In our beginning art class, we believe in process over product and encourage little ones to express their creativity with a variety of mediums. Toddlers will be able to explore texture and color as they fine-tune their fine motor skills by manipulating brushes, rollers, stampers, clay & dough. We have a different theme each week that ties our art projects together such as Zoom to the Moon, A Day at the Beach, Down on the Farm, and seasonal crafts for Snow Days and Valentine's Day. Art is essential for our little ones to develop creativity and self-expression, but leave the clean up to us!
35 minutes of free art play - We have 3-4 different art stations set up for children to freely explore.
Light clean up - All of our classes teach that when we are done playing, we clean up. Children help us by putting art tools in clean up bins and washing their hands.
A short lesson with songs and story to tie in the weekly theme.
Art has countless benefits for our children's development.
In the earliest ages, manipulating different textures with their hands through sensory play strengthens cognitive development, helps with children's ability to self-regulate and can even discourage "picky eaters"
Motor skills - grasping that paintbrush and gliding it on the paper, rolling the dough, picking up small pompoms between finger and thumb and gluing it on with their other hand helps develope coordination and strengthens fine motor skills.
Language - what better way to learn new words than have your child explain their art to you? Talk about the colors of the paint, describe the feeling of the materials with words like sticky, bumpy, & smooth.
Social development - almost all of our art stations are "work together" stations. Our children learn by doing and the most difficult lesson of all - how to share - is no exception.
Self-awareness & confidence - With our take-home projects, children can bring their art home to parents and show them what they created with their own hands! They learn that they have an impact on their world and they can create whatever they want!
Sibling discount - half price
No mess at home! (and everything comes out in the wash)
Classes run 45 minutes in length We provide all art supplies. Please wear "art clothes" - everything is washable! We recommend for ages 18 mo-3+ yrs
We take everything from Toddler Art and bump it up to the next level. This class is perfect for preschool-aged children (3-5years). Still very hands-on, we'll be doing more preschool type crafts and process art with lessons and stories along the way. Practice using scizzors, create projects to take home, sculpt, paint and work on collaborative projects.