How to find the right art class for your child?

Want to keep your child busy after school? What about art and craft? Craft lessons and art activities not only are great programs to nurture their creative genius and art skills – they can help concentration, coordination, and give your child a sense of achievement.   Choose the art style But what art or craft program would work best for your child? Is your little one always drawing in notebooks? A sketch class sounds perfect! Loves to play with your camera? What about a child’s photography class? Are they forever making mud pies? That sounds like tie between pottery AND clay sculpture, so why not both? Have a chat with them about whether they’d prefer craft lessons or art classes, and do some online research for the local art programs available. After school arts and crafts programs include:
  • Craft classes
  • Sketch/drawing classes
  • Ceramics
  • General art workshops
  • Pottery classes
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed media classes
  • Photography
  • Cartoon workshops
  • Graphics classes
Ask around So you’ve sat down together and figured out the art style perfect for your child - but how to get some honest feedback? Other parents are a brilliant resource. Ask around with the parents of children who are already taking art or craft classes. They’ll give you an honest opinion of how they find the program.   Finding the right location Do you choose a local art class, or enroll your budding Michaelangelo in the renowned arts program down the road? Sit down and think about how much time you want your child devoting to their newfound creative love – and how much time in the car you’re prepared to invest. When you’ve narrowed down a venue, go in there by yourself to get the lay of the land. Does it seem clean? Does there seem to be sufficient supplies? Are there nearby and safe toilets? Sit in on an actual art or craft class if you can, and get an idea of the instructor. Do they have a warm manner and is the class receptive? In that case you’re on to a winner!
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