Art Start

Preschool Art Program

Photo of a mother’s hands helping her child’s hands draw with colored pencil on a white piece of paper

 Art Start is a program for children ages 3 to 5 (with an adult chaperone) to engage with art, imagine, and learn. The theme changes every month, so come back regularly for a fresh take on the museum.

Sessions are from 10:30 to 11:30 am or 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Tuesdays are for families with children with an adult. Thursdays are for preschool classes or daycare centers with children and their adult chaperones. Please note that ALL children attending Art Start sessions are required to wear a mask. 

Wow! Fall 2021 Art Start Sessions are full. For wait list information, call 316-268-4929.

December: Scarves, Mittens, Hats: What’s in an Outfit?
Peruse portraits in the Nordfeldt exhibition and make a fashion statement with your own work of art!
Families (adult and child):
Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 am or 1:30–2:30
December 7, 14
Groups (daycare or preschool):
Thursdays 10:30–11:30 am or 1:30–2:30 pm
December 9, 16

January: Send Some Cheer in the New Year!
gs from WAM! Learn all about the U.S. Postal System and how to send mail. Then, make a postcard for someone special.
Families (adult and child):
Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 am or 1:30–2:30
ry 11, 18, or 25
Groups (daycare or preschool):
Thursdays 10:30–11:30 am or 1:30–2:30 pm
January 13, 20, or 27

February: All About Lines
Explore and create some lovely lines for a special Valentine
Families (adult and child):
February 1, 8, 15, 22
Groups (daycare or preschool):
February 3, 10, 17, 24

March: Vroom! Vroom!
Considering the traveling exhibition, American Art Deco, let’s learn about cars!
Families (adult and child)
March 1, 8, 22, 29
Groups (daycare or preschool):
March 3, 10, 24, 31

April: Splish! Splash!
Let’s explore patterns together during this rainy month of spring showers at WAM.
Families (adult and child)
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Groups (daycare or preschool):
April 7, 14, 21, 28

May: It’s Picnic Season
As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time for picnics. Come and celebrate the warmer weather with us.
Families (adult and child)
May 3, 10, 17, 24
Groups (daycare or preschool):
May 5, 12, 19, 26

NOTE: Registration for January through May 2022 Art Start sessions will open Monday, December 6.

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Art Start – November 2020

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