Pottery Wheel Pop-in

The Art Lab
March 21st, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm, All Ages, $50
Participants will receive personal instruction during half the class on the pottery wheel creating a bird-feeder, birdhouse or a vase. The other half will be spent glazing, detailing work and adding any hand build details. No experience needed.
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Spring Break Youth Art Camp

Indianapolis Art Center
Session I: March 19-23, Session II: March 26-30, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, $318.75 (Member) $375 (Non-Member)
Kids will explore design, balance, symmetry and art while they create a Radial Art masterwork. Children will use beautiful papers, patterns, rulers, markers and more to create their designs.
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Star Studio and Art Packs

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Closed Mondays, All Ages, $18 for adults, $10 for children, Ages 5 & under FREE
The Star Studio provides children a space to make art in several different media forms. Play with a giant Lite Bright, interact with iPads, build with magnets and blocks, and even create artwork to take home. Art Packs, free Family Guide and Search & Find available at the Welcome Desk.
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Spring Make Camp

Michael’s Stores
March 19 – March 23 10am – 12pm, All Ages, $2 – $5
Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break with new, kid-friendly projects featuring Elmer’s Glue each weekday! Kids can enjoy making paper crafts, customized slime, salt art, glue dough, and wood crafts.
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For the Theatrical Child

Richard II by William Shakespeare

Garfield Park Arts Center
Various Dates in March, All Ages, FREE
Bring your children to see a classic literary piece of work brought to life. Richard II chronicles the fall of the eponymous King of England at the hands of Henry Bolingbroke, who is backed by a contingent of nobility who are unhappy with the king’s policies and familiarity with the common folk.
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The Sleeping Beauty

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
March 2 – April 14, All Ages, $12 per person, under 2 FREE
Experience a vintage marionette show on a beautiful stage with velvet curtains, scenery and music by Tchaikovsky. The cackling witch and delightful fairies will enchant your children. Post show workshops will be offered for $3.
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For the Musically Inclined

Teddy Bear Concert Series

Central Library
March 12 & April 19, Ages 3-5, FREE
Children are invited for an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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Peanut Butter & Jam

The Palladium
March 24 – April 18, Ages 1-7, $10 per child
Peanut Butter & Jam sessions encourage young children to become engaged in the arts. These informal concerts include Harp Melodies and Tales and Rainforest Rhythm Jam.
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Interactive Rhythm Programs

Rhythm Discovery Center
Saturdays 11am and 2 pm, All Ages, $12 for adults, Children 6-16 for $6, under 6 are FREE
Programs offered include community drum circles, educational lessons on percussion instruments from around the world, and live performances.
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