Do It Yourself (DIY) Art options around Louisville, KY
1. Libraries in and around Kentuckiana
Louisville Free Public Library – I am most familiar with LFPL and their 18 library locations all over the city of Louisville. There are completely free (isn’t that the best part about public libraries!) DIY projects, 4-H groups, art classes, tween and teen programs, knitting for kids, evening family/craft storytimes, photography sessions, etc. You name it, there is a kid-infused, family-friendly do it yourself opportunity every week, and that’s why it is #1 for my family! Check out your local library, here are the links to the surrounding counties:
Oldham County Public Library / Shelby County Public Library / Bullitt County Public Library / Spencer County Public Library / Charleston/Clark County Public Library / Jeffersonville Township Public Library
2. J.B. Speed Art Museum is free on Sundays!
Free. Free. Free. Cool art projects and learning. Check it out
3. Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA)
Their website has so many different, unique offerings of programs and camps.
4. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC)
They are constantly offering educational programs plus, you can drop in for free and they have a creating space in the back.
5. Whet Your Palette has drop in art in a very creative space. And, it’s not just painting canvases – they sometimes offer different things to paint. And, it’s super affordable so check out their specials.
6. Side by Side Studio is always up to something. Definitely follow them on Facebook to find out about the variety of events they have from screen printing shirts to bracelet-making to hand warmer crafts…….. totally unique.
7. Oldham County Arts Center has classes for elementary school age kids and up along with some workshops (like for ceramics or their maker-Mondays) that you can do once or multiple times. The ceramics workshops are super fun for seasonal holiday projects and no mess at home.
8. Love City in Portland has art club weekly from 4:30-6 pm on Thursdays. Get creative and make new friends!
9. The Carnegie Centers in New Albany has a family fun schedule and it features different thematic art projects for each event. These events are free and require pre-registration. Generally recommended for kids ages 2-12, parents stay.
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