Virtual Art Lessons for Kids

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: August 25, 2020  

With the kids cooped up at home amid a raging pandemic, this is a great time for them to tap into their creativity.  Art lessons are a good way for them to do just that. The creativity involved in art lessons can strengthen critical thinking skills for your kids. Visual learning through drawing, sculpting, and painting develops visual-spatial skills. This will teach your kids how to interpret and use visual information.

If you have a little change to spare, buy some art supplies and sign up your kids for some virtual art lessons.

Here’s where they can get some online lessons:

Nairobi Art Center

The Nairobi Art center is now offering virtual art classes for groups and individuals.

For group classes, they’ve created a private Instagram account accessible after payment and registration on their website here.

Every Saturday from 10AM, they have a live session with all the participants where kids can interact in real time with a teacher and also ask questions. If your kid misses a lesson, it’ll be saved on IGTV for access later. This will set you back Ksh 2000 for 30 days.

Individual private lessons will cost Ksh 750 per hour and will be conducted via Zoom.


Skill Share Online Art Lessons for Kids 

Skillshare has 13, FREE online art classes for kids that range from a course on doodling for kids with an hour-long, 25 step drawing lesson, or 15 minute courses simply on how to draw one giraffe, also step by step. The courses teach kids how to draw a kitty cat and a puppy dog. They also focus on different materials, like how to paint with acrylic and watercolors.

Sparketh’s Kids Classes

Kids aged 6-18 can enjoy up to 1,000 art classes FREE online for 30 days on Sparketh. Kids can take nature drawing classes, animal drawing classes, learn how to draw and paint portraits, and more and can upload their art into a central portfolio on Sparketh and even create a student artist’s profile. There are dozens of courses on Sparketh, so any kid could find just about anything they want to create. 

Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table Classroom has a trove of online, completely FREE classes. There are printable crafts (parents can print out woodland animal masks to put together or a DIY unicorn headband kit) as well as painting classes, tutorials, and drawing courses. New courses, crafts, and materials are added regularly so parents can continue to check back to see what types of arts, crafts, and lessons are posted online.


About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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