Children's Art Factory is a drop-in art studio for children.

We provide opportunities for young children to explore the world around them by harnessing their innate curiosity with hands-on activities to challenge and inspire them.

We welcome children of all ages, and value and encourage collaboration with children over instruction. Pre-booking your visit is not required.


    Our drop-in studio in downtown Guelph is available to children ages walking and up, and features multiple hands-on art and sensory exploration stations. Pre-booking your visit is not required.

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    Our art workshops provide opportunities to explore different art materials, themes, and projects every week! Workshops are available as either a drop-off program just for kids (age 6+ ) or with a Grown-up (age 4+). Workshops just for Grown-Ups making things for littles ...coming soon!

    Upcoming Workshops 

    Our programs are a playful place for art to start. Children enjoy some favourite Art Factory activities where the emphasis is placed on process over product.

    Our Programs 

    We welcome children of all ages. The studio is geared to young children who are walking and up.

  • DROP-IN RATES (Grownups count too!)

    • $13 per person
    • Infants under 1 year are free with a paying sibling. 
    • Weekend Rates (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) $15 per person

    Monday-Thursday 9-12 & 1-6 pm

    Friday-Sunday 9-12 & 1-4 pm

  • WINTER HOLIDAY DROP-IN HOURS (Wed Dec 27th- Friday Jan 5th)

    Monday- Sunday 9-12 and 1-4 pm

    DEC 24th- 9-12 (no afternoon session)

    DEC 25th and DEC 26th (CLOSED)

    JAN 1st 2024 (CLOSED)

gRowing Artists since 2011

Our mission will always be to provide the best possible creative experience for every child who enters our studio.


take a peek inside the (original) factory

First timer?

Our space is a complete sensory experience that is truly unique and indescribable! With multiple exploration stations for little artists of all ages, we're sure your first visit won't be your last. Dress for mess and prepare for unfettered creativity.


upcoming art workshops

Art workshops for kids aged 6 and up.

upcoming art workshops for children and their grown ups

Art workshops for kids aged 4+ with their grown-up.

our favourite art materials

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