Kids Create Events

Fun that Builds Stronger Kids and Families

Kids Create events give young children the chance to take part in activities that develop their creativity and build resilience – the ability to better deal with all of life’s ups-and-downs. Quality learning experiences in the arts contribute to social success, support children's emotional health and academic achievement, and bring families closer together. The programs are designed for children ages 0-8 and their families, which means that older children are welcome and grownups are encouraged to join in the fun. Kids Create provides family arts opportunities in communities throughout Humboldt County.

‘Kids Create' is supported by a grant from the County of Humboldt.

Join all these creative teachers for hours of family fun.

Kids Create Events, October 2019 through May 2020

Click the links for more information about each event. 


October 2019

Music and Instrument Making with Andy Barnett

Garberville Library – Friday, October 25, 3:30 - 4:30 PM


December 2019

Animal Art with Virginia Wood

Prasch Hall in Blue Lake - Wednesday, December 4, 3:00 - 5:00 PM (More art with Virginia, Wednesday, January 8, February 5, & March 4)


Creative Reuse with SCRAP Humboldt

Eureka Library - Saturday, December 14, 12:00 - 2:00 PM


Music Together with Jose & Heather

Kim Yerton Memorial Library in Hoopa – Tuesday, December 17, 10:00 - 11:00 AM



January 2020

Kinetic Sculpture with Shoshanna

Arcata Library - Friday, January 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM


Animal Art with Virginia Wood

Prasch Hall in Blue Lake - Wednesday, January 8, 3:00 - 5:00 PM (see also Wednesday, February 5 & March 4)


Creative Reuse with SCRAP Humboldt

Kim Yerton Memorial Library in Hoopa - Friday, January 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon


Creative Dance with Shoshanna

Rio Dell Library – Wednesday, January 15, 3:30 - 4:30 PM


Creative Dance with Shoshanna

Fortuna Library – Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM


Building Fairy Houses with Shoshanna

Kim Yerton Memorial Library in Hoopa - Friday, January 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


Puppetry with Quack & Wabbit

Kim Yerton Memorial Library in Hoopa - Tuesday, January 21, 10:00 - 11:00 AM


Mothersong Circle with Jessi Lea Langston

Willow Creek Library – Thursday, January 23, 4:00 - 5:00 PM


Circle Art with Virginia Wood

Eureka Library – Saturday, January 25, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM


Creative Reuse with SCRAP Humboldt

McKinleyville Library - Thursday, January 30, 2:00 - 5:00 PM



February 2020

Animal Art with Virginia Wood

Prasch Hall in Blue Lake - Wednesday, February 5, 3:00 - 5:00 PM  (See also Wednesday, March 4)


Watershed Art with Virginia Wood

Rio Dell Library - Saturday, February 8, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM


Mothersong Circle with Jessi Lea Langston

Eureka Library – Thursday, February 20, 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Art Workshop with Ella Villamor

Arcata Library - Friday, February 21, 9:30 - 11:30 AM


Watershed Art with Virginia Wood

Fortuna Library - Saturday, February 22, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM



March 2020

Animal Art with Virginia Wood

Prasch Hall in Blue Lake - Wednesday, March. 4, 3:00 - 5:00 PM


Puppetry with Quack & Wabbit

Fortuna Library - Saturday, March 7, 2:00 - 3:30 PM


Puppetry with Quack & Wabbit

Rio Dell Library - Wednesday, March 11, 3:00 - 4:30 PM


Book Arts with Virginia Wood

McKinleyville Library - Wednesday, March 11, 5:00 - 7:45 PM (see also Saturday, March 28)


Creative Reuse with SCRAP Humboldt

Ferndale Library - Saturday, March 14, 1:00 - 3:00 PM


Music Together with Jose & Heather

Fortuna Library – Saturday, March 21, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM


Music Together with Jose & Heather

Rio Dell Library – Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 - 4:30 PM


Kinetic Sculpture with Shoshanna

Eureka Library - Saturday, March 28, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM


Book Arts with Virginia Wood

McKinleyville Library - Saturday, March 28, 2:00 - 4:45 PM



April 2020

Puppetry with Quack & Wabbit

Eureka Library - Wednesday, April 1, 3:00 - 4:30 PM


Mothersong Circle with Jessi Lea Langston

Fortuna Library – Thursday, April 2, 3:00 - 4:00 PM


Kinetic Sculpture with Shoshanna

Ferndale Library - Saturday, April 4, 2:00 - 4:00 PM


Music Together with Jose & Heather

Eureka Library – Saturday, April 11, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM


Music Together with Jose & Heather

Arcata Library – Wednesday, April 15, 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


Music and Instrument Making with Andy Barnett

Eureka Library – Thursday, April 16, 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Drawing Music & Mandalas with Virginia Wood

Arcata Library – Saturday, April 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM



May 2020

Fairy and Dragon Party with Shoshanna

Eureka Library - Saturday, May 9, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM


Music, Art, Theater & Movement

The Kids Create series of workshops includes music classes with a variety of approaches, including world music exploration and instrument making with Andy Barnett, family singing circles with Jessi Lea Langston, and rhythm, movement, and song celebrations with José Quezada and Heather Shelton of Music Together. 

Art educators Ella Villamor and Virginia Wood offer diverse approaches to art involving games, music, and natural history.

SCRAP Humboldt introduces creative reuse, and Tanya Crowley and Yumi Ozaki of Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre teach children to make puppets and present a show. 

Shoshanna inspires with workshops on creative dance, design and testing of mini kinetic sculptures, and making fairy houses. 

These local artists and musicians lead participants – both children and their grownups – in joyful exploration of techniques and experiences to foster creativity and social interaction.