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Top Arts & Crafts Activities For Kids In Atlanta

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It’s a proven fact that developing a child’s interest in art can be very beneficial. Not only does art help children express themselves, it’s also a great outlet for developing motor skills, strategic thinking, plus your child’s imagination and self-esteem. Below are the top arts and crafts classes and activities for kids in Atlanta.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400
www.high.org

Price: Adults – $18, Seniors (ages 65 and over) – $15, Students – $15, Children (ages 6-17) – $11, Children (ages 5 and under) – Free
Hours: Tues to Wed – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The High Museum of Art is a significant landmark in Atlanta. With its contemporary, striking architecture and active art community, The High is extremely popular among adults in the city. However, most aren’t aware that The High also offers great art classes and activities for kids and families. Every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., The High offers a Weekend Family Tour. Toddler Thursdays are held every week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second “Sunday Fundays” occur every 2nd Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and feature artist demonstrations, art-making workshops and live performances. All of the above are free with a paid admission.

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Johns Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd Building 700
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(770) 623-8448
www.johnscreekarts.org

Price: $170- $210
Hours: Click here for schedule

The Johns Creek Arts Center is a hidden gem on the north side of Atlanta. It was formerly known as the Ocee Arts Center and has grown into a premiere arts education center over the last decade. It offers a wide variety of programs for children including courses on drawing and painting, cartooning, ceramics, multi-media, theatre arts and music, and photography and Photoshop. Johns Creek Arts Center also offers a wonderfully fun and educational summer program.

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ART Station
5384 Manor Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 469-1105
www.artstation.org

Price: Click here for class information
Hours: Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun – Closed

ART Station, located in the historic Stone Mountain Village, is a wonderful nonprofit arts center that brings art to life for kids and adults alike. It’s home to a theater company, five galleries, a children’s gallery, a gift shop and plenty of classrooms. The actual building is a restored trolley barn that’s quaint, charming and unlike any other art studio in town. The best kids’ programs are offered in the summer, including a theater series and summer art camp, both having afforded the reputation of being perfect for creative kids. During the school year, ART Station offers a 5-week Saturday art camp for $90.

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2 Crafty Chicks
1549 Clairmont Rd Unit 105
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 216-5574
www.twocraftychicks.com

Price: $7- $75
Hours: Click here for schedule

2 Crafty Chicks is an independently owned and operated art studio that specializes in craft projects. According to owners Anna and Dede, they share “a love for glitter, making new things out of paper plates and trying new stuff.” Art classes for kids include Moments With Mommy (ages 2-4), Petite Picasso and after school drawing and art classes for ages 5 and older.

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Di Domizio’s Art Centre
6030 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(770) 634-7082
www,oldworldart.net

Price: $150 (including supplies) for 6-week program
Hours: Click here for schedule

At di Domizio’s Art Centre, children from ages 5-12 are taught how to create wonderful masterpieces, while learning about the principles of art in a fun and friendly environment. Young students use what they learn and add their own imagination to move through different levels of artistry. The art classes are perfect for children, young adults, homeschools and after school programs. Classes cost $150 (includes supplies) for a 6-week session and are available five days per week.

Jackie Kass is a freelance writer from Atlanta with more than twenty years of writing experience. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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