11 Recommended Art Studios/Classes in Western MA

QUESTION AND ANSWERS

Hilltown Families and The Art Garden will be collaborating this winter, offering free family workshops in Shelburne Falls that weave art and community service together. Make sure you’re subscribed to our eNewsletter to get a heads-up on when those will be happening!

Stephanie Gale asks: “Where are there local craft programs for children 5-12 years old? My daughter is interested in learning more art forms, and many programs seem to be for older teens.”

  • Amy Wilson Cahillane writes: “Check out Art Always in Florence.”
  • Jane Stephenson writes: “Meadowedge Art in Bernardston or Art for Two in Greenfield.”
  • Oriana Martinez writes: “Sugar Hill Camp in Haydenville is amazing!”
  • Melody S. Edwards writes: “Hill Institute in Florence has some kids classes too.”
  • Madeleine DelVicario writes: “I was going to mention Art Always too.”
  • Meaghan Ellis recommends: Thousand Crane Studio in Feeding Hills.
  • Amy Broberg Freeman recommends: IS183 in Stockbridge.
  • Madeleine DelVicario writes: “Also consider really wonderful teacher/crafter Emily Neuburger of Red Bird Crafts. No classes this fall but she will start up again in the winter or spring. She is in Amherst.”
  • Sienna Wildfield writes: “Check out The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls, CyclePottery in Hatfield and the art studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.”

Have more to recommend?  Post a comment below!

9 Comments

  1. Wendy Borey said,

    October 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I am looking to take some painting classes. I live in Ludlow, any ideas?

  2. Joanne said,

    October 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Sunny Avenue Arts Studio is offering Open Studio for Children, 3 sessions: Oct – Dec., Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 for children ages 7 – 12. Explore Discover Create (EDC) open ended art projects. sunavestudio.com

  3. September 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse at Eastworks in Easthampton has Open Studio crafting for $7/hour. Lots of great materials! http://www.knack.org

  4. benjamincmartins said,

    August 31, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Check out our expert and affordable classes for kids and teens on our website!

  5. Leslie Tane said,

    July 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I’m offering graphic design workshops for kids from 8-15 in Easthampton during August as part of a design show I’m curating: http://www.tadashow.com/workshops

  6. Benjamin Martins said,

    November 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Gateway City Arts in Holyoke has some awesome art classes for all ages!

  7. Alana Bogner said,

    October 2, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Thanks Anne, the Stonehouse Farm options look great!

  8. Anne said,

    September 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Stone House Farm in Amherst has awesome afterschool arts and crafts classes, as well as sewing and cooking classes. THey also have a summer camp.

  9. September 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Art for Two in Greenfield, she is great my son loves it!!!


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