Kids’ Art Classes and Workshops in Boulder
Drop-in and One-Day Options for Visitors
“Every child is an artist.” – Pablo Picasso
Why not inspire your kiddo's creativity on vacation? 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, and a drop-in class during your next visit is just the ticket to inspiration.
Here are just a few Boulder spots for kids to unleash their inner artists:
The New Local
The New Local, a nonprofit dedicated to the economic empowerment of local female-identifying creators, offers various unique and fun classes for kids of all ages. From "Petite Picassos" painting classes to zine workshops for teens, we bet your little (or not so little anymore!) ones will find plenty they're excited about here.
BMoCA Art Stop
Combine a Saturday visit to the Boulder Farmers Market with a stop at the 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.
Museum of Boulder
The Museum of Boulder is a great place to take your little ones while you're in town. While there are ongoing children's exhibits, festivals and events that appeal to kids of all ages, during summer months the Museum hosts various one-day camps on everything from silk painting to photography. View all events on their website.