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Visual Art Programs

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Abrakadoodle Art Baltimore

2101 Cranbourne Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

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

[email protected]

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.

Art with Rikiesha

Madison Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

Average Class Sizes:10
Rikiesha Metzger

[email protected]

Private or Group classes for individuals interested in visual art lessons.

Comments:I am a community artist and work as an individual contractor to provide quality visual art lessons.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209

Age:6-12 & 11-16
Average Class Sizes:6
Kevin Rohde
(410) 578 - 1919

[email protected]

Clay classes and workshops for kids, teens, and families

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Age:6 - 14

(443) 573 - 1700

[email protected]

Free Family Sundays, Close Encounters Program, Sketch Packs

Opportunities:Student art shows

Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS Program

712 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Age:Grades 4-8
Average Class Sizes:15
Becky Mossing
(443) 642 - 5167

[email protected]
Comments:The TWIGS visual arts program, taught by professional artists, provides opportunities for students to explore and expand their imaginations while developing fundamental artistic skills. Children must be residents of Baltimore City and qualify by audition.


5721 Pimlico Rd.
Mt. Washington, MD 21209

Average Class Sizes:9 max
Niela Magwood-Phoenix
(443) 838 - 6930

[email protected]

Art & Crafts for Kids

Comments:Expand your child's artistic mind with new and exciting projects every week. Saturday Class 9-10am. Register online.

Carroll Arts Center

91 W. Main St.
Westminster, MD 21157

Average Class Sizes:18

(410) 848 - 7272

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

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

Columbia Association Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045

Average Class Sizes:12

(410) 730 - 0075

[email protected]

Community Art Center of Towson University

8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252

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

[email protected]

Drawing, painting, sculpture, clay


Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

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

[email protected]

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

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

Fink School of Traditional Art

301 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Age:7.5 and up
Average Class Sizes:8
Alan Fink
(410) 526 - 4024

[email protected]

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:Hybrid classes now available – students can choose Zoom instruction or in studio instruction (available for only 5 students per class with social distancing). Supplies available on premises or can be shipped.

Gymboree Play & Music

6470 Dobbin Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045

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

(410) 730 - 4410

[email protected]

Music, play, art, birthday parties and more.

Opportunities:Family fun days and events

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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.

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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.

Open Works

1400 Greenmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Average Class Sizes:8

(410) 862 - 0424

[email protected]

Open Works hosts after school and weekend hands-on maker options for youth 8-11, 12-15, teens 16-19 and sells “Making In Place” Craft Kits with instructional videos for ages 6+.
During COVID-19 we are not hosting in-person programming until phase III as directed by state and city agencies.

Comments:Get your young person making in an after school, weekend or summer program! Make at home by purchasing one of our Making In Place Craft Kits!

Painting Workshop (The)

1605 Sulgrave Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209

Average Class Sizes:10
Rachael Gardner
(410) 466 - 3510

[email protected]

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

PRISM Mindfulness for Children

5802 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Average Class Sizes:5-10
Robin Williams
(443) 801 - 0841

[email protected]

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.

R.I.S.E Arts Center of Baltimore Inc.

4605 Kavon Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21206

Average Class Sizes:20
Kammeran Giggers
(443) 310 - 0676

[email protected]

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SIRIN Art Studio

8136 Phirne Rd. E
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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