Social crafting spaces in Kingston

By Emily Carlson

Get crafty at local bars, spaces, and studios in Kingston. Socialize with your friends and family and create an art piece to take home and enjoy.


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Tett Centre

370 King St. W

Every second Tuesday of the month, meet new people, share creative insight, and start creating at open studio Tett Tuesdays (all mediums and skill levels are welcome). Join a monthly class or studio session with Michelle Reid and Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy for an oil painting session or explore sketching, painting, and poetry in A Little Peace of Nature: a beginners’ expressive arts experience. See all upcoming events on their website.

Tie One On Creativity Bar

1329 Gardiners Rd.

Enjoy a glass of local beer or wine with friends and family while creating paintings, bracelets, and other DIY projects together. Participate in one of many events that happen in-house including the Liquid Glass Beach Party, a Paint Nite – Wind Swept Dawn, or April Showers Paint Nite. Do you have a group of friends interested in crafting? Check out Tie One On Creativity Bar’s group packages.

Open: Tues – Friday (3 – 9 pm), Sat (noon – 9 pm), Sunday (noon – 6 pm)


The Glass House

991 Sydenham Rd.

The Glass House offers stained glass classes for beginners and intermediate students. Every month they offer beginner stained glass courses including a mini beginner stained glass course. They also offer recurring sessions of intermediate courses, including the Fused Glass Windchime course or the Garden Ornaments course. See more class details. See all classes on their website.


Amaranth Stoneware

745 Development Dr, Unit 7

Enjoy workshops, weekly classes, or spring and summer classes. Start with a Meet the Wheel workshop where you get introduced to pottery. If you are experienced with pottery, drop-in to a weekly open studio session, which have dedicated hours each week (Wed and Sun 10 am – 1 pm, Fri 1 pm – 4 pm). Check out unique workshops offered including the Wall Vases and Pockets workshop, or the Bird Bath/Feeder workshop. See a full list of classes on their website.


A Girl And Her Puppy Pottery Studio

1786 Bath Rd. Unit 8

Try a two-hour throwing or hand-building class on weekdays. Learn how to handle clay and create a nice take-home item. A Girl and Her Puppy Pottery Studio also offers kids classes for ages 9 – 12 on weekdays. Kids will learn the basic techniques of throwing pottery. See more details on their website.


Crock a Doodle

1690 Bath Rd.

Paint a piece of pottery with your friends, family, co-workers, or for your birthday! Drop-in between Tuesday and Sunday during open hours or make a reservation (reservations are recommended). Get some inspiration before you go from previous pieces. Stay updated about upcoming events on their Instagram.

Open: Tues and Wed (noon – 5 pm), Thurs (10 am – 8 pm), Fri (1 – 8 pm), Sat (10 am – 8 pm), Sun (10 am – 5 pm)


4Cats Studio

759 Gardiners Rd. (west-end)

181 Sydenham St. (downtown)

Take part in classes, workshops, and kids camps at the 4Cats Studio. At their west-end and downtown locations take part in adult and family workshops. Enjoy weekly Clay Wheel Adult workshops (ages 15+) at their downtown location. See all workshops on their website.

4Cats Studio also offers kids/teens camps and sessions for PA/PD days, winter, spring, and summer. Kids can learn pottery throwing and sculpting, painting, drawing, and printmaking. See all Kids camps on their website.


Kingston School of Art

647 Princess St. Unit 101

Explore your artistic side during a Kingston School of Art workshop and work with paints, charcoal, dry point, and prints. Build on your skills by attending one of their seasonal adult classes. The Kingston School of Art offers a selection of scheduled and drop-in style classes for all skill levels.