Art adventures over April Vacation

Maritime Gloucester days are full, but there’s still space for Mother’s Day Printmaking, paper flower bouquets, Harry Potter Day and Empty Bowl Making! Call (978) 283-3888 or emailing

April Vacation Workshops at Art Haven and Maritime Gloucester

Art Haven and Maritime Gloucester are collaborating on April Vacation programs! There are also opportunities to make a bowl for the Empty Bowl dinner, make Mother’s Day cards, paper flower bouquets or come to HARRY POTTER DAY!! Call 978.283.3888 or email to sign up now.

April Vacation programs at Art Haven

April Vacation Program at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum


The Essex Shipbuilding Museum will offer an April Vacation Program designed for 6 to 10 year olds on April 19, 20 and 21 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Tuesday April 19: build fantastic sculptures using the museum’s steam shed and traditional tools to bend and fasten wood. Wednesday April 20: Learn the activities needed to build a schooner. Then interpret those actions into a high energy movement performance with Sarah Slifer. Thursday April 21: Investigate the great Essex built schooner models and races. Then write and perform songs with Daisy Nell. On Thursday evening April 21, a free public reception and performances will be held in the museum’s Waterline Center .

Cost is $25 per session or $60 for all three days. Pre-registration required: Phone 978-768-6441 or email: education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information please visit our website:

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum


Things To Do- Wellspring Cape Ann Families April School Vacation FREE FAMILY FUN

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Wellspring Cape Ann Families brings you:

April School Vacation: FREE FAMILY FUN

                       WHAT:  Free Model Ship Painting/Spring Pot Painting and Planting

                Coastal Clean-up/Earth Day Lesson

                Open Gym at Iron Rail Gloucester


WHEN: Ship Painting and Spring Pot Painting/Planting is Tuesday, April 20th 10-11:30 AM

               Coastal Clean-Up and Earth Day Lesson is Thursday, April 22nd 9-11 AM

               Open Gym at Iron Rail Gloucester is Friday April 23rd 9-11 AM


WHERE: Ship Painting and Pot Painting/Planting is at WCAF – 28 Emerson Ave ,    

                   Gloucester .

      Coastal Clean-Up and Earth Day Lesson will be at Halibut Point State Park

                 Open Gym at Iron Rail Gloucester is located at 8 Kondelin Road , Gloucester .

Looking for some fun ways to fill your children’s up-coming April vacation week? Please come join us for our free fun-filled events that are open to all on Cape Ann . 

At Wellspring Cape Ann Families, located at 28 Emerson Avenue , on Tuesday April 20th from 10-11:30 AM we will be painting model ships, painting spring pots and planting seeds. On Thursday April 22nd from 9-11 AM get outside and enjoy spring as a family! Join us at Halibut Point State Park for a Coastal Clean-Up followed by an Earthy Day lesson on tidal pools presented by Ramona from the Trustees of the Reservation. End your vacation week by running and jumping with us at Iron Rail Gloucester, located at 8 Kondelin Road . We will be having an Open Gym on Friday April 23rd from 9-11 AM. For all events: Please R.S.V.P. to 978.281.7856 with the number of adults, children and their age(s).  

These free events are made possible because of the generous support of the Linden Foundation.

 For more information: Courtney Karcher , 978.281.7856  e-mail: