Arts and crafts are always a crowd pleaser with the littles… but they can be MESSY! So we rounded up the most creative way to get a little messy in the Bay Area. And the best part? You’re not in charge of clean up! From drawing to clay to jewelry making, there’s something for every little artist. Read on for all of our picks!
Artists on Wheels Studio
South San Francisco / 8 – 15 years old
Little artists can let their creativity flow at this studio featuring painting and drawing. Learn to draw a fun character your kiddo already knows and loves, or make up one of your own!
Potrero Hill / 6 – 17 years old
At this awesome studio your kids won’t be just playing around with Play-Doh. Budding sculptors will get to work with real clay and learn hand-building techniques and/or wheel throwing techniques depending on their age.
South San Francisco / 4 – 10 years old
Make your own one-of-a-kind jewelry at this design studio. They believe artistic expression is crucial to healthy development and that art should be an engaging, tactile, and rewarding experience. Come to a Mommy & Me class where children will be empowered to make truly unique treasures by hand.
Messy is encouraged at this kids’ art studio—it’s in the name, after all! Kids focus on the exploration of materials, colors, textures, art recipes, and all the squishy-gooey-messy stuff they love to get their hands on. Added bonus: the studio makes their own non-toxic art supplies from scratch.
Nob Hill/Russian Hill / 3 – 11 years old
Your kiddos can explore different media and create their own art pieces in a nurturing environment. They will learn basic skills and artists, and have fun with various art activities. Nine Studio offers multi-theme after school programs and art camps throughout the year for children to explore their endless interests and playful creativities.
Trishtacsew Sewing Class
San Mateo / 8 – 17 years old
Whether you have a budding seamstress on your hand or a kiddo that just loves to create things, this class is a great way to keep tiny hands busy. Kids will learn both hand-sewing and machine sewing techniques.