Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
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 for Tinker Art Studio's bi-weekly kids’ open studio sessions (Wednesdays and Saturdays), as well as two monthly acrylic painting workshops for ages 6+ and teens. Find more classes at tinkerartstudio.com.
Monthly arts-focused workshops are the perfect way for kiddos to explore the Boulder arts hub that is the Dairy Arts Center — and to express their inner Rembrandts, Pollocks or Ansel Adams. One Saturday a month, the Dairy hosts an engaging, 1.5-hour experiences for kids ages 6-12.
Located in East Boulder, Sunflower Kids Art studio offers art classes in multiple mediums including pencil and ink drawing, acrylic painting, collage and more. Register at artsunflower.com. (Make sure to take a peek at the adorable online art gallery!)
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.
All the world really is a stage when you take your theater on the trail! Arts in the Open's unique program stages classic and new plays, with each act taking place in a different spot in the wilderness (not recommended for younger children).
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.
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.