Indoor Fun Guide: Art Centers
Walk-in art studios in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware offer pottery painting, drawing, canvas painting, tie-dye and other creative projects.
Art Dept. Studios
15 W. Oakland Ave., Doylestown; 28 Richboro Rd., Newtown; 515 Stump Rd., N. Wales | Artdeptstudios.com
This walk-in art studio cultivates creativity via pottery & canvas painting, fused glass and clay sculpting. It also offers summer art camp, all day camp, after school kids classes, story time and art, Friday night kids club, teen creative canvas nights, family fun events, and kids 4 week wheel classes. Mark your calendar for family events on the last Sun. of each month.
Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
1950 Main Ave., Conshohocken; 1188 Baltimore Pike, Springfield; 840 N. Park Rd., Wyomissing; 215 Lancaster Ave., Frazer | Busybeespottery.com
Brush up on your skills during walk-in workshops in canvas painting, glass fusing, mosaics, wine glass painting, board art, pottery and clay.
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St., Phila. | Theclaystudio.org
New 2020 Facility to open on South Kensington St.
Workshops for kids and their families are offered regularly and themed to seasonal activities. Participants master the basics of how to hand-build pieces, use the pottery wheel, explore clay techniques, and turn ideas into masterpieces.
Color Me Mine
100 Evergreen Dr., Ste. 105, Glen Mills; 142 Park City Center, Lancaster; 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
Choose a project from pottery painting, fused glass, or mosaics and pick up work within a week's time. School-related field trips and camp information is available.
Mermaid Art Studios
15 E. Butler Ave., Ambler | Mermaidartstudios.com
Mom & Me and home school art class topics range from clay, to crafts and ceramics, while the drawing and painting class covers lines, texture, form and perspective. Pint-sized Picassos can sign up for Art Smorgasbord, where they’ll be introduced to a variety of media.
NEW: Mobile Mermaids available for art-educational lessons (schools).
The Mud Room
11 Station Rd., Ardmore | Mudroompottery.com
For families who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, the paint-your-own ceramic and craft studio supplies all the materials you'll need to make your own masterpieces. You can also learn how to paint your own pottery, mosaic, and wine glass painting.
1241 N. Front St., Phila. | Playartsphilly.com
Aspiring visual and performing artists hone their craft during music, dance and painting classes. You’ll also find multiple play areas, parenting workshops and fitness classes. Stick around while the kids are busy and enjoy coffee and Wi-Fi on the mezzanine. Other offerings include toddler art lab, Chinese learning lab, little builders workshop, creating comics and many more.
All Fired Up!
602 Haddon Ave., Collingswood | Paintatallfiredup.com
Canvas-painting workshops, family wood workshop storytime paired with an art project and paint-it-yourself pottery are all ways for kids to tap into their creativity here.
The Ceramic Barn
5145 Church Rd., Mount Laurel | Theceramicbarn.com
This cozy space has been a neighborhood favorite for 50 years. In addition to painting and personalizing ceramics, visitors can play with clay and get behind the pottery wheel. Fields trips are also offered.
Jubili Beads & Yarns
713 Haddon Ave., Collingswood | Jubilibeadsandyarns.com
Walk-in Kid's classes are offered, as well as flame work classes, "In A Flash".basic jewelry techniques. You can also learn how to make basic jewelry techniques.
Markeim Art Center
104 Lincoln Ave., Haddonfield | Markeimartscenter.org
Give your little ones a head start in art during creative playtime, where they’ll learn all about drawing, painting, printmaking and storytelling. Or sign up older kids for after-school classes with options such as cartooning, beginners’ painting and ceramics. Let your kids take part in art club Thursday, homeschool art club, kid's drawing studio, and mom and me clay night.
614 Station Ave., Haddon Heights | Paintatreasure.com
Stop by Tot Paint N’ Story on Thurs. and Fri., then stick around for daily Open Paint hours where anything goes. The no-fire studio uses acrylic paints, and kids can walk out with their creation that day. Learn how to make pottery, canvases, wine glass, and wood signs.
The Delaware Contemporary
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington | Decontemporary.org
The center hosts open studio hours on the first Sunday of each month, where kids share their work with peers, get feedback from a professional instructor and make masterpieces. Monthly family workshops introduce new themes and media. Clubs that are offered are Freire Charter Art Club and NCCVT Creative Arts Club.
1306 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin | Everydayartists.com
Budding artists can join paint and storytime classes each Wednesday, in which kids listen to a short story and paint a ceramic piece related to the tale. The studio also offers canvas-painting workshops for ages 14 & up. Art camp, ceramic painting, clay building, fused glass, and textiles are also offered.