Just like it’s necessary to stock our children’s libraries with diverse literature, it’s also important to do the same with…
From traditional painting to fashion design and Manga illustration – there’s a class out their for the artist in your life! Here are some classes that will inspire your child to see the world in a new light.
Rainy Day (Grosse Pointe Woods)
Rainy Day is a family owned art and framing company that offers classes for children and adults. Kids can learn to draw and paint, even do some 3D art!
Address: 20507 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone: 313. 881.6305
Arts and Scraps (Detroit)
Arts & Scraps is a Detroit nonprofit organization that annually recycles 28 tons of material to help 275,000 children think, create and learn. The Arts and Scraps Community Store is open 3 days a week to makes “stuff” and ideas available to all at the most affordable prices. The organization serves 55,000 children a year and goes into schools, community groups, after-school programs, non-profit organizations and more (and even sometimes back to its center) to teach about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through Art Integration and Open Ended learning.
Address: 16135 Harper, Detroit, MI 48224
Mini Picassos is a children art program that offers a variety of craft activities: water play, painting at easels, play dough, sticking table, drawing & a teacher led activity. It also offers in-house craft parties for special events and Mama Night’s Out.
- Mini Picasso Toddler Art Parties – Ages 2+
- Art After School – Ages 5+
- Drawing & Painting Class – ges 7+
- Special workshops
Address: 20801 Lennon St. Harper Woods, MI 48225
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (Birmingham)
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center connects people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, exhibitions and other creative experiences. We bring meaningful hands-on experiences to those otherwise lacking the means to create. As a result, they connect to the world of visual arts.
- Art Discovery: Ages 4+
- Drawing, Painting & Collage: Grades 1 – 50
- Clay for Kids: Grades 1 – 5
- Mixed Media Art: Grades 3 – 5
- Cartoon & Comic Arts: Grades 3 – 5
- Character Design for Animation: Grades 6 – 8
- Drawing Skills: Grades 6 – 8
- Fashion Illustration: Grades 6 – 12
- Ceramics: Grades 3 – 12
- Jewelry/Metals: Grades 6 – 12
Address: 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI, 48009
Abrakadoodle Art Classes for kids are all about creativity! Kids use their imaginations while using a wide variety of materials, such as paints, wire, clays and more. They explore artists, techniques, world cultures and more.
Classes: Ages 2.5 and up
- Toddler Art Classes called Twoosy Doodlers – Ages 20 months – 3 years
- Preschool Art Classes called Mini Doodlers – Ages 3-5
- Elementary School Art Classes called Doodlers – Ages 6+
Address: 8016 Sheldon Center Road Canton, MI 48187
Young Rembrandts (multiple locations)
Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an academic advantage in the classroom. Kids learn using Young Rembrandts’ copyrighted technique that helps each child acquires skills in concentration, fine motor coordination, visual, spatial and perceptual acuity, and so much more. Learning to draw with Young Rembrandts step-by-step method offers the joy of artistic achievement.
- Elementary Drawing – Ages 5-12
Multiple Locations: Each office locations offers classes at various local elementary schools
Ann Arbor- Plymouth Region
Oakland & Macomb Counties
Wayne & Oakland Counties
Living Arts (Detroit)
Living Arts is a nonprofit organization serving Detroit youth and families through school and community-based arts education initiatives. Living Arts is a far-reaching multi-dimensional arts and education organization, consisting of our award winning El Arte, our arts-infused education curriculum. Through these programs, we make arts accessible to 3,500 youth at little or no cost to their families.
- Elementary Art – Ages 3-5
- 2D Art – Ages 6-12
- 3D rt – Ages 6-8
- 3D Art: Sculpture & Installation – Ages 9-12
- Video Animation – Ages 9-14
- Video Production – Ages 11-14
Address: 8701 Vernor Hwy #301, Detroit, MI, 48209
Anton Art Center (Mount Clemens)
The Anton Art Center, Macomb County’s leading visual arts organization, offers fine arts experiences throughout the year including art exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists, adult and youth classes in clay, drawing, and painting, and many other special events.
- Fun with Acrylic Painting – Ages 8-12
- Exploring the World of 2D Art – Ages 12-16
- Ceramics – Ages 6-16
- Mixed Media Workshops – Ages 6-12
Address 125 Macomb Place Mount Clemens, MI 48043
D&M Art Studio (Canton)
D & M Art Studio, located in Canton, MI, offers art classes for all ages as well as supplies. Our owner and director, Sharon Lee Dillenbeck, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and loves to teach students of all ages, including preschool children and senior citizens.
- Art Exploration – Ages 3-5
- Drawing & Painting – Ages 6-16
- Fashion Design – Ages 6-12
- Cartooning – Ages 6-12
Address: 8691 N. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48187
Northville Art House (Northville)
The Northville Art House is a non-profit organization that hosts art exhibits and classes for children and adults in downtown Northville. The mission of the Art House is simple: bring the best of the arts to our community through exhibits and education. Art House classes allow students of all ages to experiment, learn and grow.
- Art Around the World – Ages 3-5
- Drawing & Painting – Ages 7-14
- Saturday Hands on Art – Ages 5-8
- Crochet – Ages 10+
- Acrylic – Ages 10-15
- Watercolors – Ages 10-15
- Manga & Cartooning – Ages 8-12
- Jewelry – Ages 8-13
- Hands on Art for Parent and Tots
Address: 215 W Cady St, Northville, MI, 48167
Lil Dumplins (Detroit)
Lil Dumplins explores the arts through play by providing classes in dance, music and visual art for children. All of our classes are designed to be PLAY-BASED, FUN and tailored to the developmental level of our lil dumplins!
- Art & Movement – Ages 1.5-3
Address: N’namdi Movement Center at 66 East Forest, Detroit MI 48201
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..