Every child seems to have an innate desire to create – and fostering that natural interest is one of the best gifts you can give them. Art instruction introduces kids to new ideas, new materials and new ways to express themselves creatively. And this kind of fun isn’t just for kids! Many local establishments include art classes for adults as well – check out these options to find out more!
A Space to Create
65 E. Cedar Street, Zionsville
A Space to Create offers art classes, workshops, art camps, birthday parties and more for kids ages 2 1/2 and up. Founder Jenny Tucker, a Zionsville artist and art teacher, says “It is important to me that we teach the art of creativity, supported by lessons in art history and technique. I don’t want to teach kids how to copy me, I want them to have the opportunity to strengthen and explore their own artistic impulses with my support as an artist and teacher. That’s also why it is important to me that we offer the chance for our students to try many mediums, including paint, pencils, pastels, oil pastels, collage, clay and sculpture.” A Space to Create offers a variety of classes, including Home School Art Enrichment, Advanced Art, Mom’s Hour Out and more.
Indianapolis Art Center
Marilyn K. Glick School of Art 820 East 67th Street, Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Art Center’s Youth programs give your child or teen the opportunity to learn, explore and create at one of the largest community art facilities in the United States. Creative expression is an integral part of intellectual growth. All Art Center classes and workshops encourage creativity, curiosity, problem solving, self-expression and a sense of community and cooperation.
622 South Rangeline Road, Suite M, Carmel
12244 East 116th Street, Fishers
39 North 10th Street, Noblesville
80 W. Pine Street, Zionsville
Myart is a teaching art studio, offering drawing, painting and art instruction for children, teens and adults, ages 4 and up. Our curriculum-based programs include guided, semi-guided and fully independent methods of art instruction designed to develop both conceptual understanding and core skills and techniques. Art classes are generally structured according to age and are conducted in a supportive non-competitive environment. In addition to our weekly art classes, we also offer art camps and workshops, canvas painting events for children and adults, private painting parties, birthday parties and classes for scout troops.
The Art Studio of Carmel
30 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel
We are a small art school, located in the Carmel Arts and Design District, located on the second floor of the Simply Sweet Shoppe. During the school year, we have after school art classes on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons, 4-5 pm, as well as Saturday afternoons, 1-2:30 pm, and drop-ins are welcome. Classes can be purchased as one class or a series of classes. In the summer, we offer 7 weeks of summer camps with various themes. We also will host children’s birthday parties with either a finished painting or a music and art craft for younger kids. On Friday & Saturday nights we host a “Paint the Night Away” for teens and adults. Private classes are also available.
Other opportunities for art instruction in our area include:
Carmel Academy of the Arts
Color Me Mine
Hamilton County Artists Association
Nickel Plate Arts
The Paint Cellar