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Exciting And Educational Hamptons Winter Break Classes And Workshops For Students

Nicole Barylski

South Fork Natural History Museum's programming kicks off with Birding in Vineyard Field. (Courtesy Photo)

Looking for something enriching for your kids to do over winter break?

Theater fans can be a part of the production during Bay Street Theater's My Life: The Musical (1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, www.baystreet.org). Open to ages 8 to 12, participants - under the guidance of teaching artist Bethany Dellapolla - will show off their skills during a musical they create. The workshop will cover acting, singing, and dancing. The Vacation Camp will take place Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. Registration is required and admission is $470 per child.

Parrish Art Museum (279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, parrishart.org) will offer several Winter Vacation Art Workshops - one for children ages 5 and 6 will take place at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and another for children ages 7 and older will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. The schedule will feature Weaving inspired by Alan Shields on Monday, Abstract Printmaking on Tuesday, Model Magic Sculpture on Wednesday, Collage Portraits on Thursday, and Landscape Painting on Friday. Registration is required and admission is $30 for members per session and $40 for nonmembers.

Camp SoulGrow will host its 4th annual Presidents' Week at the Camp SoulGrow Studio (7 The Plaza, Montauk, www.campsoulgrow.org). Monday will feature music with Laura Maruzzella, Tuesday will cover recycle art with Kate Nicolai, on Wednesday, Camp SoulGrow is taking a field trip to Body Tech, via the SoulGrow Bus, for fitness with Merete Cavanaugh, Thursday will tackle crafting with Eileen Devlin, and Friday will focus on baking with Karl Stork. The workshops are suitable for ages 7-years-old and up and will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is a donation to Camp SoulGrow, a Montauk-based non-profit creative camp for children, and registration is required.

This marks Camp SoulGrow's 4th annual Presidents' Week. (Courtesy Photo)

Those intrigued by nature and wildlife will enjoy the Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum (377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, sofo.org). On Monday, it's Birding in Vineyard Field with Taylor. Tuesday will cover Sleeping Trees and Wandering Seeds with Xylia, while Wednesday focuses on Sleepy Spiders and Other Snug Bugs with Melanie. On Thursday, it's Snow Clues with Ashley, and, finally, Friday brings Winter Weather and Snowflakes in Vineyard Field with Eleni. Admission ranges from free to $15, and workshops will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

On Monday, The Golden Eagle (144 North Main Street, East Hampton, www.goldeneagleart.com) will have a Kids Community Art Class With Kate Gimbel Goldman from 4 to 5 p.m. The workshop, which is held every Monday, explores a variety of mediums. Admission is donation based.

East End Arts (141 East Main Street, Riverhead, www.eastendarts.org) is presenting a February Break Photography Workshop that focuses on Light Prints. During the four-day workshop that will be held Tuesday through Friday, attendees will create a picture by arranging extraordinary shapes and natural materials on light-sensitive paper or fabric, which will be exposed to the sun's light, then washed with water to uncover stunning blue and white artistic shadow images called cyanotypes. The classes, which are best suited for ages 5-8-years-old, will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Additionally, East End Arts is hosting a Little Dresses For Africa Sewing Group on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. During the event participants will follow a simple pattern to create a little sun dress from a pillow case that will be donated to South African communities in need.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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