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

Classes for Kids

Art classes are popping up everywhere around the suburbs! Art, drawing and painting classes are wonderful ways for your little Picassos to express themselves while developing motor skills, confidence, social development and more. Creative kiddos of all ages can draw or paint during open studio time, classes, workshops, and summer camps. This is the one list you’re going to want handy if you’re looking for the perfect art class for your kid.

Kids Drawing and Painting Studios in Chicago’s West Suburbs

1321 Highland Ave
Berwyn, IL, 60402
(708) 484-2787
Kid and family classes are available for scheduling.

The Compassion Factory Art Gallery & Studio
9210 Broadway Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 303-8231
Classes available for ages 3 and up. Location provides birthday party rentals and classes for beginners to advanced.

KidCreate Studio
200-A W. Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 628-3976
Classes available for ages 3 and up. Tailored weekly classes, camps, workshops and homeschool classes are available at this location.

The Henn House
306 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 908-7568
Not exactly classes, however kid-friendly painting parties can be scheduled for your family and friends. They even throw slime parties! Kits are also available for mail with instructions to do a home class on your own time.

RAD Canvas
Based in Brookfield, but comes to you to host painting parties.
(708) 227-3999

Easel Art Studio
1911 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 360-1720
Tailored for kids ages 1 and up, there are sensory based classes, food art, animal art, messy art and so much more. Summer classes are still available for registrations.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4226
Classes are available for ages 3 and up.

Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™ of Chicago-Western and Southwestern Suburbs
2 locations in Illinois
Birthday parties, camps and after school programs are available for kids ages 5 and up.

Apple Beez Prep
926 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Art workshops, camps, family nights, and more are available.

MAKE art studios
4943 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 589-4442
Ages preschool and up. Classes will resume in fall 2022. Currently home kits and virtual classes are available.

The Academy of Music and Art, Inc.
350 E. Ogden Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426
Ages 3 and up. Online classes and physical classes are both currently available. Their website provides a comprehensive catalog of classes available.

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 834-0202
Classes offered for ages 4 and up. Animation and clay classes, as well as summer, fall, and winter camps, are available for booking.

Michael Symber Studios
493 S. York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(303) 548-6610
Fine art classes available for ages 5 and up. Family classes are also available.

Strauch Art School
First United Methodist Church
232 South York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 229-3190
Ages 4 and up. Holiday/seasonal themed, kid classes, family classes, and more are available for booking.

Maureen Claffy Art Academy
Union Church, Second Floor
137 S. Garfield Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 877-4306 
Ages 4 and up. Slime, tie-dye, watercolor, and many other classes are available for booking.

La Grange Art League
122 Calendar Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-3101
Art for preschoolers begins as young as 2 years old.

Kensington Art Center
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
203 S. Kensington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(773) 203-6659
Art classes, workshops, parties, and more are offered for preschoolers begins as young as 2 years old.

Dottie’s Art Studio
13717 Rt 30 Unit 115B
​Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 203-3339
Art classes, workshops, parties, and more are offered for kids aged 7 and up.

Kim Roth – Fine Art Studio
1839 Wehrli Road
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 300-4536
Fine arts classes starting with kindergarteners.

Naperville Art League
508 North Center Street
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 355-2530
Programs for ages 6 and older. Classes are also offered through the Naperville Park District.

studio nafisa – Art and Design Education
4260 Westbrook Dr STE 101,
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 340-0534
Programs for ages 4 and older. LEGO creativity, art, and drawing are some of the many classes offered.

The Little Artist
Rt 59 and 103rd St (Wagner Farms)
Naperville, IL 60564
(331) 702-1235
Programs for ages 3 and up. Creative drawing, painting, and mixed-media art are offered.

Magical Minds Studio
110 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 948-7934
Programming available for children as young as preschool.

Riverside Arts Center
32 East Quincy Street
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-6400
Classes and camps for ages 5 and up. Create your own class and birthday parties are also available for booking.

All Things Art Studio
1106 West Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(331) 235-5032
Classes and camps for ages 7 months old and up. Younger ages can participate in Parent and Me classes; individual classes are offered to older age groups.

DuPage Art League
218 West Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 653-7090
Classes offered for ages 6 and up.

SD Studios
1502 Home Avenue.
Berwyn IL 60402
(708) 908-0057
New location: this business has moved from Oak Park to Berwyn. Classes offered for kids preschool and up.

2 locations in Oak Park
(773) 936-0143
Classes offered for kids ages 3 and up. 2D, 3D, ceramics classes and more are offered.

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.

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