A Parent's Guide To Art Classes For Kids
Art Class Guides & Directory
In a world filled with lots of easy entertainment and far too much distraction, there’s a sort of “aha” simplicity in an alternative that can be not only really fun, but enriching – art classes for kids, where children get first-hand experience in creating works of art.
Challenging, instructive, and typically full of helpful encouragement, you’ll find kids art classes at museums, libraries, community centers and childrens art studios where a professional artist or other visual arts professional is often at the helm. Popular for after-school, you’ll also find plenty of weekend programs, evening workshops, weekly classes, drop-ins, and summer or holiday camps. And the sheer breadth of activities may surprise you. There are kids painting classes, pottery classes, sculpture classes, collage classes, tile classes, mosaics, and literally dozens more. Age offerings are impressive too, with classes for kids as young as two and kids well into their teens. And who could forget those popular art birthday parties, right? They’re great for kids of just about every age.
If you’re like many parents, kids art classes may be a smart and exciting option. To help you with that, check out our helpful guide to choosing a kids art class, and others for getting the most out of the experience.