A Peoria Park District Facility

Maker Workshops

Kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Maker Workshops! 2020 Maker Workshop topics include Melted Crayon art, Printmaking, and Self-Portraits.

This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and remains open until the program is filled. Please note, workshops are kept small - maxiumum capacity is 10 children per workshop.

Maker Workshops are offered on select Saturdays from 2-4pm.

Cost: $12 member, $18 non-member (price per child). Fee includes museum admission. Adults attend free with regular admission.

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at 309-323-6900, or online. Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse to receive the discount.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019MW at checkout online. Curernt membership status will be verified.

Please note, the PlayHouse recently swiched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems while registering online, please contact Kevin Davis at the Peoria Park District's Registration Desk at 309-681-1200. For program questions, please contact Education Coordinator Tessa Martinez at 309-323-6894.

Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Melted Crayon Art
2:00 pm
Learn about monochromatic, complementary, and polychromatic compositions while creating some original work of your own. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members[...]
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Trinket Boxes
2:00 pm
  Come make and decorate your very own trinket boxes! We will use clay, Popsicle sticks, cardboard, and other fun materials. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900,[...]
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Printmaking
2:00 pm
Come learn basic principles of printmaking while creating a mini-series and book of your own prints. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer[...]
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Self-Portraits
2:00 pm
In this workshop we will create several self-portraits including full-body silhouettes and profiles, while using unconventional materials like wire, yarn, and cardboard. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309)[...]

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum