The Creative Learning Studio
A process art and sensory play studio for children ages 12 months to 10 years old. Our classes provide a fun and safe space to create, explore, develop critical thinking skills and pursue a passion for art and hands-on learning.
Our unique child-led approach allows students to freely explore art materials, sensory activities and a variety of art processes. We celebrate curiosity and individual creativity.
Our warm and welcoming studio space is a place for children and parents to form long lasting friendships, build community and enjoy hands-on learning experiences.
Roll up your sleeves and have fun creating art with us and leave the mess behind
Tiny Explorer Art & Sensory Playgroup
Ages 12 months - 18 months
Caregiver Participation Required
Our Tiny Explorer Art & Sensory Playgroup serves our youngest artists ages 9 months to 18 months and is full of new art experiences and sensory play. From curious crawlers to wobbly walkers, your Tiny Explorer will be exposed to many new hands-on sensory experiences and art materials. All materials in this class are taste safe and age-appropriate. This 45-minute class will be a time to embrace the mess and play alongside your little one as they discover and create with a variety of art and sensory materials. We know how isolating parenting a young child can feel at times, so hopefully, this class will give you and your child a warm and welcoming space to form friendship, build community and get messy with art exploration!
*Please dress your little one for a mess and bring a change of clothes (just in case)!
*Your child must be sitting independently to participate.*
Toddler Art & Sensory Playgroup
Ages 18 months - 4.5 years (mixed age)
Caregiver Participation Required
Our Toddler Art & Sensory Playgroup is a wonderful introduction to art and sensory play with endless opportunity for creative discovery and exploration of new materials. Invitations to create will change weekly and provide your little one(s) a chance to move freely throughout the studio gravitating towards the activities that interest them. Each child-led class will allow your little one to work at their own pace when exploring a variety of age appropriate and taste safe activities. Collaborative painting, process art projects, play dough, sensory tables, fine and gross motor activities, water table play, and other unique play experiences will be presented each week. Peer collaboration and communication is a big part of class and will help support your child’s language development and socialization. Friendship and community building will be fostered for both little artists and their attending caregiver over the course of the semester session. Roll up your sleeves and have fun creating art with us and leave the mess for us to clean!
*Please dress your child in "art friendly" clothes and close-toed shoes!
*Non-mobile siblings under 18 months are welcome to participate, but must be carried or held.*
Pre-K Art & Sensory Playgroup
Ages 4 - 5 years old
Caregiver Participation Required
This one hour class is perfect for children ages 4 & 5 who are ready to transition out of Toddler Art & Sensory Playgroup and ready for a bit more guided/independent projects (or invitations to create, as we like to call them). The first 20 minutes will be child-lead sensory play, collaborative painting, playdough exploration and open-ended projects. We will come together and read a short story and then complete a guided project based loosely on the story theme or character. This caregiver and me experience is a wonderful way to have a special 1:1 hour with your Pre-K -er and support his/her interests and imagination.
*We occasionally use acrylic paint, Sharpies or things that can stain, so please dress your child in "art-friendly" clothing.
*We also have smocks for very messy days!
After School Artists
Ages 4.5 - 10 years old
Our After School Artists class is a great opportunity for your child to explore art and sensory experiences through independent play, collaborative activities and individual projects. Our sensory-rich and creative environment is the perfect space for your budding artist to creatively express themselves.
'Invitations to create' will change weekly and your After School Artist will be exposed to many new materials and art mediums. Children will have the opportunity to experience processes such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, collage, paper maché, beading, clay work, sewing, building, woodworking, and weaving. Each child will be encouraged to work at their own pace allowing for diverse creative outcomes. The first 15 minutes of class will be child-lead sensory play, collaborative painting, playdough exploration and open-ended projects. We will come together and complete a guided project for the remaining 45 minutes of class.
We often get messy and occasionally use acrylic paint, so kindly ask your child to dress in 'art-friendly' clothing they don’t mind staining.
Pop Up Classes
Ages 1 - 10 years old
Our Pop Up Classes have a specific theme such as Halloween/Fall, Slime Time, Potion Making, Thanksgiving, Ornament Making, or special holiday. Our one-time pop ups typically accommodate mixed age ranges so that siblings can attend together. Children are given the opportunity to get creative and have fun while experiencing open-ended art and sensory play that align with the theme of the class.
*Please dress your child in "art" clothes and close-toed shoes!
Adult Art Club
Adult Art Club is kinda like a book club! We will gather once a month, make art, enjoy each other's company, and leave with a beautiful new masterpiece. Art Club is designed for moms who are excited about a night out and seeking friendship and support from our art community. Class size will be limited to 12 so the group can get to know each other and look forward to our time together.
Art Club runs Jan - March and April-June! All project materials are included in the class price. No refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.
2024 class dates:
Session 1 - Jan 18th, Feb 15th, March 14th
Session 2 - April 18th, May 16th, June 13th
cost: $195 (3 classes)
We are a process based art and sensory play studio. This means we celebrate the process of making art and open-ended play and outcomes can be varied. Sometimes art pieces will be taken home, other times children may only work on collaborative projects. Please read our 'Start Here' page to make sure you understand our philosophy and style of classes before enrolling. We want all our families to truly love their time in our wonderful studio space!