Where to Get Crafty in Des Moines

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Where to Get Crafty in Des Moines, Iowa

Our family is all about arts and crafts! Due to recent events, we have been exploring even more ways to experience art in Des Moines. There are tons of great places to sign-up for fun arts and crafts classes or to pick up supplies and get crafty at home. Take a look at the list we have rounded up!

AR Workshop

1631 SW Main St Suite 104, Ankeny, IA 50023

(515) 207-3772

AR Workshop offers several ways for you to get crafty. Sign-up for one of their amazing workshops or pick up a DIY kit to take home. Visit their website to take a look at the projects they have available.


1551 Valley West Dr #162, West Des Moines, IA, 50266

(515) 221-2703

Artfull is located in Valley West Mall and offers several workshops for children and adults. Browse their website and order craft kits, art supplies, and more. They offer free delivery in the Des Moines metro area.

Bulldog Ceramics

 121 SE Shurfine Dr #7, Ankeny, IA 50021

(515) 965-6817

Bulldog Ceramics offers ceramic and canvas painting within their studio. They also offer pickup of supplies outside their studio or delivery (Ankeny only) for $5.

Creative Geniuses

Creative Geniuses is an engaging, educational, & student-driven community art program. They offer programs in community centers, libraries, schools, and other local organizations. Check their website to see where you can sign-up next!

Five Monkeys

134 5th Steet West Des Moines, IA 50265

Paint your own pottery studio on the go! Currently, the Five Monkeys studio is not open to the public, but you can shop online. Pick out your pottery, paint, and pick up. Return for firing!

Glazed Expressions

8826 Swanson Blvd Clive, IA 50325 ; (515) 224-4700

1315 SW Oralabor Rd Ankeny, IA 500023 ; (515) 264-5600

Glazed Expressions offers two locations in the Des Moines metro area. They offer workshops, paint-it-yourself pottery, candle making, canvas painting, and wood decor.

Kids Create

 113 W Broadway St, Polk City, IA 50226

(712) 249-4415

Kids Create offers art classes for all ages! Not just art, but animals sometimes make a special appearance as well. Keep an eye on the Kids Create Facebook page for updates on art to go and upcoming workshops.

The Knotty Nail

232 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

The Knotty Nail offers various workshops such as Sips & Strings, Design a Sign, Wreath & Wood Flower, Gnome Buddies, Kids workshops, and more. They also offer an online shop where you can pick up DIY kits to get crafty at home.

Painting with a Twist

3753 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

(515) 252-6311

Paint, wine, friends, and fun. Enjoy a unique canvas painting worksop at Painting with a Twist. They also offer various kids camps and workshops. Take a look at their schedule.

Where do you like to get crafty in Des Moines?


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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