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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:

Tinker Art Studio

Drop in for Tinker Art Studio's Tinker Time classes running multiple times each week. Tinker also offers School Day Off camps and workshops. Find more classes at

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.

Color Me Mine

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.

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.


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Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids

Are your kids bound for Broadway? Help them hone their singing and acting skills at Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids' theater classes and camps. Register at


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Common Threads

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

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.

Also check out our Things to Do with Kids section for more family-friendly ideas.