Happy Friday! I often get asked for recommendations for fun, creative art studios for kids in Los Angeles. And since schools are releasing for summer, I'm rounding up NINE of my all-time favorite places to take my girls. Summer is such a great time to play, explore, and try new things, and these are a few great spots to do just that. Click on each one below for all the nitty-gritty details (like hours, location, and specific class offerings!), but first I'll tell you a bit about each one and why we love them...
Marciano Arts Foundation - The Marciano Arts Foundation has open times for families on the weekends to explore their current exhibits. They even make these amazing booklets for kids to help visually guide them through the museum and gives pages for them to draw what they see! This spot is best for kids over 5 who can be a bit more gentle with the space as they are very strict with not touching artwork.
LACMA - An LA landmark, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers great classes for kids, teens, families, and adults on all sorts of topics. There is an art center at the museum, and they offer painting, printmaking, collage, and lots more. The classes include learning in the galleries, looking at original works of art, and creating studio projects. Kids get free membership (and can be accompanied with an adult for free) until they are 18!
The Skirball - You can get a two-for-one at the Skirball by heading to the Noah's Ark interactive exhibit first, and then when the kiddos have had their fill, head on over to the family art center. At the Family Art Studio they have one-of-a-kind art projects themed around the Skirball exhibitions. These projects will inspire everyone of all ages!
Makers Mess - Located in Silverlake, this creative art studio has lots of fun art and design classes for kids (and adults!). Since school is out for the summer, they have lots of camps and workshops for the kids starting in June and running through August. You can choose a week long program for your mini maker or a just got for a day. The camp theme changes weekly, from "Color Theory" to "Fun with Felt!". They also offer parties for kiddos, too!