May-June classes are on now and run until June 22. Registration for our July-August semester opens June 1st 8am May-June classes are on now and run until June 22. Registration for our July-August semester opens June 1st 8am

Explorer’s Lab (Best suited for 2.5 - 5 yrs)

The current semester will run from April 29 - June 22 with no classes on Monday May 20(Victoria Day)

Kitsilano classes
  • Mondays at 10:30-11:30AM with Caitie Campbell
  • Tuesdays at 10:30-11:30AM with Shauna Farrell

Mt. Pleasant classes

  • Mondays at 10:45-11:45AM with Shauna Farrell
  • Thursdays at 10:30-11:30 with Shauna Farrell
  • Fridays at 9:30-10:30AM with Jess Schellenberg

A parent participated class for ages 2.5+. Children should have practice or show interest in sitting and attending book readings, sharing and may be moving beyond parallel play with other children. This Explorer’s Lab class is designed to offer pre-school aged children experience in developing early learning skills in a play based setting. This class is great for siblings. We begin class with a gathering circle, live music, a book reading may happen which may inspire our art making.  We have discovery centres for children to explore which they are welcome to go in and out from throughout the class.  We end the class with a goodbye gathering circle to help contribute continuity and togetherness. 

  • 7/8 Sessions | $183.75/$210

  • No drop ins available at this time

  • Sibling discount available use code SIBLING when registering more than one family member for the same class.

  • Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Dress for mess not success!

  • All materials are non-toxic

Benefits of Explorer’s Lab Classes for Toddlers and Young Children Ages 2.5-5

  • Art has an important place for children at young age.  It allows children to not only explore their abilities but is an aid in developing new sets of skills.

  • Expressive arts allow opportunity for young children to understand their world and make sense of their experiences.

  • Interacting with paint and other creative mediums goes beyond the verbal language allowing each child to communicate what otherwise may not be expressed. Art offers new communication skills.

  • Fine motor skills are constantly being developed as we explore different practices. We may begin offering rich art and creative experiences to ages 10 months and up.  

  • Weekly repetition in our studio will allow opportunity for social and emotional skills to be developed.

  • Within the context of early childhood we always consider the child to be our very own little scientist. From the day they are born, they work on problem-solving skills.  By exploring ideas and with our modelling and adult participation, they are able to test possibilities, work through challenges and find solutions.


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