Ages2-3 years 4-5 years
It’s the process not the product as children explore and become familiar with hands-on art materials, having fun with play dough, music, and more! Children and adults alike will create mini-masterpieces using paint, collage materials, found objects, and more for refrigerators large and small. Come grow with us!
Studio Sprouts began as a seedling and idea to provide creative programming to foster growth and development to the young children of the Capital Region. The importance of the arts for our youngest creatives will build social skills, critical thinking, and help foster emotional maturity through the arts.
Studio Sprouts is a new preschool arts program for children ages 2–5. It will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00–11:30am, with both arts and music. The start date is Tuesday, September 12th, and we will follow local public school schedules. A parent/caregiver will need to stay with the child during the program. This will be an art-medium-focused program, rather than a project-based program.
Studio Sprouts is a drop-in program, so no advance registration is necessary; participants can come as often as desired. The price is $15 per session; $12 for members. An eight-session punchcard is available for the equivalent of $12 per session—for details, contact our Registrar, Chris Ristau, at 518-273-0552 x231, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. These may also be purchased in person at our front desk.
Our instructors are Natalie Klein-Raymond (Lead Teacher), Kim Tateo, and Dana Sela.
Natalie Klein-Raymond is the Arts Education Coordinator at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. She has taught a variety of children’s classes throughout the Capital Region, and is a former staffer and consultant for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Studio Sprouts is modeled after the WEE Arts program at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City, with the help of Director of Early Childhood Programs Tom Burnett. Tom has been a teaching artist since 1985 and has worked with the Discovery Program, Dalton School, Columbia University School for the Gifted, Educational Alliance, and 92nd Street Y Parenting Center.