As your child transitions to their PreK and Kindergarten years, you will notice that they are not only able to do more, but they are beginning to think more critically and make connections. Our classes will build on this momentum by exploring topics in a way that engages children in exploration and problem-solving, and supporting conversation and appreciation of multiple perspectives.
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- Classes begin at @10am or 1pm and last 90 minutes
- Class themes are subject to change due to exhibition schedules.
Schedule of Classes ¦ 2016 – 2017
What can art be made of? This class will explore common art materials in the classroom, followed by an exploration of more nontraditional materials at the National Gallery of Art.
Sunday, April 23 @10 am
This is one of a series of classes aimed at introducing children to different cultures. We will discover that Africa is a large continent with many different types of people, environments, and traditions. This can be taken as a single class or together with our subsequent class on Tibet and India.
Saturday, May 20 @10am
India and Tibet
This is one of a series of classes aimed at introducing children to different cultures. We will explore how the art of India and Tibet can help us understand important beliefs and traditions in these countries.
Saturday, June 17 @10am
Long ago, humans began expressing themselves through art they left on the walls of caves. In the classroom, we will imagine what it was like to live thousands of years ago and make this early form of art. Afterward, we will head up to the Hall of Human Origins in the Natural History Museum to see a cave firsthand.
Saturday, July 15 @10am