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New Preschool Arts Program–Budding Artists

Press Release

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:00p.m.
St. Louis County Library will introduce a new preschool art program starting in January called Budding Artists. All 20 SLCL locations will offer the program, which is geared towards children ages 3-6. A complete Budding Artists program schedule is available at
Budding Artists is an innovative twist on traditional art programming for kids. Instead of showing kids a sample and asking them to create a replica; kids will be given supplies, some ideas and asked to make their own creation. Budding Artists focuses on the process of making art, rather than the finished product. There is no right or wrong way to do the activity.
Nicole Clawson, Youth Services Manager, stated, “Creativity is not about doing something better than someone else, but really about discovery and imagination. Budding Artists will give kids the opportunity to really express themselves and dig deep into their own creative process.”
Creativity is natural and essential to preschoolers. Research shows that children who draw frequently do better in reading and math. SLCL will foster creativity in preschoolers by offering a variety of activities each month–including kitchen utensil art, ice cube water colors and more. All 20 branches are offering Budding Artists programs, to view a full schedule of events visit
For more information please call 314-994-3300.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks’ notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300, or visit