Children's Art Classes - Belfast

Browse arts activities for kids in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland. Our listings below cover drawing, painting, and crafts classes for schoolkids and families. Find classes located near Bangor, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Lisburn, Newtownabbey and Newtownards below.

The Art and Design Factory

Live online drawing & painting lessons. Remote art courses for all ages and levels. Learn how to draw and paint following step by step instructions from Sinéad Mc Dermott (in her studio or online) who has devised her own unique teaching style which enables all ages and abilities to achieve outstanding results- a fully qualified Art and Design teacher based in the North of  Ireland with over 20 years teaching experience.

Phone: 078 8441 0804‬


Can Do Academy

CAN DO ACADEMY was founded by Joel & Jenny Simon who live in Belfast and have 3 children. It's through their experience of observing the predominance of gaming and social media apps in their children's leisure time that the idea of Can Do Academy was born...

Address: 19 King's Brae, Belfast BT5 7ER

Phone: 07545436382


Young at Art

From its base in Belfast’s city centre, Young at Art coordinates not only an international festival, but also a wide variety of projects that encourage children and young people under 18 to enjoy the arts.

Address: Cotton Court, 30 – 4 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2ED

Phone: 028 9023 0660

Dawn Crothers Art School

With her quirky, colourful art instantly recognisable, Dawn Crothers is inspired by the vibrancy of nature and everyday life, her paintings portraying the world with an imaginative artistic twist… Dawn’s preferred medium is oil on canvas, although this can change, depending on the specific subject at hand, with various other techniques used from time-to-time, such as charcoal sketching before applying paint to canvas.

Address: Snail Studios, 378a, Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2NF

Phone: 02895 430340


The Crescent Learning

This fun and colourful 2-hour workshop will provide kids and their parent, grandparent or any creative family member an opportunity to learn together.You will create patterns using several different tie-dye techniques. You are required to bring along your own items for your child to tie-dye and suggested items include T-shirts, socks, shorts or even a pillowcase.

Phone: 028 9024 2338


Funky Fun

Arts & crafts is all about fun creative kids craft ideas for a variety of events – kids birthday party, craft party, craft activity workshop, school art and craft project, corporate event and also fundraising ideas with children.  Kids love to make things with their friends. Here is some ideas for your next kids birthday party like T-shirt tie dye,  painting masks, making cards or unicorn horns the list is endless.

Arts & crafts kids are suitable for children from 3 years up. Girls and boys both love to experiment and play with arts and craft. Its a great way to stimulate, develop as well as encourage their creativity and have lots of fun too. An explosion of colour, sparkle, texture and lots of imagination!

Phone: +44 (0)7578 978443


MAC 10

Throughout the year we offer lots of creative learning opportunities for students of all ages. Your class can experience a live theatre show, enjoy world-class art exhibitions, take a tour backstage or enjoy a customised creative workshop led by a professional artist.

Working closely with the current curriculum, we’ve created a number of opportunities to support primary school learning at the MAC.

Address: 10 Exchange St West, Belfast BT1 2NJ

Phone: 028 9023 5053


New Lodge Arts

New Lodge Arts Academy promises an exciting and packed programme for young people of all ages in dance, drama and visual art classes. Classes run on a weekly basis during term time and are open for any young person to get involved.

Address: New Lodge Arts Ashton Centre 5 Churchill Street Belfast, BT15 2BP

Phone: 028 9074 2255


Prime Cut

At arm's length is Prime Cut's primary schools' polyvocal diversity project, which sees children aged 3-7 take part in fun creative workshops exploring difference and working towards the creation of a play that is performed in their school. Since 2017, 12 schools and 300+ children across Belfast and Lisburn-Castlereagh have taken part in drama, storytelling and puppetry workshops.


Phone: 02890 244 004


Beat Carnival

We run a range of regular carnival arts classes here at Beat Carnival Centre and outreach programmes at youth and community groups, schools and other venues.

Address: Beat Carnival Centre, 11-47 Boyd Street, Belfast. BT13 2GU

Phone: 028 9043 4767


Strand Arts Centre

We also now run weekly creative workshops following our Saturday Minors Club screenings. Saturday workshops are £4 per child. Adults free. Please note some Minors Club workshops are FREE OF CHARGE thanks to our Strand Stories project supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Address: Strand Arts Centre, 156 Holywood Road, BELFAST BT4 1NY


Helpful tips for parents

How can I contact the art classes and workshops?

Each Belfast art class and workshop included on this page contains at least one contact method, such as a phone number, email address and postal address. You may get in touch with the organisers directly or click through to the website and find out more about each class on offer.

Can I book an art class for my children in Belfast?

Quickdraw's art class directory provides information about clubs and activities, and we encourage you to get in touch with the individual art class to find out more about what's on offer.

What if I can't see a Belfast art class here?

If you know of a children's art class in Belfast near you that isn't listed on this page please get in touch with Quickdraw and we will endeavour to update our directory with additional activities in this region of Northern Ireland.

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