Some of the best art lives here in Lehigh Valley. From the Allentown Art Museum to the beautiful landscapes located throughout the region, there is no shortage of inspiration. Add to the abundance and gather some friends to create your very own piece. From painting to pottery, glass art and more, conjure the true artist inside you and make sure to check out these fantastic classes and workshops.
Paint and Sip
(3650 Nazareth Pike Unit 4, Bethlehem, PA 18020)
What’s better than going out for a few drinks with some friends - drinking while painting! At Painting With a Twist, grab your favorite bottle of wine and a few friends to tackle one of their instructor-led painting classes. Don’t worry if you are not a strong painter; their painting teachers are more than happy to help you create a unique painting to bring home.
Board and Brush
(6000 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18106 and 2210 Corriere Rd. Unit D, Easton, PA 18045)
Want to create a personalized wood item minus the hassle of buying supplies and the mess in your home? Get in touch with your true DIY roots and visit Board and Brush for a truly unique experience. Learn how to hammer, sand, and stain raw wood materials and let your creativity soar. BYOB to either the Easton or Allentown locations for a night filled with fun, laughter, and best of all: something to bring home at the end of the class.
Hot Glass Studio at the Banana Factory
(25 W. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015)
If you’ve ever seen a glass art demonstration, you know it is tedious and fragile yet the final product is beautiful. Don’t let the thought of the hot glass keep you at bay and be sure to enroll in many of the offered classes through the Banana Factory. You can have the chance to make exquisite works of glass art such as jewelry, paperweights, and more.
General Arts Classes at the Banana Factory
(25 W. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015)
Alongside their hot glass studio, the Banana Factory also offers a range of other classes that you can’t miss. Get your hands dirty and spin some pottery or add the finishing touch to your wardrobe and make your own jewelry. They also offer photography classes featuring basic camera skills that allow you to go out and capture the beauty here in the Lehigh Valley.
Courses at Baum School of Art
(510 Linden St., Allentown, PA 18101)
Where’s the best place to further you art skills? At an actual art school! At the Baum School of Art, instructors are always available on a variety of subjects. They welcome individuals of all ages and skill sets to come in for their many different workshops. They also offer specific courses that range over a few weeks for those that want to study a specific skill.
Warner Art Glass
(603 8th St., Whitehall, PA 18052)
Stained glass can be seen in many of our historical structures in the valley, and now you can make your own! Warner Art Glass provides the instructions, material, and encouragement for you to produce a beautiful piece of stained glass art. Their workshops are limited and in high demand so make sure you sign up in advance to attend one of their next classes.
Color Me Mine Bethlehem
(25 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015)
If you are looking for something unique to do during your next family outing, consider Bethlehem’s Color Me Mine. As a family-friendly revenue for fun, Color Me Mine always has great events for the kids and adults to zone in on their creative sides. Attend one of their designated “Kids Night Out” and choose from their many themes such as unicorns or sharks.
(4144 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104)
If you’d rather get your hands on some pottery, PaintSome Pottery is the perfect outlet for creativity. They offer pre-made pottery pieces to paint and don’t require reservations so you can walk-in whenever you wish. If you are looking for a more private painting, you can schedule an exclusive class for events such as birthday parties.
Whether you prefer painting, sculpting, or glass art, the Lehigh Valley welcomes creativity of all levels. Make sure to check for exact pricing and availability with specific locations before planning your trip. With so many options, the hardest decision to make is where to start!