Kitsap County offers many arts and crafts activities so you can get or stay in touch with your creative side. From paint-and-sip parties to woodworking classes, and kids’ crafts to fiber arts, there is a range of opportunities. Here are some ideas that people of all ages can enjoy.
Bainbridge HeArt and Soul in Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge HeArt and Soul provides arts and crafts activities for both kids and adults. Visitors have the option to work with a wide variety of art mediums such as mosaics, canvas, and ceramics. There is even the option to create with clay and fused glass. In addition, the studio space offers birthday parties, summer camps, and private events. Check out their website for more information.
Cost: $5 studio fee + project costs | Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM; closed on Tuesday and Sunday
BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) in Bainbridge Island
BARN is a non-profit maker space and a vibrant place to learn. It has studios for woodworking, metal fabrication, glass arts, and more. Every Sunday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, BARN offers free guided tours for those looking to find out more information about the space and what it offers. In addition, the events calendar provides a comprehensive look at their programming.
Cost: Varies | Open: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Daily
Dana’s Pour Expressions in Port Orchard
Dana’s Pour Expressions is both an art gallery and a studio. It is geared primarily toward adults. Guests can shop for the artwork online or schedule a pour for themselves. You can also enjoy special events such as Ladies’ Night and Roll-the-Die Date Nights. Follow their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
Cost: $10+ | Open: See their website to schedule a pour
Dancing Brush Studio in Poulsbo
Dancing Brush Studio is a paint-your-own pottery studio that is perfect for all ages. They invite you to come in, relax, and spend some right-brain time with friends and neighbors. It’s located on Front Street in the heart of picturesque downtown Poulsbo. In addition, reservations can be made for parties and other special events.
Cost: $10+ | Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, and extended evening hours by appointment
Kitsap Art Center in Silverdale
Kitsap Art Center has been providing high-quality art instruction for the past 23 years. They offer in-person art classes for all ages in Silverdale and Kingston. They also offer online courses. Additionally, the Silverdale location hosts birthday parties and adult canvas parties. Check out their website for course enrollment information.
Cost: $45+ | Open: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lisa Stirrett Creative Warrior Studio in Silverdale
Lisa’s work can be viewed in installations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Glass House in Silverdale is her public studio. You can purchase one of her products or create your own. The studio offers DIY open studio times, group classes, and private event rentals. View the studio’s full project menu, and check out Lisa Stirrett’s website for more details.
Cost: $22+ | Open: Monday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; closed Sundays
Ocean 5 in Gig Harbor
While Ocean 5 isn’t in Kitsap County, we’re including it since Gig Harbor isn’t too far away. An all-around entertainment center, Ocean 5 offers paint nights on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Events are hosted by Artvana, one of the leading paint and sip providers in western Washington. Painting projects typically follow a seasonal trend. There are options for adult paint and sip classes, as well as kids’ paint nights for children 7 and up. View the Ocean 5 calendar for upcoming painting dates.
Cost: $40+ | Open: Check out the Artvana events page for upcoming classes
Paint Parties By Beth in Port Orchard
Based out of Port Orchard, Paint Parties By Beth offers art classes for all ages. You can sign up for birthday parties, paint and sips, or just a fun get-together. She has a range of pieces in her collection that you can choose from. There are even “Mini and Me Paint Nights” for kids and their grown-ups!
Cost: $10+ | Open: Check out their events page on Facebook for upcoming classes
Village Green Community Center in Kingston
A local hub in charming Kingston, this community center offers a wide variety of art classes for children and adults. Available classes include needlepoint, culinary arts, quilting, and painting, just to name a few. They also invite the public to attend craft fairs and artists’ receptions. Check out their calendar to stay up to date on the latest offerings. Their registration page also allows you to preview upcoming courses.
Cost: $10+ | Open: Daily
Wool & Weeds Wildfarm in Port Orchard
This is a family-run herb and fiber art farm that uses its own goats and llamas to produce wool fiber. They currently offer classes to children ages 7 – 17. The farm practices many wooly crafts such as spinning, weaving, and felting. In addition, it also makes its own herbal food and medicine from local plants. Follow their blog and Facebook page for more details.
Cost: 10+ | Open: Check their website for workshop dates
Want to stay in the know about upcoming local events? Follow our Windermere Sound Living Facebook page. Also, our free, digital Kitsap Events Guide highlights recurring and annual events taking place each month and includes videos and links to learn more.