Art education isn’t just for the kids. Keep the creativity flowing by stretching your artistic muscles and trying your hand at a new-to-you craft in one of the metro's many art classes and workshops.

There are plenty of local options to inspire a new hobby, learn a new skill and just have fun. You can try out pottery, sewing, screen printing, cooking, jewelry making and more without having to leave the city.

To find a session near you, keep reading for some of the best art classes in the Little Rock area.


The Muddy Pig

The Muddy Pig is a pottery wheel studio that joined the Little Rock arts scene at the beginning of 2022. Sister studio to The Painted Pig, this new addition offers try-it ceramics classes, summer camps for kids, beginner and intermediate classes for adults and special “clay dates” for couples.


The Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire innovation in Arkansas and expand opportunities to create. The Hub’s Argenta facilities provide tools to train entrepreneurs, students and anyone looking to try something new like screen printing, Photoshop, drawing basics and woodcutting.


South Main Creative

This hidden gem located in the SoMa district features vintage, handmade and one-of-a-kind goods. South Main Creative offers many creative outlets through monthly classes and workshops. From punch-needle embroidery to knotted rug making, there is always something new to discover at SMC.


Stitchin’ Post

Learn how to stitch, sew, embroider and more at this local crafty spot. Stitchin’ Post has a variety of classes where you can create beautiful items with the shop’s selection of fabrics, accessories, machines and patterns.


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Zig Zag

This local art studio encourages curiosity and mess-makin’ for everyone, regardless of age. Zig Zag is a place where children and adults can come together to have fun and learn in a creative and open environment. The studio offers weekly after-school classes, summer camps and evening and weekend workshops for adults. 


Bella Vita

If you didn’t know, now you do. Downtown jewelry shop Bella Vita often hosts art nights and creative workshops at its colorful and fun-filled studio. Bella Vita offers classes for flower arranging, jewelry repair, clay crafting and more with the help of local craft pros. Plus, you can always make your own charm bracelet any time you visit the shop.


Central Arkansas Library System

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) provides many great classes, workshops and events across its 15 branches. Want to improve your writing? Try the creative nonfiction writing workshop. Looking to perform your poems? Sign up for the poetry and prose performance practice. There are always fun opportunities at CALS, so be sure to check the event calendar often.


Coming Soon: Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts will soon be offering classes and workshops designed for all students. From beginners and aspiring artists to skilled creators and everyone in between, the inclusive AMFA Art School will have a variety of classes to sign up for like ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry, theater, website building and more. Formerly known as the Arkansas Arts Center, the museum won’t be open for classes again until the new building opens next spring.