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Top Arts & Crafts Classes in Calgary

Published Mar 12, 2020

Creativity is a much needed break from the grind of everyday school work. Here are some of our favorite art studios that that may interest your kids!

Top Arts & Crafts Classes for Kids in Calgary

Leighton Art Centre

Leighton Art Centre hosts a variety of art exhibitions, art events, and creative workshops instructed by local artists. Their school programs are taught in historical art studios on site or at your school and Summer Camps run weekly in July & August. 


Where kids and adults can come together to create amazing DIY projects to take home. Pinnovate offers children's parties, PD Day Camps, Spring Break Art Camps, and Summer Art Camps. Explore mixed media and get creative while having fun!

Arts Commons

Over the last decade, Arts Commons has dedicated to bringing arts and culture to life with educational programming through workshops, theatrical performances, and community-based cultural events. Arts Commons ensures that educators have the artistic tools to inspire, children have the dramatic teaching to imagine, artists have the education to create and that Calgarians, as a whole, will find life rich with arts, culture, and community. 

Art Camps

Children ages K- grade 6 are offered after school art programs at various schools around the city. Private in home art lessons are available by request as well. All classes are instructed by a teacher with a Master of Fine Arts Degree.

Clay for Kids

Clay is one of the most effective art mediums for children to discover and develop creativity and learning skills. Clay for Kids offers a full scope of pottery services including the basic ceramic painting of bisque ware, clay hand building, work on a Kids-Safe pottery wheel and clay tile murals.

Each child receives his/her fired and finished clay project as a permanent keepsake after the class.

Young Rembrandts

Drawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts that can, and should, be learned by all children. Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an academic advantage in the classroom. Classes are offered at several community locations.

Amaze Arts

Amaze Arts offers art classes for kids ages 3 to 15 years, homeschool programs, and adult classes. They also have a unique "Baby Toes" program for parents and babies. The focus of their classes is to help little artists to discover their personal style and learn about principles of art, fundamentals, form, perspective, value, tone, texture and different techniques in all the art mediums.

Art in the Box

Art in the Box's goal is to provide an environment in which children can learn how to express themselves in a natural and organic way. Their classes are structured in such a way that students will learn about materials and color theory among other artistic skills. Children's classes this fall include mixed-media after school classes for kids aged 6-12, and the "Artlett" preschool program for kids aged 3-5.

4Cats Inglewood

4Cats Arts Studio is a team of happy artists who believe that art brings joy, a love of learning and makes the world a better place. Fall session classes for kids include mixed media classes, artist focus classes (inspired by Frida Kalho & Andy Warhol), Kittens Class (ages 2-3 with parent participation), and specialty classes in various themes such as manga, graffiti, and watercolours.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, the hands-on curriculum introduces children age 2 1/2 - 13 to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks.

The Lego aspect brings an interesting artistic and creative element to science!

Gymboree Play & Music

Inspire your child's imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities. Through painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, dramatic play and more, Gymboree's art classes encourage confidence and support artistic potential.

For a full list of art programs offered in Calgary, check out ChatterBlock's directory here.

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