Kids Can Get Creative at Art Classes in Des Moines -

Kids Can Get Creative at Art Classes in Des Moines

Instill the love of art and creativity in your kiddo at an art class in Des Moines. The great thing about enrolling kids in an art class is that they can explore and get messy somewhere other than your house.  The following art classes give kids the opportunity to make a variety of creations.

Ankeny Art Center

1520 SW Ordnance Road • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 965-0940 •

The Ankeny Art Center offers stellar art classes for kids and adults. Ideal for grade school kids (Kindergarteners to Eighth graders), they will be inspired by the patient and engaging teachers. Check out the classes, Pottery and Art Exploration, which allows kids to try their hand at stamping, sculpture, painting and drawing.  Classes are on Saturdays for four weeks, starting September 26th, January 16th and April 2nd.

Dahlquist Art Studio

316 SW 5th Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 284-1675 •

This studio in downtown Des Moines is devoted to all things clay. The Studio generally offers at least three classes per term (spring, summer, fall, winter) ranging from beginner to advanced.  Whirly Kids is a class for kids ages 10+ and introduces the basic skills and understanding of working with clay on the potter’s wheel. Your kiddo’s creativity is welcomed in a relaxed, fun way.  The studio provides all the material and equipment needed for class and an adult is required to stay with each attendee.

Des Moines Art Center

4700 Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 277-4405 •

A Des Moines landmark, the Des Moines Art Center offers some great classes for kids and adults. Fall 2015 registration has opened for Parent/Child, Children (Ages 4 to 12), Teens (13+) and Family Workshops.  The Art Center also offers Art Spectrums a FREE program for children with autism.  This is a great opportunity for children, ages 5-10 years old, to explore art with their siblings, parents or other family members and have fun making memories with art.

Des Moines Social Club

900 Mulberry Street • Des Moines, Iowa 50309 • (515) 369-3672 •

Dedicated to enriching young lives through artistic expression, this downtown space offers kids a chance to develop their creative thinking and express their curiosity. Starting August 26th, DMSC, Jr. will be offered as an after school program to Des Moines Public School kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Classes include visual art, dance, theater, circus arts, music, culinary arts, and more! This place is all about hands-on, tactile learning through art. Your kids will love the full sensory experience.


We hope your creative cuties have a blast at one of these art classes.  Let us know if we’ve missed a cool art studio in Des Moines in the comment section below.

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