ARTLAB offers a variety of classes and events for kids ages 1-4. Each little artist develops at his or her own pace, and you will notice there is overlap in the suggested age range. See the note labeled "Is this class for me?" to help you choose which experience is right for your artist. And please feel free to contact us at if you have further questions! For classes for older kids, please visit us at Eckford Street Studio.
For artists ages 2.5 to 4 and their adult collaborators.
Each week we will read a story or investigate work by a well-known artist, and explore what we find through drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage. Young artists develop observation and fine motor skills, grown-ups get tips for experiencing art with their kids, and everyone shares their creations at the end of class.
Is this the class for me? Choose this level when your little artist enjoys examining pictures, becomes more verbal, and begins to develop an interest in imaginative play.
ARTLAB Open Studio
For artists ages 1 to 4 and their adult collaborators.
Come any time during this two hour class and stay for as long (or short) as it takes to get your art fix! Each week in Open Studio, you and your little artist will find art to look at, play with, and create at your own pace and on your own terms. Teaching Artists will be on hand to play along and help with materials.
For families with young artists ages 1-5.
Art making for the whole family! For ARTLAB Family drop in events, families are invited to visit the studio anytime over the course of a morning or afternoon and create some art at their own pace. We'll provide a warm up activity to inspire you, and all the materials you need to combine your talents and create a family masterpiece!
ARTLAB Family Series is a weekly class where the materials and activities presented can be experienced in a variety of ways depending on the age of the participant. Great for siblings!
In January 2014, ESS Open Studio will replace ARTLAB Family. This new class will be two hours of freeform studio time open to ages 1-12. Each week, there will be an ARTLAB style exploration for tots, and a related project designed for school-aged artists.
For artists ages 1 and 2 and their adult collaborators.
In this process-oriented class, free exploration of art and sensory materials is balanced with simply structured activities and projects. Caregivers discover new ways to engage their budding artists in a social environment that encourages the critical artistic act of play! Projects range from drawing and painting to sculpture and collage.
Is this the class for me? Choose this level when your little artist develops an interest in mark-making and using tools, but still enjoys a free-form, sensory play approach to art-making.
Classes and Events