Express your creative side in Kirkland! Whether you’re here for the weekend or here year-round, there are many great options for youth and adults to get creative. Clay, cooking, painting, music, dance and acting out- here are some of Kirkland’s expressive options:
Add some color:
Al Studio Fine Arts Classes is a creative-arts academy for 4-16 year olds, providing the opportunity for children to develop their artistic skills and have lots of fun! Programs include weekly art class, workshops, Parents Friday Night out, art camps, birthday parties, and portfolio prep.
Kirkland Art Center has a variety of classes in ceramics, print making or painting- while many are multiple sessions they sometimes have single sessions or a weekend class including Art & Wine for Adults and Art History Lectures.
Canvas Paint & Sip in downtown Kirkland provides everything you need along with helpful instruction to paint your own masterpiece. They offer beer, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages. Also offering kids events and family days.
Act it out:
StoryBook Theater introduces young children in the Puget Sound area to live theater with original, interactive musicals written especially for 3–10 year olds and their families. StoryBook Theater shows are hilarious, 55-minute musicals filled with music, laughter, whimsical costumes and quirky characters, guaranteed to delight the entire family.
Studio East Training for the Performing Arts offers a wide variety of drama classes for kids in preschool through high school in daytime, after school and evening hours in Kirkland.
Move it around:
Kirkland Dance Center (KDC) where it's never too late to start dancing! KDC’s mission is to enrich the community by providing dance education and quality instruction to dancers of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds.
International Ballet Academy (IBA) offers an environment where children and adults can explore diverse dance forms – from Classical Ballet to American jazz to tap, modern, and historical dance – and where they can express their creativity and create beauty through dance.
Northwest Aerials features programs in gymnastics, dance, swimming and trampoline. A premier program in the Northwest, with more than 23 years of experience, NWA is one of the oldest and largest gymnastics and dance schools in the United States.
Fine tune it:
Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance (KAMP) brings music classes, musical theater production, choir, orchestra, costume shop, and recital hall rentals! The changing venue isn’t all that’s new for KAMP, formerly known as Kirkland Music Academy. The business changed to become a nonprofit earlier this year and has relocated to Totem Square, in the old Dance Time Studios space.
Add some heat:
Frog Legs Culinary Academy is an engaging and interactive school allowing children a hands-on approach to cooking. Our dynamic team brings ingredients to life, giving children a positive attitude towards all food with an added dollop of fun and sprinkle of delight.
L’eau Pastry Cuisine Studio is more than a fun kitchen where you can learn different cuisine and pastry, it's a food community sharing the passion, love for food between our chef instructors and customers. Even though we come from different background and culture, we speak one language — cooking! Located at Totem Lake Kirkland four chefs offering hands-on cooking and pastry classes (French, Spanish, Cuban, Peruvian, Caribbean, Italian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Southern American, Pacific West), kid classes, private dinner, team building, and other group activities.
Sur La Table offers gourmet cooking classes and lessons with a variety of hands-on culinary experiences.