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The Best Arts And Crafts Classes For Kids

August 25, 2010 2:15 PM

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Young children work on a paint project

(photo credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Young children work on a paint project

Young children work on a paint project (photo credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Arts and Crafts classes are a fun way to promote creativity in kids. Through using their hands to form objects, this type of instruction allows children to bring their thoughts and ideas into reality. Here is a list of some of the best local arts and crafts classes to help your child find his or her inner Picasso.

Little Shop of Crafts

little shop of crafts The Best Arts And Crafts Classes For Kids

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littleshopny.com
431 East 73rd Street
New York NY 10021
(212) 717-6636
Reviews & More InfoThe Little Shop of Crafts offers classes in beading and watercolor painting for children in addition to their adult classes. Their fall classes begin soon, so be sure to sign your little ones up before the classes fill up.

Art Lab, Inc.

art lab The Best Arts And Crafts Classes For Kids

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artlab.info
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10302
(718) 447-8667
Reviews & More InfoA non-profit organization located in Snug Harbor, they offer art classes for children ages 3 to 17 years old. While at the lab, children will learn how to use watercolors, stencils and various other materials to create images based on current media. Another selling point is the fact that the school showcases exhibits in which students’ art work is displayed.

Bronx River Art Center

bronx river art center The Best Arts And Crafts Classes For Kids

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bronxriverart.org
1087 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 589-5819
Reviews & More Info The Bronx River Art Center offer classes in ceramics, cartooning, portfolio preparation and cooking for students of all ages. If finances are a deterrent for your child, be sure to check out their scholarship information.

The Painted Pot

the painted pot The Best Arts And Crafts Classes For Kids

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paintedpot.com
339 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 222-0334
Reviews & More InfoThe Painted Pot teaches kids how to mold clay in a variety of ways. Many use the pottery wheel to make pieces. Classes like “Sculpture and Handbuilding” provide another option because children learn how to create objects by forming the clay with their very own hands.

Tamara Kelly is a blogger for Moms in the City.

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