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 ages 2-5 and our Pop-In-And-Paint for kids 4 and up.

Little Art and Play: A Mommy and Me Class

We are the best play-date spot in town!  Come join us for age-appropriate process arts, crafts, sensory experiences, and good old fashioned play in our beautiful and inspiring space.  Meet other parents and caregivers and enjoy time with your child as everyone has fun...and leave the clean up to us!


This is a drop-in class, so come every week or when you have the day off and want to spend some quality time together.   Come any time between 9:30-11:30 and stay as long as you like.  Come dressed for mess!

Age: 2- 5

Day: Wednesdays or Thursdays starting August 17 through May 17

(except for holiday camp weeks in November, December and March) 

Time: 9:30-11:30

Cost: $20 (Pay online, Venmo or cash or check at the studio)

Registration: Yes

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

Child Painting Model Airplane

Pop In and Paint: Open Studio for PreK and Up

What do you do on early release Mondays or when your Preschool/PreK child is done with school for the day and they don't nap?  Pop In and Paint at YBS!  Come in any time between 12:30-2:30 and copy some of our sample paintings for inspiration, or just do your own thing!  Great for parents who are homeschooling and want to keep the mess somewhere else too! 

Age: 3 through 5th grade

Day: Mondays starting August 29 through May 18

(except for holiday camp weeks in November, December and March)

Time: 12:30-2:30

Cost: $15 per child.  Caregivers can paint for free!

Registration: Yes

Caregiver: Yes, caregiver must accompany child.


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!