CMA’s WEE Arts Studio provides a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children who are mobile (around 1) to 5. Our special art stations and early learning professionals, all of whom are artists, nurture your child’s creativity, curiosity and developmental growth through a range of stimulating activities. Your children will explore and grow at their own pace, building confidence, vocabulary, gross and fine motor skills, and making new friends while having loads of fun!
We believe that when children become engaged in exploring the arts it helps strengthen their fine motor skills, social development, and creative curiosity. WEE classes are designed to do just that. Tom Burnett, our WEE Arts Director, has been creating our early childhood programs and engaging with families at CMA over the past 19 years while building a staff of like minded creative educators. Learn more about Tom and WEE Teaching Artists by clicking here.
In all registration classes, each week a new material and project will be introduced. Everything from cardboard creations to sensory based drawing. Your child will be provided with intimate guidance as they learn through exploration and experimentation throughout the semester.
*Please mark your calendars, as there will be NO class on the following dates:
Please Note CMA’s Refund Policy: CMA is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control. If you would like to cancel your enrollment in a class, CMA will provide you with a full refund minus a $75 registration fee up to two weeks prior to the start of class. Within two weeks of the start of the class, CMA will provide you with a full refund minus the $75 registration fee ONLY if CMA is able to fill your child’s place in the class. If CMA is unable to fill the place in the class, the class will be non-refundable.
Cancellation: CMA reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment. If a class has 0 students enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation 4 weeks prior to the start of the class. If a class has only 3 students and under enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation 2 weeks prior to the start date. If CMA cancels a class that your child is enrolled in, you will have the option to switch classes within the program or receive a full refund. Please sign up early to ensure classes proceed as scheduled.
What’s the difference between WEE Drop-in classes and WEE ONE classes?
WEE Drop-in classes are more of an open studio class when parents/caregivers can enjoy art projects inside the WEE Arts studio, to explore and make art alongside our teaching artists. WEE ONE classes offer the child and caregiver to be part of a sense of community as participants are able to bond with each other over the course of a semester. Social and fine motor skills begin to develop with the child as they are guided each week through experiential learning. WEE ONE will build upon your child’s scaffolding skills as they age up and graduate to the next WEE program.
My child is 2 years old and has not taken a WEE ONE class but has gone to a few WEE Drop-in’s what class should I sign my child up for?
We would suggest signing your child up for a WEE ONE class for a semester, then move your child up to take the WEE TWO class the next semester. If you child is at the 2.5 year old mark your child can jump right into WEE TWO.