On days when you want to encourage your kids’ artistic sides without cleaning up the mess, visit one of metro Atlanta’s family-friendly art spots for open studio hours. For a flat fee, your pint-sized Picassos can paint, collage, and craft using a wide assortment of materials. Here are a few places to get you started:

Bubbles and Brushes Art Studio
314B Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan
678-899-7035; bubblesandbrushes.com
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $5 per hour

Purple Hippo Art Studio
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody
770-730-0605; purplehippoartstudio.com
Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Cost: $15 for two hours

The Bee’s Knees Art Studio
195 North Perry St., Suite B, Lawrenceville
770-696-6882; thebeeskneesart.com
Hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Cost: $10 for two hours

Little House of Art
1418 Dresden Dr., Suite 110, Atlanta
404-814-1910; thelittlehouseofart.com
Hours: Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; check calendar for other dates
Cost: $10 per hour

For Teens Only:

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta
404-733-4400; high.org
Hours: Themed open studio sessions held on the first Friday each month, 4-7 p.m.
Cost: Free with high school identification

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