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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. 

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.

January 16, 2019

Participants will listen to The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia. After they will go on a shape hunt through the galleries and then create their own miniature buildings. 

February 20, 2019

Participants will listen to Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown. After they will go on an animal scavenger hunt and draw animals using simple shapes. 

March 20, 2019

Participants will listen to Me, Frida by Amy Novesky. After they will use precut face shapes to create "self-portraits" using crayons. 

April 17, 2019

Participants will listen to Andy Warhol's Colors by Susan Goldman Rubin. After they will go on a rainbow hunt through the galleries and will mix colors using watercolor paints. 


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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