Kids ages 8 to 12 can unleash their inner beast and create a cuddly monster at the Make-A-Monster Workshop with Cathleen Hellman at the Darien Arts Center. Hellman, sewing teacher for the Darien After Schools program, will help participants in the spacious, well-lit DAC Visual Arts Studio design a pattern from imagination and use new sewing skills to bring their creature to life. Projects will go home in time for Halloween decorating. The Make-A-Monster Workshop takes place on Oct. 21 and 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee for the 2-day workshop is $80, with no registration fee. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall. To register or for more information, visit darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.