Creative Afterschool and Weekend Activities in St. Louis

August 15, 2022

Categories Newsroom

Summer is coming to a close, and now you’re wondering what your children are going to do on weekends and after school. Local arts organizations have the answer!

  • New Art in the Neighborhood – high school students work with local and international artists to immerse themselves in contemporary art issues and practices. (Contemporary Art Museum)
  • LEAP Middle School Initiative – A collaborative approach to art-making for middle-school students with a focus on a specific medium and mentoring from local artists and art educators. (Contemporary Art Museum)
  • All-Star Chorus – foster your passion for learning music while connecting with mentors and fellow singers and enhance your college applications. (The Sheldon)
  • Immigrant and Refugee After School Program – homework help, games and free food for immigrant and refugee high school students. (International Institute of St. Louis)
  • Flying at City Museum – learn the circus arts! (Circus Harmony)
  • Royal Lancers Drum Corp – year-round and afterschool performing arts program in collaboration with the Nu Art Series and the Mathews Dickey Boys and Girls Club.
  • StichCast Studio – bringing together youth and professional artists in St. Louis to develop and produce a series of podcast episodes. (StoryStitchers)
  • Stitchers Youth Council – young artists and business enthusiasts 16-24 years old living in the St. Louis, Missouri region learn as they help to build the nonprofit. (StoryStitchers)
  • Consuming Kinetics Dance Company Youth Dance – designed to accommodate dancers of any level between the ages of 3-19.
  • Budding Artists (6-9 years) – experimenting with patterns, art history extravaganza and bead art. (St. Louis Artists’ Guild)
  • Young Artists (10-12 years) – drawing for the young artists, let’s print together, illustration for the young artist (St. Louis Artists’ Guild)
  • Teen Intensives (13+ years) – drawing for teens, liquid art: watercolor for teens (St. Louis Artists’ Guild)
  • Bayer Fund Artists-in-Training Program – a nationally acclaimed program that identifies, coaches, and encourages promising young high school singers both on and offstage. (Opera Theatre of St. Louis)
  • Webster Arts Fall Workshops – (7-9 years) – using watercolors and oil pastels, students will learn how to draw portrait and then add crazy colored hair!
  • Webster Arts Fall Workshops – (10-13 years) using one element of nature each week as inspiration, participants will create a four different art projects using a variety of materials.
  • Freedom Arts & Education Center After Sessions – scholars work with tutors and teaching artists to achieve academic and artistic goals.
  • Orchestrating Diversity: El Sistema St. Louis – free music education offerings
  • COCA – theatre, visual arts, voice, dance, design, and more! COCA inspires art experiences for all ages and skill levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals.
  • Intersect STL – Artventures is an after-school arts mentorship program for students in 2nd through 6th Grade, hosted at Intersect Arts Center. Teaming up with 2 to 3 other students, youth will be matched with an adult Artist Mentor in areas such as painting, drawing, ceramics, fashion, sculpture, and photography.

Are you an organization with an afterschool or weekend youth activity in the arts? Email us!