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Summer Arts Series

A family smiling at the camera while engaging in arts class at the Y

Make time for the arts this summer at the Y!

Open to members and guests, the Summer Arts Series at the Keene Family YMCA includes a variety of creative arts workshops for budding artists and makers of all ages and abilities. Classes will run for six weeks from July 10-August 17. Each week will feature a new project, and all materials will be provided.

Here’s what we have in store!

Let's Get Messy!

This is a true hands-on sensory experience for kids ages 2-5. Let’s face it-kids love getting messy! And the best part? We’ll take care of the mess. Parent participation is required in this class. 

  • July 13: Bubble Art
  • July 20: Foot Painting
  • July 27: Spray Bottle Nature Art
  • August 3: Splatter Painting
  • August 10: Fluid Art | Balloon Smash Painting
  • August 17: Tie Dye

DROP IN FEE: Family Members FREE | Members $8 | Guests $16

Mad Science

Weekly STEM activities for kids ages 3-11. With the help of your instructor (a bonafide rocket scientist!) participants will conduct a variety of experiments. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • July 13: Volcanoes
  • July 20: Elephant Toothpaste
  • July 27: Paper Airplanes
  • August 3: Slime!
  • August 10: Egg Drop Challenge
  • August 17: Build Your Own Rocket!

DROP IN FEE: Family Members FREE | Members $8 | Guests $16

Craft Club

Crafting is better with friends. Open to anyone age 10 and older, this class will feature a different project each week. 

  • July 10: Gemstone Jewelry Making
  • July 17: Pinch Pots
  • July 24: Fairy Houses
  • July 31: Coffee Filter Butterflies
  • August 7: Terrarium
  • August 14: Tie Dye

DROP IN FEE: Family Members $5 | Members $8 | Guests $16

How to register

Members can register for each class through the Y app or online at Not yet a member? You can still register by visiting the Welcome Center or calling 603.352.6002. Drop-in fees will be collected when you arrive for class.

Join us and discover the joy of the arts this summer!

Parent and child having fun in the Let's Get Messy! class.

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