Toddler Art Classes

Toddler classes introduce the young child to the world of art making. Through engagement with various media and tools, children learn how to explore and manipulate materials and express their natural potential for making things. Single-lesson projects encourage even the youngest children to experiment with colors, textures, and mark makin

Children work in an aesthetically pleasing space -- the studio’s windows, open to the surrounding yard and woods, allow for working in natural light and ample fresh air.

With their parent supporting and encouraging their work, 2- and 3-year-old toddlers work in small groups of 5 or 6, as they gradually engage in longer and more complex tasks, develop art-making skills, and explore the world through art. Four-year-olds, working in acrylic paint, explore the representation of observed and imagined objects; the development of skill in representing objects and ideas is a necessary foundation for creativity.

Our teachers view the young child as motivated to learn and rich in potential. Acknowledging the power of wanting to know and grow, the teachers nurture this drive towards growth. Children are encouraged to pursue their imagination or interests -- to question and research the world that surrounds them. The curriculum grows from the teacher and student’s experiences together -- around what each child wants to learn. The teacher’s goal is to stimulate learning by making problems more complex, engaging, and progressively difficult.The children learn what it means to have their own private space and respect the private space of others as they construct a toolkit of strategies they are able to use, share with others through inquiry and discussion, and then apply to new situations.