Discover places to go around Washington, DC for drop-in arts and crafts, ceramics, canvas art, building mosaics, watercolor, and much more! These kid-friendly studios are all indoor, and offer lots of colorful art projects for all ages, like paint your own pottery.
Verify their open studio hours and drop in! Many of these places also host birthday parties, art classes, camps and special events. Do your children have a favorite pottery or painting place around DC to drop in?
Muse Paint Bar
Vanessa M.: While some events at Muse Paintbar are paint & sip for adults only, families with young kids can get in on the painting on canvas as well at one of their many family-friendly painting sessions. Note that reservations are recommended for these events. Snacks and drinks are also available for purchase.
Clay Cafe Studios
Vanessa M.: No reservations are required at Clay Cafe Studios. Walk in anytime and choose your own ceramic piece to paint or choose a glass fusing project. They will glaze and fire it in their kiln, giving you a one-of-a-kind work of art! Birthday parties, classes, and camps are also offered.
All Fired Up!
Vanessa M.: All Fired Up! is the perfect place to drop in and paint a piece of pottery. Kids of all ages are welcome, and expert help is available to help you with your special projects. To learn more about birthday parties, click here. Reservations appreciated for groups of 4+.
Blue Giraffe Art Studio DC
Drop-off kids class Sundays 3 pm - 4 pm
Vanessa M.: Blue Giraffe Art Studio DC offers creative art classes for kids and adults at their art studio. Their Sunday drop-off class is open to any child 3+, and will engage kids in creating different types of artwork, from watercolors, 3D art, painting, drawing, and more.
Cost: $30 drop-off class
Vanessa M.: Art Jamz offers a fun, creative environment to get crafty in. Their team of local artists is on hand to help you create your own wonderful works of art using paint and canvas. All ages are welcome to drop in before 6 pm. Keep an eye out here for kid-friendly special events.
Color Me Mine
New Community ArtSpace
Vanessa M.: New Community ArtSpace is a community center for arts that offers drop-in classes for kids and adults. Monday Toddler Art is especially popular, with creative and fun projects that are perfect for small children. Special guests, storytime, music, and play are also included in this fun outing. Check out their calendar for other kid-friendly events.
Cost: $10+ per child
Vanessa M.: Paint This! is a paint-your-own ceramics studio that also offers mosaic-making and glass fusion. Drop in anytime for a creative way to spend time with your family! Reservations suggested for groups of 6+.
Cost: studio fee $8-$12 plus craft selection $6-$60
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