Brushfire Pottery Studio 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 150, Nashville 615-385-5334 Pottery on a walk-in basis throughout the year plus field trips for school group and homeschoolers. Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 615-356-8000 Tuesdays for Tots (September - May) gives preschoolers hands-on art activities. Cheekwood offers art camps during school breaks plus workshop throughout the year. Registration is ongoing. Children’s Corner Store 718 Thompson Lane, Ste. 104, Nashville The art of sewing is taught through an assortment of classes for adults and children. The Clay Lady’s Campus 1416 Lebanon Pike, Ste. C, Nashville 615-242-0346 Pottery classes for ages 16 & older throughout the year. Registration begins Aug. 14. Craft South 2516 12th Ave. S., Nashville Open sewing and crafting studio with a full calendar of creative workshops for all ages. Dabble Studio 330 Harrison St., Nashville 615-678-8784   Painting classes with accompanying adults throughout the year. Registration is ongoing. Frist Center 919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 The Frist’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery lets kids do hands-on projects throughout the year. Special programs during the year and summer camps for ages 5 - 18. No registration needed. Green Elephant Arts 615-679-0654 Mobile art programs for group playdates and homeschoolers 18 months and older begin Aug. 6. Homeschool classes for ages 5 - 9 begin Aug. 23. Registration is open. Gymboree Play & Music 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-221-9004 The Art Class for ages 2 - 5 covers painting, sculpture, drawing, collage and more. Registration is ongoing. Hatch Show Print 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-577-7710   Free Letterpress art making on the first Sunday of each month for ages 5 - 18. No registration needed. Haus of Yarn 265 White Bridge Road, Nashville 615-354-1007 Private lessons in knitting for children and adults. Recommended for ages 8 and older, $25 for one-hour session. Little Art House 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville 615-933-9644 Weekly classes for ages 12 months & older, including after-school classes.  Drop-in classes and a family art-making class available on Saturdays. Registration in ongoing. Metro Parks Art Classes at Centennial Art Center 301 25th Ave. N., Nashville 615-862-8442 Plans are in the works for developing youth art classes this fall. Summer art camps for ages 8 - 14. Michael’s The local craft store has ongoing art classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code at the website for classes near you. Nashville School of the Arts See listing in “Dance.” OZ Arts Nashville 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville 615-350-7200 OZ hosts day-long multi-arts programs for ages 5 - 15 on days when Metro Nashville Public Schools are out of session during the school year. Registration is ongoing. Paint + Canvas 6913 Lenox Village Drive, Nashville 615-499-0513 Fall classes for ages 6 - 14, plus spring and summer sessions. Open painting for kids takes place Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for $25. Registration is open. Painting with a Twist 4009 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-647-8478 Scheduled paint classes. Ages 7 and older welcomed at morning classes and Family Days. Plaza Art 633 Middleton St., Nashville 615-254-3368 Professional artist supply store that also offers monthly classes in various mediu from beginners to advanced. River Art Studio 8329 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville 615-260-2604 Art studio located in West Nashville offering art classes, parties and workshops. Sarratt Youth Art Institute 207 Sarratt Student Center, Nashville 615-343-0491 Summer art classes for kids ages 5 - 7. Registration TBA. Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts A four-week residency summer program (usually in June) for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance and filmmaking. Each January more than 1,400 students from all over Tennessee compete for the 230 available scholarships. The students selected for the School for the Arts show true talent and motivation. VSA Tennessee Offers an enriching array of arts programs like dance, visual arts and choir all year and throughout the state for students of all ages with and without disabilities. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville 615-383-4848 A pre-college program for teens includes drawing/painting, graphic design and photography. Summer camps for kids. Registration begins Aug. 14. 615 House of Dance 2121 Gains St., Nashville 615-516-6604 Breakdancing classes for kids of all experience levels. Registration open. Bellevue Dance Center 7097 Old Harding Pike, Nashville 615-662-8553 Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary “concert dance” for ages 3 & older. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 7. Burlingame Studios of Dance 3642 Central Pike, Hermitage 615-889-6575 Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, tumbling and all-boys hip hop for ages 3 & older. Registration is open. DancEast 805 Woodland St., Ste. 314, Nashville 615-601-1897 Classes for ages 2 & older in creative movement, intro to ballet, pre-tap, ballet, tap, jazz, modern and breakdance. Registration is open. Dance in Bloom 7982 Coley Davis Road, Nashville 615-662-4819 Classes run August - May (register any time) for ages 2 & older. Instruction in dance/tumbling fundamentals, ballet, tap, jazz, modern and more. Registration is open; classes start mid-Aug. Dancity Productions 5714 Edmondson Pike 2D, Nashville 617-970-3486 Creative movement, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary tap, hip hop and musical theater for ages 2 - 18. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 1. Genas-Dance-School 327 Rural Hill Road, Ste. F, Nashville 615-361-5278 Lessons in tap, ballet, lyrical​, hip-hop, clogging and more for ages 3 & older. Registration is open. Hermitage Dance Academy 3441 Lebanon Pike, Ste. 130, Hermitage 615-231-7100 Ages 2 & older can take intro to ballet, tumbling, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and Zumba. A “Without Limits” class is designed for children with special needs, ages 8 - 15. Registration is open. Metro Parks Dance Division at Centennial Performing Arts Studios 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville 615-862-8439 Classes for children, teens and adults in ballet, pointe, Afro-Caribbean, creative movement, contemporary, modern, hip hop, tap and musical theater. Operates the Centennial Youth Ballet. Classes available at McCabe Park, Sevier Park & Hadley Park community centers. Registration is open. Moves & Grooves 2275 Murfreesboro Pike, Ste. 101, Nashville 615-953-1363 Arts-integrated learning experience for at-risk youth in grades 2 - 8. Summer camps available. Registration is open. Nashville Ballroom & Co. 630 Rundle Ave., Nashville 615-726-8899 Classes for ages 8 and older in American and international ballroom, plus social dance lessons including two step, hustle, west coast swing and more. Registration is open. Nashville Dance Center 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Ste. 200, Nashville 615-385-7997 Classes for ages 2 & older include pre-ballet, creative movement, tumbling, ballet, tap and hip hop/jazz, plus competitive dance for ages 6 - 18. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 14. Nashville Irish Step Dancers 2710 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville 615-578-7368   Irish dance school for all levels teaches both traditional and original solo material as well as group instruction. A competition level is available along with several performance opportunities throughout the year. Nashville School of Dance and Music 63 E. Thompson Lane, Ste. 105, Nashville 615-403-0060 Classes for ages 18 months  and older in creative movement, tumbling, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and choreography. Registration is open. Nashville School of the Arts 1250 Foster Ave., Nashville 615-291-6600 School for grades 9 - 12 combines academics with arts training in instrumental music, vocal music, visual art, theater, dance and literary arts. Open enrollment. National Dance Clubs 5133 Harding Pike, Ste. A-12, Nashville 615-352-1155 Intro to Ballroom packages available for ages 4 & older. Registration is ongoing. School of Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-297-2966 Dance for ages 2 & older includes a children’s division up to professional level. Creative movement and Mommy & Me available for young kids. The Young Men’s Scholarship Program provides free tuition for one year for boys ages 6 - 18. Registration open; classes begin Aug. 14. Bandwagon Music & Repair 7639 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville 615-721-2263 Lessons in flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, guitar and voice. Parent/tot “Music Together” classes. Registration is ongoing. Belmont Academy 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 615-460-6346 Music instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, strings, flute, percussion, trombone and voice. Registration is ongoing. Blair School of Music 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville 615-322-7651 Home to one of the top-rated Kindermusik programs in the country and the Blair Children’s Chorus programs. Registration opens Aug. 1; classes begin in Sept. Childbloom Guitar Program 4412 Illinois Ave., Nashville 859-448-3339 Private and small-group guitar lessons for ages 5 & older with an annual recital. Registration is ongoing. Creative Soul Music Academy 2709 Bransford Ave., Nashville 615-678-6616 Music lessons for ages 5 & older in piano, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, plus a band program. Registration is ongoing. Guitar Center 721 Thompson Lane, Nashville 615-297-7770 Lessons for all ages in guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums, band/orchestra, vocals, keyboards and more. Registration is ongoing. Gymboree Play & Music 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-221-9004 The Music Class for ages 6 - 28 months includes songs, dance, movement, games and instruments. Registration is ongoing. Melodia Studio 1318 Seventh Ave. N., Nashville 615-953-9642 Piano lessons for all ages and levels. Also available is the “First Steps in Music” class for infants and toddlers. Registration is ongoing. Melody Music Studios 615-510-3798 Lessons in instructors’ studios or at your home on a variety of instruments. Registration is ongoing. Mobile Music Academy 615-301-8589 In-home lessons for all ages include piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin/viola, saxophone, cello, bass and flute. Registration is ongoing. Music City Music Together Available at various Nashville spots 615-730-6971 Parent-and-tot music-and-movement program for ages birth to 5 years. Registration is ongoing. Music City Youth Orchestra A string orchestra and chamber music program for middle and high school students. Auditions for the 2017/18 season take place Aug. 7, 12 & 14. The Music Class/Sound Start at Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville Music Pups parent/tot music-and-movement program for ages birth - 4 years takes place in fall, spring and summer. Registration is open. Nashville Children’s Choir In cooperation with Belmont University, this program includes three sequenced choirs for grades 3 - 8 and the Nashville Youth Choir for grades 9 - 12. The next audition takes place Thursday, Aug. 10. Nashville Music Academy 2716 Westwood Drive, Nashville 615-521-1937 Lessons for all ages on every instrument. Special needs program available, too. Registration is open. Nashville School of the Arts See listing in “Dance.” Nashville Jazz Workshop 1319 Adams St., Nashville 615-242-5299 Ensemble classes focusing on master artists. Additional classes include theory, improvisation and more. Some proficiency on instruments is required. Registration is open. Nashville Youth Orchestra Program Comprises eight student orchestras — including the Curb Youth Symphony — at different skill levels for students in grades 3 - 12. The next round of auditions take place Aug. 12 - 23. Nashville Symphony 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 615-687-6500 Pied Piper Series of concerts for children; FREE Young People’s Concerts for students in grades K - 12 ($10 for chaperones/teachers) with curriculum. Learn more about more symphony initiatives at the website. Pro Music Academy 2803 Columbine Place, Nashville 615-200-0604 Lessons for all levels taught by professional working musicians. Registration is ongoing. School of Rock Nashville 3201 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 615-730-5306 Lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums and voice with an emphasis on live performance. A “Little Wings” program for preschoolers is available. Registration is open. W.O. Smith Music School 1125 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville 615-255-8355 Music instruction for kids ages 7 - 18 from low-income families. Lessons are 50 cents each, and the school provides instruments. Fall registration is Aug. 7 - 10. Williams Fine Violin 1218 17th Ave. S., Nashville 615-429-2927 Private lessons for ages 4 & older (depending on instructor) in violin, fiddle, cello, double bass as well as beginning piano and voice. Registration is ongoing. Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) held at Vanderbilt University 2201 West End Ave., Nashville 615-849-8140 Charitable youth arts organization. Rock camps and Rock Block, where students ages 10 - 17 learn to play music through collaborative experience. Fall sessions to be posted online this month and begin in Sept. The 4th Wall Acting Studio 100 Taylor St., Ste. B8, Nashville 615-398-0616 Saturday classes for ages 12 - 17 includes scene study, character development and script analysis. Registration is ongoing; space is limited. Metro Parks Theater Division at Centennial Performing Arts Studios 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville 615-880-2281 Classes for ages 3 - 14 include dramatic play, acting fundamentals & essentials, story drama and more. Plus, classes for special needs youth ages 15 & older. Register now for fall/winter 2017. Nashville Acting Studio 2701 Greystone Road, Ste. C, Nashville 629-777-6980 Young actors classes on Saturdays for ages 6 - 18 focus on acting for the camera. Registration is open. Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-252-4675 NCT offers a wide range of drama classes throughout the year for PreK and older. Registration for the fall opens Aug. 12. Nashville School of the Arts See listing in “Dance.” Nashville Theatre School 615-477-1628 Brings after-school musical theater classes to preschools and schools. Registration is open. Nashville Youth Theatre Company Middle and high school students perform, play, write, sing, dance, act, manage and more. Performances take place at Lipscomb University. Registration is open. Street Theatre Company’s ClassAct Dramatics 615-554-7414 Year-round opportunities for ages 5 - 18 in classes, workshops, musicals and plays. Seasonal camps. Registration TBA. The Theater Bug 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 615-818-7358 Theater training for kids. Original productions feature casts ages 6 & older. Registration opens Aug. 7. TPAC Education 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 615-687-4291 TPAC’s Humanities Outreach in Tennessee (HOT) program brings theater, dance and music performances to school groups and homeschool families. Reservations for 2017/2018 open Aug. 1. Save Save