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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. 

May 16, 2018

Children will listen to The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell in connection to Just Pretending by Judy Onofrio. After the story, they will play an I Spy game in the galleries and participate in a mermaid decoration activity. 

June 20, 2018

Children will listen to If I Had a Little Boat by Calee M. Lee in connection to works by Paul Signac. After the story, they will look for different types of transportation featured in art in the AAC Collection and create pool noodle boats as part of a make and take art project. 

July 18, 2018

Children will listen to The Mouse and the Moon in connection to Moonstricken Girls by Carroll Cloar. After the story, they will find a work of art for each season and create a moon/night sky collage. 

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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