*With contributions by Sneha Kamath
Whether school’s in session or out for the summer, learning doesn’t have to stop. Keep your child’s mind stimulated with something that is hands on, creative and fun—Art! Sculpt your child into a young Picasso with a wide variety of art classes. Let them get their hands dirty and their creative juices flowing. After all is said and done, your kids will have learned something new and you get to enjoy their hand crafted masterpiece.
577 E. Front St., Perrysburg
419-872-0305 | 577foundation.org
Get the whole family involved in the arts at the 577 Foundation. During one of their many family friendly classes, learn how to create handcrafted pottery, paint with watercolors, make a rain barrel, and more. Additionally 577 offers online classes through Zoom where you can learn a new art skill from the comfort of your home. Check out their website for a complete list of classes.
The Art Supply Depo
29 S. Saint Clair St.
435 East Wooster St. Bowling Green
Classes include supplies and range in price.
With a location in Sylvania and Bowling Green, The Arts Supply Depo has plenty of art classes to choose from. Make something today and the day after that! Classes are always going on at The Art Supply Depo and plenty are made available for kids to create and enjoy. Classes are led by knowledgeable working artists who are dedicated to educating inspired people both young and mature.
Cookies and Canvas
5221 Monroe St.
419-705-0911 | wineandcanvas.com
Wine and Canvas couldn’t let the adults have all the fun, so they opened their doors to children with their special event, Cookies and Canvas. With step-by-step instruction, this class is a great experience for budding artists ages five and up to unwind and express themselves. Keep your eyes peeled each month for the experience to have your kid paint and socialize over cookies!
Copper Moon Studio
8007 Airport Hwy., Holland
419-867-0683 | www.coppermstudio.com
Perfect for both the young and the young at heart, Copper Moon Studio offers the Lil’ Chips Fused Glass class to bring a new way to try fused glass projects. The class uses pre-cut chips to create works of art like suncatchers, magnets, and nightlights. Kids will be able to create the perfect piece of art or gift. For teens, they also have more advanced fused glass projects and classes as well as classes on macrame.
422 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg
419-873-6240 | createperrysburg.com
Classes include supplies and range in price.
There are always classes to inspire creation at Create Perrysburg. A wide variety of classes allow your child to dive into hands first into something new. Along with the art classes that Create Perrysburg has to offer, there are also a variety of summer camps with different themes and/or artistic focuses. There’s plenty of creation to go around, all you have to do is check out their website to get started.
1414 Spring Meadows Dr. | 419-491-7234
4622 Talmadge Rd. | 419-475-4296
9860 Fremont Pike, Rossford | 419-874-1850
Michaels is making it easy and inexpensive to encourage creativity with assorted classes. There are plenty of classes to choose from, and if you’d like to take a class from the comfort of home, Michaels now also offers online classes. Visit their website for all the classes available.
Toledo Artist Club
5403 Elmer Dr.
419-531-4079 | toledoartistclub.com
Mold your child into a little Picasso at Elaine’s Little Picassos class held at the Toledo Artist Club. Students will get to become familiar with different art mediums such as paint, crayons, pastels, watercolor and colored pencils. And this summer (2022) Elaine is offering a summer camp for kids from July 11 – July 15th!
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 | toledomuseum.org
Toledo is the perfect breeding ground for young artists, especially because of the great regimen of classes offered at our very own Toledo Museum of Art. Offering classes for kids and teens, the museum is inspiring young minds to express themselves through a wide variety of classes like drawing, sculpting, glass blowing, blacksmithing, painting and printmaking, just to name a few. Recently TMA has also started offering virtual classes as well, so you can learn from anywhere. Pieces of artwork from the exhibits are the inspiration for all art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art.
419-720-8135 | ymcatoledo.org
Check out your nearest YMCA for a wide variety of art classes for kids of all ages and talent. Let your little artist explore the art of creating with classes focusing on different mediums such as clay, drawing, and even puppetry. Prices vary for members and non-members. Check out the website for all the dates and times for these various art classes.
Peace Love and Pottery Studio
6750 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-517-4414 | peaceloveandpotterystudio.com/events
Peace Love and Pottery Studio welcomes kids and adults alike to relax and create alone, or in a group of friends and family. No appointment is needed. At Peace Love and Pottery Studio, visitors get to select a piece of pottery from the large selection of pre-fired bisqueware, choose glazes, and then paint three coats on their piece. Once done, the piece will be fired in the kiln and available a few days later for pick-up. It’s a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, and your little artist will get a chance to take home a piece they’ll cherish!
Fuller Art House
5679 Main St., Sylvania
419-882-8949 | fullerarthouse.com
Owner Dani Fuller offers one-on-one classes for children of all ages at $30/hour. Contact this amazing Sylvania center for creativity to find out more details about their current offerings!
Create and Just Think
5723 N. Main St., Sylvania
419-350-8774 | Create and Just Think
Families and children who attend this art studio have the option to “create” in a class and then “think” in the location’s learning lab (open to ages 4 and above). Class options include Toddler Time, Preschool Art, Drawing Club, and After School Art Club. Classes are limited to small groups to ensure an intimate, learning-supportive environment. Visit the Create and Just Think website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4027 N Holland Sylvania Rd.
With art classes for students of all ages, For the Love of Art has something for the whole family! Stop by for a class or to purchase art supplies and to browse through some custom framing options! For more information about classes, call 419-882-2060.
1197 Farnsworth Rd., STE D, Waterville
Visit Pop It Paint It’s website to see upcoming public art classes and registration details here.
36 North Third St., Waterville
567-952-0045 | RiverFront Studio
Whether you’re a preschooler, kid, or adult, RiverFront Studio has classes for you! Art classes focus building skills in painting, ceramics, sculpture, and drawing. Visit RiverFront’s website or email email@example.com for more information.
419-891-8877 | Sunshine Studios
A community art studio for artists of all ages and abilities! Classes happen at Sunshine Studios throughout the week, including Saturdays. Stop by on a weekday to see featured work by local artists, jewelry-makers, photographers, and painters. Learn more about Sunshine Studios and what classes are happening here.
The Imagination Press
3100 Main St., Suite #1137, Maumee
The Imagination Press is an interactive art and apparel workshop where creators of all ages can immerse themselves in creative DIY projects. At Imagination Press, creators will have the opportunity to use materials such as colors, designs, inks, and accents to execute their own screen-printing project. With augmented reality technology, creators can also make video canvas print designs. After finishing their art/apparel projects, creators are encouraged to stop by the magic selfie station (which includes a greenscreen and props) to take a photo with their finished product.
The Imagination Press will be celebrating its ribbon cutting on April 6, 2023 and owner Nick Kunkel has expressed enthusiasm for bringing this “interactive crafting and retail experience to the Toledo area.” In tandem with the store opening, The Imagination Press will be launching the Glass City Gold Rush, which is a unique scavenger hunt and social experiment that will bring the Toledo community together in pursuit of a $5,000 cash prize. Those who participate will get a first glimpse at the importance of creativity at The Imagination Press, and can look forward to future creative opportunities the location will offer.