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stART Studio: Classes for Ages 5 and Under

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CMA’s stART Studio provides a dedicated, safe, specially-designed 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!

Registered Classes

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In our Registered Classes, children will be introduced to new art materials and projects every week, including everything from cardboard creations to sensory-based drawings. Your child will be provided with personal guidance by our Teaching Artists as they build on exploration and experimentation throughout the semester.

Ages Mobile - 3

These classes introduce budding artists to the foundations of art-making! Ideal for children who are mobile to 3 years old, these tiny artists will explore a variety of materials, building fine-motor skills and self-confidence. These classes will also include music time, creating a multi-sensory experience where children can enjoy and engage with instruments and songs.

Early Explorers, 9:15 am 10:15 am


Mobile – 3 Years with Caregiver

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Early Explorers, 4 pm 5 pm


Mobile – 3 Years with Caregiver

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Early Explorers, 9:15 am 10:15 am


Mobile – 3 Years with Caregiver

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Ages 3 - 5

Our classes for ages 3-5 offer children creative and social opportunities as they continue to explore new art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. These classes are drop-off optional, allowing children to gain confidence in attending classes on their own. Teaching Artists will incorporate visual language into projects, so children can become familiar with hearing names of colors and shapes as they prepare for preschool.

Drop-In Sessions

Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA’s stART Teaching Artists for an art-filled drop-in session when the museum is closed for general hours. Parents and/or caregivers are required to join and we encourage family collaboration throughout the class! Purchase tickets online in advance or at the front desk before class begins.

Sessions take place Monday through Friday from 10:45 AM to 12 PM
CMA Members take $15 off ($15 per family)

Scholarships and Sponsorship

CMA scholarships may be available. Learn more here.

Interested in sponsoring a child’s class at CMA? Contact to learn more.

Refund and Cancellation

CMA 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 zero students enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation four weeks prior to the start of the class. If a class has three students or less enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation two 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 is the difference between Studio Hours and Registered Classes?  
Children and families can explore and enjoy art projects in our specially designed stART Studio as a self-guided experience during general admission hours. Teaching Artists will be in the studio to guide families, but specific projects and techniques will not be taught.

Registered classes offer children and caregivers a community experience, with the chance to create bonds with other families that also attend class every week. Registered classes follow a course outline, designed specifically for an age group and developmental stage. Each week, Teaching Artists will lead children through new ways to explore art materials, building fine-motor skills, collaborative and social skills, and visual language skills. 

My child is a younger or older than the age range specified. Can my child still join the class?
As long as the parent or caregiver is comfortable with the rest of the class being in a certain age group, CMA is happy to accommodate! Just keep in mind, course outlines are designed with a specific developmental stage in mind. It is up to the parent or caregiver to gauge if their child is ready to participate. We recommend that the age variation is not more than three months younger or older than the specified age range.

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