Finding ways to keep children occupied while traveling can be a bit of a challenge. Children often tire of the typical dining out and shopping excursions that encompass most trips. A creative and fun activity that parents and children can do together is spending some time at an art studio. San Diego boasts several art studios that are kid-friendly and will offer you and your children a fun, interactive and educational experience.
Art Soup is an art studio in Encinitas that caters to children ages 2 to 14. A small fee will allow your children complete access to activity tables, chalk walls, and a huge create-your-own craft bar for an hour and a half.
Bravo School of Art features different activities daily, including acrylic painting, paper mache, jewelry making, and photography. Classes are held in the city of San Diego and are geared towards specific age groups, which is why registration for classes is required.
CeramiCafe Art Lounge offers a huge selection of blank ceramics for you and your children to paint. There is also an extensive mosaic station and clay available if you wish to capture your child’s feet or hand prints during your visit to this La Mesa studio.
Clay ‘N Latte is a full-service art studio with locations in Carmel Mountain, San Diego and one in Vista. They offer pottery painting, glass fusing, mosaics, and clay prints. People of all ages are welcome and specials discounts oftentimes run throughout the week.
Fire & Mud Studios offers classes and workshops, as well as open studio times. Visitors can sculpt their very own piece of artwork out of clay and watch instructors use unique firing techniques to finish off their masterpiece. This studio in San Marcos can accommodate different age ranges and large groups for parties.
Fun Dabbles features an indoor play area alongside its art studio in Carlsbad. Parents and their children can paint their own pottery, make their own candles and scented soap, and paint a beautiful portrait on canvas. There are no studio fees and children can enjoy the play zone for one low price.
If you’re looking to schedule a play date that you’ll enjoy just as much as your children, these art studio will surely provide you with the space and materials you need to make lasting memories. In order to fully enjoy your studio time, make sure you’ve reserved a room at one of the trusted and affordable hotels near Balboa Park in San Diego. Balboa Park is home to several museums and will be a great place to get some art inspiration before heading to one of the above mentioned studios.
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