Preschoolers benefit from visual arts as they develop fine motor skills, language, problem-solving, and creative thinking through the exploration of various artistic materials and techniques! Don't see the class you were hoping for? Email us and we will work with you to create your very own one-of-a-kind program!
Clay Creations (Ages 3-6)
Teaching Artist: Angie Yang
Engage your child’s curiosity and imagination while learning introductory ceramics concepts. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join this class. Cost is $39 Residents/$43 Non-Residents.
Register: November Session Saturdays, 10am-10:50am
Creative Storytime (Ages 4 & Older)
Teaching Artist: Kelly Darling
Create a work of art inspired by classic literature! Perfect for ages 4-8, but all are welcome! Class meets on special pop-up dates with a new book each event! Pre-registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome. Parents are welcome to stay or go.
Register: October Session Saturday, October 26th, 9:00am
October Book: "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson
Register: November Session Saturday, November 16th, 9:00am
November Book: "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert
Open Art Studio (All Ages)
Let's get creative! Join us as we explore new and exciting materials each week through a TAB Environment (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). This is a drop-in program; no pre-registration required. Cost is $3 per participant with all materials provided. Check-in at the front desk and bring receipt with you to Open Art Studio. If participant is under 13, a parent or guardian must be present at all times.
If you have a large group planning to attend, a quick email would be greatly appreciated! Field trips are welcome to attend!
Weekly Open Studio Dates
Every* Friday, August 16-May 22, 10am-12pm
All Day Open Art Studio Dates
Thursday, October 31st, 9am-4pm - Special Event $5
Monday-Wednesday, November 25-27, 10am-4pm
Petite Picassos (Ages 3-6)
Teaching Artist: Devin Graham
On the final Tuesday of every* month (September-May), join a teaching artist in the art studio as you read a book, look at art work and create a thematic work of art! Parents are welcome and encouraged to join this class. *This program does not take place during summer months (June, July, August). Pre-registration is appreciated, but if you want to join at the last second, you can register on-site at our front desk!
Register: October Session Tuesday, October 29
Register: November Session Tuesday, November 26
Register: December Session Tuesday, December 31
This program is also available at Mill Creek Activity Center!
STEAM Sculptural Saturdays (Ages 3-6)
Teaching Artist: Dani Tuttle
On the second Saturday of each month, explore three-dimensional art through STEAM*. Adult and child work together to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture with balance, unity, and movement! Different materials are explored each month. Parents are encouraged to join this class. Cost is $5 per child. Pre-registration is appreciated, but if you want to join at the last second, you can register on-site at our front desk! *This program includes STEAM topics incorporated into the art exploration, however, we do not work directly with contemporary technology at this time. Email if you have questions.