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Kids Art Classes Los Angeles

Unleash your child's creativity with a wide range of art classes for kids in Los Angeles, where they can learn to paint, draw, sculpt, and more. These fun and interactive classes will help them develop their artistic skills, boost their confidence, and ignite their imaginations.

6 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 1 class live online is available.

Painting with Watercolors (Ages 7-14 yrs)

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity with the vibrant world of watercolors! Join us at East Los Angeles College for an immersive painting experience where you'll discover the magic of color mixing, application, and composition. Unleash your inner artist in a safe and exciting environment.

Saturday Jan 6th, 10:30am–12pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Photo Camp

Atwater Photo Workshops @ 3015 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Atwater Photo Camp is a super fun and exciting 5 day photo adventure that inspires kids to explore their world in a deeper way. Through games and activities designed to challenge perspective, we build skills with camera, light and storytelling. We begin with a basic overview of camera functions. Then through practice we learn how to make images, rather than take them. Each day and every week is completely unique. We review our work daily, and...

Tuesday Jan 2nd, 9am–3pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters (8-15 yrs)

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity and master the art of drawing cartoon characters! Discover a world of fun as you learn step-by-step techniques used in TV shows, movies, and graphic novels. Join us at East Los Angeles College for this exciting course in comic book and cartoon character drawing.

Saturday Jan 6th, 9–10:30am Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

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Intermediate Karate (All Ages)

Wilmington Karate Club @ 612 W E St, Wilmington, CA

Take your karate skills to the next level with our Intermediate Karate class. Learn advanced techniques, practice sparring, and self-defense scenarios, and gain belt-level proficiency. Join us at Wilmington Karate Club and wear comfortable clothes to get started.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6:15–7:15pm Pacific Time

Advanced Karate & Kobudo (All Ages)

Wilmington Karate Club @ 612 W E St, Wilmington, CA

Take your martial arts skills to the next level with our Advanced Karate & Kobudo class. Learn advanced techniques and master the five basic Okinawan weapons. Join us at Wilmington Karate Club and wear comfortable clothes for an exhilarating experience.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 7–8pm Pacific Time

Beginning Karate (All Ages)

Wilmington Karate Club @ 612 W E St, Wilmington, CA

Unlock the secrets of Karate in this dynamic class that caters to all ages and experience levels. Discover the foundations of this ancient martial art, from basic techniques to the first form, Pinan Shodan. Join us at the renowned Wilmington Karate Club and embark on a transformative journey of self-discipline and mastery.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

Drawing Salon

Artuta Art School - Virtually Online

Unleash your creativity and join the Drawing Salon at Artuta Art School. Discover your artistic side and create stunning drawings with the guidance of experienced instructors. No experience necessary, so just bring your drawing materials and let your imagination soar.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 7–7:45pm Eastern Time

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Kids Arts & Crafts for Holidays

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Arts and crafts are fun for children and the young-at-heart! Arts & crafts activities for Fall season will focus on the upcomming holidays; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each Child will work on projects for each of the holiday seasons. Our selection of art projects for kids, DIY activities, and decoration ideas also provide excellent inspiration to learn how to be a creative individual.

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2 sessions

Kids Summer Art Camp: 3D Art

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Art Camp for kids 6 - 12 years old. For this age group, camp meets Monday- Friday from 10am to 1pm. Each week of camp will alternate between focus on 2D and 3D art-making, and this week we will focus on 3D work! During this session, our young artists will: Explore and learn new sculpting, fiber art, found/foraged materials, and mixed-media art techniques while creatively tapping into their unique self-expression Have fun and socialize with...

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5 sessions

Kids Art Class (Ages 4-5 yrs)

The Art Process @ 907 Hanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Weekly ongoing after school classes appropriate to your child’s developmental stage. These classes encourage self exploration and love of the art process while developing a relationship to various art movements, artists, cultures and media.

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13 sessions

Kids 1 Hour Art

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Individual art lessons in a small group setting for children ages 6 - 12. This class allows for open ended scheduling, meaning students will be able to book their specific dates with the school once they have enrolled. The dates listed in the options can be changed after enrolling, but once you have selected dates you will be subject to the school's cancellation policy.

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5 sessions

Kids After School Art Camp

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Each week of camp will alternate between focus on 2D and 3D art-making. During our September session, our young artists will:  Explore and learn new drawing, painting, and mixed-media art techniques while creatively tapping into their unique self-expression  Have fun and socialize with friends while tapping into the freedom, joy and wellbeing benefits of creativity, artmaking and summer fun  Enjoy tailor-made, encouraging and...

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5 sessions

Kids Upcycle: Button Art

The King's Roost @ 3734 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Kids aged 6 and up, please-- bring your creativity to this workshop! We're using old buttons of every size and color to make terrific artworks-- peacocks, whales, owls, giraffes, flowers, rocket ships, or rainbows.  Drops offs encouraged, or parents are welcome to stick around and watch.

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Kids Italian Holiday Art Workshop (Ages 4+))

Learn Italian with Fondazione Italia @ 1 University Dr, Orange, CA

Leave your kids with Fondazione Italia and go do some holiday shopping! Led by Italian art teacher, Ylenia Mino, children ages 4+ will be inspired to create holiday art and make arts & crafts gifts.  Activities will be presented in Italian and English (if needed). Your kids will be learning Italian through creativity! Materials included in workshop fee. Note: A minimum of 6 students is required to open a class. If the number of students...

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Filipino Martial Arts (Kids-Teens)

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

Learn practical self-defense through the Filipino Martial Arts. Basic Doce Pares "original" multi-style system of Eskrima will be taught incorporating the use of double and single rattan sticks as a tool for enhancing hand speed, awareness, proper body motion, positioning and footwork.  Also covered will be basic offense/defense, disarms, locks, and empty hand techniques. Learn the art first hand from one of the world's leading Filipino Martial...

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Discover the Best Kids' Art Classes in Los Angeles

Kids have been creating art for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 18th century that artists, philosophers, and pedagogues began studying the effect that art engagement has on child development. Once they did, they soon discovered that art could help children develop both physically and mentally. Further study in the late 1800s helped spread the importance of access to art education for children. 

Previously kids’ art was appreciated for its aesthetic quality by artists. They enjoyed that kids’ art was not tainted by adult influence or an adult’s understanding of the world. Younger kids are unable to visually express subjects accurately in the same way that adults do, and this shows in their art. This fascination with kids’ arts interpretation of the world was compared to modernism, particularly the modernist art movement’s rejection of realism. 

The stages of child development have been associated with stages of kids’ art by those who study art’s effect on child development. As a child learns how to scribble–around age one–they’ll also work on improving their motor skills. By the time children reach age nine or ten, they’ll have better observational skills and a clearer understanding of how the world works. This will be evident in their artwork, which typically becomes more realistic in style around this age.

Teachers and psychologists have continued studying the physical and mental benefits that art provides to children to improve early childhood education as well as therapeutic techniques for kids. The repeated movements of the hands, fingers, and wrists when making art contributes to a child’s physical development. Art requires creativity. By engaging in making art, children are learning how to express their creativity and connect with their emotions. Although on the surface, art may look like any other fun activity for kids, it’s also lending to their development.

Why Your Child Should Learn Art in Los Angeles

Research on the benefits of introducing art to children at a young age has expanded over time. If you’re in the Los Angeles area and are thinking about enrolling your child in an art class, consider some of the following benefits it could have on their development. 

Art helps children improve their coordination and fine motor skills. They need one or both hands to work on art projects, which lets them work their fingers, hands, and wrists. Using tools in art, like scissors, markers, and crayons, will let them build up their dexterity and control of the muscles in that region. 

If you’d like to work on improving your child’s cognitive skills, art is a great way to do so. With art, your child can learn about different shapes, colors, and sizes. You can teach them about planning and problem-solving as they come up with new art creations and work on fixing their mistakes. If they’re using materials like paint, markers, and glue, they’ll be able to work on fixing mistakes as these are permanent and semi-permanent materials. Art is also a great way to learn about cause and effect, especially when painting where mixing colors may be required.

Because art allows children to use their imagination and does not necessarily require them to form specific goals or follow rules, depending on the project, it’s considered a form of open-ended play. Open-ended play is especially important in early childhood. This play style lets children work on regulating their emotions as they work through problems and situations that arise while playing. When open-ended play is done with multiple children, it promotes social development as they learn how to share and communicate. 

In-Person Kids' Art Classes in Los Angeles

In-person kids’ art classes are offered throughout Los Angeles for children of all ages with different experience levels. Expert instructors guide students through classes. They offer demonstrations to participating children and can also provide them with constructive feedback and advice.

If your child has an interest in drawing but isn’t sure where to begin, Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood offers Drawing for Young People. Kids aged seven through fourteen are welcome to attend this beginner class where they’ll learn various drawing techniques. They’ll be encouraged to explore their creativity as they work on weekly projects that'll introduce them to drawing principles like color theory and design. Your child will be responsible for bringing an 18”x12” drawing pad, a full stick of charcoal, a full stick of white chalk, a box of 12 color sticks, a box of 12 color pencils, and a white bar eraser to the first class.

Similarly, Los Angeles City College offers another kids’ drawing class, but its main focus is how to draw comic book and cartoon characters. If your child is aged eight through fifteen, they can attend this class where they’ll learn cartoon and comic book drawing techniques. They can learn to draw characters they’re familiar with, or they can draw their own cartoon characters. This is a beginner-level class, so all kids within the age range are welcome to sign-up. You’ll be responsible for supplying your child with the required materials, so be sure to check the supply list on the class page before the scheduled class.

Virtual Kids' Art Classes 

If your child is interested in hands-on art instruction and demonstrations, in-person kids’ art classes may work for their learning style. In-person classes also provide the opportunity for your child to socialize with other kids their age. However, these classes may not be available in your area or fit your and your child’s schedule. If that’s the case, consider signing your child up for a virtual kids’ art class.

Virtual art classes and camps are taught remotely by a live instructor. These classes are offered by studios and schools around the country. The classes offered focus on different types of art like drawing, painting, and sculpting and will let your child explore different art mediums. There are a few online kids’ art classes available for your child to take on CourseHorse.

If you’d like to enroll your young child in a summer art camp, The Art Studio NY’s online Summer Art and Creativity Camp is open to children aged five through eight. Through this camp, they’ll learn how to express themselves through their art. Your child will be able to work on fun art projects exploring a variety of art forms. Despite being a remote camp, this class encourages socialization among participants. You can choose to enroll your child in a half-day morning camp, half-day afternoon camp, or full-day camp.

If you’re looking for an art camp that accommodates older children, the Art of SF Bay is hosting a Digital Painting Art Camp for children aged 10 to 16. Over the course of five days, your child will learn about digital art, which is quickly growing in popularity and practical use. They’ll work with digital tools and editing apps while learning the fundamentals of digital art. All required devices and software are listed on the class page. 

Private Group Kids' Art Classes in Los Angeles

Are you looking for a group kids’ art class to sign your child and their friends up for? If so, CourseHorse offers private kids’ art classes that they can deliver to you through online video platforms like Zoom. Virtual art classes serve as a great birthday activity or as something fun for your child to do over the summer.

If you’d like to learn about the remote kids’ art classes that CourseHorse offers, you can contact them through the form on their website. They’ll help you determine what class would be best for your child and their group. You can discuss types of art they might be interested in doing as well as the size of the group. CourseHorse accommodates a range of group sizes. They’ll also let you book the minimum group size if you’re unsure of how many kids will be taking the class, which you can then edit up to one week before the class takes place. 

CourseHorse provides all class participants with the needed materials before the class date. They’ll collect the addresses of each participant and mail supplies out ahead of time. CourseHorse doesn’t charge booking fees for any classes. They’ll also let you cancel the class for free up to two weeks before the date of the class. CourseHorse recommends that you use Zoom to take their classes, but they can also accommodate Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, and WebEx. 

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