At local art studios, kids and adults can complete paint-your-own pottery and other creative projects.
Art Dept. Studios
15 W. Oakland Ave., Doylestown; 28 Richboro Rd., Newtown; 515 Stump Rd., N. Wales | Artdeptstudios.com
New in 2014/2015: Formerly Paint N’ Pottery Plus, Creation Station and The Mud Shack, these locations now operate under the same name, with walk-ins allowed anytime during open studio hours to try out pottery painting, fused glass, ceramic fusion, clay sculpting, mosaics and beading.
Color Me Mine
100 Evergreen Dr., Ste. 105, Glen Mills; Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Hwy., Langhorne; 801 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville; 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne | Colormemine.com
Good to know: Ceramics-painting programs for kids & adults
The Expressive Hand
622 S. 9th St., Phila. | Expressivehand.com
Features: A paint-your-own-pottery studio.
Good to know: Hosts a weekly Read, Sign and Paint program where tots and preschoolers read a book that's interpreted via sign language, then paint a piece of pottery related to the story.
New in 2014/2015: In addition to a rotating selection of new pottery pieces to paint, the studio’s party options now include a polaroid-style photo booth.
All Fired Up!
602 Haddon Ave., Collingswood | Paintatallfiredup.com
Features: Art studio with pottery painting, glass fusing and mosaics.
Good to know: Monthly BYOB nights for grown-ups & PJ's, Pizza & Painting drop-off program for kids
New in 2014/2015: No stranger to kid-friendly programming, this paint-it-yourself pottery studio adds a new medium to its lineup: canvas painting.
The Ceramic Barn
5145 Church Rd., Mount Laurel | Theceramicbarn.com
New in 2014/2015: A neighborhood staple for more than 45 years, this art studio is now under new ownership with longer hours and new family-friendly events and parties. In addition to creating custom-painted ceramic pieces from clay, kids can now also try out pottery wheel lessons, one-on-one instruction where you learn different techniques with 1lb. of clay.
Family Clay Time
5471 New Jersey 42, Blackwood | Familyclaytime.com
Features: Pottery studio known for the kids' hand- and footprints design.
Good to know: You can also tye-dye tees.
New in 2014/2015: Bring your own snacks and drinks to this paint-your-own pottery studio, now in a new location, and unleash your creative side. In addition to ceramic glass fusion, T-shirt tye-dyeing and clay projects, you’ll also find a bigger party room, with options like larger pieces and a Frozen theme.
614 Station Ave., Haddon Heights | Paintatreasure.com
New in 2014/2015: Paintbrushes at the ready! This paint-and-take pottery studio has expanded to canvas. Members of the Canvas Kids Club learn to create their own masterpieces from local artists, and during Family Canvas Painting on Sun., parents can drop kids off or join the fun.
Your Creation Station
478 E. Main St., Middletown | Yourcreationstation.com
Features: An immersive art studio offering pottery painting, glass fusing and tye-dyeing.
Good to know: The specialty of the house is melting photographs onto ceramic tiles to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
New in 2014/2015: With options including paint-your-own pottery, fused glass and tye-dyeing, this art studio has added a new slate of programming with fuse classes, Pre-K Play Workshop Wednesdays, After School Class Fridays and special themed workshops throughout the year that let kids and families unleash their creativity.