As our world gravitates to the use of more technology, many parents are eager to get their kids involved in more “hands on” activities – and art instruction can provide the perfect outlet. Hamilton County families have a variety of art studios to choose from to spur their child’s imagination. The following are a few local places kids can have fun expressing their creative side.
A Space to Create offers art classes, workshops, art camps, birthday parties and more. Children as young as three and four are able to explore their creativity through classes at the studio. Founder Jenny Tucker, a Zionsville artist and art teacher, says “By the age of four, most kids have a better handle on their fine motor skills, and are able to hold a pencil, crayon or paint brush. If their fine motor skills are weak or need strengthening, giving them the opportunity to draw, paint and use clay can really help their hands to gain strength and dexterity, and because they are enjoying themselves, they don’t realize that it’s even happening!”
A Space to Create also offers a variety of art classes for all ages using paints, oil pastels, drawing and clay. For more information on upcoming classes and workshops, check out www.aspacetocreateart.com.
Nickel Plate Arts invites students to “unplug and create.” Created by the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nickel Plate Arts provides art experiences in six communities along the Nickel Plate Railroad.
Younger kids can get involved with after school programs or host an art-themed birthday party at the Noblesville campus, while teens and college students can be mentored by a professional artist or become an intern with the organization.
To learn more about Nickel Plate Arts, visit www.nickelplatearts.org
Myart offers drawing and fine art instruction for children, teens and adults as well as art camps, painting parties and journal art workshops.
Sylvia Runningen, owner of Myart, says “We believe that drawing is a teachable subject and that there are no mistakes in art. Myart students not only learn how to draw and paint, they develop creative problem-solving skills and increased confidence in themselves.”
Myart offers weekly art classes in Noblesville, Carmel and Fishers. Visit www.myartindy.com for further details.
With the variety of art instruction available in our area, your child can tap into his inner creative self in no time. Enroll in a local art class and see what inspires your young artist!