When traveling with kids in tow, there can be a lot of pressure to keep everyone occupied — especially when there are so many family-friendly things to see and do in DFW. If museums and art galleries are on your itinerary, one of the best ways to soak up the arts scene while keeping kids entertained is to sign up for interactive art activities. Not just for locals, enjoy these offerings designed to ignite creativity and imagination in budding artists.
1. Plai Place
Throughout the week, drop in to the Plai Place, an art studio in Dallas where your kids will have tons of fun making art. The owner’s passion for art is contagious. During a recent visit, my kids were introduced to 3D art and loved playing with cloud paint while getting their hands sticky and bright. Check out their drop-in rates and summer camps online.
Located in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Oil and Cotton is an art studio that everyone in the family will enjoy. Their philosophy is to be able “to make do with what you got,” and we did just that. Led by awesome instructors, the classes are geared toward ages 2 to 99 and make all art accessible including pottery, embroidery and of course painting. Sign up online as classes fill up quickly.
My kids are always excited to visit the DMA because the staff is welcoming and has a way of combining classroom style learning to hands-on creation. The Arturo classes take creativity to a whole new level and my kids enjoy making awesome projects while learning new techniques. Register for classes and workshops online.
Bring your family to the Kimbell Art museum for a drop-in session where the classes are always FREE and filled with different topics and themes. The Kimbell does an excellent job integrating world-class art found in the museum with studio art workshops. Classes are on select Saturdays. Reservations are recommended.
Visit Arlington and see what the locals call the Upstairs Gallery where you can take advantage of ongoing art workshops and kid art camps throughout the summer. What I like about this unique studio is the strong sense of community where my kids can learn how to express themselves artistically. Learn more about their summer classes.