Best Art Classes for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Sign your little artist up for a class designed to express their creative side.

Is your child constantly making projects of their own and gluing anything to paper that they can get their hands on? Maybe it’s time to sign them up for an art class.

We’ve found a bunch of art studios in southeast Michigan that offer youth art classes in all types of mediums, so they can figure out just exactly what they like.

A2AC (Ann Arbor Art Center)

It offers classes for youth, teens and adults. Choose from a variety of courses such as drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, screen-printing, fiber, jewelry and digital arts.

Abrakadoodle Art Studio for Kids

This art studio offers classes for ages 20 months to 16 years old. Kids use a variety of materials including clays, paints, wires and more. They will also learn about different artists, cultures and techniques during these classes.

Anton Art Center

This Nationally Historical building offers art classes to all ages, including classes in oil and watercolor painting, loom-weaving, wire-wrapping jewelry, mosaics, mixed media, ceramics, acrylic flow and resin pouring.

AR Workshop Ferndale

This art studio offers youth art camps and classes. Kids can create signs, pillows, wall hangings, totes, frames and more.

AR Workshop Macomb 

This art studio offers youth art camps and classes. Kids can create signs, pillows, wall hangings, totes, frames and more.

AR Workshop Northville 

This art studio offers youth art camps and classes. Kids can create signs, pillows, wall hangings, totes, frames and more.

Atelier School of Art

This studio provides youth and adult classes in mediums such as drawing, acrylic painting, oil painting and more.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center – BBAC

This center offers art classes for kids preschool to high school. The classes for high schoolers are oil painting, ceramics with wheel-throwing, painting and color theory, drawing fundamentals and more. The classes for middle schoolers are people and faces, fashion illustration and design, jewelry and metalsmithing, drawing skills and more. For the elementary-aged students, it offers youth ceramics, cartoon and comic arts, discover science through art, mixed media art and more. For preschoolers and kindergarteners, they offer art discovery classes and classes for adults and children to create art together.

Creative Arts Studio

You can register ahead or walk in anytime to start a project. It offers pottery painting, wheel throwing, glass fusing, mosaics, wax hands, hand building with clay, canvas painting and more. Plus, it offers Tween Clubs on Friday evenings and Mommy and Me classes on Saturday mornings.

Creative Wonderland

It offers something for kids of all ages. The painting classes are broken up by age, ranging from 4-15. Must reserve a spot ahead of time.

D & M Art Studio

This art studio offers classes by age group starting as young as 3-5 years old and up to ages 16-plus. Some of the mediums are drawing, painting, cartooning, fashion design and more.

Jasmin’s Art Studio Bloomfield Hills

Ms. Jasmin’s offers classes, camps, clubs and private lessons for ages 5-12 years old.

Kidcreate Studio

This studio specializes in art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties. They have an abundance of art classes for kids of all ages such as a Paw Patrol Weekly Class for ages 18 months-6 years and a Canvas and Clay Weekly Class for ages 5-12. 

Mini Picassos

The art school offers creative stations, DIY art kits and a plethora of kids art classes for all ages. It also features a story time for little ones where they will hear a story and create artwork. Other classes include clay, tie-dying, papier-mache, mod podge and more.

Plymouth Community Arts Council

The youth art classes feature mediums like drawing, pottery, mixed media and more. You can also take a class with your child at the You and Me Together Art Classes. They also have a youth photography club and performing arts opportunities with Plymouth Uptown Players.

Speckles+Splatter

Choose from ceramics, wood sign making, mosaics, pottery and more at this studio.

The Artist’s Apprentice

Ages 7 and up can take classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and Japanese cartooning.

The Art Shack SCS

This school offers classes as well as open studio time and clubs for kids and adults. They teach drawing, painting and other arts and crafts.

Whitepine Studios LLC

 Classes are organized here by age group. It also offers a Mommy and Me class for ages 3-5.

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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