Check out these open studios and drop-in art classes in metro Atlanta where your kids can unleash their inner Matisse.

Vinings School of Art

Drop by for a drawing, painting or pottery class at this Smyrna studio. Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are for parents who want to get creative with their child. Saturday morning classes and more are also available.

All Fired Up

Choose from over 700 pottery items to paint including cups, plates, bowls, kitchen items and a great range of kids’ pieces at one of their three locations (Alpharetta, Decatur and Marietta). There is no extra charge for materials, so simply choose your piece, purchase and get painting.

Little House of Art

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

The Little House of Art offers the chance to draw, paint, sculpt and delight in making mini-masterpieces in varying mediums. Open Studio time is available to parent/child duos at both their Chamblee and Downtown locations. Be sure to check the calendar for their open studio times. Or you can arrange drop off (ages 4 and older) with Little House of Art’s resident artist while you run a few errands.

Farmhouse in the City

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Farmhouse in the City offers oodles of natural inspiration in its charming Roswell cottage with farm animals on site. Paint and Play (held during the week) allows for your child to care and feed small animals, create pottery, jewelry or a canvas painting and even dress up in the playrooms. They do require reservations for Paint and Play so sign up online before going.

Treehouse Kid and Craft

This whimsical toy store (with locations in Atlanta and Athens) offers drop-in art classes. They have a session for 2-4 year olds and then one for 5-10 year olds. While they are “drop-in,” it is best to reserve your spot online, just to make sure you get a spot. In the classes they craft, paint draw and sometimes sculpt. It’s different every week.

Main Street School of the Arts

At this art school in Tucker, kids truly learn about art with concepts like color theory and art history. They work with chalk, pastels, charcoal, sculpture, clay and many other mediums. The classes are ongoing so students can join at any time, making it easy to drop in and try it out.

Just Kiln Time

Drop by at this paint your own pottery studio in Marietta. Pick an unpainted ceramic item and get creative before they glaze and fire the piece. Themed classes and birthday parties are also available.

Eye Candy Art Studio

Located in Duluth, this studio has open hours and classes for pottery, painting and more for both kids and adults. Reserve an art party for a fun birthday.

Artageous Potter

Head to this pottery studio at North Point Mall. Choose from more than 500 different pieces to decorate with paints, stamps, stencils and more.

– Jennifer Hutcheson and Elsa Simcik 

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