Art Classes for Kids in Macomb County

There are many great classes and opportunities for your little artists in Macomb County.

Do you have a little Picasso at home constantly drawing and creating their own masterpieces? If so, then maybe it’s time to let them hone in on their skills at these art classes in Macomb County.

Here, your child will learn how to draw, mold and create something they can be proud of. And you can be proud too, knowing that they are learning new skills and doing something productive after school or on weekends.

Art classes fill up fast, so make sure you register ahead of time. Classes are subject to change. 

Anton Art Center

Anton Art Center is in a neoclassical building in downtown Mount Clemens. It offers art classes to kids ages 6-12 in oil and watercolor painting, loom weaving, mosaics, mixed media, ceramics, acrylic flow and resin pouring. Their First State Bank Tuition Scholarship is open to all Macomb County residents and allows eligible students to register for art classes without having to pay for tuition or supplies.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Kids Mixed Media – September
    • Dates: Sept. 16, 23, 30, 2023
    • Times: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Kids Mixed Media – October
    • Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, 2023
    • Times: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Art for Kids Fall
    • Dates: Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
    • Times: 4:15-5:45 p.m.
  • Kids Ceramics – Fall
    • Dates: Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
    • Times: 4:15-5:45 p.m.

AR Workshop Macomb 

This art studio offers youth art camps and classes. Kids can create signs, pillows, wall hangings, totes, frames and more. The after-school series is recommended for ages 7-14. They also have DIY-To-Go kits for you to purchase and take with you or have shipped to your home.

Upcoming Classes:

  • 4 Week After School Art – Mixed Media Series
    • Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 2023
    • Times: 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Fall Themed – 4 Week After School Art Series
    • Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
    • Times: 4-5:30 p.m.

Mini Picassos

This drop-in art studio offers creative stations, DIY art kits and lots of art classes for kids of 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.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Toddler Art Class Mondays (ages 18 months and up)
    • Dates: Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 2023
    • Times: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Art Afternoons (ages 3-6)
    • Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 10, 2023
    • Times: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Creativity Class (grades K-5)
    • Dates: Sept. 12-Oct. 10, 2023
    • Times: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Drawing Class with Ms. Heather (grades 1-6)
    • Dates: Sept. 14-Oct. 12, 2023
    • Times: 4:15-5:45 p.m.

The Art Shack SCS

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

Upcoming Classes:

  • Mixed Media – Mondays (ages 6-9)
    • Dates: Sept. 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023
    • Times: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Story Time Art – Tuesdays
    • Dates: Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
    • Times: 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Story Time Art – Wednesdays
    • Dates: Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
    • Times: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
  • Mixed Media – Thursdays (ages 6 and up)
    • Dates: Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
    • Times: 11 a.m.-noon
  • Mixed Media – Saturdays (ages 6-9)
    • Dates: Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023
    • Times: 9-10 a.m.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

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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