Art Classes for Kids in Lake County

If you have a little artist at home, you know how important it is to find a class or studio near you to help them explore their creativity. Because let’s be honest, writing on the walls, coloring on the cupboards and etching on the refrigerator are not acceptable forms of artwork. We here at Little Lake County have many little artists at home and are always on the lookout for classes to help hone their “craft” and thought you might be interested in a list of local places to take your children this winter!

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Art Classes for Kids in Lake County 

Antioch Fine Arts Foundation 
41380 Route 83, Antioch | (847) 838-2274

Offering classes for adults and children, Antioch Fine Arts Foundation has been serving northern Lake County for many years. Painting, drawing and even iPhone photography classes are offered among many others. Head to the website to check out the calendar for classes.

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Perkowitz Art Studio 
116 S. Illinois 83, Grayslake | (847) 372-0451

This centrally located studio offers classes such as comic drawing, anyone can draw (they haven’t met me yet) and even traditional oil painting. They also host classes and many other activities as well.

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Image source Perkowitz Art Studio on Facebook

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Just Your Art 
446 N. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 566-0884

Just Your Art offers all-ages classes and provides the canvas, and all other supplies. The weekend classes are two hours long, and held on  Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Check the website for any changes or updates.

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Artist @ Heart 
253 Peterson Rd., Libertyville | (847) 816-4865 (New location!)

Artist @ Heart has been a Little Lake County favorite for years. This studio offers classes, open studio time (no appointment needed) and even hosts parties. They have moved from their downtown Libertyville location, so make sure you enter the new address in your GPS before heading out!

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The Art Room 
19521 W. University Dr., Mundelein | (847) 767-7827

Stacee Kalmanovsky loves and has studied for most of her life in art. She wants to share that love with others by offering classes, camps and parties. She even offers field trips with some of her art classes! Check out her extensive website for all that Stacee offers.

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Photo source The Art Room on Facebook

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David Adler Music and Arts Center 
1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 367-0707

Offering adult, teen and child art lessons featuring watercolors, pencil, and even clay, this center has been an institution for art education for decades. They also host painting workshops for those who don’t want to commit to a class.

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Studio 25 Art Creations 
5 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake | (224) 225-1563

Many choices at this Fox Lake studio include open art (think open gym for artists), family night and paint and sip for the adults.

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Worth the Trip 

Creative Arts Inc. 
400 Highland Ave., Crystal Lake | (815) 219-9243

We have never seen a business offer so many classes in one place dedicated to art! Check out their website for everything they offer. A sampling: creative writing, digital art, mixed media and anime. That is only a tiny portion of what there is to choose from!

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Art Fuzd 
1457 W. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg | (800) Art-Fuzd

A walk-in art and pottery place for kids and adults of all ages, this place just looks like it oozes fun. Definitely worth the trip if you have an artist who isn’t sure they want to take a class.

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Pottery and Sculpting Classes in Lake County

Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC 
888 E. Belvidere Rd. (Rt. 120), Grayslake | (847) 223-1807

This gallery offers many pottery classes such as a parent and child clay class and adult classes such as wheel throwing and pottery classes too. They also offer children’s birthday party options if you want to introduce pottery making to your child.

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Photo source Neil Estrick LLC on Facebook

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Clay Monet Pottery Studio
532 W. Route 22 #130, Lake Zurich | (847) 540-7772

Offering classes for the public as well as special classes for your non-profit organizations. They also offer pottery parties as well.

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Ceramics for You 
1498 Main St., Antioch | (847) 838-1665
6695 D-Grand Ave., Gurnee | (847) 855-2022

With two locations, Ceramics for You offers classes, parties and even summer camps.

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Are there some amazing art spaces that we missed? Tell us the details in the comments section! 

About Kari Wagner Hoban 36 Articles
Kari loves to write and take photos, not necessarily in that order. Her journey started in 2010 when she sat down to write a few words on a private blog. She pressed “public” a few weeks later and the rest is history. Kari loves making people laugh, being real, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also really loves her dog Buddy and fish Lucy. When she is not busy writing or going through the Starbucks drive thru, you can find her talking to her plants Zoe, Evie and Albert. She didn’t name Evie. Her nine year old did. But she's totally an Edna so that’s what Kari calls her when her nine year old isn’t home.


  1. I’m trying to get my 14 yr old nephew in to a photography program for his summer break. Any suggestions where do I start?

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