Have you ever wanted to try your hand at painting? Pottery? Maybe even glassblowing? You don’t have to be a kid to participate in art class – just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with colors and textures and bring home a project that you’re proud of. Bring out your creative side with one of the many art classes for adults in the Tacoma area.

Open Arts Studio

Stadium District’s Open Arts Studio is a great place to experiment with fine arts. The focus here is on honing technique, getting creative and having fun. With adult classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, sewing and photography, you’ve got a wide range of options. They’ve also got a wine and painting night, Pouring Picasso, which makes for a fun night out.

109 N Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253-272-9033

Throwing Mud Gallery

Throwing Mud Gallery
Get your hands dirty while making pottery at Throwing Mud Gallery. Photo courtesy: Throwing Mud Gallery.

Have you ever dreamed of working with clay? Whether you’re curious about trying your hand at the potter’s wheel or want to make handcrafted creations, Throwing Mud Gallery offers several adult classes suitable for beginners through experienced students. If you aren’t sure whether you want to register for one of their six-week courses, consider a Try It Class, which is a one-time session to give you an introduction to ceramic art. If you do register for a series of classes, you’ll also have access to open studio time for extra practice.

2212 N 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
253-254-7961

Uncorked Canvas

Uncorked Canvas
Art isn’t just for kids. Adults of all experience levels can enjoy a wide range of art classes in the Tacoma area. Photo courtesy: Uncorked Canvas

The mission of Uncorked Canvas is to make art possible for everyone. With locations in Tacoma and now West Seattle, this family-friendly studio aims to encourage anyone, of any skill level, to make a piece of art they are proud of. Paint and Sip Events are their specialty – they provide the paints, supplies and beverages, and you bring your creativity, friends and some snacks if you desire. You go home with a completed canvas painting to hang on your wall. They also offer recycled glass classes if that is more your thing. Check out their calendar of events to browse class offerings.

711 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-432-4052

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio
If you’ve ever been intrigued by the magic of turning hot glass into beautiful, artistic creations, try a class at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. Photo courtesy: Tacoma Glassblowing Studio.

Are you feeling adventurous and looking to try out something completely new and exciting? The class offerings at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio give you the opportunity to experience the magical process of making your own glass art. Options include making a special piece of your own in a one-time class (such as ornaments or bird feeders), taking a four-week series of classes to hone your skills or even signing up for private lessons.

114 S 23rd Street
Tacoma, WA 98042
253-948-9699

Art Studio 27

Art Studio 27 in University Place offers a fun, safe space to tap into your artistic side and give painting a try. Art Studio 27 classes will walk you through the basics and build your confidence, even if you don’t think you’ve got a creative bone in your body. Many of the classes are 21+ Sip and Paint events, where you’ll be given everything you need to take home your very own masterpiece (including wine and beverages for a fun night out). This is a great option for date night or a fun activity with friends.

7902 27th Street W #1
University Place, WA 98466
253-442-5640

Feast Arts Center

The Feast Arts Center is all about community involvement in the arts. Class offerings at Feast Arts Center tap into a variety of art forms, allowing for the opportunity to make everything from felted hats to baskets to handmade cards. If you’re looking to try something unique, you won’t be disappointed.

1402 S 11th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
303-601-5040

Artful Dreamers Studio

Artful Dreamers Studio is the place to go if you want to get your creative juices flowing. Aimed at helping you to boost your creativity, this studio is all about inspiration, self-expression, following your intuition and exploration. Class offerings give you the opportunity to create pieces like dream catchers, table cloths or collages.

2926 S Steele Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-209-4706

Tacoma Metal Arts Center

Tacoma Metal Arts Center
Make your own jewelry at Tacoma Metal Arts Center, with classes in ring making, stone setting and more. Photo courtesy: Tacoma Metal Arts Center.

For a unique experience, head to Tacoma Metal Arts Center to give jewelry making and metalsmithing a try. With group glasses, private lessons and access to studio time, everyone from beginners to advanced students can gain experience designing and making their own metal creations. Check out the class list to choose whatever option catches your eye, be it ring making, blacksmithing or stone setting.

3833 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-227-1694

Tacoma Academy of Fine Art

If you are serious about enhancing your technique with pencil, pen or brush, then the Tacoma Academy of Fine Art is for you. This studio provides classical training in drawing and painting, with classes, open studio time and workshops.

301 “A” Puyallup Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421
253-579-6908

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