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Winter Art Classes for Bucks County Kids

10 Art Studios Around Bucks County Offering Winter Sessions for your Budding Picasso.

Frigid winter air always puts a frosty damper on options to keep kids busy after school and on weekends. Luckily, we have a number of art studios throughout Bucks County offering an array of art classes for all ages and abilities to stimulate creativity and encourage a love of the arts. With these classes your child will be able to choose whether they want to put paint to canvas or colored pencil to paper all while having FUN and learning. 

Please check websites to find out exact dates and times for sessions. Most winter sessions begin in mid-January, so don’t delay in registering. And although the current temperatures make it hard to believe, summer is right around the corner, so use this list as a reference for booking your child’s camps this year, too. 

Did we forget one of your Bucks County favorite places? Let us know in the comments below. 

Makers Off Main 

38 E. State St., Doylestown; (215) 399-0016

Artist “Mr. Nick” is inviting all creative kids ages 5-10 to his introductory drawing class at Makers Off Main. During an eight-week session, students will learn the basics of art through drawing, crafting and playing art-influenced games. The best part? Each student gets to design their own Doodle Jawn (a washable coloring doll) that they’ll bring home with them at the end of the session. 

7th Street Studios at the Perkasie Art Center 

21B N. 7th St., Perkasie; (267) 315-1705  

Located within the Perkasie Art Center, 7th Street Studios offers weekly classes, both on weekdays and weekends, for children ages 7-12. With classes ranging from “Draw, Paint & Sculpt” to “Cartooning & Illustration,” 7th Street Studios has options for every artistic interest. 

The Seufert Art Studio 

302 S. Olds Blvd., Fairless Hills; (215) 547-6547

The Seufert Art Studio is family owned and operated with three professional in-house artists teaching classes. The beginners’ class, “Creative Drawing,” is designed for younger students ages 7-12 and is offered both in-person and virtually. Students ages 12 and up, who have previously taken the beginners class, can choose from more advanced classes like Color Theory and Foundation Drawing. Do you have a teen artist at home? Seufert has an impressive offering of workshop classes for students ages 13 and up that shouldn’t be missed. 

Art in the Pod

216 Bustleton Pike, Churchville; (215) 355-9278

Art in the Pod believes in sparking the love of art in children early, which is why they have a “parent/childcare giver and me” class on their roster for young artists ages 2-5. This class is offered during the week and on weekends to accommodate working parents. The schedule also consists of after-school art classes for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, weekly kindergarten enrichment, Saturday morning classes and a number of unique offerings for teen students. Art in the Pod has also added a new class to its sessions for teens and young adults with special needs who are interested in learning about art. 

Photo courtesy of Amanda Layre’s Fine Art Studio, Doylestown – Art Classes for Kids.
Photo courtesy of Amanda Layre’s Fine Art Studio, Doylestown – Art Classes for Kids.

Amanda Layre’s Fine Art Studio

33 Union St., Doylestown; (215) 262-3279

Artist Amanda Layre offers daily (Monday through Saturday) art classes for kids at her studio in downtown Doylestown. Her “Pencil & Pastel” class teaches students how to draw in what is described as a nurturing environment with individual guidance and positive feedback. 

Penelope Fox Art Studio 

Canal Works Building 10 Canal St., Studio 101, Bristol; (267) 307-0096

Penelope Fox Art Studio’s tagline is “Making Art Fun for Everyone,” and that’s exactly what they aim to do in their children’s art classes. One of the studio’s most popular classes is “Character Drawing” where students are taught the fundamentals of drawing, and eventually leads to the creation of their own character from their imagination. 

AOY Art Center

949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley; (215) 493-1205

AOY Art Center strives to cultivate the fact that there’s an “artist in all of us” through its children’s art classes. Some winter sessions are already at capacity, but spaces are left in courses including “Adventures in Abstraction” recommended for ages 6-16 and the unique course “The Wondrous Art of Printmaking” for artists ages 8-16.

Art Dept. Studios

28 Richboro Road, Newtown, (215) 968-7588; 15 W. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, (215) 348-9003

With locations in Newtown and Doylestown, Art Dept. Studios offers a daily (Monday through Friday) After School Kids Club from 4-5pm. Students (ages 6 and up) will be introduced to a variety of art mediums from clay sculpting to mosaics. Class sizes are limited to 10 students and pre-registration is required. 

Bucks County Classical Arts Center

Classes held at St. Martin of Tours Church School, Room 205, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope; (267) 221-6046

During this weekly, hour-long class, children ages 7-10 will learn how to draw a variety of images and subjects. Whether they are new to drawing or looking to improve their skill, student artists will leave the six-week session more confident and self-assured in their abilities. 

Blue Sky Art Studio

2315 Bristol Pike, Bensalem; (215) 605-4039

Blue Sky Art Studio runs its winter art classes January through May. Instead of paying for a full session, parents can take advantage of Blue Sky’s drop-in format. To begin, students have to be registered and pay a fee for supplies that will be needed for various projects and then can “pay-as-they-go” for each class. Separate classes are available for elementary (ages 5-10) and middle school/high school (ages 11-18) kids. 

Feature photo courtesy of Amanda Layre’s Fine Art Studio, Doylestown – Art Classes for Kids.

Tara Behan Marmur is a freelance writer and Bucks County mom living in Doylestown.

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