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Open-ended art projects for creative and curious kids, ages 3-11

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We'll give you the tools to create after lunch. with friends. on rainy days. after school. before dinner. outside. with family.

Engaging open-ended art and maker activities for curious kids.

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I want to have more fun making art at home, but I don't know where to start.

With the help of the TinkerLab framework that celebrates process and curiosity, we'll teach you how to set up open-ended art experiences that help you let go of perfectionism while encouraging your child to tap into their creative ideas.

Our tested toolset of videos, PDFs, and community support make art engaging, developmentally ready, process-focussed, and exploratory.

Weekly Activity Calendars & Supply Lists

Activity calendars with supply lists to keep you focused and save you time.

300+ Videos to Explore in our Growing Library

A searchable library with hundreds of exploratory art and maker videos, with printable lessons.

TinkerLab 101: The Engaged Maker Blueprint

A success path to guides you on a journey from overwhelm to mastery when it comes to hands-on making.

Community Support & Encouragement

Bonus: Not required to enjoy your Schoolhouse experience, we also offer a Facebook community where you can ask questions, share ideas, and vent about art messes. 😉

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How does it work?

Choose a plan.

Choose a plan. Just takes a moment, and you'll immediately access your personal maker hub. Starting at just $12/month

Explore the club.

Explore hundreds of kid-tested creative activities that spark imagination. New activities added each month.

Create!

You provide the space and supplies, and we'll offer the instruction. Experiment, play, invent, and explore. Watch your child's imagination soar.

Schoolhouse is the Kids Creativity Membership that celebrates imagination, agency, and innovation.

Schoolhouse is for you if you're looking for:

  • Process Art
  • Tinkering Activities
  • Artist Studies
  • STEAM Explorations
  • Opportunities for children to carve their own creative paths
  • Projects that help kids think like artists and inventors 
  • “Extend It” ideas to build on learning

Schoolhouse won't be a great fit if you're looking for:

  • Product-oriented art projects
  • Draw-alongs
  • Follow-the-steps crafts with specific outcomes
  • Adult-driven projects that don’t offer children room to express ideas, experiment, and follow curiosities

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The Maker Activity Library includes projects in multiple categories:

⭐️ drawing ⭐️painting ⭐️fiber arts ⭐️ printmaking ⭐️ math art ⭐️ engineering projects ⭐️ science explorations ⭐️ artist studies ⭐️ nature art ⭐️ bookmaking ⭐️ seasonal crafts ⭐️ sculpture, and more.

What's included?

Videos for EACH project. Last we checked, online schools charge at least $15/class. For about the same price as ONE CLASS you’ll get 300+.

Value: $4350

PDF activity guides for EACH project. If you search for art PDFs online, they cost about $1.50 for one PDF! Not to mention all the effort of finding the right activity and individually paying each teacher. Ugh. Time is money. Let’s save you some of both.

Value: $435

Bonus: Access to TinkerLab 101: The Engaged Maker Blueprint. This standalone course is embedded in the program and added as an exclusive bonus for our members. Rachelle shares years of experience with you in this idea-packed e-course that helps you set up your home art space, understand your child’s artistic development, and get started with early childhood making.

Value: $270

The Unlimited All-access Passes include all of the above, helping you connect with your child and bring more creative magic to your home.

The total value of Schoolhouse is $5055

We can't wait to see you inside. Join the waitlist here...

Hear what our members are saying...

"I love how Schoolhouse invites more creativity for my daughter. What she makes and does is really her idea and not some pre-made project. The creative activities are fun. We are all enjoying them and they are now a daily activity. And I’ve learned to let go of the results. If I’m not focussed on the outcome we can enjoy the process more."
Laurien V.
"My family and I love TinkerLab Schoolhouse. The projects are perfect for engaging and inspiring our kids. We’ve loved making play dough, painting stuffed animals and creating frozen worlds. Rachelle and Scott have created a wonderful creators’ space, with fantastic ideas, warm encouragement, and inspiring playlists. TinkerLab Schoolhouse has helped our kids stay positive through lockdown."
Jill W.
"Not only do we have long-lasting beautiful artwork, we also have deeper connection and memories. Join Schoolhouse - you can participate as little/much as you like, you can access the materials in a linear or non-linear way - it's like an incredible choose-your-own-learning-adventure that is thoughtfully prepared and embedded in learning theory that makes it both accessible and meaningful."
Stephanie K.
"In a 'time is money' world that we live in, the membership cost is actually quite economical if you were to consider how much time/energy YOU would need to put in to researching all of what Rachelle has already compiled for us, in the Tinkerlab members area. You will not be disappointed... seriously, it's like finding a treasure trove of really fun stuff, every week, in your email's in-box. ;)"
Katherine J.

TinkerLab Features and Partners

TinkerLab.com, TinkerLab books, and founder Rachelle Doorley have been featured in or partnered with numerous blogs, museums, schools, libraries, and magazines.