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Art Classes, Programs, & Studios for Kids in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Art Classes, Programs, & Studios for Kids in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Find the perfect creative outlet for your little artist.

UPDATED June 2019: Looking for a creative outlet for your artistic child in Rockland County? Look no further! Whether your child loves drawing, painting, coloring, pottery, ceramics, cartooning, or photography, this list has a class, activity, or program for them—and more! From paint-your-own pottery studios to schools and day care centers with a heavy focus on crafting, and Rockland Center for the Arts, you’re sure to find the right program for your child. And with locations across Rockland County, you’ll find that art classes are right around the corner and are available for your child’s entertainment and enrichment both after-school and on the weekends. Our guide includes locations in New City, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Chestnut Ridge, and more.

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180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
Email jillsceramics@aol.com

“Where children and adults create their own functional works of art.” Established for more than 36 years, we offer a huge variety of plaster pieces that can be painted and taken home in the same day, or glazed ceramics with a large assortment of finishes. Open Ceramic times and free instruction offered weekly—please call for days and hours. No hourly fees and all supplies are included—you pay one price per finished piece. Come and see our wonderful seasonal items as well; there’s something for everyone at Jill’s Ceramics.

40 Gregory St., New City
Email 1kidsclubhouse@gmail.com

We are a licensed preschool and daycare in New City offering a safe, nurturing, learning, preschool environment for your child. Some of our activities include story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading activities, puzzles and games, music, and outside playtime in our large fenced in area. Before- and after-school care program. Open year-round including summer, school vacations, during school delays and early dismissals. Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Reasonable rates. Contact co-owners Debra and Gregory Raho to schedule a private tour. Flexible scheduling to accommodate your family’s needs.

260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email info@ottospecht.org

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).

1302 Palisades Center Drive Palisades Mall, 1st floor near Best Buy, West Nyack

Party Animals offers daily drop-in activities including multiple arts and crafts projects for kids and electronic animal rides-so stop by and let your child’s creativity go wild. Reasonable pricing and a variety of activities for both boys and girls. We provide plush animal rides the kids can drive around. Our drop-in arts and crafts activities include canvas painting, paint a pet rock (owl, frog, turtle), paint a stuffed animal (elephant, penguin, kangaroo, monkey), necklace or bracelet-making, paint small wooden toys (cars, planes), and sand art.


We host creative workshops and classes for all ages. Family fun and after-school activities of art, beading, dancing, and crafts. We also create fun and effective fundraising events. We have lots of creative ideas or bring us your own ideas and we will help bring them to life. Our fabulous birthday and themed parties include more than just your favorite characters, we also decorate, and entertain your party guests to make your moments of celebration unforgettable! Join us! Call us now! Check out our website for more details.

27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts has been a hub of creative arts activities for children and families for more than 60 years. RoCA offers an array of studio art classes for children, ages 3 through teens, during convenient hours. Classes include ceramics, cartooning, painting, drawing, photography, preschool art, and more! The 2018 summer session begins June 25. Check online for summer and fall 2018 schedule.

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