CMA’s stART 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!
* Formerly known as WEE Arts
In our Registered Classes, children will be introduced to new art materials and projects every week, everything from cardboard creations to sensory-based drawings. Your child will be provided with personal guidance by our Teaching Artists as they learn through exploration and experimentation throughout the semester.
Special summer offer! Register for either section of Early Explorers this summer and attend both classes as often as you like, or come to any drop-in class. We understand your need for a flexible summer schedule!
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 Drop-in Studio and Registered Classes?
Drop-in Studio is a self-guided experience, where parents/caregivers can explore and enjoy art projects with their child in our specially designed Arts Studio. 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 make bonds with other families that will also attend class every week. Registered classes also 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, as shapes and colors are mentioned every week.
My child is a little younger or older than the age range specified. Can my child still join the class?
As long as the parent/caregiver is comfortable with the rest of the class being in a certain age group, then CMA is happy to accomodate! Just keep in mind, course outlines are designed with a specific developmental stage in mind. It is up to the parent/caregiver to gauge if their child is ready to participate. We recommend that the age variation is not more than 3 months younger or older than the age range.