The Explorer Program
The Explorer Program offers introductory art classes for ages 3 and 4 with an adult. This exciting program provides an environment that fosters creativity, encourages children to explore art materials, and helps to develop fine motor skills. Children explore color and texture, and experiment with materials such as paint and clay. Participating adults learn a variety of ways to introduce art to their children and gain confidence in working with art materials.
Spring 2014 Courses
The Big Picture
Beautifully illustrated storybooks stimulate the imagination and inspire children to produce fresh and personal responses. Students learn about shapes and colors as they create paintings, work with clay, sculpt with plastercraft, and sharpen their scissor skills.
The Big Picture Encore
This class expands on skills learned in the first "Big Picture" class, again using illustrated storybooks as a source of inspiration and to spark the imagination. Children create their own art with tempera, watercolor, clay, and recycled materials.
Children experiment with paint, clay, and paper to create puppets, masks, and hats—learning about shapes and colors along the way. Costumes and props are made for dress-up play and maybe even for singing and dancing one day!