We just caught wind of a new spot for crafty kiddos and grown-ups in East Boise. The Art Cellar, located off Broadway and Boise avenues, offers daily craft and art classes for hot glue gun wielders of all ages. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, and Thursday, Dec. 17, from 6-8 p.m., adults are invited to attend a workshop focusing on holiday centerpieces, wreaths and collage prints. For a sliding-scale $15-$30 donation, attendees can rummage through an "entire truck-load of craft materials" that the Art Cellar recently acquired from a local gardening supply store.
If the thought of seeing another cinnamon-scented wreath makes you grit your teeth, ship the kids off to the Art Cellar for some much needed holiday peace and quiet. On Monday, Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Dec. 23, you can drop the little 'uns off for a half-day or full-day of creative crafting. The curriculum includes painting, sculpture, jewelry-making and collage, with an assortment of healthy snacks provided to keep the Play-Doh eaters satiated. Half-day classes go from 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Full-day classes run $40. If you send your industrious art star to all three classes, the full- and half-day prices drop by $5.
Wednesday, Dec. 16-Thursday, Dec. 17, 6-8 p.m., $15-$30; Monday, Dec. 21-Wednesday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Art Cellar, 1804 Vermont Avenue, 208-919-3635. For more information on other upcoming classes, visit theartcellarboise.com.