There’s a Drop In for Everyone.

Scroll down to find a time that works for you or your family. Many times will accommodate multiple ages.

DROP IN CHANGE: Beginning April 27th, ALL Drop Ins for EVERY AGE will be $10 each. MEMBERS can purchase a passbook of 6 Drop Ins for $50, which can be used for any drop in for that member. Family members can share a passbook!

NEW Tween Writers

Age: 11-14 (grades 6-8)
Friday Feb. 28 3:00-4:30 pm  
Cost: $10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

Drop-In for some Creative Writing time designed specifically for grades 6-8. Explore story, poetry, and language through prompts, open writing time and discussion. Writers of all kinds welcome! Bring your creativity and a journal, laptop, or whatever you like to write with. Snack included!

No need to register, just come on down!

Artful Story Drop In

Age: 2.5-5
Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 AM
$10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

NOT your usual story time. We choose books with a careful eye toward art concepts and themes that emphasize creativity, flexibility, and validation of everyone’s artistic worth, then follow with an art activity that explores fine art concepts in a way that connects to the story.

No need to register, just come on down!

Little Masters Drop In

Age: 3-5 years
Thursdays 10:30-11:15 AM
$10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

Each week, we’ll take a look at works by different well-known artists, talk about what we see, and then explore the artists’ style in our own way. Pollock splatter paintings with a salad spinner? Invent your own shapes for a  Matisse collage? Check our Facebook page each Wednesday to see what artist is coming up next! Lil Dancing Yogis is before this; you can combine movement and art for your little one.

No need to register, just come on down!

Saturday Drop-In

All Ages
10:30-12:30
$10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

Fun for everyone! School aged artists can be dropped off for the hour, small ones should plan to stay with an adult. Email us at programs@fyamelrose.org if you are bringing a child age 2-4 so we can better plan for you. Teens and adults also welcome!

No registration necessary, just come on down!

Squares of aliens and pig

Jump-IN Tues/Thu

Ages 5-12
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:30
$10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

NEW! Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each week’s theme will be a surprise, and artists will have all kinds of materials at their disposal to work on that theme. Artists can arrive anytime between 3-3:30 and stay for one hour. 

No registration necessary, just come on down!

Creative Drop In
for ADULTS!

Every First Tuesday
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
$10 cash/check on site ($10 supply fee if you use ours)
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

Make time for you! Get away from a screen for a night and get your hands busy with something creative. Either bring a project you are working on at home, or let Chiara get you set up with some user friendly supplies and basic instructions. Meet other creatives and spend some time with good people doing creative things.  Ages 16+ are welcome. 

Registration is NOT necessary for this event. Cash or check only at the door. 

Creative Writing Monthly Drop In Sundays

March 22
April 5

Time: 9:30-11:30 am
$10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

Don’t have time to write? Join local writers for a 2 hour Drop-In Writing Workshop to supercharge your creativity with prompts, open writing time and conversation. Led monthly by local writers and members of FYACS Writers’ Studio. Writers of all genres welcome. Space is limited to 12 participants. Bring your laptop, notebook or whatever you use to write. Ages 16+ welcome. 

March’s facilitator is Jane Roper, author of a Memoir, Double Time, and a novel, Eden Lake. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her writing has appeared in Salon, Cognoscenti,  Writers’ Digest and elsewhere. She has taught writing at GrubStreet, The University of Iowa, the Sanibel Writers’ Conference,  The Muse & The Marketplace and at FYACS. Jane is currently at work on a novel.

Registration is NOT necessary for this event. Cash or check only at the door.