Youth - Art

YMCA art classes encourage self-expression and critical thinking while developing your child's imagination and building their self-esteem.  Exposure to the arts creates a better understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds that make up our community and helps foster uplifting relationships.  

Metuchen YMCA

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Youth Art
Art classes help youth to build confidence and learn to express themselves! Our mixed-media classes will allow children to work with different mediums such as paint, clay, chalk, mosaics and more. Materials will vary week by week, based on various projects and themes.
  • Creative Arts (Ages 5-12)

    Come get crafty with  Us!  Using a variety of materials and mediums, participants will be encouraged to express themselves and explore their creative side through arts and crafts. Each week students will work on a fun, new project to take home.

    (formally known as Arts and Crafts Studio)

Parent Child Classes (Ages 1-4)


  • Explore and More! (ages 1-4)

    Join Mr. Bradford for an interactive parent/child experience! Enter a world of creativity and wonder, joining your little one as they explore their surroundings. Participants will have fun rotating through activity stations including easel painting, playdough, paper crafts, bubbles and more! Circle time, games and songs make this class an engaging experience for families! Silly and messy play awaits, so dress accordingly!

Edison YMCA

Preschool Art Enrichment (Ages 3-5)
This class will give children ages 3-5 years old an opportunity to imagine, explore, & create with the various mediums and areas of art.  During this session the art instructor will give the children dedicated time for them to use their imaginations, explore colors & create masterpieces. Through art, children will learn geometry as well as work on letter recognition and sight words.  Children will learn to express themselves thru art and become more confident in themselves!
  • Preschool Art (Ages 3-5)

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Art Classes (Ages 5-12 years)
  • Art & Crafts (Ages 5-8 years)

    Our most popular art class for young artists who want to learn about drawing, painting techniques, and art history. Busy artists will create new masterpieces every week while enjoying the creative and relaxed atmosphere of the 45 minute class. All supplies needed for the class are provided. Students will be grouped by age and experience.
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 9-12)

South Amboy YMCA

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Exploration Station (Ages 1-5)
Art stations, finger paintings, paper crafts, stamps, play dough, songs, bubbles, and much more.
  • Exploration Station (Ages 2-4 years)

  • Exploration Station (Ages 3-5)

Art Beyond The Crayons (Ages 5-12)
Work with an art instructor to explore fine arts through a variety of mediums from watercolors to clay.
  • Art Beyond The Crayons (Ages 5-8)

  • Art Beyond The Crayons (Ages 10-14)