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Unleash your child's creativity with a wide range of art classes for kids in NYC. From painting and drawing to sculpture and ceramics, they'll learn new skills, express themselves, and gain confidence in their artistic abilities.

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Art BOOM Package (Kids) (2-4 People)

Shot of Art NYC @ 28 W 36th St, New York, NY

Ignite your child's creativity with the Art BOOM Package (Kids) at Shot of Art. Experience the joy of Spinning and Fluid Art with tailored canvas sizes, promoting expression and artistic exploration. Book this dynamic two-hour session for an unforgettable, hands-on art adventure for your little ones. Unleash the young artist within—reserve your spot now.

All levels 3 and older
$206.58
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Creatively Wild Art Camp for Kids (Ages 6-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Ignite your child's imagination with Creatively Wild Art Studio's action-packed holiday camps. With daily themes ranging from space exploration to underwater adventures, kids embark on a creative journey exploring various artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, and 3D works. Join us for a fun and educational experience where every day promises new inspiration and exciting artistic exploration.

(185) All levels 6 - 8 years old
$160
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+1600 pts
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Toddler Art Adventure (Ages 2-4)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Spark your toddler's creativity and watch their confidence soar with our artistic adventure. Join us at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo and introduce your little one to a world of creative possibilities, nurturing their fine motor skills and encouraging self-expression along the way. Accompanied by a guardian, your artist will make their own creative choices and discovering the joy of art.

(185) All levels 2 - 4 years old
$60
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+600 pts
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Colorful Creations: Kids Beginning Painting (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Unlock your child's artistic potential with Colorful Creations! From mastering brush techniques to exploring the magic of color mixing, this beginner painting course provides the perfect foundation for young artists. Join us as we journey through dynamic compositions, light and shadow, and the expressive power of paint, cultivating a love for creativity that lasts a lifetime.

(185) Beginner 4 - 8 years old
$75
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Portfolio Preparation for Teens (Ages 11-17)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your creativity and stand out from the crowd with Portfolio Preparation for Teens at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo. Receive expert guidance from a professional teaching artist to create a unique body of work that will impress art program admissions. Tailored to individual portfolio requirements, this class will help you hone your skills and techniques to make your portfolio shine.

(185) All levels 11 - 17 years old
$80
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+800 pts
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Crazy Creativity Wacky Workshop for Kids (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your child's imagination and explore the world of weird and wacky art at the Creatively Wild Art Studio! This single-session workshop allows kids to experiment with different materials and techniques, from painting and collage to mixed media and found object art. Join us for a super exciting class where creativity knows no bounds!

(185) All levels 4 - 8 years old
$75
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+750 pts
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Sketch Adventure: Kids' Beginning Drawing (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Embark on a Sketch Adventure where young artists unlock their creative potential! From mastering proportions to exploring texture and color theory, this beginning drawing course provides the perfect foundation for budding talent. Join us as we journey through exciting compositions and build confidence in sketching, fostering a love for artistic expression that lasts a lifetime.

(185) Beginner 4 - 8 years old
$75
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+750 pts
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Modern Art for Kids: Get to Know Famous Artists (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the techniques of contemporary painters and unleash your creativity with Modern Art for Kids at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo. Young artists will be provided with all the necessary materials to create their unique masterpieces on canvas. Fill out our class waiver to secure your spot!

(185) Beginner 4 - 8 years old
$75
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+750 pts
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Portraits: Drawing and Painting (Ages 12-16)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your artistic potential in capturing the essence of the human face with confidence and precision. This inclusive course welcomes beginners and returning students alike, offering a supportive environment to hone your portrait drawing and painting skills. From mastering facial features to infusing mood and tone with color, elevate your artistry while exploring diverse angles and techniques.

(185) All levels 12 - 16 years old
$80
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+800 pts
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Photography Summer Camp for Teens

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and master the art of photography this summer! Join our exciting and entertaining program designed for teenagers. Learn how to maximize your camera's potential and capture stunning images while having fun.

(324) Beginner 13 - 18 years old
$750

5 sessions

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+7500 pts
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Summer Art Safari in NYC Museums and Parks (Ages 12-18)

The Art Studio NY @ 5th Ave & E 80th St, New York, NY , USA, New York, NY

Embark on a creative exploration of NYC's vibrant art scene and lush parks. Unleash your inner artist as you discover inspiring masterpieces in museums and draw inspiration from the city's natural beauty.

(638) All levels 12 - 18 years old
$549

5 sessions

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+5490 pts
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$925

5 sessions

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+9250 pts
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Kids Sewing Course - Level 1

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Unlock your child's creativity with our engaging sewing course designed for young learners. Let your little one explore the world of stitching, fabric, and design in a fun and interactive environment.

(563) All levels 8 - 12 years old
$350

5 sessions

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+3500 pts
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Creatively Wild Art Camp for Teens (Ages 9-15)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your teen's creativity at Creatively Wild Art Studio's dynamic Teen Art camps. Dive into a world of professional art techniques and mediums, from traditional painting and drawing to unconventional mixed media and street art. With daily themed activities, campers will be inspired to explore diverse artistic styles and unleash their imagination under the guidance of professional instructors.

(185) All levels 9 - 15 years old
$160
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+1600 pts
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Toddler Art Adventure (Ages 2-4)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Spark your toddler's creativity and watch their confidence soar with our artistic adventure. Join us at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo and introduce your little one to a world of creative possibilities, nurturing their fine motor skills and encouraging self-expression along the way. Accompanied by a guardian, your artist will make their own creative choices and discovering the joy of art.

(185) All levels 2 - 4 years old
$275

5 sessions

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+2750 pts
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Kids' Summer Fashion Camp (Ages 11-14)

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Ignite your child's passion for fashion with our Kids Summer Fashion Camp! Join us for a week of creativity and fun as young designers explore fashion sketching, sewing techniques, and more. From sketching to stitching, empower your child to unleash their creativity and bring their summer wardrobe visions to life in this exciting program.

(321) Beginner 11 - 14 years old
$400

5 sessions

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+4000 pts
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Sketch Adventure: Kids' Beginning Drawing (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Embark on a Sketch Adventure where young artists unlock their creative potential! From mastering proportions to exploring texture and color theory, this beginning drawing course provides the perfect foundation for budding talent. Join us as we journey through exciting compositions and build confidence in sketching, fostering a love for artistic expression that lasts a lifetime.

(185) Beginner 4 - 8 years old
$349

5 sessions

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+3490 pts
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Crazy Creativity Wacky Workshop for Kids (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Ignite your child's imagination in our Crazy Creativity Wacky Workshop! From drawing to collage, we'll dive into a world of artistic exploration, embracing every idea with open arms. Join us for a Saturday filled with fun and unconventional materials, where creativity knows no bounds and every masterpiece is celebrated.

(185) All levels 4 - 8 years old
$349

5 sessions

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+3490 pts
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Portfolio Preparation for Teens (Ages 11-17)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Unlock your artistic potential and stand out from the crowd with Portfolio Preparation for Teens at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo. Work closely with a professional teaching artist to create a unique body of work tailored to your college application requirements. Join us and let your art speak for itself.

(185) All levels 11 - 17 years old
$375

5 sessions

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+3750 pts
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Modern Art for Kids: Get to Know Famous Artists (Ages 4-8)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the techniques of contemporary painters and unleash your creativity with Modern Art for Kids at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo. Young artists will be provided with all the necessary materials to create their unique masterpieces on canvas. Fill out our class waiver to secure your spot!

(185) Beginner 4 - 8 years old
$280

4 sessions

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+2800 pts
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Kids Art Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 2,031 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Photography Summer Camp for Teens

    Reviewed by Emily m. on 6/30/2023
    hi my names emily and my child went to class with francesco and patricia. she loved it! travelling around the city after a morning of instruction is a wonderful format. she will take the class again!

Discover the Best Kids' Art Classes in NYC

Kids have been engaging in art creation for centuries. ​​In the 18th century, the effect that art engagement has on child development began to be studied by artists, philosophers, and pedagogues. They realized that art could aid in the physical and mental development of children and found it beneficial to study these effects further. In the late 1800s, these studies surrounding art and child development encouraged access to art education for children. 

Up until these connections were made, kids’ art was appreciated for its aesthetic quality. Artists enjoyed studying art that was not tainted by adult influence and thus an adult’s perception of the world. Kids’ art exemplifies their inability to visually express subjects through art the same way that adults do. Because of this, kids’ art started to be compared to modernism, a cultural movement that, when applied to art, rejects realism. With this aesthetic appreciation of kids’ art came the display of kids’ art as part of art collections.

It’s been noted by scholars that stages of child development can be associated with stages of kids’ art. Around a child’s first birthday, they’ll typically learn how to scribble. This will require a small degree of motor skills, which children around that age are beginning to develop. By age nine or ten, as a child’s observational skills improve and they develop a better understanding of how the world works, their art will become progressively more realistic in style. 

The physical and mental benefits that art provides to children have been studied by teachers and psychologists alike. Repeated use of the muscles in their hands and wrists contributes to their physical development, whereas the creative aspect required when making art helps children express themselves creatively and learn to connect with their emotions. Art has been recognized as not just a fun activity for kids, but an integral part of their development. 

Why Your Child Should Learn Art in NYC

Studies have found numerous benefits to introducing your child to art at an early age. Art requires children to work with one or both of their hands, which can help improve their coordination and fine motor skills. When they hold onto art tools like scissors, crayons, and markers, they are working on their dexterity and control of their fingers. When your child gains experience working on art projects and becomes more accustomed to working with art tools, their physical development improves.

Art can also aid in developing your child’s cognitive skills. You can use art to teach them about shapes, colors, and sizes. They’ll also learn to plan as they decide what they want to create, and they’ll learn problem-solving techniques as they fix their mistakes. Using permanent or semi-permanent materials like paint, markers, and glue can help them problem-solve as well. Art is also a lesson in cause and effect, as your child learns what happens when they mix materials like paint, or different colors when drawing.

Parents are encouraged to use art as a form of open-ended play with their children. Open-ended play is when children use their imaginations to play without any specific goals in mind or rules dictating their play. This play style has been shown to help children understand their emotions as they learn how to appropriately react to different situations. It also promotes social development when done with other children. Art is also a great way to help your child express themselves and explore the boundaries of their creativity.

In-Person Kids' Art Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person kids’ art classes are offered throughout New York City for children of all ages. The expert instructors leading these classes are available to offer demonstrations to your child, provide them with constructive feedback and advice, and can answer your child’s questions. 

If you’re in Brooklyn, Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo offers kids’ art classes to children of all ages. Toddler: Art Adventure is a class aimed at kids aged one to three. In this class, your toddler will begin exploring their creativity and ways to express themselves through art. Their instructor will guide them through color mixing, brushwork, and fun paint applications. This is a drop-off class, but one adult per toddler is allowed to attend if absolutely necessary. 

If your child is older, between the ages of four to eight, Creatively Wild Art Studio also offers a great beginner class, First Brushstrokes for Kids. Here your child will learn the fundamentals of painting with a brush. They’ll be taught the basics, like how to properly hold a brush and how to apply paint. Demonstrations will focus on color mixing, paint applications, techniques, and painting styles. At the end of the full course, your child will bring home their own finished canvas.

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo also offers drawing and illustration classes for older children. Children, aged nine through twelve, that would like an introduction to drawing techniques can sign-up for their Teens: Beginner Drawing + Illustration class. In this class, they’ll learn a variety of techniques and skills, like achieving appropriate proportions and linear perspective. Learning how to draw takes a lot of practice, so it’s recommended that your child takes the full course to get the best experience out of the class. 

The Paint Place, located in the Upper West Side, hosts a Kids Camp for children aged six and older. During this three-hour class, your child will work on various paint projects, with a focus on acrylic paint. This medium is great for beginners, as it’s inexpensive and easy to use. 

If you’re interested in painting alongside your child, The Paint Place offers Grown Up and Me Painting, a child-parent painting class. Children aged four and older can work on a project together with a parent under the supervision of an instructor. 

Virtual Kids' Art Classes & Schools

In-person kids’ art classes provide hands-on art experience to your child and allow them to receive real-time feedback and advice from an expert instructor. In a classroom setting, your child will be able to witness demonstrations and meet and make friends with other kids their age. 

In-person classes, however, aren’t always accessible. They might not be offered in your area, or they might not fit into your schedule. Luckily, virtual kids’ art classes are offered for children of all ages. Your child can attend these classes from the comfort of your own home. There are a variety of virtual kids’ art classes to choose from, all of which are taught by a live instructor. 

Virtual classes will require you to source the necessary materials ahead of the class date. Materials will be course-specific but can range from canvas, to paint, to markers. A supply list will be provided by your child’s instructor ahead of the class date. Most of these materials can be found at your local art shop or craft store or delivered to you by an online retailer. 

There are a few online kids’ art classes available for your child to take on CourseHorse.

Children aged five through eight can sign-up for The Art Studio NY’s online Summer Art and Creativity Camp. This camp is taught by a live instructor who will encourage your child to express themselves through their art projects. These projects will focus on a variety of art styles and use mediums that may be new to your child. The goal of the camp is for them to engage with art in a fun way while socializing with their peers. You can sign your child up for half-day morning or afternoon classes (two hours), or full-day classes (four hours). 

A variety of classes are offered for older children that may appeal to their specific interests. Kids aged 10 through 16 interested in manga and learning how to draw in that style, can enroll in the Art School of SF Bay’s Manga Art Camp. This five-day camp will let your child work on freeform drawing projects. They can create a comic or illustration of their favorite comic or manga characters or draw their own original characters. Their camp instructor will be available to provide advice and guidance on drawing anatomy and proportions correctly, as well as tips on how to pose characters and make color choices.

10 to 16-year-olds can also take a virtual class on digital painting. Whether your child is familiar with digital art or new to it, as long as they have an interest in working with technology to create art, they are welcome to enroll in the Art of SF Bay’s Digital Painting Art Camp. In this camp, they’ll work with digital tools and editing apps to create digital drawings. Their instructor will also teach them the fundamentals of digital drawing. Make sure to check out the class supply list as several devices and software are required.

If your child’s interests lie in traditional art, consider signing them up for Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo’s traditional drawing and illustration class. This class is open to kids ages nine through twelve who are new to drawing and illustrating. In this beginner class, their instructor will teach them classical drawing techniques. At the end of the class, they’ll be equipped with the fundamental skills of drawing and illustrating.

Private Group Kids' Art Classes in NYC

Is your child interested in taking an art class with a group of friends? Are you trying to plan a fun activity for your child’s birthday party or looking for something for your child to do over the summer? If so, CourseHorse offers private kids’ art classes that they can deliver to you remotely for any occasion. 

You can contact CourseHorse through the contact form located on their website to learn about the kids’ art classes they can offer you. They’ll help you determine the type of art class that would best fit your child and their friends’ needs, whether it’s a drawing class, a painting class, or even a journaling class. 

CourseHorse can accommodate a range of group sizes. If you’re not sure what your final group size will be, you can book a class with the minimum group size and update your final headcount up to one week before the class is scheduled. All necessary materials will be sent out to the class participants ahead of the session, so you don’t need to stress about buying supplies. 

There are no booking fees when signing up for a class with CourseHorse. CourseHorse will also allow you to cancel your child’s class for free up to two weeks before the session. They can accommodate a variety of online video platforms for course delivery, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, or WebEx. 

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