Help your child channel their artistic side with the best art classes and programs geared towards kids in Manhattan, NY. From painting to ceramics, to sewing and drawing, your kids will love these art classes in Manhattan, NYC.
74th St. MAGIC
510 E. 74th St., NYC
74th St. MAGIC offers one of the NYC’s most comprehensive enrichment programs with a wide array of classes in our Mini MAP program (early preschool enrichment), MAP program (preschool alternative classes), and MAGIC program (music, art, gymnastics, and cooking classes). Sharing a building with Epiphany Community Nursery School, children will find state-of-the-art classrooms, a baby gym and a fully equipped, full-size gym, as well as an outdoor rooftop playground. MAGIC offers "gymtastic" birthday parties and an extremely popular Summer Days Camp.
6 locations in NYC
A premier children’s music program offering enriching music programs including Kindermusik and Pre-Suzuki. Our programs bring music together with classes available for babies (including newborns), toddlers, and preschoolers through 7-year-olds.
The Art Center
423 E 75th St (between York and First Avenues), NYC
The Art Center is THE place for art learning and fun! We offer after school art classes for children in grades K-12; all-day sessions on school holidays; preschool and adult classes; special workshops; the Mostly Art Summer Program; Real Art birthday parties; and more. We've mastered the art of combining skills instruction with creative expression, through exciting drawing, painting, and sculpture projects. All are taught with the personal attention only our excellent student-to-teacher ratio can guarantee. Call today!
Art Class by Cecilia Tsypina
Art Class utilizes the best New York City has to offer: its museums and architecture. The program is based on the current art exhibitions at the MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design, etc. The students are going to create a variety of 3-D projects, collages, sketches. They will be encouraged to talk and write about art. Vital parts of this program are trips to the museums, around the city, and visits to artist studios.
Arts in Action Visual Art Program
711 Amsterdam Ave., NYC
Arts in Action VAP is a three-time Blackboard Award-winning fine art education program located on the Upper West Side. We are the real deal in fine art education. We offer after-school, weekend, teen portfolio, toddler, and evening adult classes, as well as private lessons and summer camp for ages 5-15. Angela Tripi-Weiss has created a vibrant, age-appropriate sequential visual art curriculum that teaches the skills and concepts that real working artists employ in their work. The visual art vocabulary empowers children to express themselves with clarity and confidence while having fun!
241 Water St., NYC
Blue School is an innovative progressive school for children ages 2 years-5th grade. A supportive environment where exploration, play, risk-taking, and creativity are valued and encouraged, the new light-drenched building in lower Manhattan is full of lab spaces including an art studio, a construction lab, a music/drama space, an activity gymnasium, and a wonder room, where children can collaborate and create large-scale projects. Blue School is built upon the ideas and desires of families to see and experience new possibilities in education for children, therefore parents’ presence and participation are deeply valued.
Body & Spirit
Rutgers Presbyterian Church
236 West 73rd St.
212-877-8227 x 212
Join us in celebrating 10 years as the Upper West Side’s best value! Our programs include many dance classes and a fabulous musical theatre workshop offered by a professional staff, as well as our usual classes. This year, our art instructor Cindy Schaffer will also be teaching afterschool programs, in addition to the handprints classes she has taught for years here during the mornings. Take a look at our website for details.
6th Street Community Center, 638 E 6th St # 4
129A W. 20th St (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), New York
Drop-in for classes or bring your playgroup for a custom class. Enjoy dance classes presented by Creation Station, yoga presented by Karma Kids, and much more. City Treehouse has been recognized as Best Indoor Playspace by New York magazine, Nickelodeon, and Urban Baby, and offers a nature-themed indoor play area that features the largest indoor water play center in New York City. Drop-in play, parties, and special packages for playgroups and unlimited family play are available. Reservations are recommended.
Creative Dream Parties
25 Waterside Plaza, NYC
The Diller-Quaile School of Music
24 E. 95th St., NYC
Since 1920, Diller-Quaile has been developing the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. Diller-Quaile offers Early Childhood Classes; Instrument and Voice Lessons; Classes and Ensembles; Adult Programs; Teacher Training/Dalcroze Courses; Rug Concerts for young children; master classes; and faculty concerts throughout the year. Classes begin Sept. 18, 2012 and run through June 10, 2013. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools. Call 212-369-1484 or visit diller-quaile.org.
Florentine School of Music, Art & Academics
384 Broadway, Floor 2 (between Walker & White Sts.)
The Florentine Yamaha Music School offers outstanding music instruction for children ages 3-8. Using the Yamaha Method developed in Japan since the 1950's, Florentine's highly trained teachers lead fun, systematic group lessons for students and their parents. Music-making becomes a joyful part of your family life. Children learn to listen, sing solfège, play keyboard, and read and write music within a community of musicians. With their broad skills and highly-trained ears, students of the Yamaha Method are often leaders in school orchestra, band, and choirs. Visit florentineschool.com to arrange a free preview lesson.
224 West 30th Street, Suite 302, NYC
Greenwich House offers a rich, arts-focused curriculum for students ages 3-17 at its After-School, Summer Camp, and Music and Pottery programs. Expert instructors guide children in music, art, dance, and other creative classes, providing a safe, fun environment for learning and growing. Opportunities range from private music instruction and group choral programs (for adults too!) to pottery, cartoon art, and digital photography; select from more than 40 different weekly after-school and Saturday classes. The Music School also presents many free or low-cost concerts and recitals throughout the year.
Greenwich House Pottery
16 Jones St (btw. W. 4th & Bleecker Sts.)
Join us the weekend of September 12th-13th for our Fall Open House and Studio Sale! We'll have faculty demos, hands-on clay projects for kids, information about classes and events, and as always, you can shop for beautiful handmade pottery. The event runs 12pm-6pm both days, admission is free and all sales benefit GHP's educational programs. Classes begin September 20th.
Hands On! A Musical Experience, Inc.
1365 First Ave. 212-628-1945
529 Columbus Ave. 212-496-9929
19 Warren St. 212-227-7375
233 E. 50th St, 212-339-9915
189 Amsterdam Ave. 212-724-3124
Hands On! A Musical Experience, Inc. is a music program for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. Using a specially formatted and instrument-based curriculum, students are introduced to a variety of musical styles, concepts, instruments, and activities that enhance other learning like the acquisition of language, listening skills, auditory discrimination, social understanding and personal discovery. We have produced such programs as “Carnival of the Animals,” and “Music Around the World.” Hands On! Creative Arts is a program that guides children towards self-expression, helps them to develop problem-solving skills, and instills an appreciation for art.
Kids at Art Children's Art Studio & Gallery
1412 Second Ave.
Kids at Art, NYC's Premiere Art Studio for Children, now offers even more: Classes for Teens and Adults at our new location! We still focus on visual-arts basics, with age-appropriate projects for kids/adults of all ages. The innovative classes give everyone individual attention, where the process is just as important as the finished project! In addition, Kids at Art now hosts arty birthday parties, as well as karaoke and disco parties, which are always unique in format and fun.
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Tribeca, Park Slope
Kidville birthday parties are legendary! From games, food, fun, and space, Kidville has it all for hassle-free parties. Choose a birthday party package, a party theme and any add-ons to create your perfect party. Themes include: Jumpin' Gym, Craft Creations, Treasure Hunt, and more. You can add a performance by Kidville's own Little Maestros to make any party a good time. Ask about our customized parties for big kids and adults. Call us or visit our website.
MMA Manhattan Music & Art
76 W. 85th St.
Great place for kids! Piano lessons, fine arts + lunch. Only $149/week-session. Please call (646)496-2649. Private instrument lessons. Adults division also available. Now enrolling for the Fall semester.
161 Hudson St., Tribeca
Spend the day with us at Moomah! Come to eat and drink, make art, take one of our unique classes, and play in our virtual Funky Forest! Never a drop-in fee and no membership charges. We have also teamed up with the amazing Story Pirates to bring you the best birthday party in NYC! We provide complete set up, clean up, and everything between – you just sit back and enjoy! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your event today.
1059 Second Ave at 56th St.
Now's a great time to check out classes at MoonSoup! Just call to book your free trial class; a beautiful space with super-fun classes for babies up to pre-schoolers. Each enrollment includes free play time to keep kids busy all week. Plan ahead now for summer fun! MoonSoup's Mini Camp cooks up fun, creatively rich, art and music classes for babies to preschoolers. MoonSoup also does great Birthday Parties! Enroll early; classes fill fast!
My Gym - UWS
22 W. 66th St., (bet. W. Central Park & 65th Street Transverse)
My Gym has spent 25 years building children’s self-esteem and nurturing a love of fitness and activity. Gym, yoga, and martial arts classes are offered in our clean, safe and fun environment for children 6 weeks-10 years. Member benefits include unlimited free plays, as well as exclusive savings on parents’ night out, camps, and birthday parties! Whether working on fine motor skills or core strength, we wrap it all up in fun activities, so your child is laughing and smiling while they are learning and developing.
32 North Moore
19 North Broadway, Nyack
Toys and crafts made by hand from around the world inspired by children and mother nature are perfect as birthday party gifts. Each toy, each craft tells a story of a heritage, a culture, and of the passion with artistic and humane expression. For all the right reasons, Imelda McCain can't help but restore you faith in humanity. Her worldview is local in nature and global by design. And her simple, unwavering desire to make it all work to everyone's benefit is as egalitarian and humble as it is inspired.
Rhinelander After School Arts & Smarts Clubs
350 E. 88th St
Rhinelander After-School is for children in pre-k – 5th grade. Designed for working parents, the program runs from the first day of public school to the last. Children are picked up at many schools on the Upper East Side by Rhinelander’s responsible, experienced staff. Upon arrival, they enjoy a warm welcome, a snack, homework help and enrichment classes such as art, theater, fitness, music and science. Performances and parties help to create lasting friendships that make after school a memorable and happy time.
Rutgers Community Programs
236 W. 73rd St. (at Broadway), NYC
New families, bring your children ages 1-10 to the Rutgers Community Programs FREE Open House, Saturday, September 22, 9:30am-12:30pm. We have Mommy & Me and On My Own playgroups; Ready, Set, Go! preschool alternative for kids aged 3-5; Mandarin; art; dance; movement; soccer; and Curtains Up Playhouse, the musical theater program where kids ages 5-10 act, sing, dance, and design sets for the spring production of “Cinderella!” $25 off a fall class or $100 off Ready, Set, Go! if you attend the Open House. RSVP required.
415 W. Broadway, 6th Floor, NYC
SewHo is a hands-on youth sewing program based in New York City, and taught by Conchi Vitale, a Soho-based fashion and accessories designer. At SewHo, students will learn skills like: basic sewing terms, sewing machine skills, how to properly read a pattern, how to lay out and cut pattern pieces, measuring techniques for pattern sizing, how to tell the difference between the right side and the wrong side of fabric, and proper garment assembly. There are various classes offered – an after-school program, birthday parties, summer sewing camp, and more.
Tie Dye Town
201 E. 34th St., New York
at Fred Astaire Dance-201 E. 34th St
at Roy Arais-300 W. 43rd St.