Best Art Classes for Kids in DC: Toddler Art Classes, Sewing Classes, and More

At District Clay Center, kids can learn to create—not just paint—pottery. Photo courtesy of District Clay Center
At District Clay Center, kids can learn to create—not just paint—pottery. Photo courtesy of District Clay Center

Creating art has so many proven benefits for kids—building and improving fine motor skills, helping kids understand themselves and the world around them, promoting creativity, and so much more. Luckily, there is no shortage of art classes for kids in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to help little creators refine their skills. These art classes for kids in DC range from toddler art classes to classes for teens, and include both general art classes and specialty classes in pottery, sewing, and other art forms. Here are the top art classes for kids in DC and its surrounding areas that will get children drawing, painting, sculpting, and creating masterpieces.

For more great classes for kids, including everything from baby swimming classes to kids' sports classes, check out our Guide to Classes for Kids Near DC and our directory of classes in Washington, DC

Play Date at NMNH
Smithsonian Natural History Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Baseball: America's Home Run
National Postal Museum - 10:00 AM
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
National Geographic Society - 10:00 AM
imagiNATIONS Activity Center
National Museum of the American Indian National Mall - 10:00 AM
The Washington Harbour Ice Rink
The Washington Harbour Ice Rink - various times
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