Class begins with an introductory art activity followed by two art projects and a story. Let's learn to recycle this July!

A new theme is presented each month, and each class is built around a children’s book. Mini Masters is an engaging program for young learners (ages 2 to 7) offered every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Nearly all classes for children are offered free of charge thanks to grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine and Muscatine Charities.

Classes are now held in-person. Registration is limited and required. Classes will still be pre-recorded and added to our Muscatine Art Center Mini Masters Facebook page. Or, we can provide you with links to our YouTube channel. Email kloos@muscatineiowa.gov for more information.

Books for June: "Let's Make a Mess"
6/2 & 6/3: "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More" by Karen Beaumont
6/9 & 6/10: "Edward Gets Messy" by Rita Meade
6/16 & 6/17: "Messy Larry" by David J. Perri
6/23 & 6/24: "Let's Paint" by Gabriel Alborozo
6/30 & 7/1: "Too Much Glue" by Jason Lefebvre

Books for July: "Let's Recycle"
7/7 & 7/8: "Michael Recycle" by Ellie Bethel
7/14 & 7/15: "Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth" by Mary McKenna Siddals
7/21 & 7/22: "The Dumpster Diver" by Janet S. Wong
7/28 & 7/29: "We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers" by Lauren Child

Books for August: "BUGS!"
8/4 & 8/5 (online only): "Waiting for Wings" by Lois Ehlert
8/11 & 8/12: "Firefly Home" by Jane Clarke
8/18 & 8/19: "The Honeybee" by Kirsten Hall
8/25 & 8/26: "Bugs Galore" by Peter Stein

Books for September: "Imagination Time"
9/1 & 9/2: "It Came in the Mail" by Ben Clanton
9/8 & 9/9: "Poppy Pickle" by Emma Yarlett
9/15 & 9/16: "Also An Octopus" by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
9/22 & 9/23: "The Way Back Home" by Oliver Jeffers
9/29 & 9/30: "What To Do With a Box" by Jane Yolen