Tinker Time

Please read below to learn about our newly formatted Tinker Time and our new Tinker Time: Art & Play! These classes will begin on January 16th in our new studio and run multiple days each week.

You can continue to join us on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm for Tinker Time for 5 & Under and Saturdays from 10am-12pm for Tinker Time through December 20th in our North Boulder studio.

All pre-registration spaces for our remaining December Tinker Time & Tinker Time for 5 & Under classes are currently full. Registration is now open to reserve a space for Tinker Time: Art & Play! or Tinker Time in our new studio space in January! 


Tinker Time: Art & Play!

(Ages 18 months - 5 years // Drop In Art Class)

Tuesdays 10am-11:15am

Wednesdays 10am-11:15am

Fridays 2pm-3:15pm

  • Ages 18 months - 5 years
  • Drop In or Reserve a Spot in Advance (recommended)*
  • 1 hour maximum Tinker Time: Art & Play! visit per day
  • $12/hour OR $55 for a 5-hour pack punch card
  • (Tinker Time: Art & Play! begins January 16th and is ongoing, through May (no Tuesday or Wednesday Tinker Time: Art & Play! on March 27th & 28th due to Spring Break Camp)

Join us for our NEW drop in art class for children ages 18 months - 5 years old and their parent or caregiver. During Tinker Time: Art & Play! both open-ended art exploration and sensory tables are ready for your youngest Tinkerer to explore. Children will enjoy painting with non-toxic washable temperas, playing in our sand trays, squishing and moving water beads, making a collage with lots of materials to choose from at our Paper Arts table, or building towers with our sculpture toys. Get a little messy with age-appropriate art materials, enjoy sensory and play-based explorations, and have fun with friends at Tinker!

Each 1.25 hour class is designed for your child to enjoy a full hour of Art & Play! while you have arrival time flexibility without compromising art time. Arrive between 10:00-10:15am (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or 2:00-2:15pm (Fridays) and stay for an hour of Art & Play!

*You're welcome to Drop In without reserving a space in advance. Tinker Time: Art & Play! is limited to 14 students, however, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, we highly encourage you to reserve a space in advance. 

Tinker Time

(All Ages // Drop In Art Class)

Wednesdays 3:30/45 - 4:30/45pm

Saturdays 9:45am - 10:45am

Saturdays 11:00am - 12:00pm 

  • Tinker Time is designed for children ages 5 - 12 years old; ages 18 months - 4 years old are welcome with their parents or caregivers
  • Drop In or Reserve a Spot in Advance (recommended)*
  • 1 hour maximum Tinker Time visit per day
  • $12/hour OR $55 for a 5-hour pack punch card
  • (Our newly formatted Tinker Time begins January 17th and is ongoing, through May (no Wednesday Tinker Time on March 28th due to Spring Break Camp)... Join us on Saturdays from 10am-12pm through December 16th in our North Boulder studio).

Tinker Time is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration. Several stations are set up with a variety of materials, and ideas and technique for use of materials are offered, but children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, air dry clay, print making, fabrics and yarn, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage... are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. 

Parents enjoy dropping their artist for Tinker Time to run a few errands, take a break at the coffee shop, or stay at Tinker watching their artist at work. All ages are welcome, though weekly projects are designed for children ages 5-12. If your child is under 5, we ask that a parent or caregiver remain with them in the studio to enjoy Tinker Time as a make-together style class.

Please note: Wednesday Tinker Time's 1.25 hour class slot is designed for your child to enjoy a full hour of Tinker Time while having post-school-day-arrival-time flexibility. Arrive between 3:30-3:45pm (Wednesdays) and stay for your one hour of Tinker Time!  

*You're welcome to Drop In without reserving a space in advance. Tinker Time is limited to 14 students, however, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, we highly encourage you to reserve a space in advance.