Austin has no shortage of activities to encourage your kiddo’s appreciation of the arts. The area’s museums and libraries always have fun activities where the whole family can get creative. Your budding Picassos can also attend a wide variety of camps and classes that teach everything from painting and sculpting to origami and digital arts. There’s something for all ages too, from toddlers to tweens. Here is your ultimate guide to kids’ art activities in Austin.


Blanton Museum

200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (UT Austin)

Bob Bullock Museum

1800 Congress Ave. (Downtown)

The Contemporary Austin

Laguna Gloria location: 3809 W. 35th St. (Tarrytown)

Umlauf Sculpture & Museum

605 Azie Morton Rd. (formerly Robert E. Lee Rd.) (South)

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KK’s Art Club

Figment Creative Labs

7809 Brodie Ln. (South)

Whether you’re looking to develop your toddler’s fine motor skills, expand your grade-schooler’s creativity or build your young artist’s self confidence, they’ve got you covered.


4220 S. Lamar Blvd. (South)
9333 Research Blvd. (Arboretum)

Gymboree art classes are appropriate for children ages 18 months-5 years and the whole family. Kids will paint, sculpt, draw, make collages, and more as they develop their artistic skills and creativity.

KK’s Art Club

7913 Tusman Drive (Southwest)

Mess Makers Studios

18700 FM 1431 (Jonestown)

Located 10 minutes from Cedar Park and 20 minutes from North Austin, they host a Messy Art Playgroup on Wednesday and Friday mornings for walking toddlers up to age 5. Kids have a fun, sensory and messy experience! They also have classes for kids over 5.


Art+ Academy

Multiple locations (Northwest, Cedar Park, Southwest)

Art Amore

6507 Jester Blvd. (Northwest)

Austin Creative Art Center

1207 W. 6th St. (Downtown)

Located in a charming house on West 6th Street, this longstanding studio has parties, classes, and summer camps in painting, drawing, and sculpting for ages 5-99.

Austin Tinkering School

1122 Airport Blvd. (East)

Cordovan Art School

Multiple locations (Northwest Austin, Southwest Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Lago Vista)

Fall and Spring registration now open!

Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (South)

Sacred Arts Studio

6001 W. William Cannon Dr. (Southwest)

Parties, homeschool, and afterschool art classes in a cozy setting, and half-day camps for ages 5-14.



The Art Garage

11190 Circle Drive (Southwest)

5501 North Lamar (North)

You can walk in and create a variety of art projects at any time: painting pottery, mosaics, sculpting with clay, or fusing glass.  Classes for ages 6-12 in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.

Cafe Monet

4477 S. Lamar Blvd. (South)
4700 W. Guadalupe St. (Triangle)

Walk-in pottery painting, parties, and events such as a monthly Kids’ Night Out.

Ceramic Lodge

18 Chisholm Trail (Round Rock)

Walk-in projects include ceramic painting, glass fusing, and canvas painting. They also offer kids’ classes in canvas painting and clay, and summer camps for ages 6+ with themes such as “Princesses and Dragons,” “Trolls,” and “Splitter Splatter Glitter and Slime.”

Color Me Mine

13500 Galleria Circle (Bee Cave)

Paint-your-own pottery studio offering parties, events such as Kids’ Night Out and Tween Night Out, and summer workshops for ages 7+.


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