Do you have a budding Picasso?  Or a kid who is always covered in marker and stealing paper from your printer?  Or just a bunch of bored kids who need something – ANYTHING – to do for the afternoon?  There are so many art classes for children available across the Kansas City metro – you’ll be able to find just about anything you need.  One-time classes, several week sessions or camps.  Check out the parks and recreation departments listed on our Classes main page for their art offerings.  Or check out what else we dug up…

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KCAIKansas City Art Institute (KCMO and Northland campuses) offers a wide variety of community education courses for children and older youth including cartooning, anime and more. A tremendous asset to the Kansas City community, KCAI can give your child a smart start in art!

Silver Tree Visual Arts (Lenexa, KS) Here in the Kansas City area, we’ve taken our passion for art and created sessions and classes where we can have fun, collaborate, explore different cultures in art and express feelings. We provide a comfortable and safe environment to learn the vocabulary of the arts as well as think creatively while having a good time. And, we highly encourage sharing and displaying works to develop a sense of pride in self and appreciation of others’ talents.

General Listings:

ARTichokes (Leawood, KS)

Artrageous Creative Studios (Prairie Village, KS)

Artsy Fartsy (Westwood, KS)   -creative lessons for children of all ages.  Contact Laura Harrison, (816-589-2957) or email Laura at for more information.

Blue Valley Recreation Center (Overland Park, KS) -

Carnegie Arts Center (Leavenworth, KS)

Community School of the Arts (Kansas City, MO)

GOT Art Gallery on Third (Lee’s Summit, MO)

Grapes & Paints (Overland Park, KS)

Grumbacher Acrylic Kids – Beginners and Intermediate Workshops (inside Michael’s Craft Store, Olathe, KS)

HodgePodge Workshop (KCMO) – an art venue, gallery and boutique offering arts and craft workshops for adults and children. HodgePodge offers workshops in Batik, candle-making, soap-making, mosaics, ceramics, pottery painting and more. HodgePodge is also a great place to host your next birthday party, baby shower, or ladies night out!

Imago Dei (Kansas City, KS)

Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO)

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO)

Kookiedoodle Crafts (Overland Park, KS)

Maggie Conigliaro private art classes (Leawood, KS) – afterschool classes, various mediums – email Maggie at for more information

Mattie Rhodes Art Center (Kansas City, MO)

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO)

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art – Contemporary Creations (Overland Park, KS)

Playful Palette (Kansas City MO and Overland Park KS)

Swangstu Art School (Kansas City, MO)