Chicago Art Classes for Kids

If you suspect your little one is a budding Picasso - or simply enjoys putting creativity to use - use our guide to find the best kids' Art Classes, either online or in-person. Plus arts & crafts classes and activities in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Find a small group in-person art class or a virtual art class from this list of options.

Note: Some class providers are closed, have moved online, or have otherwise modified their typical class offerings. Please contact the class providers directly to find the most current status.

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Music House School of Performing Arts

Online, Chicago-based,
Music House School of Performing Arts is offering weekly drop in art workshops and classes as well as 4 week session online classes in Comic Book Making and Kawaii Mixed Media Art.

The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids

Online + In-Person | 2646 N. Halsted, Chicago,
Discover a different artist every week and create artist-inspired masterpieces in our hands-on art classes. For kids ages 12 months to 12 years. Birthday pARTies, Camps, Drop-In ART, art workshops, field trips, Kids' Nights Out and more!

AARTWERK Studio
1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago
Welcome to Aartwerk Kids Corner, a relaxed and playful environment in which creative development and camaraderie are......
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Art Cube Studios
24044 W. Main St., Plainfield
A wide variety of art classes and independent sessions are available to children from pre-k ages through high school. All......
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Art for Kids Illinois
Online , Chicago-based
As a retired college professor/artist with over 35 years of teaching and exhibition experience I wanted to use my expertise to......
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Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. #302, Chicago
After school and some Saturday classes are offered mostly in 8 week sessions. We have a broad ranging curriculum of art and......
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The Art Station Studio
8106 W. Oakton St., Niles
Art Station Studio offers classes and events featuring crafts, painting, drawing and more. ...
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Artist @ Heart
344 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
Artist @ Heart offers a variety of exciting art and fine craft classes and workshops for children and adults. We have......
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August House Studio
2113 W. Roscoe St., Chicago
August House Studios continues to offer REAL art classes for children between the ages of 5 and 14. With a concentration on......
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Bead in Hand
145 Harrison Street, Oak Park
Offers classes for kids age 6 and up, and classes may be scheduled for groups of four or more. ...
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Brickton Art Center
306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge
Brickton Art Center provides year-round fine arts classes for kids age 3 through adults. ...
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Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston, Chicago
For kids 18 months-5 years old, Bubbles Academy has a variety of great art classes which we are hosting in our brand new space......
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Build a Bear Workshops
Several Locations, Chicagoland
There are several Build-a-Bear workshop locations in the Chicagoland area, including:

Navy Pier
700 East......
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Ceramic Art Cafe
26 South LaGrange Rd. , LaGrange
Choose a ceramic piece and paint your own masterpiece. Parties are available, and participants must be age 5 and up. ...
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Chelsea's Beads
1799 St Johns Ave, , Highland Park
Come any time to create a beaded piece, including bracelets, necklaces, key chains and more. Children's parties are availalbe......
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Chicago Art & Design Center
855 West Blackhawk Street, Chicago
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The Chicago Mosaic School
1101 W. Granville Ave. , Chicago
The Chicago Mosaic School offers classes for young artists who want to learn the basic techniques, tools and materials......
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Children's Art Class at the Center
12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park
Art classes for kids at The Center include drawing, painting, printmaking, pottery and also family art workshops that everyone......
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Clay Monet
745 W. Main St., Lake Zurich
Feel the thrill of clay spinning in your fingers, transforming into a piece of art. Drop in during open studio time, and check......
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Color Me Mine - Naperville
2835 Showplace Drive, Naperville
Kids choose an object - bank, plate, figurine, plate, mug, box, etc. and then spend atime painting it to create their own......
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Color Me Mine Glenview
1855 Tower Drive, Glenview
Paint in studio - accepting reservations and walk-ins every day! OR ORDER ONLINE + PAINT AT HOME Enjoy all of the creative fun......
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Color Wheel Studio
2034 N. Damen, Chicago
This is a real working artist’s studio,where children learn how color shapes their world. By nourishing their curiosity, we......
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A Colorful Affair
124 S Webster St #102, Naperville
Multi session art classes are available as well as single day workshops....
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Draw With Young Rembrandts
Online, Chicago-based
Young Rembrandts is NOW offering ONLINE drawing classes - no schedule, no restrictions just complete the drawing when......
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DuPage Art League
218 W. Front Street, Wheaton
Offering a variety of classes for ages 7 and up....
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Easel Art Studio
1911 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Easel Art Studio offers classes students of different levels, in many different categories. Mini Monets for age 16-24 months......
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Glazed Expressions - Chicago
717 W. Armitage, Chicago
Paint your own pottery masterpiece! Come in any time to create a work of art. Parties are also available, including parties......
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Glazed Expressions - Downers Grove
5117 Main St., Downers Grove
Paint your own pottery masterpiece! Come in any time to create a work of art. Parties are also available, including parties......
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GnarWare Workshop
1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago
GnarWare Workshop is a ceramics studio located at 1838 West Cermak Rd in the Pilsen neighborhood. We are dedicated to serving......
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Go Get Your Smock! School of Art
4636 N. Francisco, Chicago
Go Get Your Smock offers classes on site at several schools around the Chicago area. Visit the web site to learn more about......
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Handmade on Main
320 S. Main St., Algonquin
Handmade on Main is a contemporary pottery studio that provides a fun, creative and relaxing atmosphere. You can find......
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago
Hyde Park Art Center offers session-based classes for preschool and school age children in categories such as painting......
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Infinity Arts Academy, LLC.
3633 N. California Ave. 3rd Floor, Chicago
Infinity Arts Academy (IAA) offers year round theatre, film, and dance programming for kids ages 5-17. We offer musical......
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Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art
316 W. Main St., Barrington
Kaleidoscope has been offering Fine Art Classes to Barrington and the surrounding communities since 1984. From its conception......
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Kids Clay Room
2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Come explore clay! Children work with wet clay and clay tools to create fun ceramic pieces through our classes, camps......
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Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago
Lillstreet Art Center offers 5-week and 10-week classes, family workshops, art parties, and week-long camps for children of......
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The Little Bits Workshop
411 Park Ave, Forest Park
This cozy and creative studio is for people of all ages and abilities. Learn to create something new from something old, and......
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Magical Minds
110 Madison Street, Oak Park
Our studio provides a plethora of creativity, with rich educational experiences. From ages 18 months up till 14 years we......
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McHarper Manor
Online, Milford Based
This Milford OH art studio is offering a membership-based online classroom. In the membership classroom, you will have access......
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North Suburban YMCA
2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
The North Suburban YMCA offers a comprehensive line up of classes and programs for the entire family this fall. Sports......
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Oak Park Art League
720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
Art classes and workshops in the OPAL studio are offered in a variety of mediums to students of all ages and abilities, from......
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OH Art Foundation
1029 West 35th Street, Chicago
OH Art Foundation focus on children/youth art education and offer opportunities to Open students’ Horizons through art......
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One Strange Bird
2124 W. Division St. , Chicago
One Strange Bird offers drop in art classes for children ages three and up in a variety of mediums and themes. We offer......
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OneRiver School of Art+Design
1033 Davis St., Evanston
One River Kids Art classes are built around our unique, project-based curriculum that celebrates artists and techniques from......
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Open Studio Project
903 Sherman Ave., Evanston
Open Studio Project offers classes for kids of all ages that encourage creative exploration in an open, playful atmosphere......
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Painting on Park
Online, National
POP is now offering virtual art classes online for anyone looking to create at home! If you have not had time to try out one......
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Painting Time N0w
13 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield
We are a new local ALL-ages painting studio that focuses in the community around the North Shore area in Illinois. We offer......
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Penguin Foot Pottery
2514 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
Penguin Foot Pottery is a ceramics studio catering to a wide range of ceramic enthusiasts. From the curious beginner to the......
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Rootz
557 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
Rootz is a premiere enrichment center in Northbrook offering activities to children and teens, including: Relevé Dance......
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago
At the core of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Children's Workshops is the belief that nurturing creative......
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Sister Arts Studio
721 W. Wrightwood, Chicago
Sisters Art Studio specializes in teaching the novice; knitting, weaving, crochet, felting and jewelry design classes. Select......
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Sparkling Art Piano
1540 W Fullerton Avenue, Chicago
Sparkling Art Piano offers variety of exciting art and craft classes for children. Our aim is to provide a playful and......
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Sunshine Arts & Crafts
477 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park
We are a painting and craft studio offering both Paint and Take as well as Fired Ceramic art for any age. You don’t have to be......
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Terra Incognito
246 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Terra Incognito offers Kid's and Family Clay classes, teaching basic techniques. ...
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Terra Sounds School of Music & Arts
924 Waukegan Rd., Glenview
Terra Sounds is a new concept of dynamic education in music and creative arts for kids, teens, and adults. The school's......
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Unicoi Art Studio
2059 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
Unicoi Art Studio has been providing exceptional art activities for kids in Chicago since 1999. Unicoi’s mission is to “draw”......
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The Wishcraft Workshop
3701 N Ravenswood, Chicago
Wishcraft guides kids as they discover the creative muscle in their heads and hands. For the summer and every season......
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Zoi Arts
Online, Chicago-based
As we continue to adjust to these unprecedented time, Zoi Arts would like to help maintain normalcy by providing free online......
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