Portland Preschool of the Arts

The Learning Studio 

Welcome to our big beautiful art studio! Our space is a large open room of approximately 1,900 square feet with lots of natural light from our big front windows. It is sectioned off into spaces that allow for movement, relaxation, reading, imagination play, and messy, expressive art! Big soft white lights hang from the high ceilings and art from our students is displayed proudly on the walls. We have created a bright beautiful space with an open flow to allow for plenty of creativity and movement. Within this space we have many stations including the Movement room, Tree House, Labyrinth, Imagination Station, Drawing/Coloring, Big Blocks, the Light Table, a table with rotating materials such as clay, beads and string, mask making, pattern cards, stencils, and our group project table. 

An International Visit!

What a fun experience for everyone! Two weeks ago we welcomed some honored guests to our space - a delegation of Japanese Education Leaders brought together by the amazing Mr. Kato of the Fuji Kindergarten. If you haven’t heard about the Fuji Kindergarten take a minute to look it up - it is absolutely inspiring!

These wonderful men and women wanted to learn more about what we offer as a small community-based preschool, and we were happy to open our doors to them, answer their questions, and show off our program and our beautiful classroom! We also had some news media stop by to document the event! What an amazing day for everyone!

Special Guests and Field Trips!

At the Portland Preschool of the Arts we want to bring our students a variety of experiences that will inspire joy and creative thought. With that in mind we love getting out on field trips and bringing in special guests! This year we went to the Apple Festival at the Portland Nursary, attended the Oregon Children's Theater to see The Hungry Caterpillar, went to see a Red Yarn performance, and had special musical musical guest Erin LaCerra come by for a special instrument demonstration! 

I will keep parents updated as I schedule guest visits. All students are welcome on days that we have a special guest, even if it is not on their regularly scheduled day.