Monday - Friday, 6:30AM - 6:00PM

What We Do

Preschool Picassos is a yearlong program, through which we explore an artist over the course of four weeks. Throughout the sessions, we introduce information about the artist's life and artistic style, and study one of their famous paintings. The goal is not to try to perfectly recreate the painting, but to celebrate the process that it takes to get there. Teacher: Mesa Sigrist.


  • Piet Mondrian

    “Abstract art is not the creation of another reality but the true version of reality. Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.”

    Art Concepts: Primary colors, secondary colors and the power of linework, cubism and De Stijl (Dutch style known as neoplasticism)

    3/11/2020 - Primary and Secondary colors

    3/18/2020 - Paper collage with line work

    3/24/2020 (Tuesday) - Painting squares in a line work grid

  • Andy Warhol

    “I think everybody should like everybody.”

    Art Concepts: Printmaking and Composition.

    Session 1 - Stamping with foam stickers to create a print

    Session 2 - Painting a floral print

    Session 3 - Pop culture printmaking

  • Georgia O'Keefe

    “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

    Art Concepts: Perspective and Realism. 

    Session 1: Forms of nature, recreating “Sky Above Clouds” painting

    Session 2: Painting abstract flowers

    Session 3: Painting with flowers

    Session 4: Sculpting with flower infused play-dough

  • Henri Matisse

    “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

    Art Concepts: Pattern and repetition of shapes and collage.

    Session 1: Collage

    Session 2: Foam stamping to create a repeating pattern

    Session 3: Painting with leaves to create a repeating pattern

  • Frida Kahlo

    “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”

    Art Concepts: Portraits and self-portraits.

    Session 1: Self portraits

    Session 2:  Recreating her iconic flower crown from her self-portraits

  • Timothy Harney

    “Helping students to see through an approach in drawing that is not only rigorous and structural, but also empathetic, is truly rewarding.”

    Art Concepts: Non-objective collage.

    Session 1: Gathering materials and cutting supplies for a collage, part 1 of 2

    Session 2: Making and assembling collage, part 2 of 2

  • Jackson Pollock

    “It doesn’t make much of a difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.”

    Art Concepts: Spontaneous “Drip Painting” through abstract expression.

    Session 1: Drip painting with bottles

    Session 2: Splatter painting with cotton balls. This activity will be done outside. 

    Session 3: Marble shake-up art

    Session 4: Spatter paint

  • Wassily Kandinsky

    “Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.”

    Art Concepts: Abstract with mathematical concepts.

    Session 1:  Assembling a circle collage to mimic 

    Session 2: Drawing circles with crayons and oil pastels, part 1 of 2

    Session 3: Finishing collage with watercolors, part 2 of 2

    Session 4: Exploring a felt board


  • George Seurat

    “The inability of some critics to connect the dots doesn’t make pointillism pointless.”

    Art Concepts: Pointillism.

    Session 1:  Q-tip abstract painting

    Session 2: Dot markers and stencils

    Session 3:  Spotted giraffe

  • Romero Britto

    “Art is too important not to share.”

    Art Concepts:  Pop art, graffiti and cubism, vibrant colors and bold patterns.

    Session 1: Experimenting with bold colors

    Session 2: Experimenting with bold patterns

    Session 3:  “Mona Cat” Recreation/Adaptation

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