Art Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

Art Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

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Art Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

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UPDATED JULY 2016: Does your child have a knack for drawing or painting? Enrolling your child in art lessons can help them develop their talents. Here's a list of art studios in Manhattan that offers art classes for kids in New York City, including studios in TirBeCa, SoHo, Greenwich Village, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, and Midtown.

ARTS IN ACTION VISUAL ART PROGRAM
711 Amsterdam Ave., 
917-741-2297

Children enjoy learning to draw and paint in a sunny studio. Why study with Arts in Action? Our spiraling fine art curriculum develops skills like critical thinking, sequencing, fine motor coordination, analytical reasoning, and lengthened attention. We offer after-school and Saturday classes as well as theme workshops during holiday breaks. Summers we offer two art camps. Afternoon Fine Art Camp offers weekly museum trips that inspire campers to draw, paint, and sculpt like masters. Morning Textile Arts Camp offers children an opportunity to explore fantastic fabric art techniques! 

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

Children’s Museum of the Arts offers hands-on art-making programming in a variety of mediums and techniques led by practicing teaching artists. Class offerings include WEE Arts early childhood classes for ages 1-5, semester-long after-school classes for ages 5-15, Summer Art Colony Day Camp for ages 6-15 at 103 Charlton St. and on historic Governors Island. All of our art-filled classes encourage your child or teen to express their creativity while building art technique skills. Register today for a unique early childhood, after-school or summer camp experience! 

DILLER-QUAILE SCHOOL OF MUSIC (THE)
24 E. 95th St.NYC (between Madison and Fifth avenues), New York
212-369-1484
Email info@diller-quaile.org

Since 1920, Diller-Quaile has been developing the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. Diller-Quaile offers Early Childhood Classes (ages 3 months-6 years); Instrument and Voice Lessons, Classes, and Ensembles; Adult Programs; and Teacher Training/Dalcroze Courses. Rug Concerts for young children, master classes, and faculty concerts occur throughout the year. Curricula emanate primarily from international folk music and classical music. The School annually enrolls 1,100 students of all ages. Fall classes begin in September; visit diller-quaile.org to apply online. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools.

FASHION CLASS (THE)
21 W. 39th St., Manhattan
646-329-6663

Kids, ages 6-12, will learn to sew real clothing with real fashion designers at The Fashion Class! Classes run year-round in our bright 2500-square-foot fashion studio with separate classrooms for illustration, sewing, and more. Fall 2016 registration is now open with fun classes like handbag design, evening wear illustration, fashion entrepreneurship, and of course sewing! All sewing classes end with a professional fashion show on our raised light-up runway. 

NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM & SCHOOL
1083 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
212-369-4880
Email schoolinfo@nationalacademy.org

With camps designed for ages 6–18, the National Academy Summer Art Camps provide a fun, fascinating, inspiring experience in painting, sculpting, drawing, and photography. Children benefit from superb facilities in our stunning Fifth Avenue home, as well as artistic opportunities afforded by Central Park. Students are taught and mentored by professionals who are experienced in working with all ages and skill levels. Foster your child’s creativity and critical thinking skills, while inspiring their spirit of collaboration and discovery.