Kids of every age naturally love visual art – drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, photography, and video. Educators tell us that art can encourage fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities. Therapists say that art allows children to process their world and deal with sometimes scary emotions in a safe way. Many schools have had to cut back on their visual arts budgets, however, leaving families to fill in the gaps. Fortunately, communities and individuals have developed strong arts programs for children of all ages, from toddlers to eighteen years.

Regardless of where you live, there’s usually a community center nearby offering drawing classes for kids, or a local photographer who gives lessons by the day or hour. KidGooRoo provides the most comprehensive listing of kids visual arts classes, lessons and camps available online, with ratings and reviews from parents like you.

We invite you to browse local listings of kids' visual arts programs.