The Studio Is OPEN: This Summer, Make Art as a Family at Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, believes that time spent together is time well spent. This summer, use that time to explore your creative interests and enjoy a program that fosters confidence and creativity and provides an outlet for self-expression not only for individuals, but for the entire family.

On Saturdays from June 22 - July 20, Bethel Woods will offer a variety of hands-on art making, with each week focusing on a new theme and skill. Studio at the Woods for Families is the perfect balance of creative learning and social interaction, designed to inspire, educate and empower our kids and community to build a better tomorrow. Classes are led by talented and multi-faceted Bethel Woods Teaching Artists.

Saturday, June 29: DIY Posters: Participants design a peaceful poster with a positive message.

Saturday, July 6: Shrink Art Jewelry: Woodstock was a gathering place for many artisans, so let’s create some jewelry using the symbols of the time.

Saturday, July 13: Mandala Painted Rocks: Mandalas are designs that encourage peaceful reflection and were incorporated into tapestries and clothing in the 1960s.

Saturday, July 20: Beaded Wind Chimes: Create a boho-inspired wind chime using beads, bells, and natural materials.

Each class has a suggested donation of $15 per family, per session. To learn more, please visit