Get Creative with these SWMI Art Classes for Kids

Art Classes for Kids

Make Refrigerator-Worthy Masterpieces With These Art Classes for Kids

My house is covered in crafts.

Whether it’s the latest watercolor painting, a freshly built Play-Doh snowman, or a cardboard house awaiting Barbie’s return, this extracurricular activity is everywhere.

While I have attempted to organize these mini masterpieces, I’ve realized that my efforts are futile: the crafts always win. I now focus my efforts on how to best display the work of my pint-size Picassos and foster their love of art.

Luckily, my search for art classes for kids was a short one: Kalamazoo is home to many options for kids art classes.

Read on to find the right class for your child (and don’t forget to clear some space on the fridge).

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Scheduled Art Classes for Kids (and Adults!)

Whether it’s drawing, painting, pottery, glass or photography, there are art courses for all interests and ages.

These art classes require registration; many offer recurring sessions for you to fine-tune those creative skills.

Art Bayou
3306 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Art Center of Battle Creek
265 E Emmett St, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Colors & Cocktails
240 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Design Street
115 W Bridge St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Happy Our Art
5466 Holiday Terrace, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Park Trades Center, Ste 103A, 326 W Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
The Salty Owl Studio
315 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
WMU SMArt
2110 Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Drop-In Art Classes for Kids

Looking for more flexibility in your art schedule? Try these drop-in art classes:

Art Bayou
3306 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Paint your own pottery studio
Kalamazoo Candle Company
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6800 S Westnedge Ave Ste K, Portage, MI 49002

Make your own candle or sand candle
Home Depot
6685 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
1227 M-89, Plainwell, MI 49080

Free kids workshops on Saturdays. Registration is encouraged.
Michael’s
6601 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
12765 Harper Village Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Crafting activities on Saturdays (small fee). Registration is encouraged.
Pinspiration Kalamazoo
5880 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
DIY Crafting studio

Local Art Museums

Find some inspiration at these art museums near you:

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (Michigan State University)
547 E Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S PARK ST, KALAMAZOO, MI 49007
Richmond Center for Visual Arts (Western Michigan University)
2253 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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