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WEE Arts Classes for Ages 5 and Under

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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.

Registered Courses

  • Winter Session January 8 - March 29, 2018
  • Spring Session April 9 - June 28, 2018 (Registration now open!)

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:
Monday 2/19, Tuesday 2/20, Wednesday, 2/21, Thursday 2/22

WEE ONE (Ages 1 - 3)

Designed as the entry level to creative play and art making at CMA for children 1-3. Children are able to experiment with play-dough, drawing, painting, building, gluing, music, drumming and story-time. Children and adults explore at their own pace guided by your favorite teaching artists. This class is also a great chance to develop social and creative bonds.

After Naps, 4 pm 5:15 pm

Wednesday, Monday

Mobile – 3 Years with Caregiver

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{A.M.} Artists, 9:15 am 10:30 am

Thursday, Tuesday

Mobile – 3 Years with Caregiver

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WEE TWO (Ages 2 - 3)

Created as the next level of art making for children who have already taken WEE ONE classes and are at least 2 ½ years old. This class offers exploratory time as well as a new group project each session with materials curated by our teaching artists. Children are introduced to the process of building projects with both familiar and new materials in stages, promoting patience, focus and creative curiosity. A great pre-requisite to “on my own” classes when children turn 3 years old.

WEE Two, 9:15 am 10:30 am


2.5 - 3 Years with Caregiver

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WEE U (Ages 3 - 4)

It’s an arty party! In this class teaching artists will encourage socialization, verbal and visual skills while nurturing creative impulses. Students will create individual works and collaborative projects. Exploring familiar materials in new ways and getting introduced to a range of new art materials. Since this class is a drop-off session, parents and caregivers are encouraged to relax with a cup of coffee and a good book in the Lounge. This is a great foundation for preschool!

WEE U, 9:15 am 10:15 am


3 – 4 Years (Drop Off)

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PhD of WEE (Ages 4 - 5)

This class introduces new materials through projects that are both individual and collaborative. Young artists will explore layering, textures, colors, and lines in a variety of mediums, including paint, modeling clay, and drawing while promoting imagination through story-telling and music. Through consistent art-play, their artistic progression will be enhanced over the course of the semester. This class will end with a mini WEE Art exhibition featuring artwork completed during the semester. Parents and caregivers are invited to spend time in the Lounge and have some quiet time to themselves.

PhD of WEE, 4 pm 5:15 pm

Tuesday, Thursday

4 – 5 Years (Drop Off)

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Drop-In Sessions

Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session when the museum is closed for general hours. Parent and/or caregivers are required to join and we encourage family collaboration throughout the class. No advance sign up required.

Monday through Friday, 10:45AM to 12PM
Savings for CMA Members: $10 off ($15 per family)

Teaching Artists

Scholarships and Sponsorship

CMA scholarships may be available. Learn more here.

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Proceeds from our paid classes support our community programs. LEARN MORE

Refund and Cancellation

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.

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