After-School Art Classes, Programs, & Studios for Kids in Manhattan

After-School Art Classes, Programs, & Studios for Kids in Manhattan

Encourage your child's creativity at one of these art programs in New York City.

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UPDATED August 2019: Encouraging your child to tap into her creative side can help her become a more creative thinker in life—luckily there are a variety of art classes and programs for children in Manhattan that can help! This Manhattan directory provides a range of art programs for children in pre-K through high school. Here you will find academic schools with a focus on the arts, after-school classes, and even programs that offer art camps when school is not in session. Whether you are just looking to introduce your toddler to art or you are searching for more in-depth instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, or photography, you’ll find the perfect art program for your child. Classes are taught by art professionals and some art classes are also offered for children with special needs. These after-school art classes and programs are located throughout Manhattan, including studios in Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, and Midtown.

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103 Charlton St., New York

Children's Museum of the Arts is an art museum that offers workshops and classes for children ages 1 to 15. Taught by teaching artists specializing in a range of mediums, these courses encourage children to build critical thinking skills, develop an artistic voice, and express creativity. Learn more at

646-828-5656 646-656-1083
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Future Star Music and Arts Center provides all levels of music and arts education to children. Our instructors graduated from world-top institutes with years of teaching and performing experiences. We will help children find and build their talents in music and arts. Find us, find the right choice!

645 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York

Harlem School of the Arts offers world-class training and exposure to the arts across multiple disciplines. Secure your spot in new music, dance, theatre, and art and design classes for ages 18 months to 18 years. Children will stimulate creativity, build self-confidence, and add a dimension of beauty to their lives.

260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
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At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We have looked beyond both typical and special educational models to provide an extraordinary education to those who need it most. We offer kindergarten, grades first–eighth, high school (with the opportunity to earn a diploma), High School Practical Life Skills (certificate program), and Transitional Life Skills (post-secondary program).

27 North Moore St., New York
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Portfolio School is an independent school in Tribeca for grades kindergarten through sixth. Grounded in research, our integrated STEAM approach combines personalized learning and immersive projects. Our after-school, school break, and summer camps are open to the community. We offer chess, robotics, ceramics, STEM, and martial arts. Register today!

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