Best Pottery Painting Classes for Kids in Washington, D.C.

March 28, 2014 9:00 AM

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Fostering creativity in children at an early age helps with all aspects of their learning. And really, it’s just fun. Some kids are not old enough to make pottery, but they are old enough to paint pottery. For a fun family event for your kids, these pottery painting classes will do the trick.

Paint This!
1013 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 519-7499

Kids tend to be all over the place when they play. Painting ceramics is a great option for a kids activity that will keep them remain settled and entertained at the same time. Paint This! allows you to spend time with your children while they have fun creating something with their own hands. They will feel a sense of accomplishment and you will be proud to display their artwork. Unlike most pottery painting studios, you can choose from ceramic bisque, mosaics, glass fusions, picture frames and more.

All Fired Up
3413 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 363-9590

With a rather large selection of pottery to paint, All Fired Up is perfect for kids and crafty people who like options. From mugs and kitchenware to figurines and household items, you will have something to beautify. You have just as many options of how to beautify your choice; stamps, puffy paint, doilies, under-glazes and more. Whether you rent out the studio for a private birthday party or just go in for a fun family outing, you and your kids will have fun. And All Fired Up also has a summer camp that your kids will love.

Clay Cafe Studio
101 N. Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 534-7600

Clay Cafe Studio stands out from other pottery painting studios partly because of its scouts and after-school programs. Scout troops can come together to bond and perhaps work towards an arts and crafts badge if that is an option. It is a opportunity for scout leaders to teach their scouts lessons. Also, whether you are a part of a public or private school, Clay Cafe’s after-school program takes care of everything, including set up, materials and instruction. And if you just want to take your kids to the studio to do something fun, that is always an option.

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The Pottery Stop
9050 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 480-0111

All-inclusive is a great term to hear when you are searching for vacation packages and deals, and it’s also great to hear when talking about family activities. At The Pottery Stop, you pay one flat price for everything, including the pottery, paint, glazing, time and whatever else you use. Once you pick your piece, everything else is included. Your kids can decorate as much as they want, and you don’t have to worry about the final price tag. This does not mean you will be getting cheap materials or finishings. It’s quite the opposite. You will take home professional-grade pottery, decorated by your little amateur decorators.

The Clay Bakers
151 Main St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 990-0244

There are elderly parents that still gaze fondly upon the handprint plates their children made for them when they were just kids. You can do the same in the future if you take your kids to The Clay Bakers to paint their own special present for you. Whether you have a toddler Picasso or just a kid who hasn’t quite learned to color inside the lines, you will be happy to have something to remember when your kids were small and sweet. Their future embarrassment is just an added bonus.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on

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