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April 24, 2024

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Virtual Arts Classes for Kids

Add a little arts to your child's extra-curriculars. We've got a solid roundup of local opportunities!

PHOTO: From Little Art House's Facebook page

 

Many kids will be staying home this fall, so take matters into your own hands to enrich their arts' education. We've located several arts' groups that offer online classes and workshops and we'll be adding more. Welcome to theater, art, music and dance for kids.

 

ACT TOO PLAYERS MUSIC & THEATRE
615-294-0667
info@acttooplayers.com
1113 Murfreesboro Road, STE 119
Dance, acting and production classes; musical showcases for kids and young adults.

CENTER STAGE ACADEMY
615-904-2787, ext. 1210

Zoom classes begin the week of Aug. 24 and run for six weeks. Classes available in theatre, art, choir and more. Based in Murfreesboro.

CHEEKWOOD'S TOTS! 
615-356-8000
As Cheekwood's Tots! is temporarily suspended, the program is still sharing activities for parents and children to activate at home. Choose virtual activities from a variety of subjects including: flowers, bird nests, frogs, recycling and egg carton turtles.

DABBLE STUDIO 
615-678-8784

A "Cityscape" painting that participants can paint together through Dabble Studios.

Dabble from a distance with the studio's wide array of artistic virtual offerings. They now offer four different virtual painting classes, including cityscape painting and electric guitar painting.

DRAMA KIDS
615-549-5554

Drama Kids International, located in Hendersonville, offers online fall drama classes for kids in the evenings.

EDENBROOKE PRODUCTIONS
615-415-1942
Marty Keith teaches private lessons on guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and more. He offers FaceTime and recorded video lessons. Based in Franklin.

EXPRESSION CITY
615-678-4739

Last season's production of "Moana" at Expression City.

The performing arts academy located in Cool Springs has in-person arts classes in addition to a Homeschool Performing Arts Academy for creative kids ages 10 -18.

FIRSTLIGHT ART ACADEMY
615-678-6745
The art academy located in Brentwood offers classes your child can take right from home. Call for more information.

FRANKLIN BRENTWOOD ARTS ACADEMY
615-599-1757

Music and acting lessons online and in person.

FRIST KIDS 
615-244-3340
This online extension of The Frist Art Museum's Martin ArtQuest Gallery has a wide variety of virtual activities and videos. Each video features a different art project you can make from home.

LITTLE ART HOUSE 
615-933-9644
With limited seating and safety protocols in place for their August classes, Little Art House is making sure all kids still have a chance to keep learning artistically. In addition to a new online shop, the studio is offering classes via zoom, including private lessons and art tutorials.

MICHAELS 
615-385-5344

The craft store's website has ongoing art resources for kids and adults, including several fun crafting tutorials and other at-home projects.

NASHVILLE BALLET
615-297-2966

Nashville Ballet offers online classes for kids 3 – 18.

The professional ballet company offers a Virtual Training Series for ages 3 – 18 beginning Aug. 17.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
615-254-9103

The beloved regional children's theatre offers online drama classes for all ages.

OZ ARTS
615-350-7200

Though Oz Arts isn’t having any public performances in August, its website has a large collection of resources for kids and families. Explore your creativity with downloadable writing prompts or stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books.

PAINTING WITH A TWIST 
615-647-8478
Stuck at home with the COVID-19 blues? Check out Twist at Home virtual events near you! Pick up a kit, relax, sip some wine and follow along from the comfort and safety of your own home.

SCHOOL OF ROCK
Remote lessons are available in guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar and singing. School of Rock has locations locally in Franklin (615-221-9700) and Nashville (615-730-5306).

SPOTS DRUM HUB
661-878-5519
Online courses available for drumming. Located in Thompson's Station.

YOUNG REMBRANDTS  
615-614-2017

A piece of art from a Young Rembrandt student.

Young Rembrandts offers art classes to kids in schools, but the pandemic brought a shift to the company who no offers online themed workshops and LIVE online weekly classes.

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