Art Classes/Options for Tweens/Teens in and around Louisville, KY

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Where can your tween or teen (ages 11 and up) take some art lessons or arts and crafts classes around Louisville? Check out this list:

Preston Arts Center
Offering summer classes at different times Monday-Friday for 8-12 year olds and two “Saturday Teens” sessions for ages 13-17. 

Side by Side Studio

At Side by Side studio, there are all types of classes and events for tweens and teens. We especially love the Mother/Daughter Create together sessions they offer monthly!

Good Garbage

Stop into Good Garbage soon for a very unique arts experience. They have a calendar of events, kids drop in sessions, summer camps, and more. Check it out on the website.

Whet Your Palette 

With $10 drop in sessions, camps and lessons, and more, Whet Your Palette in Anchorage is a great place for this age group to create their own art!

Artist in You  

Pay for your own piece of pottery, then paint it in your own style! Fees vary and include painting time, supplies, glazing and firing.

Paintn’ Party 

Bringing the art party to you is their specialty! Click here for information on kids parties for ages 8-16 .

Paint Spot  

Paint Spot is “the original paint your own pottery studio in Louisville.” This craft is very popular with tweens and teens! They have classes, camps, lessons, parties, and work with Scouts groups and Homeschool families as well.

Uptown Art

One of the first paint by instruction places in Louisville, Uptown Art offers a fun atmosphere for tweens and teens to paint a piece they can call their own!

If your teen or tween wants to try taking pottery lessons, send them to Louisville Stoneware or Payne Street Pottery for a very unique experience!

Louisville Stoneware

Payne Street Pottery

Glass Blowing- I think kids at this age will be blown away by the amazing work they can create with individual glass blowing techniques. Give these places a try next time your artist wants to try something new.

Louisville Glassworks

Additional Art Experiences:

Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center 

Check out the studio space and the September Art Fair at Mellwood.

Speed Art Museum 

At the newly renovated Speed Art Museum, art experiences definitely await!

Louisville Visual Art 

LVA offers many different summer art camp options; check it out this summer!

Private lessons/classes for teens in the summer on Saturdays. This instructor used to run the Spot 5 Studio in Clifton. Classes run 1130am to 130pm over 8 weeks in the summer. Contact

Young Rembrandts 

This is a neat idea for classes and individual instruction. Contact for more information.  Facebook page.

Louisville Free Public Library 

At LFPL, teens can be inspired through many programs going on at all LFPL library locations from now through the end of August. Find a crafty art session for your teen or tween!

By guest contributor: Erin

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