10+ Amazing Art Classes for Kids in Grand Rapids: Explore Drawing, Painting, Pottery & More

art classes for kids

Art Classes include Paint, Pottery or Drawing Classes for Kids

Art is one of those things that is accessible to everyone. As long as you have paper and something to draw with, you can make art!

And if you’re really interested in it, you can explore art in so many mediums.

Painting, drawing, cartooning, pottery, sewing… the list of art classes you can take is endless.

When your kid is ready to take those Crayola drawings or clay models to the next level, try one of these creative classes below.

Looking for even more amazing things for your kids to get into around the area? Find it all here, in Things to do With Kids in Grand Rapids.

How Art Classes for Kids Works

What Age Do Art Classes for Kids Start?

Formal art classes with an instructor typically start around school age.

You can often find one-time classes throughout the community, but they’re more like activities that you facilitate for your child, and don’t involve learning techniques. Sometimes the local library will have an art (or in the least, craft) activity. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum has had a lot of hands-on art opportunities as well.

Classes can be a one-time event, or span several weeks.

Art classes for kids includes painting pottery.

Do I Have to Purchase Supplies for Art Classes? Where can I buy Art Supplies in Grand Rapids?

Many studios provide the supplies for a specific class, and the cost is worked into the cost of the session.

However, art is something you can do anywhere and kids will want to practice at home. You can get kid-level quality art supplies at hobby stores around Grand Rapids, like Michaels.

And when they are ready to up their game, take them to Service Reproduction in downtown Grand Rapids. It’s where you get THE best art supplies in West Michigan.

Service Reproduction
Art Supplies Store in Grand Rapids

340 Summer Ave. N.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Featured Art Classes for Kids

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THE MUD ROOM @ KNAPP'S CORNER in Grand Rapids

The Mud Room

Art Studio

Art Classes at THE MUD ROOM @ KNAPP'S CORNER

Voted Top Art Studio 6 years in a row, The Mud Room is the perfect place for creative kiddos to have some good clean fun!

From pottery painting and glass fusing to potter’s wheel classes and story time… the studio offers something for all ages. You can even find projects to create at home and keep kids busy on a rainy day or at the cottage!

No experience necessary. Serving GR families since 1996.

OFFERING: Painting Lessons, Potter’s Wheel, Open Studio, Glass Fusing, Toddler Art Classes, Art Classes for Teens

AGES: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12


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Lionardo Art Studio in Grand Rapids

Lionardo Art Studio

Art Studio

Art Classes at Lionardo Art Studio

Whatever your kids artistic endeavors, LIONARDO ART STUDIO has a place for them.

We explore arts of all kinds, including drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpting, building, crafting, STEAM, and MORE! We offer weekly classes as well as individual events, camps, and parties.

Come join us for one-of-a-kind art making.

OFFERING: Painting Lessons, Open Studio, Drawing Classes for Kids, Art Classes for Teens, Mixed Media Classes

AGES: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12


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Top Voted Art Classes for Kids

Following are the area’s top rated art classes for kids, as voted on in our annual Grandtastic Awards. These studios have showed up again and again to teach kids a love of creativity and expression through pottery, painting and drawing classes.

1 2Winner: The Mud Room

TOP 10 Art Instruction / Studios for Kids

1. The Mud Room

2. The Common Thread Studio

3. Accidental Art (Rockford)

4. Brush Studio – Grand Rapids

5.Kendall College of Art and Design

5. Wine & Canvas Studio / Cookies & Canvas

7. Hearts for the Arts

8. YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

9. Paint a Pot (Holland)

10. Artists Creating Together

Directory of Art Classes and Drawing Classes for Kids

Here’s the full list of dedicated art classes around Grand Rapids.

Another great resource is local parks and rec departments. Their class offerings can change, but there’s often an art class to be found in their latest calendar.

Academy of Art and Design in Cascade

6159 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

• Painting Lessons, Drawing Classes for Kids, Toddler Art Classes, Art Classes for Teens, Mixed Media Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Accidental Art in Rockford

355 Northland Drive NE, Rockford, MI 49341

• Open Studio
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

ART by ERA in Grandville

3141 Broadway Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418

• Painting Lessons, Drawing Classes for Kids, Art Classes for Teens
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Brush Studio in Grand Rapids - Downtown

50 Louis NW, Ste 102, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

• Painting Lessons
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Cookies & Canvas in Grand Rapids - SE

2675 E Paris Ave SE Suite E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

• Painting Lessons
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Cultivate in Greater Grand Rapids

• Painting Lessons, Potter’s Wheel, Drawing Classes for Kids, Toddler Art Classes, Art Classes for Teens, Graphic Design/Design, Mixed Media Classes, Photography
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

CultureWorks Transformative Art + Design Academy in Holland

31 E 8th St. Suite 200, Holland, MI 49423

• Drawing Classes for Kids, Art Classes for Teens, Graphic Design/Design, Mixed Media Classes
• Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Goo Genius in Holland

15 W 6th St, Holland, MI 49423

• Drawing Classes for Kids, Art Classes for Teens
• Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Grand Rapids Art Classes for Children in East Grand Rapids

Trinity Lutheran Church - 2700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

• Painting Lessons, Drawing Classes for Kids
• Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8

Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids - Downtown

101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

• Open Studio
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Hearts for the Arts in Grand Rapids - NW

1141 Quarry Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

• Open Studio
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Holland Area Arts Council in Holland

150 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

• Painting Lessons, Drawing Classes for Kids, Art Classes for Teens, Mixed Media Classes
• Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Lionardo Art Studio in Grand Rapids

1134 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

• Painting Lessons, Open Studio, Drawing Classes for Kids, Art Classes for Teens, Mixed Media Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Little Art Park GR in Greater Grand Rapids

• Painting Lessons, Toddler Art Classes, Mixed Media Classes
• Preschool

LowellArts in Lowell

223 W Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331

• Art Classes for Teens, Mixed Media Classes
• Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Paint A Pot in Holland

390 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

• Open Studio
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

The Art of Life in Grand Rapids - NW

1134 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

• Painting Lessons
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

THE MUD ROOM @ KNAPP'S CORNER in Grand Rapids

1971 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

• Painting Lessons, Potter’s Wheel, Open Studio, Glass Fusing, Toddler Art Classes, Art Classes for Teens
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

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