The Art Playroom

A new generation of online art classes for kids 3-12 years old and anyone who wants to play.

Always open-ended. Always process-based.
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An invitation to join The Art Playroom

Give your children the freedom to express themselves and see them blossom.

Watch the video to learn more about The Art Playroom's philosophy.

Available Online Classes

Take our classes anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. 

Abstract Bundle

This bundle includes 3 Expressive Abstract classes (14 videos and two handbooks). Appropriate for 5+ years old. Through these classes artists will learn to listen to their instincts, explore create without fear, and to enjoy the creative process.

Art Play Bundle

This bundle includes 3 mini courses (3 videos) and a complimentary E-Book "101 ideas to raise art lovers". Appropriate for 3+ years old. Artists will be given creative prompts and are encouraged to create along with us as they watch the videos.

Abstract Kids 101

This course is included in our Abstract Bundle and is one of our foundation courses. The course includes 4 videos and a handbook. Artists will learn our unique three-step process to create Expressive Abstract Paintings.

Everyday Abstract (30 days of Abstract Drawing)

This course is included in our Abstract bundle. It comes with 4 videos and a handbook to guide artists through 30 days of abstract drawing.

Calming with Colors

This course is included in our Abstract bundle. It includes 6 videos. Artists will be exploring primary colors using repetitive mark making techniques. They will also be creating their own colors at the end of the class.

Pretend and Paint

This course is included in our Art Play Bundle. Artists will learn how to use their imagination, let go of all the worries, and just paint. Appropriate for 3+ years old.

How to create a dream collage

This course is included in our Art Play bundle. Artists will be exploring themselves and their voice in the world of glue and paper. Appropriate for 3+ years old.

What can you do with foil and yarn?

This course is included in our Art Play Bundle. Artists will be encouraged to create their own object using foil and yarn. Creative prompt and demonstration will be provided. Appropriate for 3+ years old.

101 ideas to raise art lovers

This 30-page E-book is filled with IDEAS! In the book you will find over 50 process art play ideas as well as many ideas to start creative family routines. Perfect for parents of 3+ years old and art teachers.

About us

The Art Playroom was founded by Abstract artist Benz Amataya Kuipers. Benz is a certified Expressive Art Facilitator from Open Studio Project, Evanston, IL.

Benz discovered her love for painting after attending an expressive painting class at Open Studio Project.

At Open Studio, she was encouraged to connect with her own creativity and to express her whole self without fear and without any pre-planned concepts. 

The most special part about The Art Playroom is that our art studio is a safe space free of judgment. Everyone in The Art Playroom is treated equally as an artist and is given full permission to follow their creative instinct. 

The Art Playroom is Benz's latest and biggest project yet. She envisions bringing the nurturing experience she received at Open Studio Project to a much wider audience around the world.