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Welcome to your home of the best art classes for children in Sandy Springs, GA! If you are looking for programs that will inspire and fulfill YOUR CHILD, look no further. Creativity flourishes when children are involved in the making and appreciation of art, and they learn through the process of trial and error. Our art classes provide a nurturing environment with small class sizes and degreed art instructors. Children will learn artistic technique combined with authentic self-expression and feel encouraged to BE THEMSELVES! 

Toddler Art Classes

We believe in the freedom to get messy and let children explore their own creativity at their own pace. Our toddler classes are designed especially for children ages 2 - 4 years old with a caregiver. 

Unleash your child's creativity with our palette of after-school art classes. Let them explore different artistic tools, like water colors, acrylics, clay, papier mache, mosaics and more! 

Fine Arts Classes

Has your child shown a serious interest in art? Are you looking for something a bit more advanced? Our fine art classes designed especially for preteens offer a wide variety of mediums and drawing techniques.

Open Studio & Play Dates

Open Studio

Designed especially for families and young children to come enjoy arts and crafts during non regimented classroom hours. Our open studio hours provide plenty of creativity and flexibility of projects. Children will have access to a wide range of inspiring materials and a variety of ways to explore them. From unlimited access to all the glitter, pom pom, sequins and more, children can choose from our creative menu of crafts available, or seasonally themed projects. Come create something special for a loved one or for yourself! Studio staff does not offer formal art instruction; we encourage creative thinking, provide gentle guidance and offer support as needed. Open studio is offered every Sunday from 2 pm - 5 pm (unless we have a specialty event noted on our calendar), and ongoing during weekdays when classes are not in session. Please check online calendar as our schedule changes based on our class schedule. Studio is closed on Mondays. Open Studio cost is $10 per child which gives you access to all of our supplies, and from there on add a project of your choice. Project costs vary from $5 - $35. Options include, ceramic painting, canvas painting, jewelry making, sensory activities, stuff & fluff, seasonally changing crafts and more!

Want to set up a private play date? No problem! Simply call us a few days ahead of time and we will set your party up in a private classroom. Based on studio availability. Bring a snack and enjoy our outdoor fully fenced in play area with slide and other play structures. 

Toddler Art Classes

Spring Semester: March 9 – May 4: Messy Toddler Tuesdays (Ages 2 - 4 yrs)

Our 8-week session is designed especially for children ages 2 – 4 years (with guardian) to explore a variety of age-appropriate activities in a safe, fun and creative environment. Children will be introduced to the elements of art by learning shapes, color recognition, color mixing and texture while experimenting with new and engaging materials. In this multi-sensory experience, your toddler will learn to develop fine motor skills by painting, drawing, squeezing glue, stringing beads, painting on an easel, cutting, collaging, stamping, and even using clay. Each class includes a take home craft project along with a story.

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Spring Semester: March 19 - May 7: Kids Gardening & Art Club Preschoolers (Age 2 – 5) Fridays

Children are natural explorers! La Dee Da’s Art and Nature Club aims to introduce children to the basics of container gardening along with arts and crafts inspired by nature. Through easy and tested projects, children will learn to appreciate and delve into their natural curiosity and wonder along with their connection to our planet. Gardening is also a wonderful tactile and sensory experience and can help children self-regulate. The feel of the soil and smell of the earth can bring comfort to many while being educational and showing kids responsibility.

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After School Art Classes

Handbuilding in Clay 101 (Grades 1 - 3)
Tuesdays, March 9 - May 4 (no class April 6, Spring Break)
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Handbuilding is a way to work with clay without using the pottery wheel - instead we will use techniques with coils, slabs or pinching the clay to make functional and sculptural work. We will also use equipment like rolling pins and slab rollers to start the process, using more clay to embellish and decorate our work. Pieces will not be fired, but spray glazed instead. Cost includes all materials.

We will be hosting each class with safety precautions in place due to COVID-19. Classes are limited to 8 students with social distancing, sanitizing all tools, materials and classroom before and after each class. Students are required to sanitize hands prior to entering class and face masks are mandatory at this time.

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Handbuilding in Clay 102 (Grades 3 - 5)
Tuesdays, March 9 - May 4 (no class April 6, Spring Break)
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Intro to Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques. Hand building in clay is working off the wheel. We will use equipment like rolling pins and slab rollers to start the process, using more clay to embellish and decorate our work. Pieces will not be fired, but spray glazed instead. Cost includes all materials.

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Mixed Media Art Class (Grades K - 2)
Wednesdays, March 10 - May 5 (no class April 7, Spring Break)
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Our next 8 week session is designed for students to develop their artistic skills by engaging in the creative process from planning to creation. This workshop introduces emerging artists to a variety of mixed media and encourages self expression through the development and practice of art fundamentals. Artists meet weekly at La Dee Da to create both individual and collaborative art projects. Projects use a variety of mixed media and techniques like mosaics, papier mache, acrylic canvas painting, nail string art, clay and a whole lot more. Cost includes all materials.

We will be hosting each class with safety precautions in place due to COVID-19. Classes are limited to 8 students with social distancing, sanitizing all tools, materials and classroom before and after each class. Students are required to sanitize hands prior to entering class and face masks are mandatory at this time.

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All Things Origami (Grades 3 - 5)
Thursdays, March 11 - May 6 (no class April 8, Spring Break)
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Origami has shown to help develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. Use of the hands directly stimulates areas of the brain and is therapeutic. In this 8 week course, we will start with some easier projects and build our way up to some more complex designs even incorporating acrylic painting and collage making into our art work. Cost includes all materials.

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Kids Gardening & Art Club Jr. (Grades K – 2)

Children are natural explorers! La Dee Da’s Art and Nature Club aims to introduce children to the basics of container gardening along with arts and crafts inspired by nature. Through easy and tested projects, children will learn to appreciate and delve into their natural curiosity and wonder along with their connection to our planet. Gardening is also a wonderful tactile and sensory experience and can help children self-regulate. The feel of the soil and smell of the earth can bring comfort to many while being educational and showing kids responsibility.

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Sunday Crafternoons & Workshops

Do you love crafting? Are you looking for something fun to do with your child that's screen free and creates a fun bonding moment? Do you enjoy pouring over Pinterest and Etsy pages wishing you could create something of your own? Don't have all the supplies at your home and don't want to worry about making a mess? Our Sunday Crafternoons and Specialty Workshops are designed just for this! Seasonally, we will offer either family workshops (child and caregiver) or drop off afternoons where your child can create a selected project under the guidance and expertise from one of our art instructors. Please check our online calendar frequently as we add workshop every month. These are typically on Sundays from 2 pm - 4 pm. Reservations are required for all workshops.