arts & crafts guide

Sometimes you just need to get crafty! Below you’ll find a list of some of our very favorite venues to make art with your little one (or even by yourself).   We’ve collected paint-your-own pottery places, recycled craft classes, messy art, and lots more. Below are general schedules; always double check with the art center before heading out.

Ceramicafe
A paint-your-own pottery studio with locations in Clackamas and Beaverton. Lake Oswego location coming late 2021.
Where: 12056 SE Sunnyside, Clackamas; and 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #45, Beaverton
Hours: Open daily, hours vary by location, generally 11 am-6 pm.
Cost: $8 and up, depending on what you paint

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Community Centers
Many of PP&R’s community centers offer a weekly messy art class.  Check our calendar or theirs for details.
Where: Various locations
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Varies, but usually under $5.

The Craft Factory
During non-pandemic times, The Craft Factory is a drop-in arts & crafts studio located in the heart of Multnomah Village, where you may select one craft base and unlimited embellishments while crafting for an unlimited amount of time (during normal business hours). During the current delta variant surge, you may pick up a craft to-go, with everything you need to make a fabulous piece of art at home.
Where: 4555 N Williams Ave Portland, Oregon 97217
Hours: Free local delivery in the Portland/Metro area, Curbside pick-up by appointment only, and shipping options are available.
Cost: $14 for one project. Discounted crafts are approximately $10.

Green Bean Books
This enchanting bookstore offers book-related arts & crafts activities several times throughout the month, and in connection with most author signings. As of this writing, their events are all virtual, but the bookstore is open for browsing.
Where: 1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Free

Live Laugh Love Art
They offer drop-in studio time and workshops and classes. During open studio, kids and adults can choose from canvas painting, ceramics painting, glass fusing, or painting a sign.
Where: 9160 SW Hall Blvd., Portland
Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10am-6pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Cost: Varies by project.

Michael’s 
Michael’s studios offer affordable options for kids’ art classes. Register online for either virtual or in-store classes.
Where: Various locations
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Varies

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Mimosa Studios
A paint-your-own pottery studio welcoming kids of all ages. You can call ahead to reserve a space, or order a To Go Painting Kit online.
Where: 1718 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Daily, 10 am-5 pm.
Cost: Varies based on what you paint

My Masterpiece Art Studio
*Temporarily Closed; check website for latest details*
Sculpt with clay, paint at the easel wall, draw with artist pencils, work with chalk pastels, create a collage or wood sculpture and more in the 3000 square foot studio space.
Where: 7905 SW Cirrus Dr., 27, Parkside Business Center, Beaverton
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1 pm-6 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm. Closed Monday.
Cost: $8 and up, depending on the project.

Multnomah County Library
Free art and craft events throughout the Portland-metro area.
Where: Vary
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Free!

Portland Child Art Studio
During the pandemic, you may sign up for single weekly classes, kept to a maximum of 6 kids per class, ages 3+.
Where: 1610 NW 14th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Friday 10 am-1 pm; Saturday 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm
Cost: $20-25 per class.

Portland Puppet Museum
Each attendee builds a puppet that they will take home, display proudly, and actually use (we recommend calling to confirm). Minors must be chaperoned. They also provide new puppet building kits.
Where: 906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Workshop and performance times vary
Cost: $20-25

SCRAP
Specializing in recycled crafts, a great place to pick up supplies or to stop in for one of their kid-friendly workshops. Ages 6 and up for classes.
Where: 1736 SW Alder St., Portland OR 97205
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Varies

Venvino Art Studios
Open art sessions with a variety of projects including painting, glass painting, clay hand-building, string art, card making and more. They have a storytime and craft on select weekday mornings. There’s a kids play area, toys and high chairs.
Where: 13329 SE Misty Drive, Happy Valley
Hours: Daily, 10 am-6 pm
Cost: Varies by project.

Vibe of Portland
Students are exposed to quality art materials, fine art techniques and art history. They offer drop-in classes; register on the website.
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Varies

Vine Gogh Kids
Kids ages 6 and up can follow along with an instructor to create their own masterpiece. During the pandemic they are suspending in-person classes and offering kid kits for their virtual Gogh Box classes.
Where: 7956 SE 13th, Portland OR
Hours: Calendar varies, although most kids classes are Saturday morning. Please check the website.
Cost: $15

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