Getting Crafty in Cincinnati

Happy Spring Break, Cincinnati!

While Spring Break is all about letting your kids run loose in the lovely weather, it’s equally important to let your kids’ imaginations run wild after months of being cooped up in a classroom.

Here in Cincinnati, we are pretty devoted to the arts — and it shows in our amazing array of kid-friendly art studios!

Here are our top 10 picks for craft time in Cincy:

A Stroke of Art

851 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Our goal is to provide a relaxing and soothing atmosphere to pursue, or discover your artistic side. We offer painting parties for Adults and Children, as well as advanced classes in decorative painting, acrylics and watercolor. Check website for a full schedule!

Blue Manatee

3054 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209 

For literary-inspired kids’ crafts, look no further than Blue Manatee! There’s always a fun ActivAtee happening at this beloved kid’s bookstore.

Brazee Street Studios

4426 Brazee St, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Brazee Street School of Glass (SOG) provides quality education in kilnforming techniques and is a recognized Bullseye Glass Resource Center. SOG offers a range of classes for for artists, adults, and children of all skill levels. Check out Brazee’s selection of kids’ classes here!

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Cheers to Art

Madeira Location: 7700 Camargo Road, Madeira, OH 45243

OTR Location: 1109 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

We offer “art as entertainment,” in a relaxed, stress-free group setting. We like to say “it’s not a class, it’s a Party!” Absolutely NO experience is necessary to have a great time. Our instructor will guide our guests through the night’s featured painting with simple, step-by-step instructions. So whether you are an aspiring Van Gogh or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours.

Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

There are lots of family friendly classes happening all throughout the month at the Art Museum! Plus, admission is always free, so take your little Rembrants to the Museum for a fun, art-filled afternoon!


7010 Miami Avenue, Madeira, OH 45243

Pop into our studio and make something! Polymer clay, wood, paper maché, fairy garden supplies, fabrics, canvases, beads, papers, and more are waiting to become anything from magnets, bookends, or one-of-a-kind art to organizers, locker items, desk accessories, and personalized, truly wonderful gifts! Buy what you need and take it home, or stay and use our studio and all its tools for a modest fee.

For the Love of Art Studio

600 W Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH 45140
Unlock your hidden talent! At For the Love of Art  you will develop your skills by exploring different art techniques and medias and learning the fundamentals of drawing, color, and key components of composition. You will obtain the tools to express your creative ideas.

Happen, Inc.

4201 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223

Happen, Inc. offers many unique outreach programs to the community focusing on a variety of artistic and creative activities. And we are always working to develop new and innovative special events and programming to help further our mission and produce new ways to learn.  Happen programs and projects always follow our three “E”s, which guide us to  design activities that Entertain, Educate and Empower.  Our vision is to everyday, create a positive environment where shared creative experiences happen that participants look back on as life changing.

Bonus: Check out Happen, Inc’s Toy Lab! Kids will love creating their very own, one-of-a-kind toys from recycled materials.

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The Art Workshop Inc.

3130 Wasson Rd., Hyde Park, OH 45209

The Art Workshop offers art classes covering all media and techniques 6 days a week to children ages 2 – 12, teens 13 – 18, home-schooled children, families, and adults of all ability levels. The Art Workshop is located inside the Funke Fired Arts building in Hyde Park.

Wyoming Fine Arts Center

322 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215
Creating and making is one of the most basic impulses a young child posses.  We believe that encouraging the creative process helps promote a life time habit of exploration, personal expression, self awareness, confidence and problem solving skills.  In our art classes we like to provide the space for art discussion and collaboration. Our art classes teach kids to look closely at the world around them, to learn to see it in new way, and to translate that into art. That’s a powerful tool that can help them thrive in many areas of life. Check the website for class schedules and open hours!

We hope you have a great Spring Break with your kids — full of kite flying, egg hunts and lots of crafts!

Please share your kids’ creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #cincykidlife!

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