The Silvermine Arts Center will usher in Halloween with a "Halloween Art Party" for children of all ages Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

The party will give kids a hands-on afternoon with art teachers who will guide them in creative mask making, fashioning clay pumpkins and a workshop where they will make spiders and ghosts out of felt.

In addition, kids will paint a pumpkin-patch mural, join in a costume parade (although costumes are optional) and play a game in which they create their own bats and pin them on a spooky tree to be painted on the wall.

Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. An adult must accompany children, but their admission is free.

To register, call 203-966-­9700 or visit