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It's Fall Art Retreat Time

The rain has officially arrived here in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Taking an art class is perfect for getting your creative juices flowing and learning new skills this fall.

Choose an art class and book a hotel to create your very own artist's retreat for a perfect fall weekend here in Seattle NorthCountry.

We’ve compiled a list of the best art studios and cozy hotels in Snohomish County for the fall season. From chocolate making to pottery to stained glass, these studios in Snohomish, Lynnwood, and Everett offer classes for everyone. We’ve paired each studio with one of NorthCountry’s coziest hotels to help you create the perfect artist’s retreat for your fall weekend.

Anna Marie Creative Collective

Where: Snohomish

Why we chose it: This boutique and art studio is dedicated to crocheting, knitting, and other fiber arts. Owner Anna Marie offers a variety of classes in her studio in the heart of downtown Snohomish. Upcoming classes include wool flower making, blanket and scarf knitting, and hat embroidery. Anna Marie provides all the necessary supplies, and no experience is needed. Just bring your creativity and get knitting!

Where to stay: Mansion Inn Lake Stevens, a family-owned bed and breakfast in neighboring Lake Stevens.

The Schack

Schack Art Center

Where: Everett

Why we chose it: There are endless artistic possibilities at the Shack, located in downtown Everett. They have state-of-the-art studios and offer classes in countless art forms, including glass blowing, sculpture, silversmithing, book arts, drawing, painting, and more! They even offer fun fall-themed art classes where you can make glass pumpkins, ceramic skeleton bowls, and haunted fairy houses!

Where to stay: Hotel Indigo Seattle Everett Waterfront, a hotel that offers beautiful views and access to Everett’s waterfront.

Salish Sea Ceramic Studio

Where: Everett

Why we chose it: This woman-owned studio in downtown Everett offers wheel-throwing and hand-building pottery classes. Classes are taught in small groups, allowing you to learn the art of ceramics in a relaxed and low-stress environment. The studio offers fun seasonal classes in addition to standard year-round offerings. This fall, they are offering a jack-o’lantern hand-building workshop where you will craft your very own clay pumpkin. The perfect art class for a cozy fall weekend! 

Where to stay: Inn at Port Gardner-Everett Waterfront, a boutique hotel on Everett’s waterfront offering complimentary hot breakfast. 

Salish Sea Ceramic Studio

Wine and Design

Where: Snohomish

Why we chose it: Spend a relaxing evening sipping your drink of choice and creating an art project that you can take home. Classes at Wine and Design include ceramics, painting, resin pouring, and a variety of crafts. The studio offers many seasonal classes, so this is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun fall craft project! Pumpkin charcuterie boards, ghost doormats, and acrylic pour pumpkins are just a few of this fall’s offerings at Wine and Design.

Where to stay: Treehouse Place at Deer Ridge, a unique destination nestled in the woods offering treehouses and cabins. 

Dawn’s Candy and Cake

Where: Lynnwood

Why we chose it: It’s art you can eat! Need we say more? Dawn’s Candy and Cake is a family-owned business that offers chocolate, candy-making, and cake decorating classes. Dawn will provide all the necessary supplies to create delicious sweet treats to taste and take home. Learn to make chocolates, cakes, truffles, or even buttercream flowers in one of Dawn’s many classes. There are even fun seasonal classes, including Halloween cupcake making, pumpkin cake carving, and Halloween fondant figure making! 

Where to stay: Best Western Plus Edmonds Harbor Inn, located just two blocks from the Edmonds waterfront, a cute neighboring town with abundant shops and restaurants. 

Even if you can’t spend as much time outside this fall, there is still plenty to do in Seattle NorthCountry. Spend a fall weekend taking an art class and exploring all that Snohomish County has to offer. Choose your favorite art class, book a hotel, and hit the road for your artistic weekend retreat!

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