Unleash the inner Picassos and Monets in your little one with the help of art classes! Who knows, their artistic streak might just be waiting to emerge from those little hands. Art not only allows kids to show off their creativity, there are lots of other benefits that come with it including building discipline, improving fine and gross motor skills, developing patience and focus, providing spatial awareness, and the list goes on! Little Steps has picked out some of the top art classes in KL for your offsprings, or mom and dad can even sign up for themselves!
Yellow Easel in Desa Sri Hartamas was founded by Sophia Ng, principal artist who has been teaching art for eight years, along with art instructor, Anusha. The center offers classes for kids, teens and adults. For younger children, a wide range of mediums are used from mixed media drawing, painting, textile art, sculpting to printmaking. Teenagers will learn about art knowledge together with the story-telling of famous artists, paintings, art tools and materials, the symbolism, cultures, materials, colors used, that inspires and contributes to who we are as people, how we speak, feel and view the world around us. Other specialized art classes available for teens and adults include acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and sketching, as well as online art courses.
Yellow Easel, 28-2, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6010 555 7536,
At Mosaic Art Studio, children are taught to nurture their creativity through fun and art. Kids from 3 years all the way to teens are welcomed here. Kids are grouped into ages 3 to 6 years, and 7 to 12 years, where they learn drawing, painting, craft, and mosaic. During the lockdown, the center is offering mosaic kits for kids to try at home. To purchase, visit here.
Mosaic Art Studio, F-1-13A, No 3, Plaza Arcadia, Jalan Intisari, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6017 795 5937, www.linktr.ee/mosaicartstudiomy
Operating from her home studio in Bangsar, founder, and principal of Dragonfly Art Cottage, Joy Chong possesses more than two decades of experience in art. Her home studio is filled to the brim with colorful paintings, and works of art done by her students. Clearly passionate about her work, she offers one-on-one personalized attention for each student according to their capabilities. Trial classes are available at RM90 for two hours before students decide to sign up.
Dragonfly Art Cottage, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6014-627 4131,
If you’ve always had an unfulfilled desire to dabble in painting, ARTtheraphy is probably the best place for you to live out that dream. Here, students are encouraged to express their feelings through any form of artistic expression, and at the same time, help them improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Expressive art therapy is also available to help children with developmental disabilities. The center is offering online classes in English and Chinese, and will even send you a starter kit if you don't have the necessary tools to get you started on your artistic journey! Click here for details of their online classes.
ARTtherapy, Unit 7-8, The Boulevard MidValley, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +6017 846 3768, www.facebook.com/ARTtherapyKL
Founded by The One Academy, a leading art and design institution in Malaysia, Da Vinci Creative Kids is a children's arts & crafts school that offers a comprehensive children’s program to stimulate flourishing of the mind at a young age with an effective learning approach, problem-solving skills, and creative agility. The programs available include Little Da Vinci Creative Kids Art for kids from 4 years onwards, Junior Da Vinci Creative Kids Art for kids from 5 to 11 years, Intermediate Da Vinci Creative Kids Art for kids 7 to 12 years, and Advanced Da Vinci Creative Kids Art for teens from 13 to 15 years. There’s also Da Vinci Kids Fun Craft for ages 5 to 15 years, Da Vinci International Glass Painting for teens 15 years and above, and Da Vinci Fine-Art for teens 16 years and above. The school is headquartered in Bandar Sunway, with branches available throughout the country.
Da Vinci Creative Kids, Various locations including Mont Kiara and Bandar Sunway,+603 7875 5510, www.dvckid.com
With art courses based on the art concept of the Founder of Children Art, Dr. Frank Cizek, and Viktor Lowenfeld, the classes offered at MY Art Studio are meant to help children develop in terms of artistry and psycho-development. Students are given artistic freedom of expression and choice using inspiration from their own experience according to the directions given on specific themes and topics. They have over 100 art centers located throughout the country, check their website for the nearest one to you. During the lockdown, online classes are available. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
MY Craft Studio, Various locations including Desa Park City and TTDI, 1300 88 1882, email@example.com, www.myartstudio.com.my
Established in 2010, Art Genius located along Jalan Genting Klang in KL offers classes for kids from 3 to 12 years. Aiming at creating awareness and promoting interest in art among students, courses are offered to help kids develop a solid foundation of creativity and art appreciation. Students here are guided according to their individual learning ability and are given room to express their own ideas and imagination for a fulfilling artistic experience. If your kids are stuck at home looking for something to do, sign up for their monthly subscription boxes containing Creative Home Learning Kits. They'll get themed arts and craft projects to do at home, complete with tools to try out with the guidance of YouTube videos. For more details, visit here.
Art Genius, 2-10, PV128, Jalan Genting Klang, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 227 2977, www.artgenius.com.my
Founded in 1999, the Global Art Creative Learning Methodology is taught in art centers in 19 countries worldwide. The art enrichment program here reinforces key aspects such as improving and enhancing the learning discipline, creative expression, and artistic abilities to optimize the learning experience and potential in life. Apart from the visual art program, students can sign up for enhancement programs including handicraft, cartoon & comic, g-clay, acrylic painting, cultural program, and deco art program. Online classes are available, just contact the center of your preferred location for details.
Global Art, Various locations including TTDI and Damansara Jaya, +603 5879 1538, my.globalart.world
Founder Li Yan first discovered La Petite Academie while living in France. Impressed with the program that her child experienced, she decided to bring the program to Malaysia, a first in Asia. Using the artwork of different artists from all over the world, the program teaches children to paint using different techniques and a variety of art mediums. Children will find the classes relaxing and fun which in turn encourages self-confidence and creativity. Art classes are available for children from ages 4 to 12 years, using a variety of mediums and include sketching, painting, craftwork, sculpture, process art, and more. Online classes for toddlers are available with materials and delivery fees included. Each class consists of Sensory Play, followed by Story Telling, Art and Craft with educative elements good for cognitive development, music & movements, suitable for little ones from ages 2.5 to 4.5 years accompanied by a parent.
Mum N Kids Club, 163 Retail Park 3F-01, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6011 2345 6598, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mumnkidsclub.com
Established in 2010, the art program here caters to kids from age 3 years onwards. The emphasis is on creativity and character building, such as the 3 in 1 creative workshop that covers visual, model making, and storyboard with presentations. The center is affiliated with international schools here in Malaysia such as Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur, Taylor’s International School Puchong, and Australian International School Malaysia. For more details of the programs currently available, give them a call.
Art Thematic Malaysia, 12A, Jalan Midah 1, Taman Midah, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6016 206 9339, www.my.artthematic.world
Art & Bonding, www.facebook.com/artandbonding
Creative Art Therapy, www.facebook.com/creativearttherapymalaysia
MyBatik Kuala Lumpur, www.mybatik.org.my
Olive Arts Studio, www.facebook.com/Olive-Arts-Studio-762148180492590
The Art House KL, www.facebook.com/thearthousekl
The Children’s Art Studio, www.facebook.com/childrensartstudio
Yorokobi Art, www.facebook.com/YorokobiArt