Arturo's Preschool is a free program for preschool, home school, and daycare groups serving children ages 3-5.
Take an up-close look at a work of art, read a featured picture book, and try out games and movement activities in the Museum galleries. Then explore ideas with an art-making activity in the Art Studio. Program themes and projects change each month, so there is always something new to do.
Upcoming Arturo’s Preschool Themes for the 2014-2015 School Year:
September: Dancing with Degas
Lace up your dancing shoes and explore the world of ballet through the eyes of artist Edgar Degas.
October: Use Your Senses
Put your five senses to work and experience art with more than just your eyes.
November: Blooms & Bouquets
No green thumbs required for these flowers! Discover nature’s beauty through the art of floral still life.
December: Beautiful Stuff
Learn how artists take ordinary materials and turn them into extraordinary art!
January: Sew Inspired
Investigate beautifully stitched textiles from Africa and learn basic sewing techniques.
February: Design Time
Take a crash course in the art of design and learn how a chair can be so much more than a place to sit!
March: Ready, Set, Action!
Throw, fling, spill, and swing—discover the exuberant action-filled paintings by Japanese artists Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga.
April: Picasso Portraits
Explore the work of Pablo Picasso and create a cubist portrait.
May: Imaginary Worlds
Find inspiration in landscape paintings in the galleries, and then build your own imaginary world.
Tips for Scheduling Your Program:
Arturo's Preschool is offered Tuesday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
The program lasts sixty minutes and includes group time in the Museum galleries and an art-making activity in the Art Studio.
Arturo's Preschool is offered in English. If needed, please bring teachers or parents that can assist with translation for bilingual or ESL students.
Minimum of ten students required; maximum of thirty children per class. One adult chaperone is required for every five students.
Arturo's Preschool is free of charge for students and chaperones when scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
Reservations for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted beginning Monday, August 18, 2014. Call 214-922-1312 or e-mail lhanson@DMA.org to make a reservation.