Help your child channel their artistic side with the best art classes and programs geared towards kids in Queens, NY. From crafts to museums, your kids will love these art programs in Queens.
The Arts Cure Center
Northern Blvd & 34th St., Astoria
In The Arts Cure Center, your child will be exposed to the power of the arts. Free trial during the week of Jan. 4, 2010.
Bessie & Nora's Place
90-05 161st St., Jamaica
Bessie & Nora's Place serves students who are 2-4 years old in Day School and 3-12 year old students in After-School. The Day School includes Nursery and free full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten class. We have a full academic program enhanced with Spanish language, computer activities, and music and art programs. Bessie & Nora's Place is a beautiful place to nurture children. Built on the foundation of the Maria Montessori philosophy, Bessie & Nora's Place encourages student's confidence and hands on activities at each child's own pace. We are a DOH Licensed, Center-Based program, Certified and qualified staff and UPK contracted, and we accept ACS voucher. All meals provided.
140-40 15th Ave., Whitestone
Creative Projects is a place where learning begins. We educate the students after school with the goal to challenge their young minds. Enroll in our program for homework assistance, tutoring, reading, writing and math skills.
FasTracKids & JEI Learning Center
Rated as the "Best kids' spot in Queens for learning" by the Queens Tribune, FasTracKids is an enrichment education system that helps children ages 3–7 to tap their gifts and talents at an early age. As part of the program, trained instructors conduct lessons in 12 subject areas. The FasTracKids learning system also features the same interactive touch-screen technology found today in leading colleges and universities.
Gary Thomas Collins
34-31 81st St. #B32, Jackson Heights
Gary Thomas Collins has been creating caricatures for over 20 years. He has added life to a number of birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, company parties and other special events. He's also worked in theme parks across the country, including Disney World in Florida and Universal Studios in Los Angeles. He even performed for the Queen of England (in a Renaissance Faire). Please call or email for more information and samples.
Just Wee Two
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut
This specially developed program, for children 8 months–3.5 years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grownups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We offer an enrichment class with an emphasis on reading readiness, 6-week summer mini-camp, and partial separation and separation classes for 2.5- to 3.5-year-olds.
Kids Fun House
62-73 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood
Kids Fun House is a family fun center with a play area for children 6 months-12 years old. It features a triple slide, mazes, obstacle course, lookout bubble, a spiral slide, a toddler play area, redemption games, arts and crafts room and a café. We specialize in themed birthday parties. We offer Princess/Knight, Candy, Arts and Crafts party, Disco party and many more. Each party is three hours and includes pizza, soda, birthday cake, all decorations, invitations, private room, game tokens and more.
Kupferberg Center Performances
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
Long Island City Kids
5-02 50th Ave., Long Island City
Move N Groove Arts Studio
75-05 Roosevelt Ave, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights
Move N Groove Arts Studio’s main objective is to provide students with the necessary tools to develop and improve their artistic skills. Also, it strives to help the student to develop their personality, self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, discipline, commitment and solidarity, all through art. All our classes are taught by professional artists with years of experience in teaching and performing. We offer classes for children 3 years of age and up, as well as adults.
New York Music & Arts
113-25 Queens Boulevard, Ste. 107-110, Forest Hills
We offer the highest quality musical education in Long Island with our world-renowned faculty, taught by graduates from the Juilliard School. The music school rivals the top institutions in the world. When you register for individual lessons, you receive more than a weekly lesson. Your tuition covers a wide range of activities, and allows you to expand your musical endeavors! Let your child celebrate his or her birthday with beautiful music. We now offer gift certificates and special discounts for new students! Call for a free trial class today!
Performing Arts Conservatory of New York
35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers high quality instruction in music (piano, violin, guitar, voice, winds and more), dance (ballet, folk dance, modern, Flamenco) and art. We also offer instruction for pre-school children (Dalcroze, music and movement). New Drama program. Spanish for kids. Adults are also welcome. We have recently moved to a beautiful new space and would like to invite everyone. We offer special advanced music programs for students to apply for Performing Arts High Schools and Colleges.
Queens Museum of Art
Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing
The Queens Museum of Art is your local international art space. With contemporary art, events and educational programs reflecting the diversity of Queens, there is truly something for everyone. The one-of-a-kind Panorama of the City of New York is the world’s largest architectural scale model. Almost 10,000 square feet, it offers the chance to see the entire city at once. Add to that the museum’s unequalled weekend family programs, from art-making workshops and dance performances to music and film, and you have the best family destination in the borough.
222-14 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens
Have your child's birthday party at Thinkertots! We specialize in birthdays for the very young. Our instructors will custom design the fun activities to perfectly fit your guests. Activity choices include music, dancing, art, blocks, tunnel play, bubbles, story time, and more. There is only one party at a time in the center, so your birthday child will be the center of attention. Our activities are designed to be age appropriate. Parties are 90 minutes or 2 hours, with 45 minutes of activities, pizza, cake, and lots of fun!
Tie Dye Town
38-01 23rd Ave., Astoria