Arts & Crafts can offer a great way for a family to spend time together. The metro area offers lots of different activities for fun and education. With summer vacation approaching, it’s time to compile ideas to combat the complaint, “I’m bored!”

Center For The Arts Evergreen
32003B Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen, CO 80437
(303) 674-0056

This arts center has something for the entire family. Whether your child is three or 13, you will find a class for them where they can expand their knowledge of art and get first-hand experience building something with clay. The center offers drop-in classes in ceramics for kids. There are also all level classes in a variety of subjects from painting to making your own journal.

Fancy Tiger Crafts
59 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 733-3855

At Fancy Tiger Crafts you will have a chance to use your imagination and creativity as you design and build anything from a child’s favorite stuffed animal, a pillow, or an article of clothing. One of the most popular activities that Fancy Tiger Crafts offers is a private party. Owners Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran put a priority on sustainable supplies and quality instruction to create an optimal places to make crafts.

Ceramics In The City
1912 Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 200-0461 

Located in Uptown Square in Denver, this is more than just a paint your own pottery studio. You can have fun learning the art of glass fusing or painting on canvas. You can even host your child’s next party here. So if you are a first time student or experienced, Ceramics in the City can help you learn something new all while having fun.

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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3500

At the Denver Botanic Gardens, you and your child can learn the craft in planting the flowers or better yet, the art of growing vegetables and fruits. You and your child can participate in the plant to plate cooking class. This is an informative and fun way to learn what plants are good for us and the ones to avoid. You’ll even get recipes so the whole family can create dinner at home. As for the flowers, the Gardens offer classes in decorating by explaining how to best group flowers and colors.

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