My son is an artist. Seriously, you should see his desk and his drawers and drawers of art supplies. I love this. Especially in these days of more and more screen time, I will happily encourage anything that is not the iPad, Kindle, laptop, Xbox….you get the picture. And luckily, we have something great right here in St. Louis to help support his artistic talent. ArtMart, probably the coolest art supply store in St. Louis, has lots and lots of fun classes and the prices are incredible.
Last night he took his first ArtMart class, mono printing, for just $15.00. He said this is not his preferred medium but he really wants to take more. They have classes by age group 5-12 or 12 & up, and some classes that are just for adults. The costs vary depending on the materials involved, but on the high end is book binding for just $35.00 (I think I want to try this one out). My son’s next class will be mixed media, but they also offer watercolor, how to draw a portrait, drawing animals, acrylics, sculpture, and more. And while it may be a bit early to start thinking about, they offer Art Summer Camps!
The store has so much stuff. Every art supply you can imagine plus storage items, unique gifts, and they even do custom framing. The store has been locally owned since 1952 so you can feel good about shopping locally. If you’re looking for a fun hobby or want to get your kids involved in non-sports related activities, I highly recommend checking out ArtMart. They also offer private family painting events, themed birthday parties, and wine & paint events if you just want to paint and not worry about the technical stuff. Their St. Louis store is located at 2355 S. Hanley Road. You can also check out their list of classes online.
Have you taken any art classes at ArtMart? If so, what’s your favorite?