Creative beginnings for tiny tots


“Every child is an artist.

The problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up. “

Pablo Picasso

ART IN HAND emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice in an art program designed to nurture each child’s innate creativity through stories, exploration, and art-making, all with an  emphasis on discovery and the joy within the process.                                    

Each week, an interactive story time will inspire creative exploration in drawing, painting, collage, sculpting or mixed media construction inspired by nature and the colors and textures of the season.

Our developmental approach will stimulate the senses, spark imaginations and support emerging language, social and problem-solving skills. Most of all tots and their grown-ups can be creative, have fun and make the mess away from home!

Come in from the cold and enjoy our Winter Session full of stories and art-making that reflect the colors, textures, sensations and wonders of the wintry world around us.

In the spring, our art will blossom as we investigate roots, shoots, hatchlings, and many more exciting discoveries to be made this time of year.

Make a splash with us in the summer as we are inspired by the sensations of the sea and shore.

Join us for an artful autumn, as we are inspired by the sights, sounds and textures of the changing world around us.


Classes are held year round at the following locations:

Herndon Community Center

Falls Church Community Center

Durant Center, Alexandria

 These are parent-child classes for children of all levels and abilities.  Sibling groups welcome.



Comments on: "Classes" (15)

  1. Una Green said:

    I would like to enroll my 2 1/2y old son Darryn in an art class. We live in Old Town and are available M-F mornings.

    • We are mid-session right now, but a new winter session will start in mid/late January, and we offer classes on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings in Alexandria, at the Durant center. You can take a look at the schedule at The times will be the same during the winter session as they are during the current fall session. The new program guide should be out by early December. Hope to meet you and Darryn soon!

  2. Rachel Howell said:

    I’m having trouble finding class information on your website. How do I find information on falls church classes and age requirements? Thanks!

    • Rachel, There is a link to the Falls Church website above, or click here then choose “recreation and parks” from the menu. You should find a “register for classes” button which will take you to the webtrac system which lists all classes, times, and details about the classes. I can tell you that we have Wednesday and Thursday morning classes offered for 18 month- 3 year olds and 2 – 6 year olds. You will see the specifics when you look up the individual classes. Feel free to email me if you have further questions. Thanks!

  3. Hi, I’m having trouble locating information on your website about classes in Falls Church. Can you provide me with class info and age ranges? Thanks!

  4. Hello- my son is 20mos. We are looking for a class on M, Th or Fri afternoons around 2ish. We may be able to do a morning class on Th as well. Is there anything like this available?

    Also, what is your fee for private group sessions?

  5. Rachel Sapp said:

    Hi! I have one and a half year old twin girls I would love to enroll in one of your courses. Has your Spring sessions started yet? We are available anytime Mon-Fri!

  6. Whitney Blake said:

    Do you offer classes over the summer?

  7. Please contact me for more information about your classes in Alexandria VA

  8. Hello! I’m wondering if you will have winter classes starting in Alexandria soon?

    • I’m sorry, Kyle, I am no longer offering classes at the Alexandria location. Art in Hand will, however, have classes on Mondays and Thursdays at the Falls Church location. I hope it’s not too far for you to give it a try there!

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