This time of year, we are all indoors a little more than we’d like, especially the kids. Cabin fever is definitely setting in at my house and I’ve already exhausted every cheap and easy Pinterest craft that I can put together from what I have on hand (which trust me, isn’t much). From snow days, to frigidly cold days, to days when we just don’t feel great, winter should be over by now, shouldn’t it? Well, it’s not, so instead of fretting, I started to come up with some new ideas to keep my little ones engaged. Cincinnati is a wonderfully artistic city and as such, we offer several art classes, even for the littlest of future Picassos!
If you have a child who loves to draw, paint, scribble, rip up paper and glue it all into a pile… then check out this list 8 art studios for kids in Cincinnati that will surely cure that cabin fever!
3130 Wasson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Art Workshop in Hyde Park has plenty to offer kids of all ages! Younger artists can take a class with mom or dad; there are classes for pottery, cartoon drawing, painting, and more. And one of the best features is that they offer flexible scheduling, so you can join a class at any time.
Multiple Locations for Classes
The Art Academy of Cincinnati offers classes that combine technical instruction and the freedom of self-expression. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy classes at several centrally located options and they also offer camps that come highly recommended.
10754 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH 45242
I.C.I. Studio’s Saturdays at the Studio program is for kids 5-12 and happens on Saturdays during the school year, and are comprised of sequential classes over a period of five weeks. (No two series are the same.) All skill levels are welcome – artists will be challenged according to their individual skill level. The focus will be on learning the basics of different art mediums in a highly creative atmosphere.
Multiple Locations for Classes
If your child loves to doodle and draw, then you should check out the classes offered by Young Rembrandts for ages 3 and up. You can choose from several different classes, which are offered seasonally, so you can pick one that works with your child’s interests and you schedule.
9430 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45242
The Art Spark capitalizes on that moment of creativity that a child often experiences. They offer many classes for age’s toddler and up and they even have open session time when your child can truly explore and create with only their imagination as the limit.
600 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140
For the Love of Art is appropriately named, given its location in Loveland! Artists of all ages are welcome here, and they definitely cater to kids who are eager to learn, express, and create. They have classes, camps, open studio time, and even offer parties!
322 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215
Children are naturally interested in art of all forms, and they can explore this interest freely at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. Classes are offered for ages Preschool and up and include themed parties and even family studio time.
1347 S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
If you’re looking for a class in Northern Kentucky, then check out The Children’s Art Academy in Ft. Thomas. Here, children ages 3 and up can experience watercolor, painting, portrait drawing and more.
Hopefully these ideas will help you get out of the house, while getting those creative juices flowing in your kids! And also keep these studios in mind for summer camps, because it may be freezing now, but those long summer days are just around the corner!
A native Cincinnatian, Andrea has experienced life in all four corners of this city. After growing up on the west side, she headed north to attend Miami University, then moved east to Hyde Park and now lives in Northern Kentucky with her family.
When she’s not playing trains and doing the “hot dog dance” as a stay-at-home mom to her two toddlers, Andrea is busy writing for Cincinnati (and, ahem, Kentucky!) publications and brainstorming ideas for her next children’s book! With a newfound passion for fitness and overall health, she spends a lot of time at her family gym and loves to play outside.
Andrea worked in education for several years and has a special love for children’s literature. She loves showing her children all our city has to offer and enjoys sharing her finds with other parents. Her favorite spots include the Cincinnati Zoo (although she steers clear of the bird house), her local library and any playground.