Little Picassos provides a safe and nurturing place in which to: create, learn about art, artists and art history. Every child is talented and gifted, every child is celebrated and loved.
As research has consistently shown, children who have experienced poverty and trauma can benefit greatly by being afforded a safe space to explore their feelings, and grow their sense of self. Art enrichment has also been shown to enhance a child’s academic performance.
How it all began:
Little Picassos began as a volunteer program in association with The Road Home, an organization which helps homeless families regain their footing. It became clear that children who are homeless, or otherwise economically challenged, do not have access to enrichment classes, including art enrichment. Little Picassos aims to level the playing field for these children and their families.
Who what where:
. Children between the ages of k-6th grade are welcome to join us.
. Our classes meet at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5740 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI AND in 2022 we will be adding classes in the new Madison Youth Arts building, on Madison's near East side.
. Classes meet on Saturdays 12:30-2:00 & Mondays 4:00-5:30.
**Given Covid-19 restrictions, we will be learning together virtually during the 2020-2021 school year. Although it is not as wonderful as being together, the good news is that you will have quite the art collection delivered to your home! All lessons will be shared on our Google Classroom , and of course we will continue to deliver art supplies to your home.