Early Childhood Visual Arts

New projects EACH session! Ignite your child's imagination--fuel their creativity! Add arts to their school curriculum!

Young children are natural explorers and the visual arts provide sensory, expressive and social opportunities. Early childhood classes are designed to provide experiences with multiple mediums (paint, drawing tools, clay) and value the process of art-making over the products created. Dress for mess and come for fun! Smocks and all materials provided.

Parents/guardians of preschool-age students (below kindergarten age) are requested to stay onsite during classes. Please be in proximity to the classroom space in order to assist your child with toileting needs and/or need of additional support.

Visual Arts Classes at a Glance

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Early Childhood Classes

Painting Explorations! (ages 1-3 years w/adult)Choose one session. Sorry, VAF1703 has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
Little ones with a favorite adult explore homemade paint recipes (food-based) with a variety of kid-friendly painting tools and toys in an open creative environment. Adults get to create seasonal keepsake artwork with the hand/footprints of the munchkin attending class.
4-week sessions: Thursdays, October 12 & 26 and November 9 & 30, 2017
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
VAF1702 Thursday 10:00-11:00 am 4 wks Sexstella Room 155 $46
VAF1703 Thursday 11:15 am-12:15 pm 4 wks Sexstella Room 155 $46

 


I Am An Artist - Art Makin' I (toddlers & preschoolers w/adult)Choose one or both sessions. NEW projects each session! Sorry, MAF1705 has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. 
Little ones and their favorite adult smear, splat and explore a multitude of art mediums (paint, oil pastels, markers and more!) and art experiences.
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
VAF1704 Saturday, September 2-October 21, 2017 10:00-10:45 am 8 wks Mercer Room 155 $69
VAF1705 Saturday, November 4-December 16, 2017 10:00-10:45 am 6 wks Mercer Room 155 $52

 


Nursery Rhyme Time (ages 2-3 w/adult)
Little ones with their favorite adult explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences.
5-week session: Thursdays, August 31- September 28, 2017
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MAF1703 Thursday 10:00-11:00 am 5 wks Raddell/Sexstella Room 212/Room 155 $58

 


Leapin' Literature 1 (ages 3-5) Choose one session.
New books, art and music! Prepare your little one for reading readiness through music and art. Their favorite books come to life as they sing, dance and create props and instruments to play. Art and music classes alternate weekly. (Program begins with music class.)
7-week sessions: Thursdays, October 19-December 7, 2017
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MAF1704 Thursday 10:00-10:45/11:00 am 7 wks Raddell/Sexstella Room 212/Room 155 $88
MAF1705 Thursday 11:15 am-Noon/12:15 pm 7 wks Raddell/Sexstella Room 212/Room 155 $88

 


Preschool Clay & MORE! (ages 3-6) Choose one session.  Sorry, VAF1707 has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
Young children explore clay and other art mediums in this fun class. Projects may include pinch pots, wind chimes, animals, and drawing and painting. Clay fee is included in tuition.
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
VAF1706 Monday - August 28, 2017-January 15, 2018 3:30-4:15 pm 18 wks Stiver-Lang Room 154 $162
VAF1707 Friday - September 1, 2017-January 19, 2018 9:30-10:15 am 18 wks Stiver-Lang Room 154 $162
VAF1708 Saturday - October 14-November 18, 2017 9:15-10:00 am 6 wks Hoose Room 154 $54

 


I Am An Artist - Art Makin' II (ages 4-6)
Children paint, glue, assemble, make collages and more. Projects are thematic, celebrating the seasons and often spring-boarding from favorite children's books. This is designed to be an independent class, but grown-ups are always welcome.
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
VAF1709 Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm 18 wks Mercer Room 155 $207

 


Holiday Ceramics & Art Studio 1 (ages 4-6)
Ceramics AND multi-medium arts especially designed to create holiday gifts and decorations! Short term session to accommodate the busy schedules of the season! Each student will make THREE holiday gift giving items (creations vary by age but examples include ornaments, holiday tree, woven baskets.) All supplies are included in class fee. Save the shopping for your kids and have them CREATE instead!
4-week session: Wednesdays, November 1-29, 2017 (no class November 22)
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
VAF1710 Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm 4 wks Stiver-Lang Room 154 $36

 


Art in Motion (ages 2-6 w/adult)
Bring art alive through movement! This hands-on class provides yoga and movement for all (adults, yes, this means you!) and also an exploration of the visual arts. Each session will be inspired by a nature based theme. Children and adults will move, sing and also create using various arts mediums. Dress comfortably for movement and arts explorations. Bring a yoga mat for you and your little yogi!
Session dates: Mondays, October 2-November 20 (8 weeks) 10-11:15am
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MAF1706 Monday 10:00-11:15 am 8 wks Melissa Sexstella, Visual Arts & Darlene Kelbach, Yoga/Movement 155 & 157 $120