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.

Class Offerings

Pre-School courses are open to students ages three - five years and are capped at just three 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.  


Pre-School Art Adventure is offered:

Thursday at 2pm
Fall Session 1:
October 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 2:
November 2, 9, 18, 30

Thursday at 5pm
Fall Session 1:
October 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 2:
November 2, 9, 18, 30

Tuesday at 9am:
Fall Session 1: 
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 2: 
November 7, 14, 28 and December 5

Wednesday at 9am
Fall Session 1
October 4, 11, 18, 25
Fall Session 2:
November 1, 8, 15, 29

Pre-School Art Adventure
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