Best Pottery Painting Classes For DFW Kids

March 28, 2014 5:01 AM

(Photo credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Pottery painting classes are available around the DFW area. If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids that is different from their usual Saturday afternoon, try a pottery painting class. Some of the classes are for parents and kids to take together so you can try out your artistic skills as well. There are class options available to occupy their hands for a few hours one afternoon or as a weekly after-school activity. Some of the classes include the entire process of creating and painting the pottery, while others are simply an afternoon of fun for their hands and mind. To find the perfect class for your child, here are some of the best pottery painting classes for kids in DFW.

The Art Barn
3401 S.W. Wilshire Blvd.
Joshua, TX 76058
(817) 426-3232
www.theartbarnstudio.comThe Art Barn offers paint-your-own-pottery classes for kids. To participate in the classes, children choose which pottery piece they would like to paint. The cost of the piece includes four paint colors as well as glazing and firing. The experts at The Art Barn will take care of the glazing and firing for you after your visit. In addition to brushes, there are also stencils, stamps and sponges available to decorate your pottery, and an idea book to get you started.
Artistic Gatherings
9440 Garland Road, Suite 138
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 821-8383
www.artisticgatherings.comArtistic Gatherings has drop-in classes that are convenient for busy families. You don’t have to schedule a class ahead of time. You can just stop in when you have a few free hours. Children of all ages are welcome and staff is on hand to help guide the project of your choice. Pottery painting is one of the drop-in options. There are fired pottery items ready to be painted. You or your child can pick your favorite and paint away. If you choose a mug or bowl, they are even food safe after they have been properly glazed and fired.Related: Top Arts & Crafts Activities For Kids In Fort Worth

Quiggly’s Clayhouse
1344 E. Belt Line Road
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 234-2644
www.quigglys.comQuiggly’s Clayhouse has paint-your-own-pottery classes as well as many other mediums for kids and adults. A couple of the other classes offered are pottery wheel lessons and mosaics. The pottery painting classes allow you to select a piece of your choice from hundreds of raw pottery pieces. You can then choose the brushes, stencils and more to decorate your piece. The staff at Quiggly’s Clayhouse is happy to help with ideas to jumpstart your design.
Kid Art
3407 Milton Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 750-7118
www.kidartdallas.comKid Art has school-year-round classes that students must register for in August, as well as individual art nights throughout the year. The three-session classes, that include one class per week, are some of the best options for a beginner that wants a taste of art, but not a year-long commitment. One of these three-session classes teaches children how to create and paint pottery. Each one has a different theme including “Clay Haunted Houses” in October, “Clay Nativity & Angels” in December and “Clay Flowers & Vases.” Kid Art focuses on the creative process and self-expression in addition to the artistic technique.
Sunshine Glaze
405 N. Carroll Ave.
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 424-1417
www.sunshineglaze.comAt Sunshine Glaze, classes come in all shapes. There is “Kid’s Night Out” and “After School Art,” to name a few. Private parties are also a welcome activity at Sunshine Glaze, including birthday parties, scout troop activities and even in-home parties where Sunshine Glaze can come to your house. In addition to pottery painting classes, mosaics and mixed media wood art are also offered.Related: DFW Places For Kids Summer Art Activities

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