You’ve got a few hours to spare and want to treat your creative kid or need to inspire your athletic one with paint and a brush… that’s where these fun, local art studios come in! Drop in or sign up for a class ahead of time and make it a date for the entire family.
Top places in Southwest Ohio for kids to DIY paint pottery:
Anderson: Welcome to Doodlin Pottery where we provide the pottery & glaze, and you provide the inspiration to drop in and create your own one-of-a-kind piece of kiln fired painted pottery. There is a $7 studio fee for each painter aged seven and older, and $5 for each painter under six. Each painter only pays one studio fee regardless of how many pieces of pottery they paint.
Studio fees cover the cost of the paints and kiln firing the pottery. The cost of pottery is separate and we have a very wide range of pottery to choose from. Drop-ins welcome. | 7707 Five Mile Rd, Anderson Twp., 45230
White Oak: The Pottery Place is a paint-your-own pottery studio located in White Oak, on the Westside of Cincinnati. Check us out for birthday parties, kids camps, clay classes(wheel and handbuilding), ladies nights out and family parties. The Pottery Place & Art Center is the place to discover your inner-self, your child’s hidden talent, and the secret artist that exists in all of us. Yes, it does…don’t say that you can’t create something awesome because we can show you how! Reservations suggested. | 3616 Jessup Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247
Colerain: A fun and creative place that lets your inner artist shine! We have a variety of arts and crafts perfect for beginners, professionals and everything in-between. Art on Fire offers hundreds of pieces of pottery to paint, acrylic on canvas & board art, mosaics, glass fusing, stained glass, monthly crafts, and more! Drop-ins welcome for pottery painting. | 11479 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45252
Hamilton: Create masterpieces and memories at The Studio. Paint your own pottery, get messy in the splat room, pre-order pottery pieces (hello classic Christmas tree!), host a party in the party room or take the studio to-go at a local event. Reservations suggested. | 547 Main Street, Hamilton, OH
Lebanon or Mason: At Mad Potter, pay a studio fee of $8 for adults and $6 for kids age 12 and under (limit 2 pieces per studio fee). This covers all your painting, glazing and firing. You pay for the pottery pieces individually and these range from about $5 to $40. When you’re finished, we’ll glaze and fire your masterpiece and you can pick it up in a week. Your finished piece is food safe and can go in the dishwasher, microwave or oven. Kids are half price on Wednesdays! | 6680 Tri-Way Drive Mason, OH 45040 OR 726 East Main St. Lebanon, OH 45036
Norwood: Participants will pick out their paint and piece, prices range from $8-$50. Most kid-friendly pieces range from $8-$20 and are available for pick up after a kiln firing in 7-14 days. Drop-ins welcome. | 2760 Highland Ave, Norwood, Ohio 45212
Beavercreek: Come in, choose a piece, paint and have us fire it for you! There is a $7 studio fee and the individual pieces vary in price. We are glad to help you create a one-of-a-kind piece with stencils, rubber stamps, sponges and idea books. Drop-ins welcome. | 2727 Fairfield Commons Dr, Beavercreek, OH 45431
To keep the creative juices flowing, visit the Creativity Center at the Contemporary Arts Center for free!