About Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA

. Worcester Center for Crafts is a proud part of Worcester’s cultural fabric, being one of the oldest institutions in the city and one of the first of its kind in the United States. Established in 1856 as the Worcester Employment Society, the Center provided women with the skills and opportunity to make and sell handcrafts. Today, the Worcester Center for Crafts carries on this legacy, creating an inviting environment for a diverse artistic community to discover and explore their creativity through a wide range of craft classes, exhibits, and events. For 156 years, this passion has been at the core of the Center’s mission. We invite you to come and join in our celebration of the beauty and power of craft. The Worcester Center for Crafts is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can discover their own unique artistic voice. We invite you to explore and experience the magic of craft with us. We hope you’ll be a part of this timeless tradition that has been making its mark in Worcester for more than a century and a half.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Kids


  • Handicap accessible

Programs at Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA

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YOUTH Classes & Workshops

Youth classes for students ages 6 to 17 provide youth and teens with opportunities for hands-on making and creative development. We are now offering courses for the whole family as well! Our classes are fun, engaging, and educational. Youth multi-week classes introduce young people to the skills and creativity of making and to the art, aesthetics, science, math, and design that are fundamental in craft making. Explore the great traditions of craft while developing skills needed as 21st century learners and doers: creative thinking, perseverance, process, hypothesizing, and three-dimensional imagining.

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group experiences & private lessons

Have a group bonding experience over potter’s wheels. Celebrate a “big” anniversary by making fused glass. Plan an experience for your school class or youth organization to experience the art and science of craft. The Craft Center welcomes groups who want a communal experience in ceramics, metals or glass, and other craft media. Group studio experiences are priced depending on the size of the group, the cost of materials, and the duration of the studio (1½ hours minimum, one day, multiple days, etc.).

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As we continue to inspire and build a creative community through the promotion, appreciation, and teaching of craft, we are excited to share a selection of ONLINE classes and workshops in a variety of mediums and difficulty levels!

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Location and contact information

25 Sagamore Rd, Worcester, MA, 01605