Preschool Workshops

MCBA offers select book arts workshops for preschoolers, ages 2–6, and their adult caregivers. In these workshops, preschoolers grow their interest in books and visual arts and feel pride as they engage in artmaking in a book arts studio regularly accessed by working artists. Ellen Ferrari leads these workshops and designed the curriculum to meet preschoolers where they are both developmentally and with their interests in mind.

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Paper Marbling for Preschoolers!

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, August 31; 10am–12pm CT

Be amazed by Shaheen Bilgrami’s Magical Day at the Mall and then amaze yourself by painting ON WATER! In this in-person workshop, preschoolers learn the art of marbling using specially prepared carrageenan water, alum-treated paper, and acrylic paint. Preschoolers build fine motor skills while they create colorful patterns with tools like forks, toothpicks, skewers, and straws. Then, discover art projects you can do with your marbled paper! Continue reading “Paper Marbling for Preschoolers!”