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

Classes and Camps 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.

studio nafisa – Art and Design Education
4260 Westbrook Drive, Suite 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.

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

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.

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

4534 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(847) 638-0340
Tailored for kids ages 16 months 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 and camps 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.

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.

Art Studio for Fun
5404 Lane Place
Downers Grove, IL 60525
Summer camps, as well as various art classes offered. These include different mediums, sewing, family, and pre-k classes.

MAKE art studios
In-Home Studio
4943 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 589-4442
Weekly classes offered by age, starting at 7 years old. Private lessons are also taught.

The Academy of Music and Art, Inc.
350 E. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426
Ages 3 and up. Their website provides a comprehensive catalog of sculpting, drawing, and painting 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, mixed media, and seasonal 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.

Strauch Art School
First United Methodist Church
232 South York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 229-3190
Ages 6 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 5 and up. Drawing, watercolor, and many other classes are available for booking.

La Grange Art League
122 Calendar Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-3101
Offerings vary by season. Check their website for the most up-to-date information.

Kensington Art Center
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
203 S. Kensington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(773) 203-6659
Offerings vary by season. Check their website for the most up-to-date information.

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.

The Little Artist
Rt 59 and 103rd St (Wagner Farms)
Naperville, IL 60564
(331) 702-1235
Programs for ages 4 and up. Creative drawing, painting, and mixed-media art are offered.

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

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

Dottie’s Art Studio
13717 Route 30, Unit 115B
​Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 302-3339
Art classes, workshops, parties, and more are offered for kids age 6 and up.

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
Younger ages can participate in Parent and Me classes; drop-off classes are offered to kids ages 4 and up.

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

907 S. Lombard Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 402-8368

634 Carpenter Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
Classes offered for kids ages 3 and up. 2D, 3D, ceramics classes and more mediums are offered.

Art Club at JSD Art
913 Burlington Avenue, 2nd floor
Western Springs, IL 60558
Camps and various workshops 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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