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.
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. Not ready for indoor fun yet? You can 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: $14 for one project, $2 off your first visit. Additional craft bases are $7 each. Discounted crafts are approximately $10.
Creative Culture Studio
Creative Culture Portland is a new art studio serving up gourmet milkshakes with your DIY projects.
Where: 1452 NE 28th Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Cost: As of this writing, projects start at $18
Portland Child Art Studio
Sign up for classes, kept to a maximum of 5-7 kids per class, ages 3+. They also host parties, including 1.5 hours of art activities.
Where: 1610 NW 14th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $25-30 per 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 $25 for a 1 hour Beginner/Intermediate after school class.
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 fee, starting at $155/month
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.
Where: 3506 NE 57th Ave., Portland, OR 97213
Cost: 10 class packages start at $150.00-$170.00
Portland Craft Bar
There’s lots of variety at Portland Craft Bar, from fabric dyeing to canning, sewing, painting, printmaking, and much more!
Where: 211 SE Madison St, Ste #3, Portland OR 97214
Crafty Mindz offers before and after school programs, classes, camps, parties and events.
Where: 1150 SW 170 Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97006
Cost: Painting classes start at $37, weekly art classes for kids start at $100/month
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
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. Coming to Lake Oswego soon! Soft opening March 3, at 252 B Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034.
Cost: $8 and up, depending on what you paint
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
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, or painting a sign.
Where: 9160 SW Hall Blvd., Portland
Cost: Varies by project.
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
Michael’s studios offer affordable options for kids’ art classes. Register online for either virtual or in-store classes.
Where: Various locations
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
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, open studio, family events, parent-and-me classes, toddler classes, open studio and more. Register on the website.
Where: Various locations, including Portland Moose Lodge #291, Montavilla United Methodist Church, and Paisley Studios in NE Portland.
Cost: Varies by project and class selection
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 Gogh Box kid kits.
Where: 7956 SE 13th, Portland OR
Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)
During the pandemic, CHAP is offering two weekly Art Clubs via Zoom, plus a third in partnership with Down Syndrome Network Oregon.
Where: Virtual during the pandemic. 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.
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. Currently all events are virtual during the pandemic.
Where: Multiple locations
My Masterpiece Art Studio – Temporarily Closed
*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
Cost: $8 and up, depending on the project.