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.
Where: 12056 SE Sunnyside, Clackamas; and 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #45, Beaverton
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am-9 pm, Sunday 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
A drop-in arts & crafts studio located in the heart of Multnomah Village. Select one craft base and unlimited embellishments while crafting for an unlimited amount of time (during normal business hours).
Where: Multnomah Village, 7832 SW Capitol Highway, Suite B (upstairs), Portland, OR 97219
Hours: In the fall, Thursday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday 9 am-1 pm; In the summer, Monday-Wednesday 1 pm-5 pm, Thursday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday 9 am-1 pm
Cost: $14 for one project. There is a special each month with a discounted craft (~$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.
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.

Make Do Art Studio
Make Do is an art studio that offers classes, camps, and workshops for children and families.
Where: 5301 SE Francis St, Portland, OR 97206
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Varies

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

Mimosa Studios
A paint-your-own pottery studio welcoming kids of all ages. You can call ahead to reserve a space on weekends and school holidays.
Where: 1718 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Cost: Varies based on what you paint

My Masterpiece Art Studio
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
Children can use the studio accompanied by a parent or caregiver and can make art for as long as they like with an endless array of supplies. There’s painting, clay, recycled materials and more. Ages 2 and up.
Where: 1819 NW Everett St Suite # 204, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Friday 10 am-1 pm; Saturday 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm
Cost: Open studio $10 per child + $5 firing fee (if applicable)

Portland Puppet Museum
Make your own puppet – as a gift or to keep. Each attendee builds a puppet that they will take home, display proudly, and actually use. Minors must be chaperoned.
Where: 906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Workshop times vary
Cost: $25

Pottery Fun
Create a hand-painted pottery masterpiece at this paint-your-own pottery studio located near Mt. Tabor.
Where: 7821 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am-6 pm, Friday 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Cost: Varies based on piece selected.

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

Spark Art Center
Experience paint, collage, clay and seasonal crafting stations at Preschool Messy Art or K-8 Open Studio.
Where: 1805 NE 39th Ave, Portland, 97212
Hours: Preschool Messy Art Monday- Friday 9 am-12 pm; K-8 Open Studio Friday 3:15 pm-5:15 pm

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.
Where: 7956 SE 13th, Portland OR
Hours: Calendar varies, although most kids classes are Saturday morning. Please check the website.
Cost: $15

Your local library
There’s usually an arts & crafts project going on at one of the libraries on any given day.  Check their website to see what’s on today.
Where: Varies
Hours: Calendar varies. Please check the website.
Cost: Free!

Updated September 2019

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