Visual Art Programs

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PRISM Mindfulness for Children

5802 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Average Class Sizes:5-10

Opportunities in learning about mindfulness, visual art and craft, yoga, music, and movement.

PRISM is a holistic program which brings mindfulness, art, and community to children ages 6-14. In PRISM, children are able to unplug from daily stresses and to tune into wellbeing with learning experiences in mindfulness, creative arts, yoga, movement, music, drama, and community projects. Mindfulness has been found to enhance focus in children and reduce attention problems, improve mental health and wellbeing, improve social skills, and provide tools for emotional self-regulation. Check website for Adult and Summer classes.

Abrakadoodle Art Baltimore

2101 Cranbourne Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

Average Class Sizes:6-20
Pat Lakatta
(410) 561 - 9220

Mixed media.
STEAM, standards-based School Year Programs via one-year contracts.
Brings customized Art On-site Field Trips to organizations/schools.
Offers full-summer, art-inclusion programs as a camp component.

Abrakadoodle Art Education

2244 Autumn Valley Circle
Gambrills, MD 21054

Average Class Sizes:6-20
Marianne Daley
(410) 381 - 5566

Multi-Media, Process Art Emphasis, Standards-based programs

Comments:Travels to your location, Will customize classes for your needs

After School Art

12116 Deer Haven Rd.
Marriottsville, MD 21104

Age:5 yrs.-Gr. 12
Average Class Sizes:3-8
Zina Poliszuk
(410) 442 - 4445

drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, crafts.

Comments:Curriculum based on understanding and use of age-appropriate design elements with inspiration from master works and art history. Very small group classes, grouped by age and/or grade, with individualized instruction. Homeschool classes available.

Annie the Kinderklown - Studio Annie

4411 St. Thomas Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21206

Diana Fowlkes
(410) 464 - 2213


Balloon twisting, balloon decorations, the art of clowning

Opportunities:Volunteer opportunities for youth
Comments:Visit Annie the Kinderklown on Facebook.

Art Exposure

1410 William St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Average Class Sizes:10
Ann Wiker
(410) 404 - 3587

Drawing, oil and watercolor painting, clay, paper mache, collage, photography, jewelry making, printmaking, more.

Comments:Afterschool, evening and weekend art classes. Private lessons.

Art Lessons for Children

1814 Greenberry Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21209

Average Class Sizes:student/teacher ratio 1:1-3:1
Sheila Hack
(410) 578 - 3999

All media

Comments:Professional artist with 30 years experience gives individual attention to nurture creativity and self-expression. Special needs, gifted and talented, and homeschool provider. Completely equipped studio, handicapped accessible.

Artsy Partsy

707 Old Donaldson Ave.
Severn, MD 21144

Average Class Sizes:15
Jayleen Kilgore
(443) 685 - 5945

Painting, drawing, creative arts

Comments:Homeschool group classes available.

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Age:6 - 14

(443) 573 - 1700

Free Family Sundays, Close Encounters Program, Sketch Packs

Opportunities:Student art shows

Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS Program -To Work in Gaining Skills

712 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Age:Grades 4-8
Average Class Sizes:15
Becky Mossing
(443) 642 - 5167
Comments:The TWIGS visual arts program, taught by professional artists, provides opportunities for students to explore and expand their imaginations while also developing fundamental artistic skills. Children must be residents of Baltimore City and qualify by audi

Carroll Arts Center

91 W. Main St.
Westminster, MD 21157

Average Class Sizes:18

(410) 848 - 7272

Visual arts classes

Comments:Some classes are sponsored by the Arts Council, others are offered by independent teachers and organizations. Members' discounts and scholarships available.


800 S. Rolling Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21228

Average Class Sizes:10 -15
Ang Robinson
(443) 840 - 4700

May include drawing, painting, cartooning, clay, costume making, Japanese anime & manga

Comments:Classes are held at various CCBC campuses and community locations

Chantiles Studio of Fine Art

7 Florida Rd.
Towson, MD 21204

Average Class Sizes:8
Georgia Chantiles-Ruby
(410) 337 - 9009

Drawing, painting, scratch-boards, watercolors, oils, clay, pastels, stone carving, pariscraft sculpture, silk painting

Comments:Instructor is experienced working in private schools. Visit their FB page for more information.

Chesapeake Arts Center

194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Average Class Sizes:10
Nicole Caracia
(410) 636 - 6597

Pottery, Dance, Visual Arts, Gallery Exhibit


Columbia Association Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045

Average Class Sizes:12

(410) 730 - 0075

Community Art Center of Towson University

8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252

Average Class Sizes:12
Bonnie Reynolds
(410) 704 - 2351

Drawing, painting, sculpture, clay


Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

Average Class Sizes:15
Linda DePalma
(410) 276 - 1651

Open Minds Art Club; Kerplunk! Family drop-in arts classes

Comments:Free family drop-in arts classes on Saturdays. Afterschool arts classes.

Creative Art Lessons with Fane Brenner

8214 Brattle Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208

Average Class Sizes:3
Fane Brenner
(410) 655 - 3427


Drawing, painting, mixed media, collage


Digital Art Making with Sarah Butcher Art

7 Stream Run Court
Timonium, MD 21093

Average Class Sizes:8
Sarah Butcher
(410) 868 - 1088

Digital Art Making with Mobile Devices

Comments:I am a professional artist and art educator with over 20 years of experience as an artist and art educator. I have extensive knowledge in the realm of digital art creation.

Exploration Art School

102 North Main Street, Suite B2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Age:5 - adult
Average Class Sizes:Small Group, Medium Group and private & semi-private lessons
Nicki Jergensen
(443) 601 - 9282

Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media & Portfolio Development.
Birthday Parties & Camps.

Opportunities:Art exhibits, Bel Air Festival of the Arts
Comments:Individualized art program that focuses on building self-esteem through art. Experienced art educator. Specialized training with learning differences and portfolio development.

Fink School of Traditional Art

301 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Age:7 and up
Average Class Sizes:8
Alan Fink
(410) 526 - 4024

Drawing, pastels, oils, sculpture, portfolio development for magnet school programs and college.

School features permanent student gallery where students can show and sell their work year round.

Comments:Individual instruction.

Gymboree Play & Music

6470 Dobbin Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Age:Inf.-5 yrs.
Average Class Sizes:10

(410) 730 - 4410

Music, play, art, birthday parties and more.

Opportunities:Family fun days and events

Hanging on a Whim

828 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Brenda Carroll
(410) 467 - 3233

arts and crafts


Howard County Center for the Arts

8510 High Ridge Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Age:5 to adult
Average Class Sizes:7
Pam Perna
(410) 313 - 2787

Offering students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities a chance to discover their unique creative talents through a wide variety of classes.

Opportunities:gallery exhibits

Jubilee Arts

1947 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Average Class Sizes:5-15
Nora Howell
(410) 728 - 1199

Mixed Media, Ceramics (hand building and mosaics), Drawing, Painting, Ballet, Hip Hop, Yoga etc.

Opportunities:Exhibit work at Jubilee & some sales opportunities
Comments:Jubilee Arts is a fun and welcoming community focused arts program.

Kerplunk! at The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

Average Class Sizes:20
Rachel Miller
(410) 276 - 1651

FREE Saturday Family drop-in art class, Kerplunk!

Comments:Visit from 12-3pm on Saturdays, tour the galleries and create a project based on the current exhibition. Open to all ages, no registration required.

Making Art with Rikiesha

Baltimore, MD 21217

Average Class Sizes:5-10
Rikiesha Metzger

Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Puppet Making, Collage, Drawing

Comments:Host art classes in the privacy of your own home. Work with a variety of mediums or choose the best fit for your child's/children's needs.

Maryland Institute College of Art/Young People’s Studios

1300 Mt. Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

Age:Gr. 1-12
Average Class Sizes:12-15
Sarah Maravetz
(410) 225 - 2219

Young People's Studios

Opportunities:Exhibits, portfolio prep
Comments:Classes suit the educational needs of specific grade levels and give students an opportunity to immerse themselves in an array of studio experiences.

Mitchell School of Fine Arts

6247 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21209

Average Class Sizes:8
Trevor Twist
(410) 296 - 0077

Classical drawing, watercolor, oil, pastel, portraits, landscape, youth art classes.

Opportunities:Portfolio prep
Comments:Providing a teaching space where Baltimore children can study, discuss, create and celebrate art.

New Freedom Art

2192 Bailey Ave.
New Freedom, PA 17349

Average Class Sizes:10
Molly Adler
(443) 838 - 5736

Students work in a variety of mediums including charcoal, pastel, graphite, watercolor and acrylics. We teach students the use of proper shape and proportion along with compositional skills.

Opportunities:Art shows
Comments:Personalized Art Instruction for children meets one hour each week on Thursdays at 4:30 and 5:30. All classes are on-going and you may start at any time. Monthly tuition $45.00. Our program encourages individual expression while teaching new skills, ideas

Painting Workshop (The)

1605 Sulgrave Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209

Average Class Sizes:10
Rachael Gardner

Summer Camp, Painting and Drawing classes,
Sculpture, Comics, and more!

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Average Class Sizes:8-10

(443) 263 - 4350

SIRIN Art Studio

8136 Phirne Rd. E
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Average Class Sizes:6-10
Inna Slutskya
(443) 254 - 7454

Art Classes for children and adults.
We specialize in conservatory style teaching, individualized approach to every child’s needs and interests. We help children to explore their creativity through various art mediums and techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, pottery and much more.

Opportunities:Sleepaway Art Camp for Girls
Comments:Professional art Studio led by Inna Slutskaya, MFA, offers high quality art classes for children 4 and up. Sirin Art Studio is a great place to start and learn fundamentals as well as a place for students seeking in-depth continuous art instruction.

Staub Art Studio

1709 Edmondson Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Average Class Sizes:13
Maria Goebel
(410) 744 - 9001

Drawing, painting

Comments:Teaching at all levels. Portfolio preparation for magnet schools, gifted & talented programs, high schools, colleges.

Walters Art Museum (The)

600 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Average Class Sizes:Varies
Kate Barutha
(410) 547 - 9000

Drop-in Art Activities & ArtCarts; Family Festivals; ArtTots & ArtKids Preschool Programs; Walk, Wonder & Create Family Tours; Scout Museum Days; Sensory Mornings; ArtBabies & ArtCubs Baby & Pre-toddler Programs; ArtAccents Bilingual Family Tours.

Comments:Sensory Mornings offers accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with sensory processing disorders and their families. Tour galleries, participate in hands-on stations and create a work of art in a private studio. Phone pre-registr

Zoll Studio of Fine Art

15 W. Aylesbury Rd., Suite 601
Timonium, MD 21093

Average Class Sizes:6/1 student/teacher ratio
Judy Funk
(410) 296 - 0233

"Beginner Realism"; sculpture; drawing, painting, pastel, watercolor; Portfolio prep.

Comments:Students learn to draw and paint using the classical methods of the Old Masters. Emphasis for younger students focuses on increasing drawing, painting, and sculpting abilities while incorporating traditional techniques.