Creative Hub Playday Opens Cobble Hill Location
Whether you're looking for an enrichment activity to help round out your child's schedule between Zoom classes or need remote learning assistance that includes art classes, Brooklyn families are in luck. Playday, the beloved LIC creative space, has expanded, opening a sprawling new location in Cobble Hill.
Playday dubs itself a "micro-school" and offers a wide range of art classes and creative programming to inspire children's imagination and foster their creativity. It meets the moment with a mission is to "celebrate your child’s individuality by exploring, creating, and activating in a safe, socially distanced environment."
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Playday offers unique classes like origami, embroidery, mosaics, and more.
Playday caters to kids ages 6 and up. Located in a loft-like space, with soaring ceilings and great light from its oversized windows, it's a stunning space for creativity. It aims to provide a fun, dynamic space where a child's imagination can run free. Classes are anything but typical, covering topics like still life, architecture, embroidery, sculpture, mosaics, fiber art, watercolor, origami, stencil art, drawing, graphic design, and abstract portraiture. There's even a class dedicated to the techniques and style of the late PBS star Bob Ross.
Playday employs teachers who are as passionate about making art as they are sharing it with others.
What makes Playday standout is its teachers, who are all passionate art educators with degrees from accredited colleges or universities. They love their craft and engaging with children. The teachers want children to be inspired, and above all else, to have fun. Scheduling is easy and flexible. Sign up for drop-in classes or opt for a money-saving semester package.
This creative space has weathered the pandemic and managed to expand in a period when many spots are shutting down by offering remote learning support. Kids can attend full- or half-day sessions and toggle between online lessons and live art sessions between classes.
Other programming includes after-school sessions (including free school pick up), holiday and school break camps (including for next week's winter break!), weekend workshops, pod assistance, art activity boxes, and birthday parties. Mommy Poppins readers can claim a 10 percent discount off the December holiday break camp at both Playday locations using code MOMMYPOPPINS10.
Playday has taken social distancing seriously, limiting attendance, sanitizing materials, and allowing plenty of space between participants in its art classes and remote learning groups.
Teens and tweens (ages 12+) and their parents can appreciate a brand new members-only club unique to the Cobble Hill location. Its After Hours club invites older kids to come hang out in the space parent-free while enjoying unique perks like monthly masterclasses, mentorship opportunities, and plenty of culture with like-minded creative kids.
To celebrate its grand opening and give back during these difficult times, Playday is offering families a chance to win one of several cash grants. Kids can find the application on the home page, which asks one simple question: Why is creativity important? Grant applications are due Friday, January 8, 2021.
Know Before You Go
- Classes are $35 per hour for a single drop-in. You can save by purchasing a semester package or a session.
- Currently, classes are capped at 12 participants, including staff.
- In observance of social distancing, kids have their own desks and art materials, which are sterilized after each use.
- Everyone is required to wear masks, and temperatures are screened before entry.
- Snacks and lunches are allowed for remote assist sessions.
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