Arturo's Preschool is a free program for preschool, homeschool, and daycare groups serving children ages 3–6. Take an up-close look at a work of art, read a featured picture book, and try out games and movement activities connected to artworks. Then explore ideas with an art-making activity. Program themes and projects change each month, so there is always something new to do. In the 2021–2022 school year, preschool experiences will be offered in two formats: pre–recorded videos and pre–made art kits. Below are the Arturo's Preschool themes for our pre-recorded video option.
Pre-Recorded Arturo's Preschool Themes
Push and Pull (22:15)
What goes up must come down! This week, join us as we explore and experiment with the ups and downs of gravity.
Art Rocks (22.27)
Rocks, minerals, and gems—oh, my! Come along as we follow the journey of Earth rocks and art rocks and learn more about what a rock can be. This geology-themed class is sure to rock your world!
Busy Bugs (18:49)
Can you wiggle like a worm, crawl like a caterpillar, or buzz like a bee? Join us as we do all three! In this class, we'll learn about how bugs helped make the art in Moth to Cloth: Silk in Africa.
The Tiny Seed (18:43)
Calling all green thumbs! Spring is around the corner and it's time to search for plants and flowers "growing" in the art galleries. Ready, set, GROW!
All the Water in the World (25:30)
This week, search for ponds, rivers, and more in works of art. Experiment with things that float and things that don't, and then use water as your art tool to create a masterpiece.
Color Experiments (19:50)
Brighten up your life as we embark on our own color journey! Search for warm and cool colors in works of art, watch color science experiments, and then make your own rainbow art.