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Art & Play Family Saturdays
(20 mos - 5 years w/adult)
Art & Play Separation Class
(2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years)
Art & Play Together
(20 mos - 4 years w/adult)
Crazy Concoctions
(Grades K - 2)
Jr. Concoctions
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
Jr. Concoctions - 2 hrAM
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
Sensory Arts Explorations 1.5 hr
(3-1/2 - 6 years)
Sensory Arts Explorations-2hr
(3-1/2 - 6 years)
Storybook Art (1 1/2 hour)
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
Through Artist Eyes
(Grades 2 - 5)


Art & Play Family Saturdays
(20 mos - 5 years w/adult)
1 Hour
Winter Schedule
Creative exploration time the whole family can enjoy together! The structure and activities are similar to our weekday Art & Play Together classes. Family Saturdays are geared to include open-ended art experiences with added extensions and variations to meet the different ages/stages of children attending. As always, the hour is filled with inspiration, resources, and fun take-away ideas for the grown ups, too! Older siblings can sign up too!

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Art & Play Separation Class
(2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years)
2 Hours
Winter Schedule
A loving and supportive art class for children (and families!) that helps to develop independence, self-esteem, self-expression and socialization with other children and adults. Routines and activities are similar to Art & PlayTogether, but expanded to 2 hours to include snack (provided by family), story time & other activities. As children feel comfortable, we encourage adults to leave the classroom, with the expectation that they will be able to leave the classroom for the entire time by the session's end. Because every child separates in their own way and time, classroom experiences are individualized to meet each families' specific needs. Children may be enrolled in more than one day per week.

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Art & Play Together
(20 mos - 4 years w/adult)
1 Hour
Winter Schedule
A nurturing and inspiring introduction to art materials for children and caregivers alike! Little ones explore paints, glue, collage, sculpture, building and craft doughs to their heart's content, while adults are encouraged to take an observant but gently "hands-off" approach to artwork, allowing children to create in their own style. Each 1-hour class includes creative play, a hello song, easel painting, weekly project and a goodbye song. Simple routines are introduced as children are ready. We emphasize process over product, and getting messy is a big part of the fun, so please dress accordingly!

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Crazy Concoctions
(Grades K - 2)
1-1/2 Hours
Winter Schedule
Mushy and messy creative explorations for the child who loves to get their hands goopy! Children will brew recipes for all sorts of paints, clays, blubbers and slimes, and other marvelous art mixtures, all the while learning about the properties of ingredients and what they can do when combined. Children will have the chance to play nutty professor, create their own concoctions and play with them all! Lots of new projects this year!!

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Jr. Concoctions
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
1-1/2 Hours
Winter Schedule
Ahh... the pure joy and thrill of mixing, smooshing, dripping and exploding stuff! This class is literally OOZING with rich sensory experiences, enticing concoctions and tactile activities to help children develop body awareness, fine motor strength and dexterity, and a creative sense of inquiry, as they mix and play with beautifully messy materials. It's math, art and science, all squashed together!

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Jr. Concoctions - 2 hrAM
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
2 Hours
Winter Schedule
Ahh... the pure joy and thrill of mixing, smooshing, dripping and exploding stuff! This class is literally OOZING with rich sensory experiences, enticing concoctions and tactile activities to help children develop body awareness, fine motor strength and dexterity, and a creative sense of inquiry, as they mix and play with beautifully messy materials. It's math, art and science, all squashed together!

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Sensory Arts Explorations 1.5 hr
(3-1/2 - 6 years)
1-1/2 Hours
Winter Schedule
Get your hands on a rotating buffet of developmental process art experiences, thematic sensory bins, beautifully illustrated stories, construction activities and open-ended explorations to engage children's developing senses & creativity!

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Sensory Arts Explorations-2hr
(3-1/2 - 6 years)
2 Hours
Winter Schedule
Get your hands on a rotating buffet of developmental process art experiences, thematic sensory bins, beautifully illustrated stories, construction activities and open-ended explorations to engage children's developing senses & creativity!

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Storybook Art (1 1/2 hour)
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
1-1/2 Hours
Winter Schedule
A joyful enrichment class that celebrates the beauty and language of children's literature. Structure is similar to that of Creative Arts Explorations, but class activities are themed around picture books, each chosen especially for its beautiful illustrations and story line. Through songs, art activities, games and drama, children use all their senses to explore and experience stories while developing their love of literature and the ability to creatively express themselves.

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Through Artist Eyes
(Grades 2 - 5)
1-1/2 Hours
Winter Schedule
Hands-on art appreciation for children to discover the method and spirit in which their art is made. They will have the opportunity to talk about and compare different kinds of art styles and movements from around the world, and to experiment with new ways of seeing and expressing themselves. Children will create their own unique artwork using the methods and ideas of famous artists as a springboard. Topics and artists change each session.

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Art & Play Family Saturdays
(20 mos - 5 years w/adult)
Art & Play Separation Class
(2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years)
Art & Play Together
(20 mos - 4 years w/adult)
Crazy Concoctions
(Grades K - 2)
Jr. Concoctions
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
Jr. Concoctions - 2 hrAM
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
Sensory Arts Explorations 1.5 hr
(3-1/2 - 6 years)
Sensory Arts Explorations-2hr
(3-1/2 - 6 years)
Storybook Art (1 1/2 hour)
(3 1/2 - 6 yrs)
Through Artist Eyes
(Grades 2 - 5)
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