If you’re looking for places to get creative, Wichita has many facilities to create art of all different mediums. Here are four of the most popular options:
1. Mark Arts
Marks Arts offers classes and workshops for ages ranging from preschool through retirement age. The new $20 million Mary R. Koch Arts Center, which opened in January 2018, has nine art studios including space built specifically for culinary arts, digital arts and children. They offer one-time workshops or art classes that meet weekly ranging from culinary, dance, digital arts, drama, drawing, enameling, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, pottery to sculpture.
CityArts is home to more than 35 professional artists who teach art to the community. Each session, these artists engage with students who learn how to create pieces of art in a supportive community setting. Classes are offered in digital arts, photography, fiber, silversmithing, glass fusing, glass blowing, painting, pottery and drawing.
Our city has more than 30 museums to choose from, and many Wichita museums offer interactive special events or educational programming involving creating art. For example, the Mid-America All-Indian Center offers classes in clay sculpture, dream catchers, loom making and jewelry design that are taught by local American Indians. Wichita Art Museum builds artmaking into many of its exhibits and special events, and every fourth Saturday of the month they offer a free Family ArtVenture (regular admission to WAM is free on Saturdays).
4. Guided painting experiences
Wichita has several paint-and-have-fun studios where a professional will guide you in creating a masterpiece to take home. Check out Pinot’s Palette or Paint the Towne, which both offer family sessions as well as adult sessions where you can BYOB.
Learn more about what's going on around town during your visit, check museum exhibits and other happenings in our calendar of events.