Summer 2018 Art Classes for Children in NYC

Join us this summer from June 11th – August 24th for New York’s best art classes for kids!

This summer we’re offering a variety of art programs for children ages 2 and up!

  1. Mini-Camp Workshops: 3-hour morning and 6-hour full day art workshops for kids ages 4.5+
  2. 3- or 4-Week Wednesday Art: 3- or 4-week sessions every Wednesday for 45 minutes. For Ages 2-4.
  3. 3- or 4-Week Tuesday Art: 3- or 4-week sessions every Tuesday for 1 hour. For Ages 5+.

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Mini-Camp Workshops

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  • Mini-Camp Art Workshops for Kids Ages 4 ½ and up

    Summer 2018 at Kids at Art is going to be a blast!
    This year we’re offering both morning workshops and full day workshops. Children may attend either by the day ($175), half day ($95), or by the week ($425 half day or $700 full day) from June 11th through August 24th. Children are asked to bring their lunch for the full day session. When the weather permits, we will have lunchtime outdoors at a small park around the corner.

    Mini camp workshops are all mixed ages (4.5+ yrs) and each child gets individual attention to focus on age appropriate projects. Our groups are small and we have plenty of instructors on hand. Children who attend more than one day or week will always be given new projects to do — no repeats!

    Sign up for any combination of individual days or full weeks!

    Morning Art
    Full Day Art
    9AM – Noon
    9AM – 3PM
    (Note: No afternoon classes on Fridays)
    (Registration must be received by 5pm the day before you’d like to come.)

July 2018

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July 23-27



August 2018

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Aug 13-17






Aug 20-24

Remember: Mini-Camp Workshops are only for ages 4.5 and up!


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Wednesday Art for Ages 2-4

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  • Three/Four-Week Wednesday Art for Ages 2-4

    We’ve set aside a special time for our 2 – 4 year old artists!

    Join us for any of the following three- or four-week periods on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30PM – 4:15PM for a fabulous variety of exciting art projects!

    (A parent or caretaker must accompany children ages 2 – 4.)

    June 13, 20, 27 | $145 | FULL!
    July 11, 18, 25 | $145 | FULL!
    August 1, 8, 15, 22 | $190

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Tuesday Art for Ages 5+

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  • Three/Four-Week Tuesday Art for Ages 5+

    Calling all artists ages 5 and up! Join us for any of the following three- or four-week periods on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30PM – 4:30PM for a fabulous variety of exciting art projects!

    June 12, 19, 26 | $145
    July 3, 10, 17, 24 | $190
    July 31, August 7, 14, 21 | $190

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Class Descriptions
  • Classes for Ages 2 - 4
    The most creative class in town for the youngest artists! Children will work in different mediums learning the basics of art, while completing a finished project each week. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, whom we encourage to bring their creativity with them as well and fully participate in the fun.

    Classes for Ages 5 and up
    Our classes for ages 5-12 are what we have become known for. Children learn the basics of art in our warm, nurturing environment, where everyone is an artist. Children will learn to use the various mediums – paint, pencil, cray pas, watercolor, and more. Kids will also learn about collage, sculpture, plaster, printmaking and papier mache, while developing their drawing skills and learning to draw and paint from a still life or photograph.

    Teen Portfolio Classes
    For Teens applying to college or advanced fine arts programs, we offer advanced art training, life drawing and help in whatever projects they need to do to complete their college applications.

    All art projects are oriented towards building creativity and technical skills. Students who are working on their portfolios will gain knowledge in art techniques that they can continue to develop throughout the year.  Many demonstrations will be given and an elaborate still life is set up for drawing and painting. Students are given constructive criticism and advice how to approach each project.  Individual exploration and creativity are encouraged. While students may work at their own pace, they are advised to complete the projects.  There are many approaches that range from observational to interpretive.  Students will divide their time between drawing and painting in a variety of media.  Subjects include still life, portrait and figure.

    Adult Art Classes
    Always wanted to learn to draw and paint? This is for you. Any level you’re at, we will teach you the basics of art. If you have already studied art and want to work on a specific area, we will help you with your own on-going interest/projects.  We will teach you the basics of drawing (line, shape, form, color, value, proportion, perspective, light, shadow, texture and composition).  Instruction as well as critique will develop your skills. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who want to expand their drawing skills.

    Art & Music Classes
    Our new Art & Music class is 1.5 hours of the most creative and fun art projects everyone expects at Kids at Art accompanied by great tunes by the latest addition to our team, Matthew Marlinski, an early childhood development teacher and entertainer. Using his 15 years of musical background in hopes to inspire the next generation, Matthew is a kid at heart and strives to make his classes fun for all ages! Be ready to move your bodies when in one of his classes! Matthew also uses room dynamics to have quieter moments teaching early music theory, reading stories, and exploring musical instruments. His goal is to instill a love for music and art into the children at their early ages and to provide a great foundation for their creative energy as they continue to grow.

  • Adult Life Drawing Classes
    There will be a live model or still life each week.  These classes are non-instructional. There will be a class monitor and informal critiques.  Artists need to bring their own preferred choice of medium, as well as sketch pad.

    Mixed Age Life Drawing Classes
    There will be a live model or still life each week.  Beginning with a simple contour, students will use line to discover a variety of shapes. Students will draw from life and learn to develop form and space with cross-hatching and shading, understanding what makes a strong composition. Work will be in black and white with charcoal and pencils, and in color with pastels. Informal individual and group critiques. Bring a large 18 x 24 inch rough newsprint pad, a soft cloth or chamois and soft willow charcoal to first class. A supply list will be available prior to the first class.

    All models will be clothed for Mixed Age Life Drawing Classes

    Fashion Design & Sewing Classes
    Your own little Fashionistas (ages 6 and up) can star in their very own Project Runway!  Children will create their own fashions as well as learn to use sewing machines.  We’re so excited to bring sewing and fashion into our studio. Classes will be taught by “The Fashion Class”. (

    Holiday, Summer and Special Workshops
    During holidays and the summer, we offer week-long half-day workshops for children ages 4 1/2 and up. During this period, we will focus on special projects such as mask-making, puppet-making, clay building & and papier mache.

    From time to time we also offer special workshops concentrating on a specific project, i.e, tie dying, batiking, puppet-making, plaster, etc.  Watch for these!