Get Creative With After School Art Classes in the Hartford Area

If you’re looking for a fun extra-curricular activity for your budding artist, consider one of the many after school art class options in the Hartford area. The arts are essential in stimulating creativity and developing innovative thinkers whether it’s through artistic expression of music or creating beautiful painted masterpieces. For more fun ideas, check out our After School Classes Guide.

Farmington Valley Arts Center
Choose from drawing and painting classes, to mixed media art and fashion illustration, to sewing lessons. Children ages 7 and up can stretch their imaginations here via many mediums. 

25 Arts Center Lane, Avon  860-678-1867

The New Britain Museum of American Art
Creative opportunities abound at this museum, which offers a variety of programming for children of all ages. Choose between play dates with art (for ages 0-24), toddler time, and hands-on art classes for ages 6 to 18. Pre-registration is required for some classes. Check the website for the latest programming.

56 Lexington Street, New Britain  860-229-0257

Teach Art 2 Me
This great art center offers classes, workshops, and special programs taught by qualified instructors. There are various options available for all ages, toddler and up. Creative exploration is available in all mediums, such as painting, drawing, sculpting, kid’s crafts, textiles, princess parties, arts and birthdays parties, and more. Check the website for more information and to take a look at the catalog.

2333 Main Street, Glastonbury  860-633-1696

CT Art School
This after-school art education program is a perfect spot for kids to use their imagination, express ideas, and think for themselves. Students range from 4-18 and classes are held weekly in both the afternoon and evenings. The website has a full calendar of classes ranging from basic drawing for youngsters to wine/pain classes and more details on registration.

1730 Ellington Road, South Windsor  860-432-3773

West Hartford Art League
A regional arts organization, it offers year round classes, monthly exhibitions, and events that make art accessible to the community.Classea are available in everything from pottery, painting, pastels, stained glass, and much more. They even offer scholarships for underserved youth that covers the entire class cost and materials. For more information on classes and on how to apply for the art class scholarship, check out their online catalog.

37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford  860-231-8019

Charter Oak Cultural Center
The Youth Arts Institute here provides free classes for inner city children ages 6-18. Registration is required and space is very limited. It is a great place for kids to become involved in the arts in a variety of different programs. Please call 860-310-2580 for class descriptions and the current class schedule.

21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford  860-310-2580​

Originally published 10/9/2013.

Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of Teach Art 2 Me 

Teach Art 2 Me
2333 Main Street
Glastonbury , CT

The New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St
New Britain , CT 06052

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford , CT

West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Rd
West Hartford , CT 06107

CT Art School
1730 Ellington Rd
South Windsor , CT 06074

Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT