Kids ages 6 months to 4 years and their grown ups work together in the ARTLAB to create masterpieces inspired by the world around them. ARTLAB is a place for young artists to explore and discover their visual world, and experiment with their own creative powers. Our classes are carefully structured to create an open-ended and child-centered experience, where your little artist interprets and engages every activity in his or her own way.

Private Group ARTLAB

Beginning in September, the studio has limited availability for your family's social bubble to participate in ARTLAB together! Masks are required for all participants ages 2 and up.

Classes begin September 8th, contact us to learn more and  reserve your spot!

Coming this Fall: ARTLAB Delivered!

This fall, Eckford Street Studio is putting together special care packages for our youngest artists! Each month, a new project will be delivered to your door, with an accompanying video posted online. Each package includes sensory play and project materials, designed for repeated enjoyment!

Contact us to be first to know when our September package is unveiled!

 Regular ARTLAB programming is paused during the coronavirus pandemic. 
We hope to return to in-person programming in 2021. 

ARTLAB Original​

For artists ages 2.5 to 4 and their adult collaborators.​

 

Each week, we read a story or investigate work by a well-known artist, and explore what we find through drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage. Young artists develop observation and fine motor skills, grown-ups get tips for experiencing art with their kids, and everyone shares their creations at the end of class.

 

Have an older two year old? Choose this level when your little artist enjoys examining pictures, becomes more verbal, and begins to develop an interest in imaginative play. Or, see ARTLAB Junior!

ARTLAB Junior

For artists ages 15 months to 2.75 years and their adult collaborators.

In this process-oriented class, free exploration of art and sensory materials is balanced with simply structured activities and projects. Caregivers discover new ways to engage their budding artists in a social environment that encourages the critical artistic act of play! Projects range from drawing and painting to sculpture and collage.​
 
Have an older two year old? Choose this level when your little artist is interested in mark-making and using tools, but still enjoys a free-form, sensory play approach to art-making.​ Or, see ARTLAB Original.
ARTLAB Storytime
For artists ages 6-18 months and their adult collaborators.
 
An introduction to the studio for the tiniest artists! This class features books, balls and simple (often edible) project options with crayons, fingerpaints or stamp pads. The concepts of color, shape, texture and line are introduced through songs, stories and movement activities for children and their grownups to experience together.
Family Open Studio
For artists ages 1 to 5 and their adult collaborators.
 
Each Saturday morning, we have a different drawing, painting, sculpture or collage project prepared, with interpretations for tots and young school aged kids. Come any time during the two hours and stay for as long (or short) as it takes to get your art fix - Teaching Artists are on hand to play along and help with materials.