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Art Start!

Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to learn in a museum. Art Start! is a partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System featuring age-appropriate stories, gallery activities and art projects.

  • Age appropriate stories are intended to connect the child and caregiver to a piece of art in the museum through storytelling.
  • Gallery play activities will help engage children with the act of visiting a museum, seeing and interacting with a piece of artwork, new vocabulary and develop new observational skills.
  • A make and take art project will connect in some way with the story or artwork. These projects will not be product driven but exploratory (as many of the students might not have tried the mediums that we will provide).

Art Start! takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. This program starts at 10:30 a.m. and is approximately one hour long. 

September 19, 2018

The Man with the Yellow Hat will read Curious George by H. A. Rey. After, participants will search the galleries for animals in art and experiment with markers to create animals out of simple shapes. 

October 17, 2018

CALS Executive Director Nate Coulter will read Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola. After, participants will fill out a bingo card in the galleries and use colored paper to make a cut-paper picture.

December 19, 2018

Participants will listen to Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert followed by a shape scavenger hunt in the galleries and an art activity using pastels on black paper.

In Partnership with

Central Arkansas Library System

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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