Art classes, be it art jamming or Chinese calligraphy, nurture your children’s creative talents. Here are our favourite art classes and creative workshops in Hong Kong that’ll hone your kids’ interest in art and develop their skills!
Identifying your kid’s talents and honing them may seem like a rocky path but thanks to extracurricular activities like sports, drama, and learning to play instruments, it’s become much simpler to pave way for your child’s interests. What we particularly love about creative classes is how they leave plenty of room for kids to think outside the box and let their imaginations run wild. From painting and photography to visual arts and fashion, we’ve rounded up some of the best art classes for kids in Hong Kong for you to choose from.
Little Genius House – Bilingual art classes for children in Wong Chuk Hang
Have your little geniuses learn the basics of painting, drawing and crafts, by making use of their motor skills and creativity with Little Genius House‘s well-established group of experienced instructors. This bilingual kids’ club (classes are taught in English and Mandarin) is a safe space for children to explore their potential in a nurturing environment. Classes are suitable for ages 2 to 12, and best of all, students will go home with projects to display, adding a cosy setting to their rooms whilst boosting their self-confidence!
Little Genius House, Room 218, 2/F, Hundson International Center, 44 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 6936 1636, email@example.com, Facebook: Little Genius House, Instagram: @littlegeniushouse, www.littlegeniushouse.com
ActiveKids – Art classes for budding fashion designers
ActiveKids has a programme it calls Mission Runway (for young fashionistas aged 4 to 14 years) that helps kids learn how to combine textiles, design and presentation into one. Your child will have the chance to draw, design and make their own clothes, before taking part in a fashion show at the end to show off their accomplishments.
Art Rooftop – Flexible art and painting classes for kids
Art Rooftop is an established art studio with workshops and classes for kids aged 3 to 16. It also has an extensive schedule of adult classes if your teen is older than 16. With oil paints, graphite drawing, pastels, acrylic, watercolours and more, Art Rooftop can provide your kids with the technical skills they’ll need to create great pieces of art.
Bonart – Wide selection of visual art and craft classes
Bonart has it all in terms of its extensive variety of visual art classes. Kids can go from learning how to make terrariums to building their own, or from making soaps to glass and balloon sculpting and more. If you’re looking for something really out of the box for your child to try, or something that you can do together creatively, Bonart is sure to have a workshop that fits the bill.
Casita – Sensory play and art classes for toddlers
The Casita programme combines Zumbini with Play-Oriented Discovery Sessions (PODS) focus on sensory exploration, arts and crafts and STEM activities. There are different workshops promoting skill-building through a process-focused approach. Kids will also learn more about teamwork and cooperating with others.
Craft Hour – Extracurricular art and craft classes such as sewing, knitting and beading
Craft Hour was made for kids who love crafts and being creative. Choose from one of its workshops or book a private party or event, and you’ll have your kid learning new skills in no time. From creating mosaics to working with clay, there’s something for all kids from 5 years and up.
CreativeKids – Well-established art class with locations across the city
CreativeKids has plenty of unique art classes and workshops to choose from, with something here for every child and every age. From painting techniques to design classes that integrate architecture and engineering with art, and even a digital art painting design class, there’s a wide variety of classes on offer, concentrating on different skills and art styles.
Fabricart – Fabric design and sewing classes for children and adults
Fabricart wants to inspire creativity in kids with fabric, something that often doesn’t get enough credit as a creative medium in Hong Kong. Contact Fabricart directly to sign up for weekly classes that take place at a few international schools and clubs; the company also offers party bookings and events.
Hong Kong Institute of Photography – Small group photography classes suitable for beginners
High school students, especially the ones who need to fulfil their IB CAS requirements, might be interested in the workshops offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Photography (the website sometimes requires you to browse a bit before you find the right course). Each workshop is open to eight students, ranging from total beginners to advanced amateurs.
KA Atelier – Chinese calligraphy and painting classes
A fusion of East meets West, KA Atelier is inspired by the fundamentals of Chinese painting while infusing Western modes of expression. It offers private courses, workshops and lessons, as well as kids’ art parties. Classes are for kids aged 10 and up and can be booked as a one-off class or a package of four.
Messy Jam – Creative classes focusing on messy art and sensory play
Be creative, get messy! That’s Messy Jam’s philosophy. With the aim to let kids just be kids and explore their creativity through their own means. Aimed at those aged between 3 to 6 years, paint messes are encouraged in this space (it’s especially rewarding when it’s a mess that you don’t have to tidy up!). Book a private party or enrol in one of Messy Jam’s workshops or holiday camps.
More Art Classes For Kids In Hong Kong
- artjamming – 2,000 sq ft studio with a 1,200 sq ft garden terrace, you’ll have more than enough space for a gaggle of kids to jam out in this studio. www.artjamming.com
- Art Loop – Fine art, sculpture making, painting, photography and more. www.artloop.hk
- Colour My World – Fine art, digital art, performing art classes and more. www.colour-my-world.com
- HeadStart Sensory – Playgroup that endorses age-appropriate sensory play activities for babies in their first year. www.facebook.com/HeadStartSensory
- Kids’ Gallery – A journey through visual arts, communication arts and performing arts. www.kidsgallery.com
- Picasso – Offers painting, craft and drawing techniques for kids as young as 1.5 years of age and up. www.picasso.com.hk
- Pitter Painter – Small art classes exploring the fundamentals of drawing, colour mixing, painting techniques and even some interesting bits of art history. www.pitterpainterhk.com
Read More: How To Introduce Your Children To Art
Editor’s Note: “Creative Classes For Kids: Art Jamming, Chinese Calligraphy & More” post was originally published in March 2020 by Danielle Tucker-Roberts, updated in October 2021 by Anita Balagopalan and most recently updated in October 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.