With its focus on the arts, Boulder is the perfect place to let your child’s imagination run wild. Whether it’s through drawing, painting, music or theater, creative pursuits boost kids’ self-esteem while instilling skills like problem solving and concentration.
Here are just a few Boulder spots for kids to unleash their inner artists:
Drop in to Color Me Mine to paint with your child or drop them off for a workshop or Kids Day/Night Out party. Kids love painting piggy banks and figurines of their favorite characters, including Hello Kitty and Marvel superheroes! Open daily.
We love a good paint-n-sip class, and on Saturday mornings from 9-11am, POSH swaps its wine glasses for juice boxes and lets kids get in on the fun! Check the calendar for more kids' and family classes at poshsplat.com.
Combine a Saturday visit to the Boulder Farmers Market with a stop at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). The museum's Saturday Art Stop program (April-September) lets your kiddos take part in free, hands-on art making. Held outdoors on the front porch of the museum, projects are designed to complement exhibitions within the museum, as well as the colors, shapes and textures of the market. Read more about BMoCA's youth programs here.
If your ‘tween or teen loves fashion, Common Threads’ innovative knitting, sewing, screen-printing and jewelry-making classes will be a hit. Yes, there are even American Girl Doll camps during the summer. Or drop in for monthly Independent Project Workshops. Find the schedule at commonthreadsboulder.com.
Also check out our Things to Do with Kids section for more family-friendly ideas.