What do I need to bring to class?
Art shirt (adult-sized shirts work great!)
Wet wipes or a cloth
Change of clothes (top and bottom, plus socks)
Wet bag (or plastic, for messy clothes)
Dress for the weather!
Spring/Fall: hats and mittens, neck-warmers, splash pants, boots, rain gear
Summer: hats, sandals/shoes, sunscreen, water gear
What should I wear for class?
Indoor Programs: For both you and your child, we recommend that you dress in something you are comfortable getting painty or messy! Old clothes or hand-me-downs are best for class so that you and your child can focus on the class, not on the clothes!
Outdoor Programs: Be sure to dress for the weather! Rainy days are great for making mud pies so be sure to have rain gear and cold-weather gear ready to go. We recommend that you dress in something you are comfortable getting painty or messy! Old clothes or hand-me-downs are best for class.
Can I bring snacks to class?
Absolutely, you may bring a snack with you. We just ask that you eat outside of the classroom area and ensure you do not bring any foods with known allergens (i.e. peanuts and treenuts).
Can we try a class before signing up for the whole session?
Yes, absolutely! Many of our programs have a “Drop-In” option where you can try out a class before signing up for the full 6-week session. Come give it a try! We know you’ll be back ;)
Will my child be making lots of artwork to bring home?
Our programs are all about the process of art, meaning we focus on the actions and creativity that happen while making it, not so much on the finished product. Sometimes your child will bring home their creations if they created something they wish to keep. However, this isn't a requirement and is certainly different for each child :)
What if my child isn't engaged during class?
That’s okay! One of the ones children learn is by watching, observing, and then later modelling. If they’re observing, that’s great! Let them take it all in, and when they’re ready, they’ll reach for something that interests them.
Is my child too young for art?
Our answer: no way! We believe in the process of art and the importance of experimenting with materials. In this way, children of all ages can make art!
Is my child too young to join your classes?
If your child is walking, they are ready to join! Our Toddler Sensory Class is perfect for our youngest artists who are on the move. We use materials and tools that are safe, washable, and versatile in use (there’s no “wrong” way to use them!).
" The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences. We must widen the range of topics and goals, the types of situations we offer and their degree of structure, the kinds and combinations of resources and materials, and the possible interactions with things, peers, and adults."
- Loris Malaguzzi