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5 creative and fun art classes in Shanghai for kids

Get your hands dirty and broaden your minds with these workshops

​Photograph: courtesy Craft’d
Whether you’re hoping to unleash your kid’s creativity or find a therapeutic release while creating something, there’s no limit to the power of art. From screen printing classes to creative writing courses, here’s some Shanghai’s most fun and creative kid-friendly workshops.


Photograph: courtesy Craft’d

Craft’d is a warm and welcoming arts and crafts studio in the heart of Old Xuhui that offers a variety of classes especially for kids and teens. Classes include soap-making, screen printing, slime making, and design and sewing club.

📱Add WeChat ID ‘craftd_Sh’.

Grow with Me

Photograph: courtesy Grow with Me

A space for infants, toddlers and young children to develop healthy minds and bodies with the guidance of instructors trained in child development and early childhood education, Grow with Me’s current programmes cover art, music, storytelling, kid’s theatre, and more.

📱Search ‘GrowWithMe’ on WeChat.


Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe

UCCA Kids is an arts education programme designed for children between two and nine years old, affiliated with Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art. A space to let your budding Picasso’s imagination run wild, it offers programmes like Art Development Course, Progressive Art Workshops, Children’s Art Journeys and Children’s Art Exhibitions.

📱Search ‘UCCA Kids’ on WeChat.

The Pottery Workshop Shanghai

Photograph: courtesy PWS

Pottery studio PWS encourages kids to get hands on (and messy) while making something from scratch. Your little potters are able to see their ceramic work develop over the sessions and bring their works home.

📱Add WeChat ID ‘Chinaceramics’.


Photograph: courtesy Storyland

First set up back in 2014, Storyland is a children’s book research centre that recommends bilingual books to children through workshops and activities. The goal is to spark kids’ interest in reading and writing, encouraging them on their journey to create and write their own stories.

📱Add WeChat ID ‘iStoryland’.

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