Fine Art is defined as "creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative aesthetic, or intellectual content." At the Peninsula Fine Arts Center fine art for kids is hands on.
The changing "Hands On" gallery is a spot for self directed play and art. Most of our time was spent playing with Magnatiles, drawing with chalk, and building on the lego wall. We also made some popsicle stick crafts from their bins of options. PFAC does rent out the space for birthday parties too!
On Wednesdays PFAC also hosts "Art Start" for preschool aged children. From 10:30-11:30 kids get to take part in guided activities each week. Children five and under are free. (Registration is required; check online.) Each class has a brief lesson, a song, or a story followed by a related art project.
Upcoming themes:
  • January 8- Paper Puppies
  • January 15- Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb drums
  • January 22- Contrasting Colors
  • January 29- architecture and cityscapes 
Another class, "Art Adventures" is for toddlers and their care takers to explore different types of art. They use paint, clay, yard, and more. This class is for ages 2-5 and their parents, the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. The cost is $15.00 a class per member or $20.00 for nonmembers.
Art museums can seem scary to take young kids to, but I appreciate that PFAC has signs in the galleries with talking points for kids and families. If you're looking to check it out, the museum is closed on Monday, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, but they do have a military discount. They also offer free admission the first weekend of every month when an exhibit is on view, and $1.00 admission Memorial Day through Labor Day!