Painting, sewing, woodworking, needle-felting, and more! Denver has a lot to offer crafty families and children. Try out something new or find a class on something your child already loves at the many art spots around the Denver area.
13 FAMILY-FRIENDLY DENVER PLACES FOR MAKING ARTS & CRAFTS
#1 ART GARAGE
Art Garage is a non-profit providing art education to the Denver Community. Classes include paint-along, creating mosaics with mixed media and exploring featured artists techniques. Art Garage has summer classes and School Day Out Classes for children who love creating and giving parents a little break.
#2 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF DENVER AT MARSICO CAMPUS
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus offers a variety of art classes and experiences. Visit the Art Studio and make something at the Clay and Glazing Studio, bake with the Chef in Residence at the Teaching Kitchen or discover other workshops offered during the month.
#3 THE CRAFTSMAN & APPRENTICE
The Craftsman & Apprentice was started by a husband and wife team who wanted to create a space where children and adults could experience the joy of creating something with their hands. They offer a wide range of classes from Preschool Playdates (open ended play for children ages 1.5-5) to events for kids – After School Open Studio, or focused craft workshops- to events for adults.
Psst… Punch cards available for the frequent crafter!
#4 DENVER ART MUSEUM
Denver Art Museum features art events, explorations and classes popping up every month. The Museum features free admission for children 18 and under, a Free First Saturday for the entire family on the first Saturday of each month, Create-n-Takes, and other fun events!
#5 FANCY TIGER CRAFTS
Fancy Tiger Crafts offers classes for the older child and adult who want to get their hands of a variety of fiber arts. Featuring classes like needlefelting, sewing and knitting plus Open Sewing Nights and Knitting Help Night this is a sweet little spot to explore.
#6 INK LOUNGE
The Ink Lounge is a screen printing studio with classes from Beginning Ink on Fabric or Paper to classes on inking Tee-shirts. They offer Open Studio time or Wednesday Craftshops for those wanting to play with ink.
Psst… They offer Fabric Party just for Kids for younger groups interested in designing their own tee-shirts!
Lalu is the brainchild of a mother who saw the need for an arts studio in her community. Offering structure and open play classes, this is a great place to create, especially with little hands.
Psst… They offer sibling discounts!
#8 MACC AT THE J
#9 MY MAKE STUDIO
My Make Studio is perfect for the budding baker in the family. Offering classes in cake and cupcake decorating this brings art and sweets together for hours of delicious fun.
#10 SEW YOU STUDIO
Sew You Studio has sewing classes for children ages eight and older. Classes range from intro to sewing, creation workshops and private lessons with sewing machines available for students if you don’t have one at home.
#11 TELLER STREET GALLERY & STUDIOS
Teller Street Gallery & Studios offers a variety of paint-along classes including Family Painting, After School Painting or Kids Art Classes for ages 3 and up! Great for parent/child special time, or fun for the child who loves to get color on the canvas.
#12 VIOLET HIVE ART
Violet Hive Art is a nonprofit focusing on the intersection of therapy and art. The classes for children and teens are focused on being age appropriate and while artistic and healthy emotional expression.
#13 YOUNG REMBRANDTS
Young Rembrandts focuses on the educational and developmental benefits of drawing. They offer beginning and elementary and cartoon drawing classes in a variety of locations around Denver. Perfect for the child who enjoys doodling!