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Toddler and Preschool Classes

Yellow Bird Studio is the perfect place in town for your little one to explore their creativity and let someone else do the cleaning up!  We offer Little Art and Play Mommy and Me classes for children 18 months to age 3 and our Art Explorers Mom's Morning Out drop-off classes for potty trained children ages 3-5.

Little Art and Play: A Mommy and Me Class

Ms Florie sets up the best process art and sensory experiences for toddlers and their caregivers in town! Join in with your child as they have fun enjoying the process of creating each week...and leave the clean up to us! Each hour long class begins with a warm up activity and 4-5 art and sensory stations.  Come dressed for mess!

Age: 18 months to 3 years

Day: Mondays

Time: 9-10 or 11-12

Cost: $80 per 4 week session  

          $25 for a drop-in class (based on availability)

Registration: Yes

Caregiver: Yes, a caregiver is expected to stay and participate with the visiting child.

Child Painting Model Airplane

Art Explorers: A Mom's Morning Out Class

Ms Pamela, veteran Pre-K teacher and art teacher extraordinaire, creates a magical environment where your child can explore their creativity, exploration and self-expression in a safe, small group environment while you get much needed time to run errands, make appointments and just enjoy some "me time" during your very busy week! Come dressed for mess!

Age: 3-5 years of age (MUST be potty trained)

Day: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (option to join one or two days per week)

Time: 9-12

Cost:

         $150/ 1x week (Tuesday or Thursday)  for 4 weeks 

         $250/ 2x week (Tuesday AND Thursday) for 4 weeks           $40for a drop-in class (based on availability)

Registration: Yes

Caregiver: No, this is a drop-off class

Tips for caregivers:

  • Dress for mess!  We do provide smocks, but play clothes are recommended for children and adults.

  • For toddlers and preschoolers, allow your child to choose where they want to start first!

  • Nurture your child's process of making art rather than being focused on their finished product.

  • It's okay to make a bit of a mess- that is what art is about! On the flip side, you can also help your child to understand that we use only the amount we need for our projects.

  • Often, kids take the lead and engage in a very natural way with the space and the art materials available to them. There is rarely a need to intervene in their artistic process, except maybe to help them reach something that is too high or mix up another special color of paint. However, if you have come to the studio on a day when your child may need a little extra direction, our teachers are here to provide you with tools and ideas to help you and your child get started.

  • Bring a snack for the littlest artists. It will provide your child with a second wind to make even more art.

  • Feel free to help us keep the studio materials organized and neat for other visitors. We appreciate your assistance!