Children's Art Classes in
Geneva, IL

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Kids’ Art Classes for All Ages

Have you been searching for kids’ art classes near me? At Children’s Art Classes in Geneva, IL, we’re dedicated to providing children with the outlet they need to tap into their creativity and sharpen their art skills. No matter what type of art your child is interested in, we provide training and access to more than 40 types of art, giving your child the chance to explore what they love. We’re dedicated to giving children access to the art training they need to improve their skills and realize their talents. We serve the communities of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora, Saint Charles, and West Chicago.

A Nine-Month Comprehensive Curriculum

If you’re searching for art classes, you want to find art programs for kids that will give them a comprehensive overview of art to help them develop new skills and find the types of art they love best. Our classes are designed to explore more than 40 types of art through a comprehensive nine-month curriculum that is available to children of all ages and skill levels. Students will learn about art history, color theory, shapes, lines, color values, design and much more. We offer weekly Workshops during the summer (June – July) and throughout the school year (Sept – May) classes meet once a week. We can also host birthday parties and summer workshops to best suit your needs. If you’re homeschooling your child and need help with teaching the arts, our kids’ art classes are the ideal solution to ensure your child gets the proper instruction without the hassle of managing art projects yourself. Sign your child up today!

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Classes & Workshops Offered at this Studio

Tiny Hands (3-4 year olds) – Preschool Children

Introduction to Art (5-6 year olds)

Beginning Art (7-8 year olds)

Art 1 (9+ year olds)

Art 2 (9+ year olds)

Homeschool Art Curriculum

Upcoming Events

Summer Workshops

Looking to keep your student engaged during the summer?

Sign up for an Art Workshop!

Each Workshop is 5 days and we have over 15 different workshops to choose from.

Sign up Here.


Celebrate your child’s Birthday with us!

Our Birthday Package offers  1-hr 15-min Art project (painting on canvas or clay) along with 35-45 mins of party time.

We provide all the supplies for the art project and an additional space for your party.

You supply your treats of choice.

Email: or Call: 630-998-8162 for more details.


Meet Our Team


Maria Ananieva

Maria Ananieva

Maria, born in Bulgaria, received her Associate Degree in Graphic Design from the College of Dupage along with continuing education in Fine Arts. Her primary medium is oil painting, and her primary subjects are birds and flowers.  Maria is a Batavia, IL artist where she has been teaching and creating art for over 5 years. Maria finds her students to not only be extremely creative, but truly inspiring, as they have no blocks or barriers to their artistic abilities - just the desire to create! Maria’s teaching style is encouraging children & adults to develop their own artistic style as they develop in their skills.

Amy Dahn

Amy Dahn

Lisa Shanahan

Lisa Shanahan

Lisa is thrilled to be part of your child's artistic journey.  Lisa is passionate about art and its ability to develop self-expression and grow confidence in children. Lisa enjoys creating art with many mediums, including charcoal and pencil drawing, acrylics, and her favorite, oil paints.

After earning her B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University, Lisa had a diverse career in marketing, public relations, and social work.  Lisa has three grown children and lives in Geneva with her husband and two goldendoodles.

Studio Owner

Kurt Barbel

Kurt is a school photography industry veteran with over 30 years working with schools and school districts throughout Northern Illinois.

Throughout Kurt’s career he has partnered with Public, Catholic, and Private and Home School Associations, working with Administrators of all levels to provide portrait, yearbook and school services.

Kurt continues his work by providing opportunities to students and families through Children’s Art Classes. Providing a comprehensive art education program that enriches the lives, raises the self-esteem, and improves the academic performance of our students as he has seen firsthand with his own children through the fine arts.

Kurt is a lifelong resident of Aurora, IL along with his wife Tracy and five boys.

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