Kids Art Classes and Studios: Drawing, Painting, and More

Drawing and painting are wonderful ways for kids to express themselves! Creative kiddos of all ages can draw or paint during open studio time, classes, workshops, and summer camps. Take your little Picasso to a studio near you today and watch their inner artist shine through!

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Kids Drawing and Painting Studios in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Classes held at various locations.
(708) 484-ARTS (2787)

The Compassion Factory Art Gallery & Studio
9210 Broadway Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 303-8231

The Henn House
306 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 908-7568

RAD Canvas
Comes to you to host painting parties.
(708) 227-3999 (Becky)

Easel Art Studio
1911 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 360-1720

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4226

MAKE art studios
4943 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 589-4442

Gallery’s Choice Art and Stained Glass
926 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-5660

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 834-0202

Strauch Art School
First United Methodist Church
232 South York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 229-3190 (Marie Strauch, Instructor)

Art Studio of Terri Gregory
101 N. Addison Avenue, Suite 205
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(312) 834-3301

Exciting New Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs

7502 ½ Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(312) 343-2149

The Community House
415 West Eighth Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500

Maureen Claffy Art Academy
Union Church, Second Floor
137 S. Garfield Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 877-4306 

La Grange Art League

La Grange Art League
122 Calendar Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-3101
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Fall Youth Art Classes are available for all ages and starting the week of September 10th! Sign up now at or stop by the gallery Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. After school options include Pour A Painting, Acrylic Painting and Drawing for beginners to advanced students. One day workshops are also offered. Try Yoga + Slime or learn to make festive Mexican paper banners. The classes are located at 122 Calendar Avenue in downtown La Grange. Call them at 708-352-3101.

Imagine Art Studio
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
203 North Kensington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(773) 203-6659 (Rachel Weaver Rivera, Instructor)

Making Michelangelos
After-school and summer programs at Brook Park School in La Grange Park.
(630) 440-0014

Art Room
2731 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 778-9825

Art Studio
1216 Elizabeth Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 470-9136

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Naperville Art League
508 North Center Street
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 355-2530

Magical Minds Studio
343 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 948-7934

Oak Park Art League
720 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-9853

Flash Bugs Studio
(708) 860-5657 (Marina S. Gallovitch)

Riverside Arts Center
32 East Quincy Street
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-6400

Doodle Art & Design
4365 Lawn Avenue, Suite 2
Western Springs, IL 60558

No Corner Suns
33 North Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 697-0571

DuPage Art League
218 West Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 653-7090

Be sure to check our list for pottery classes around town — your little artist will probably be interested in those, too! Our giant guide to classes and teams for kids has tons of other activities, too.

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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