Art Start

Preschool Art Program

A woman and a toddler doing a craft with colorful pipe cleaners.

Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to learn, imagine, and engage with art. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum! Advance registration is required and space is limited.

  • Wednesday sessions are for preschools, homeschools, and daycare centers (one adult chaperone is required for every five students).

We Offer Bus Reimbursement!
Is the cost of the bus for a field trip a problem? No longer! WAM provides 100% bus reimbursement to all schools within reasonable driving distance of the museum.

Find the form here (scroll down to “Helpful Hints Before Your Visit”)

  • Thursday sessions are for individuals and families (children accompanied by an adult).

Monthly Class Themes

Shot of little girl with a craft made out of colorful pipe cleaners. The little girl is out of focus, while the art is in focus.

November: Musical Celebration
Hit the right note when you gather to celebrate the month of November. Learn about rhythm and rhyme with a dash of surprise!

Art Start takes a break in December.

January: Gizmos and Gadgets
Join your little one to engineer some creativity! Explore a world of building possibilities and create a work of art made with found objects.  

February: February is for Friends
Warm your heart with the power of friendship. Engage in fun-filled social and emotional activities based on the story of Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett. Create gingerbread friends to play with at home. 

March: Twisty, Topsy, Turvy
Step right up and activate your imagination by exploring the wonders of the circus! See art inspired by the magic of the Big Top, move your body like a circus performer, and delight in a spectacular artmaking experience.  

April: A Windy Day
Get ready for spring with the windiest month of the year! Discover the power of wind and use it to let your creativity take shape. What shapes and lines will you make?  

May: Roll and Coil
Follow along with the story of Snake’s Big Mistake and embrace the lesson of bouncing back from a mistake in art class. Play with clay and explore art full of movement and wonder. 

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Art Start Goes to Camp – Summer 2022

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