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 frequently change, so there is always something new to do. In the 2020–2021 school year, preschool experiences will be offered in two formats: pre-recorded videos and art kits.
Virtual Arturo's Preschool: Pre-Recorded Videos
Programs are virtual, but the fun is real! Our pre-recorded video option is a flexible format that you can implement at your convenience. Upon receiving your request, we will share a link to a video version of your chosen program along with a list of recommended supplies for the art-making activity. Videos range in length from 10 to 25 minutes and include stories, games, artful conversation, and a demonstration of an art-making activity. Pre-recorded programs are available beginning September 21, 2021.
Arturo's Preschool: Art Kits
Arturo's Preschool Art Kits are pre-made with all the materials your students need to create an art project in the classroom or at home. Created with preschoolers in mind, art kits contain easy to use materials that will inspire curiosity, creativity, and confidence. DMA staff will deliver these free art kits to schools within Dallas city limits. Art kits are available beginning September 21, 2021.
Arturo's Preschool: In-Person Classes
To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are currently not offering an in-person Arturo's Preschool program. As guidelines ease, we will begin reimplementing them; please check back regularly for updated information.