Visual Arts in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties - Updated Weekly!
Local places that offer art/creative classes & workshops
Learn a new creative skill or brush up on your technique right here in western MA. Many offer memberships which can include extra perks like studio time, storage space, use of tools, etc. List in progress, email to add to the list. This list also includes places that offer childrens and teen classes.
Art Always, Florence
Art for children, teenagers, and Aadults. Art Always provides a fun and supportive environment where students feel safe to explore and develop their art-making skills and creative potential.
Artspace Community Arts Center, Greenfield
A nonprofit community arts center providing music & arts education, as well as a performance, event & gallery space.
Blazing Star Herbal School, Conway
Classes in botanical art, eco-printing, alternative photography methods such as anthotypes, chlorophyll prints and cyanotypes.
Community studio and gallery offering studio memberships, classes, workshops, private lessons, and Summer camps.
Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio, Easthampton
Our beginning classes offer clear, in depth presentations of stained glass skills and techniques and our open studio times offer excellent direction and advice for you to complete a project you have started or begin a new project.
Easthampton Clay, Easthampton
We offer a range of entry points for clay enthusiasts at all levels through classes, workshops, summer camps, outreach programming and events focusing on the ceramic arts.
Glass Visions Stained Glass, Springfield
A full service stained glass studio that provides low-price glass and supplies, and stained glass classes for beginners to advanced makers.
Hill Institute, Florence
Classes in traditional handicrafts including sewing, weaving, woodworking, metal work, basketry, cake-decorating, hammered aluminum, net weaving, smocking, rug braiding, spinning, macrame, crewel, and more.
Holyoke Creative Arts Center, West Springfield
Preserving traditional decorative arts and crafts for over 100 years. HCAC provides over two dozen different types of classes to the public at a minimal cost—many in the lost arts and crafts of past generations, like chair caning and upholstery.
Juggernaut Glass, Easthampton
We offer private & group classes for all levels of students in creating beautiful artwork out of many different types of glass art, including lampworking, glassblowing, fusing & slumping.
Khandroling Paper Cooperative, Conway
A paper and fiber artist collective of local and international artists who work together to help support the dzogchen community while crafting their own careers and small businesses. Khandroling Paper cooperative offers workshops in paper making, fiber arts, origami and caligraphy arts.
Looky Here, Greenfield
We support artists living in the community by providing affordable used and donated art supplies and music equipment. Our programming, including workshops, events and gallery shows seeks to cultivate interest and appreciation of the arts, as well as build skills, confidence and relationships needed to sustain a creative life.
Madhouse Multi Arts, Greenfield
Offering local artists and musicians a host of creative and professional services including personal art studios, rehearsal sessions, workshops, and events.
Make-It Springfield, Springfield
A community makerspace in downtown Springfield. Its dynamic, eclectic learning environment invites people of any background or skill level to explore and create, while promoting inclusion and collaboration in all forms of culture, art, and technology.
Multi-Arts offers fun, creative and in depth Visual and Performing Arts programs for children 4-12 years old.
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton
The Center’s adaptable rental spaces offer artists, performers, students, educators, and others in our community great places to host events and classes. The Center also develops our own programming dedicated to arts education, multidisciplinary collaborations, and community connections. As experienced artists and arts administrators, the Center staff is uniquely positioned to support artists and makers in producing their own performances, classes, workshops, and events.
Piece of My Art Studio, Westfield
Open since 2004, a painting and drawing teaching studio for kids, teens and adults, starting at 7 yrs old.
Pivot Pottery, Florence
A teaching space and members studio in the Arts & Industry building.
Red Horse Sanctuary, Haydenville
A haven for printmakers to create & convene, to find community or work alone, in the peaceful company of animal friends, among our stunning mountainscape, pastures and gardens. Offering printmaking classes, workshops, and studio rental.
Resilient Community Arts (RCA), Easthampton
An accessible, community-driven arts space. Our programming serves populations of all ages and abilities, and every class, workshop or course is offered on a sliding scale.
Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg
Workshops at Snow Farm span eight subject areas: glass, including glassblowing, flameworking, kiln/fused glass, and stained glass; ceramics; fiber art and baskets; welding and metal sculpture; metalsmithing and jewelry; woodworking; and 2D and mixed media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and paper/book arts.
Survivor Arts Collective & Qaleidoscope, Easthampton
Peer, trans and queer led collective. Art based support groups and peer counseling for all survivors. Trauma informed care, bystander intervention, and transformative justice community education training, as well as our grassroots community mutual aid and care network. Qaleidoscope is a coworking maker space for LGBTQ+ artists and makers.
The Art Garden, Shelburne Falls
A nurturing, non-judgmental and inspirational environment where people of all ages and experience can engage in the creative process and the exploration and exchange of ideas through individual and collaborative art-making.
The LAVA Center, Greenfield
A community arts space, arts incubator, and black box theater in downtown Greenfield.
The Mill District Local Art Gallery, Amherst
Offering creative classes and workshops in collage, jewelry-making, painting, and more, including opportunities to craft and create together.
Thousand Cranes Studio, Feeding Hills
We have 30 years of combined experience and share love for teaching children about art and science.
Workshop13 Cultural Arts and Learning Center, Ware
A rural non-profit arts innovator devoted to increasing the appreciation and accessibility of the arts, strengthening the creative life of our community through instruction, collaborations and arts-based initiatives.
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence
We offer workshops in safer printmaking processes; member access to our state-of-the-art studio; exhibitions; residencies; prints for sale; contract printing, internships and more.