Pre-School Art Classes 

Early childhood is an important time for children to be exposed to art media, techniques and processes. Art courses help develop children's cognitive, affective and sensorimotor domains. At Big Picture, pre-school art courses are have four main goals: introduce the children to art media, establish simple routines for best practice, build a foundation of basic art vocabulary and knowledge, and work cooperatively and collaboratively with the teacher and classmates. New curriculum is covered and new projects are created each month.

Introduction to Art Media: Each of the four sessions that are part of a course will focus on a different process, allowing the students to experiement with a variety of media: Painting, Sculpting, Drawing and Printmaking or Collage. Students will work with media such as Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Clay, Paper Mâché, Wax Crayons, Oil Crayons, Markers, Ink, Paper and Glue. This intruction to art media will help students begin to understand how each media works and responds to their manipulations. 

Establish Simple Routines for Best Practice: Students will be taught and given the opportunity to practice set-up and clean up routines and how to use and care for materials and artwork. 

Build A Foundation of Basic Art Vocabulary and Knowledge: The Pre-School Courses will introduce students to the Elements of Art (Shape, Line, Color, Form, Value, Texture and Space) and Principles of Design (Pattern, Balance, Unity, Rhythm, Movement, Contrast and Emphasis). Students will learn the names of media and processes as well as some key artists.

Work Cooperatively and Collaboratively with Teacher and Classmates: Pre-School arts classes provide students with a great opportunity to practice working with others in a social environment. Students will be sharing materials, talking about art together and seting up and cleaning up their art spaces together.

Pre-School Classes are taught by Ms. Amy Doyle


Class Offerings

Pre-School courses are open to students ages three - five years and are capped at just five students. This ensures that the teacher is able to be very attentive to each student. Each session is an hour long and each course includes four sessions. Parents may drop off students and come back at the end of the course, or they are welcome to stay and work with their child.  

Tuition:

NEW OPTION - AUTO DEBIT:
Sign up for a full school year with auto-debit and receive a $48 discount. To take advantage of this option, monthly tuition payments will be automatically drawn on the 15th of each month. We do not hold classes in December, however the total for tuition will be split into 9 equal payments taken September - May. The total tuition for 8 months is $480, $432 with discount. Monthly payments will be $48.

To Enroll in this option, select FULL YEAR from the drop down menu. The first $48 payment will be made at this time. Subsequent payments will be made through auto debit. Please complete this AUTO DEBIT FORM and return to the studio (forms are also available at the studio).

Choosing this option is a school -year commitment, students are welcome to switch into different classes but will be expected to attend a class at the studio for the school year with a break in December. Cancellations will only be made in the case of illness (with a doctor’s note), moving or family emergency.

Sign up for 5 monthly sessions at a time and receive a $25 discount, sign up for 3 monthly sessions at a time and receive a $15 discount! Choose the 5 or 3 Session option in the scroll down menu when registering.

 

Pre-School Art Adventure is offered:

Monday at 2pm
Fall Session 1:
September 9, 16, 23, 30
Fall Session 2:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Fall Session 3:
November 4, 11, 18 & December 2
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week

Thursday at 2pm
Fall Session 1:
September 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 2:
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 3:
November 7, 14, 20 & December 5th
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week

 

 


Monday at 5pm
Fall Session 1:
September 9, 16, 23, 30
Fall Session 2:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Fall Session 3:
November 4, 11, 18 & December 2
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week

Thursday at 5pm
Fall Session 1:
September 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 2:
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 3:
November 7, 14, 21 & December 5th
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week

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