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Welcome to the power of drawing! If you are new to Young Rembrandts, get ready to experience the power of drawing by watching this short introductory video by the Founder of Young Rembrandts on 'Why We Teach Drawing'. Then, come back and continue reading to learn more about me and how proud I am to keep ART in the HEART of every child who loves to draws to with us. We offer classes afterschool at our partnering schools.

ARTS education is our specialty. Every YR office is independently owned and operated. For 10 years, YR Central Chicago has been partnering with over 60 Chicago schools throughout the city to bring ART enrichment programs (Drawing Clubs) to students in grades K - 6. Our ART enrichment programs are parent-funded. This means that schools do not fund us. This also means that we are at no cost to the school districts. Together, as a community, we can keep ART in the heart of all students by encouraging schools to keep the lights on afterschool to provide safe, non-competitive bully-free environments for students who love to draw!

By coaching the kids through the fundamentals of drawing, every week we will introduce our students to a FUN brand new picture that has been kid-tested, kid approved. NO REPEAT PICTURES, EITHER! Thanks to our six-year curriculum, we NEVER repeat a lesson. This means that if your child begins drawing with us in Kindergarten and continues to draw with us through 6th grade, they will NEVER see/draw the exact same lesson. 

IF WE ARE NOT AT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL, contact your principal today and share our contact information with them. Encourage them to bring the power of drawing to your school at NO COST to the school district because we are parent-funded!


Shalvi Khera and Sapna Budhiraja

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We help kids discover new ART every week.


The day after my son's first Young Rembrandts' class (on a Thursday), he said -When do I go to Young ‘Brandts again, mom? -It’s every Wednesday, Honey. -Oh. I wish it was every Wednesday AND every Thursday. He wanted to go again the next day so badly.


My son just finished taking your Anime class through Fleming Island Plantation. To say he loved it would be an understatement. It's the most animated (no pun intended) we've seen him in weeks.


HISTORY OF YOUNG REMBRANDTS: Young Rembrandts was founded over 30 years ago in Elgin, IL. We are nation wide! Our specialty is art enrichment classes for kids. Our elementary drawing and cartoon drawing classes complement and expand existing art programs already in place at your school! Young Rembrandts provides top-quality instructors and a six year kid-tested, kid-approved curriculum. What does that mean? If your child starts drawing with us at the age of 5, they will NEVER repeat a lesson! Our classes are built to be fun AND children who participate in Young Rembrandts local art enrichment classes increase overall academic skills, fine motor skills, social skills and confidence, not only in their artwork but in themselves! Young Rembrandts provides all materials, top-quality instructors and curriculum for weekly drawing classes. Our in-person classes are the perfect social activity for your kids this year. Keep scrolling to LEARN EVEN MORE!

Young Rembrandts Develops the Whole Child

We Do More Than Just Draw

Intellectual Development

Drawing with Young Rembrandts develops the whole brain by combining the three learning styles that children use to learn effectively. Therefore, Young Rembrandts students develop learning skills in ways intense academic classes cannot teach.

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Fine Motor Skills

Young Rembrandts students make huge advances in their fine motor skills every week. Harnessing these skills is imperative for young learners to excel in traditional education settings. When fine motor skills increase, the hands can finally do what the mind can conceive.

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Creative Outlet

Art provides children a place and way to share themselves, to show what’s on their mind and illustrate their ideas.

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Academic Performance

Young Rembrandts drawing classes stimulate and develop the right side of the brain through art. These weekly drawing classes offer child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark interest and increase knowledge retention, never losing sight that children learn best when they are engaged and entertained.

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Social Development

Art allows children to get in touch with their emotions, to express themselves, understand others, reflect on their work and learn from their mistakes. Not all children have the opportunity or desire to experience the social aspect of team sports. In the Young Rembrandts classroom, all kids can do and excel at a solitary activity while belonging and building those relationships in a “team-like” environment.

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Out of the Box Thinking

Art helps children learn to think for themselves, consider multiple viewpoints and explore a range of possibilities. In the Young Rembrandts classroom, students are encouraged to see things in a different way and thinking creatively. Mastering this type of thinking is essential to who children are and their future social and academic success.

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After School Art for Children

Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

Drawing Classes Just For Kids

Our Curriculum

Young Rembrandts was created to be fun.

Our drawing classes offer child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark interest and increase knowledge retention. Through the process of weekly instruction Young Rembrandts students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials.

Elementary Drawing

Young Rembrandts’ elementary drawing teaches children to break complex objects into foundational shapes. As they learn how to deconstruct and reconstruct images, the experience, repetition, and variety of engaging and relevant subject matter bring them to increased levels of mastery in drawing - and in life.

Cartoon Drawing

Young Rembrandts cartooning classes follow our same quality, step-by-step method, with the added fun and excitement of cartooning. While cartooning is fun, playful, and engaging, children gain mastery in a unique drawing style and improve their core learning skills.

Preschool Drawing

Young children gather, collect and process more stimuli in the preschool years than at any other time in their development. Young Remmbrandts prepares their brains for more advanced learning. It is fun, encouraging, and will maximize development, to better prepare them as learners.

Drawing On-Demand

On-demand drawing classes are perfect for families that want a freeform schedule. Register today and get a set of 60-minute classes to enjoy when it's convenient for you.

Themed Workshops

Community centers, summer schools, and summer camps provide the perfect setting for our Young Rembrandts' workshops. Your child will improve core learning skills while delving into a favorite subject matter. Young Rembrandts' workshops range in themes and vary in length from 3 to 5 days. Contact us for a complete list of offerings near you!

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