If you want to encourage your young artist's skills and creativity, there's no better way than one of these Los Angeles art classes. These classes for kids cover artists of all ages and allow your kids to indulge their artistic vision.
Riverside Art Museum
Erynn: While a trip to the Riverside Art Museum can always inspire kids, did you know they can enroll in classes on-site, too? Everyone from preschool age and up can join in, and there are classes for children with special needs, too.
Ages: Preschool and up
Cost: 5-class sessions start at $65
Erynn: Locations all over LA make it easy to find a program to suit your child's artistic abilities. But beyond their wide availability, KidsArt uses a step-by-step method to instruct students, helping them become more skilled and more independent as they create original artwork. With pastels, acrylic, watercolor, oils, and more, kids will hone their skills and bring home proof!
Cost: Take a free introductory course, then contact for class pricing per location
Corona Art Association Children's Art Classes
Erynn: Kids' classes include all materials and introduce them to different mediums and guided projects. Plus, there are unique (and free) programs for children with special needs. All class times span at least one and a half hours with time for instruction and project work.
ShuChih Art Studio
Erynn: Everyone from beginning kindergarten artists to advanced high school creatives can enjoy classes at ShuChih. Choose either a monthly package or enroll for a full ten months, and kids receive between one and a half and two hours of instruction. Classes cover themes like sculpture, outdoor sketching, landscapes, and more.
Cost: One-month program starts at $175
Fibo Kids Art Academy
Erynn: Even the youngest artists can start out learning about pastels and paints plus art history with classes at Fibo. Younger kids' classes start at one hour long while older kids can attend for two hours at a time. Older art students will create a portfolio that may even help them secure college scholarships or college credit.
Ages: Pre-K and up
Cost: Tuition starts at $129/month
Painting Ur Way Anaheim
Erynn: Although Painting Ur Way is primarily a painting locale for the 21+ crowd, underage painters are welcome in most classes, too. Sessions focus on specific projects and themes such as "Petals in the Wind" or "Enchanted Lake." The studio also offers paint parties for kids of all ages.
Ages: 15+ in regular sessions (can call for special arrangements)
Cost: Pricing starts at $25 for one class
Purple Twig Kids' Art Classes
Classes start at toddler age, where caregivers are encouraged to participate, but go up to age 11. With everything from recycled components to watercolors, kids will use a variety of techniques and materials to make art that reflects their unique abilities.
Erynn: From the littlest Picasso to tweens who are into drawing and cartooning, Averyboo has a class to suit your kiddo. They even offer sculpting classes, homeschool courses, and drop-in creative times where kids can explore a variety of materials.
Cost: Classes start at $25/session
Wizard of Art
Erynn: If you have older (or more mature) children, they'll love the approach to art with the Wizard. Classes enroll all ages with up to 11 students, so kids will rub elbows with people of all ages and abilities- in true artist form. Projects start with drawing and progress through charcoal, pastels, and painting.
Cost: Monthly tuition for four classes starts at $120
Brentwood Art Center
Erynn: Kids' classes span everything from mixed media, drawing, and cartooning to clay sculpture and fashion illustration. Teens have their own courses that involve more advanced instruction and projects.
Cost: Classes start at $180 per month
Young Art Lessons
Erynn: Flexibility is key at Young Art- kids can take lessons spanning anywhere from 15 to 120 minutes depending on age and ability level. And apart from regular classes, you can also do drop-in lessons whenever you have free time! In addition to standard art classes, they also offer digital art lessons.
Ages: 2+ (ages 2-3 require adult supervision)
Cost: lessons start at about $13 for 15 minutes
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