If you are looking for a creative way to burn off some energy this winter season, you are in luck. Pittsburgh is home to several art and craft studios that help children use their creative outlets to create masterpieces of their own! See the guide below for a studio near you.

photo credit: dotsanddoodlesart.com
photo credit: dotsanddoodlesart.com

Dots and Doodles

10925 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 831-7018

Painting, Drawing and Pottery Open Studio Hours:

Artists of all ages are invited to drop-in during any of the following hours:

No Reservation or Appointment Required

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

photo credit: Facebook.com Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine – South Hills & Pittsburgh

301 South Hills Village, Suite 1025, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 854-1074

5887 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-2909

This art studio has one location conveniently located inside South Hills Village Mall and another in Squirrel Hill. Their claim to fame is decorating your own hand selected piece of pottery. They take it another step with fun children’s classes like Paint Your Own Canvas, Paint Me a Story (this event incorporates Story Time into the fun), and Kids Night Out.

No Reservation Required

Hours of Operation

South Hills Studio Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Forbes Avenue Studio Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Silvis Art Studio

444. McMurray Rd
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(724) 413-3251

This studio has fun for all ages. Enjoy art classes and special themed events like Princess and Superhero parties!

Hours of Operation

Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


The Children’s Museum

10 Children’s Way 
Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Most Pittsburghers are familiar with the Children’s Museum. But many might not consider it for the fantastic arts and crafts area they have!

Kiddos can enjoy hours of fun on top of their time in the museum, painting, coloring, molding clay and more!

Hours of Operation

Mon-Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

photo credit: Facebook.com Artsy Doodle Craft Studio

Artsy Doodle Craft Studio

420 3rd Street, Beaver, PA 15009
email: [email protected]

Artsy Doodle is a walk in art and craft studio for children and adults located in Beaver, PA. They have a variety of activities including paint your own pottery, paper mache, canvas painting and spin art. They also have an art club, one geared toward ages 5-14 and one geared to the younger crowd of 2-6.

Drop in Doodle Times

Wednesday, 1/25: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (no Doodle Bug Club)
Thursday, 1/26: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 1/27: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 1/31: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Creative Kids Club meets from 5-6 p.m.)
Wednesday, 2/1: 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Doodle Bug Club meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Thursday, 2/2: CLOSED
Friday, 2/3: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is the expert in all things related to creative expression. They have a large amount of classes available for adults and children. But play close attention to their Open Studio classes. You do have to register for these classes, but they are designed to provide a great artistic experience without the need to sign up for a weekly class.

If you are interested in classes for ages 5-13 check the link here for a list of available upcoming offerings

If you are interested in classes for little ones 2 & up, where the parent stays for the fun, check the link here for a list of available upcoming offerings.

Hatch Art Studio

6739 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

This art studio located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh has a lot to offer anyone who is looking to create their own one of a kind art. They offer classes and camps for kids, but also offer open studio time for a spontaneous activity. During Drop In studio time, a featured project will be offered each week. But old favorites will continue to be included as well such as painting and collaging.  

Winter Studio Drop In Hours

Thursday – Saturday: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Drop Ins are welcome, but on days when school may be off and a higher volume is expected, you can RSVP in advance at [email protected]

photo credit: www.hatchpgh.com Hatch, LLC

Carnegie Museum of Art

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 622-3131

Of course the Carnegie Museum of Art would be a great place to visit for anyone interested in beautiful art. But one might be surprised to see the great opportunities the museum has for children to make masterpieces of their own! Drop in Gallery activities occur on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm. You will want to look for the ArtVentures signs to guide you to the fun!

Additionally, the museum now offers Saturday Art Classes for ages 5-7 and 8-10. The classes are two hours long and take place over four consecutive Saturdays. Check the link here for more information.

For a fun day indoors simply exploring all of the fine art of the museum, check the typical hours of operation below.

Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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The Mattress Factory

500 Sampsonia Way
Parking at 505 Jacksonia Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212

The Mattress Factory is a unique and awe inspiring place. They are leaders in alternative forms of art, incorporating things like video and performance art into their exhibits. It is also a family friendly place as well. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 1-4pm they offer ArtLAB. This drop in experience allows visitors of all ages to explore, experiment, and play in the studio with inspiration from current exhibits. They also have a special experience for their smallest guests! Mini-Factory is geared toward ages 3-5. This experience is hands on and interactive for small children and their parents. Mini- Factory does require advanced registration.

Families can enjoy a tour of the Mattress Factory as well, the hours of operation are below. When you arrive as at the Admissions Desk for a Family Guide that will help facilitate the best experience for your family.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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1230 Robinson Centre Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15205

This pottery studio is located right inside The Mall at Robinson. Pottery painting is fun for all ages at this studio! Come in, no appointment needed, and create your own piece of personalized pottery!

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sun 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

photo credit: Facebook.com Fired Up Pottery Studio
photo credit: Facebook.com Fired Up Pottery Studio

Fired Up Pottery Studios

4151 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317

Fired Up is the South Hill’s largest paint your own pottery studio. They cater to all ages and skill levels with their large variety of bisque and glaze colors. Fused Glass is another one of their unique specialties. Additionally, check their events calendar for kid friendly activities like Canvas Painting and Muddy Buddies- Mommy and Me Clay Play!

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm




Photo Credit: Facebook.com Splat A Make & Take Art Studio LLC
Photo Credit: Facebook.com Splat A Make & Take Art Studio LLC


5301 Brightwood Road
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
(412) 303-5988
Splat is truly a one stop shop if you are looking for an art studio. They offer kids birthday parties, summer camps, open studio hours, art instruction, and art therapy. Best part of all, you get to take your masterpiece home with you!

Hours of Operation
Monday 11am to 7pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11am to 6pm
Thursday 11am to 6pm
Friday 11am to 7pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed