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4-8 years old

Early Years Art & STEM Programs

Join us outdoors 

 Join us for Hands-On Art & STEM Projects! 

These are Nature, Art, and Science-based programs 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 our Early Years Art Programs include:

 

*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. 

These classes are 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.   


Teacher: Jeanette Clamp


Early Years Programs Schedule-
 

FUN-tastic Art Program
Great Literature and projects

This class meets twice-a-month

Time Slot:  11:45 PM- 12:45 PM

$225 per student

Class Dates

#1- Monday, September 5th- & 

       Monday, September 12th 

#2- Monday, October 3rd &

       Monday, October 10th

#3- Monday, October 31st &

       Monday, November 7th

#4- Monday, December 5th &

       Monday, December 12th

Young artists will be inspired by wonderful literature and illustration in this FUN-tastic Art class! Students learn how to create unique art projects based on a featured storybook which will be read aloud in class by the teacher!  

    Each lesson demonstrates step-by-step, student projects with real art materials. Each class explores a new technique for using art mediums and materials such as oil pastel, watercolor, layered tissue paper, acyclic paints, and colored pens.

     Students will love these wonderful stories and will have beautiful projects to take home and display! We encourage students to practice re-telling the story to family as they share their artwork. 

 

Featured storybooks:

Giraffes can’t Dance by Giles Andreae- Create an oil pastel of a dancing giraffe.

 

Fall Trees by Eloise Renouf- Construction paper tree collage with repeating patterns.

 

A House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle- Use your own hand print to create a hermit crab portrait.

 

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak- Design a textured art monster.

 

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens- Create a watercolor view of underground root vegetables.

 

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister- Create a layered tissue paper and foil collage.

 

A Color of his own by Leo Lionni - Design colorful chameleons made from paper sculpture.

 

Going On A Bear Hunt by Micheal Rosen- Create a bear multi medium painting.

 

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100 Questions
STEM Hands-On
Science, technology, engineering and math

This class meets twice-a-month

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

or

Time Slot B:  1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

$295 per student

Class Dates

#1- Monday, September 5th & 

       Monday, September 12th 

#2- Monday, October 3rd &

       Monday, October 10th

#3- Monday, October 31st &

       Monday, November 7th

#4- Monday, December 5th &

       Monday, December 12th

 

We know young minds have lots of questions about everything around them. This class is for answering those questions! We have created experiments, put together building activities and organized materials- all for the purpose of examining the answers to questions!

    Our learning is focused on the book series 100 questions about by Simon Abbott. This series has prompted us to help students explore S.T.E.M. based learning for topics about Outer Space, Human Body, Oceans, Extreme Weather, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Rocks and Minerals, and the Amazon Rainforest! 

      Each class covers a new area of discovery. Blast-off on a wild ride through the universe! Crazy about dinosaurs? Want to discover the secrets of the Seven Seas? Curious about meteorology? What's the buzz about bugs? Discover your amazing anatomy! Explore rocks and minerals, the Amazon, and creatures that inhabit it! 

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Art Class