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

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Art Classes for Kids include Paint, Pottery or Drawing Classes

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.

Art classes for kids is one of the many classes for kids you can take around Grand Rapids.

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.

Featured Art Classes for Kids

Find some of the best art instruction in Grand Rapids here.

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Pour-d in Rockford

Art Classes for Kids

Pour D art classes guide

39 Courtland St, Rockford MI 49341


“ My nine-year-old had a blast in the art classes. The teachers made it all a lot of fun. We can’t wait to come back!.“

-Dorothy, mother of 2


Pour-d is an Art Gallery, Tea Bar and Art Studio located in the heart of downtown Rockford.

A place to come together, explore creativity and learn new skills. Pour-d is an inclusive space that lets creativity shine.

Take an art class, browse our gallery whilst sipping delicious tea, attend a summer camp, rent one of our beautiful spaces for a unique gathering, learn a new craft or host a creative birthday, the possibilities are endless!

All ages and skill levels welcome.

The Mud Room @ Knapp's Corner in Grand Rapids

Art Classes for Kids

Mud Room summer fun guide 2022

1971 E Beltline Ave NE Ste 103, Grand Rapids MI 49525


Had so much fun. My daughter loved it and asked if we could go back. She wants her birthday party here next year 🙂🙂 -Hanna S.


Voted Top Art Studio 7 years in a row, The Mud Room is the perfect place for creative kiddos (and adults) to have good clean fun!

You’ll find something for all ages… pottery painting, glass fusing, potter’s wheel classes, and more!

You can plan a party, make a reservation for a family day out, or simply stop in during open studio hours.

Their friendly staff will be there with tips and inspiration to help you create a masterpiece of your own. You can even find projects to create at home!

No experience necessary. Serving GR families since 1996.

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

Top Voted Art Classes for Kids

Following are the area’s top rated art classes for kids, as voted on in our annual best of Grand Rapids 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

Winning Art Instruction/Studio for Kids - Grand Rapids

1971 E Beltline NE, Grand Rapids MI, 49525


Paint pottery, make wood signs, or sign up for a private Potter's Wheel class. Creative fun for all ages - no experience needed!



grandtasticmudroomartstudio21

Winning Art Instruction/Studio for Kids - Grand Rapids

4235 Edinburgh Dr SE, Grand Rapids MI, 49546


Enrich your life with a timeless skill.

Sewing classes, supplies, and kits for ages 8 & up.

Parties and events available by request.



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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.

Pour-d in Rockford

39 Courtland St, Rockford, MI 49341

• Painting Lessons, Open Studio, 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

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

I'm an Artist Community Studio in East Grand Rapids

2166 Wealthy Street SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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

Lionardo Art Studio in Grand Rapids - NW

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 Ste 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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

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