Get out of the rain and have some indoor creative fun! 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. Prices are subject to change; check studio websites for the most up-to-date information.
North Portland Art Studios
The Craft Factory
The Craft Factory is a drop-in arts and crafts studio, where your child can make an open-ended piece of art with unlimited time (during studio hours). They also host birthday parties and other events. You can also 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
Cost: $6-$14 for one project, $2 off your first visit. Toddler Time Bases are 3 for $8.
Northeast Portland Art Studios
Creative Culture Studio
Creative Culture Portland serves up gourmet milkshakes with your DIY projects. Kids and adults alike will love crafting in this beautiful studio, where you can work on a variety of projects from painting on canvas to potting plants at the plant bar.
Where: 1452 NE 28th Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Cost: Projects start at $20
Owl & Bee Clay Co.
Owl & Bee Clay Company is a clay studio for kids (and sometimes adults). Clay classes are sold in 10-class blocks. They also offer art camps and parties, plus adult happy hour.
Where: 3506 NE 57th Ave., Portland, OR 97213
Cost: 10 class packages start at $175.00
Green Bean Books
This enchanting bookstore offers book-related arts & crafts activities several times throughout the month, and in connection with most author signings.
Where: 1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
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
Cost: Varies based on what you paint, approximate range of $7-$65
Northwest Portland Art Studios
Portland Child Art Studio
Sign up for classes, kept to a maximum of 6-8 kids per class, ages 3+. They also host parties, including 1.5 hours of art activities. They do not offer open art studio at this time, though they do offer drop-in classes available each week, for the current week.
Where: 1610 NW 14th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Classes start at $25/class
Art World School
Art World School offers in-person and online fine art classes, after school programs, birthday parties and camps.
Where: 4062 NW Saltzman Rd., Suite 206, Portland, OR 97229
Cost: Classes start at $35 for drop-in
Whimsy Wees Art Studio
Opening Spring 2023! Check out an Imagination Station set up with various art supplies during open studio. Whimsy Wees offers time slots for Wees (5th grade and younger) and Teens (6th grade and up), plus birthday parties, classes and camps.
Where: 4768 NW Bethany Blvd. Unic C-1, Portland, OR 97229
Cost: Drop in rate $30, Two siblings for $50, discount for buying sessions in bulk
Southwest Portland Art Studios
One River School
One River offers a unique project-based approach to art education. Check out their classes at their website.
Where: 15010 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Cost: Monthly membership tuition, starting at $165/month
Crafty Mindz offers before and after school programs, classes, camps, parties and events.
Where: 1150 SW 170 Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97006
Cost: After school camps may be charged a daily drop-in fee or monthly membership, day camps start at $90,
Specializing in recycled crafts, SCRAP PDX is 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
Cost: Varies, most classes under $10
Southeast Portland Art Studios
Awake Coffee & Art
Drop in art studio with coffee, tea, and dining. They host weekly story and art for kids at $8/class. They also offer parties.
Where: 7325 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Cost: Varies, but typically under $10
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 story time and craft on select weekday mornings. There’s a kids play area, toys and high chairs, and weekly art lessons for kids ages 5-18, plus camps.
Where: 13329 SE Misty Drive, Happy Valley
Cost: Varies by project.
Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)
CHAP offers an art club every Thursday for any child with a medical challenge. Siblings are invited too! Art Club takes place every second Thursday of the month via zoom, and the rest are in-person at the magical CHAP studio in Sellwood.
Where: 8065 SE Grand Ave., Ste 160, Portland, OR 97202
Cost: Free of charge to children, teens and families affected by pediatric illness, disability or special need. Art Workshops are also open to the public for a reasonable fee.
A paint-your-own pottery studio with locations in Clackamas, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton.
Where: 12056 SE Sunnyside, Clackamas; 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #45, Beaverton; 252 B Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034.
Cost: Varies, depending on what you paint
Live Laugh Love Art
Live Laugh Love Art offers drop-in studio time and workshops and classes. During open studio, kids and adults can choose from canvas painting, ceramics painting, glass fusing, glass blowing, candle making, or painting a sign. All ages welcome, including children 5 and older for glass blowing.
Where: 9160 SW Hall Blvd., Portland; 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98683
Cost: Varies by project.
Michael’s studios offer affordable options for kids’ art classes. Register online for either virtual or in-store classes.
Where: Various locations
Vibe of Portland
Students are exposed to quality art materials, fine art techniques and art history. They offer drop-in classes, open studio, family events, parent-and-me classes, toddler classes, open studio and more. Register on the website.
Where: Various locations, including Vibe Music Studio at 6520 N Salem Ave., Portland, OR 97203
Cost: Varies by project and class selection, starting at $20/class
Many of Portland Parks & Recreation’s community centers offer a weekly messy art class. Check our calendar or theirs for details.
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies, but usually under $5.
Multnomah County Library
Free art and craft events throughout the Portland-metro area.
Where: Multiple locations
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