Make a lantern for a summer night, try your hand at rug weaving, or craft your own mandolin. Local art classes range from age-old to high-tech.
- In South County, IS183 Art School offers classes including painting, ceramics and metalwork.
- Berkshire Stringed Instruments teaches hands-on courses in making guitars, mandolins and ukuleles.
- Local artists teach ceramics and printmaking at the Eclipse and Beaver Mills in North Adams, quilt lessons at Karen’s Quilting Corner in Williamstown, pottery classes in Pownal, Vt., and screen printing at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield.
- The Clark Art Institute and MASS MoCA often lead artmaking activities for families.
Art classes and workshops for children and adults
Artist John MacDonald shares his favorite places to paint outdoors.
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Jackie Sedlock Pottery, a gallery and teaching studio, offers weekly classes, private instruction, workshops and retreats in the studio at the end of a dirt road on the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest.