The mission of the Art’s First Steps program is to prepare preschool students for life-long learning in the arts and to develop a connection with the rich cultural heritage of their communities.
In the Art’s First Steps Program, a museum educator/artist will visit your school and provide an hour of stimulating art instruction based on the theme and medium of your choice. Using a variety of different art materials and techniques, students will delight in learning about painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and more. The Michener Art Museum will supply all the necessary art materials. A special feature of this program can be a class visit to the Michener Art Museum, where students will have the opportunity to interact with original works of art and experience first-hand learning in an art museum environment.
Schools work with the museum’s Department of Arts Education to plan an Art’s First Steps program that suits their needs. Fees for lessons are established after details of each Art’s First Steps program are finalized. Scholarship funds may be available for preschools working with underserved populations.
For specific information about Art’s First Steps programs, or to find out how to initiate an Art’s First Steps program at your school, please call 215.340.9800 ext. 126 or e-mail Ruth Anderson.
You may also complete an Art’s First Steps Inquiry Form.