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4-8 years old

Early Years Art & STEM Program

Join us outdoors 

 Join us for Hands-On Art & STEM Projects! 

This is a Nature, Art, and Science-based program designed for your youngest learners! We invite you outdoors to learn through stories, art,

and hands-on lessons!

 We meet outside at the beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park.  In each class, students will practice using art mediums to create colorful hands-on art projects that celebrate the seasons! 

Skills learned in The Early Years Art Program includes:

 

*Fine motor skills

*Color recognition

*shape recognition

*animal identification

*following step-by-step instructions

*sequencing and imitation

*visual discernment 

*critical thinking

*self confidence

*social development

*seasons and weather 

and so much more!

Art allows youth to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning!

We teach our students step-by-step instructions to learn and explore new skills according to their individual ability. We guide our class to create a learning environment that is joyful, playful and productive. 

This class is designed for students who are 4-8 Years old!

If you have a student who would like to participate outside of these ages- please email us. 

 

*For Parents- We want to create a learning environment where all students feel safe and eager to learn. If your student feels hesitant to join a group setting, we encourage you to stay and assist your preschooler through the lesson. If a child is dropped off and is not feeling eager to participate- we will call the parents to please come and stay or pick up.  This is important for this age group as children imitate those around them. 

WE MEET TWICE A MONTH!

The first class focuses on STEM projects and the second class focuses on Art and Movement!

 See class dates below*

Cost: $355 per student and includes all materials

Class Time: Time Slot A- 10:00am-11:30pm (CLASS FULL)

or 

Class Time: Time Slot B- 12:00pm- 1:30pm

After enrollment, families will receive information about class location, park amenities, payment options and more. Please send us an email if you have any questions! 


Teacher: Jeanette Clamp


Early Years Art Program Schedule-
 

January
Winter's northern lights
class

Theme: The Artic and the Northern Lights

CLASS ONE:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Tuesday,  January 18th

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Students will explore the globe to find the artic regions of the earth and learn to describe the unique characteristics of the Artic. Students will Learn about the temperatures of the region and how plants and animals adapt and live in this extreme winter Landscape. 

 

CLASS TWO:

Art, Music, Movement 

Tuesday,  January 25th

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

In this class, Students will listen and participate in an interactive story as the teacher reads a delightful children's picture book on the lesson's theme.Students will learn to paint their own watercolor of the northern lights on watercolor paper using multi- mediums including: Wax, Ink, watercolors and mastick relief! This beautiful Winter painting will be a treasure! 

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February
Animals
biomes and ecosystems class

Theme: Animal Habitats

CLASS ONE:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Tuesday,  February 15th

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Learn to identify the 5 types of animals. Students will sort animals into biomes from around the world. They will learn what animals need for survival and the changes that some animals make in order to adapt to their environment. Our STEM activity will be building a habitat, a bird's nest, and a beavers lodge. 

CLASS TWO:

Art, Music, Movement 

Tuesday,  February 22nd

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Music, movement and art- tiger collage living in the forest

Listening to the music of instruments learn how to move like a tiger. Movement activities games connect students to animal behaviors.

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March 
Rainbows and weather class

Theme: Rainbows and Light

Class oneScience, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Tuesday,  March 22nd            

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Learning to identify the power of weather. Practiced Absorption Experiments to discover how clouds rain. Make a gravity rain cloud and study rain in glass through the emulsion of oil and water. Create cloud samples using cotton balls.

CLASS TWO:

Art, Music, Movement 

Tuesday,  March 29th

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Students listen to musical sounds that recreate the emotion of weather as they practice naming weather conditions. Movement activities include role playing weather.

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April 
Birds and Bugs class

Theme: Birds and Bugs 

Class oneScience, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Tuesday,  April 19th           

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Students will learn how to sort plastic bugs and capture rubber worms using a tool that represents a bird's beak as they learn the food chain of birds. In class, we will identify parts of insects studying model bugs, learn the tensile strength of a spider web through experimenting with designs to hold classroom spiders, and how to recognize local birds by hearing and seeing

CLASS TWO:

Art, Music, Movement 

Tuesday,  April 26h

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Students will practice soaring like a bird and other funny bird behaviors during our music and movement activity. An owl in flight will be are inspiration for our class art project.

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May 
Flowers and pollinators
class

Theme: Changing Leaves

Class oneScience, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Tuesday,  May 17th           

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Our class will study plants and learn how to label parts of flowers. Students will take home a greenhouse sample with a seed to grow and observe. During class experiment time students will participate in activities that teach how bees collect nectar and pollen.

CLASS TWO:

Art, Music, Movement 

Tuesday,  May 24h

Time Slot A: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

or

Time Slot B:  12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Students will create beautiful bubble Art hydrangeas for their Artful painting along with colorful butterflies. Movement and music activities include busy bee role-playing games.

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Art Class