Exploration Through the Arts

Young Explorers is a multidisciplinary arts education program for Austin-area students in grades pre-K to 5, connecting arts instruction with larger goals of developing awareness and understanding of diverse artistic and cultural traditions. The program provides instruction in different disciplines, including visual arts, music, and dance, guiding students to create their own works and culminating in a student showcase at the end of each semester.

The objectives of this program are to provide students with unique opportunities to participate in and develop deeper understanding of the artistic traditions, aesthetics, and embodied knowledge of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.


Program Objectives


Provide high-quality arts instruction and meaningful arts and cultural experiences to students in Austin’s underserved communities, particularly those from low-income families with limited access to these types of programs.

Cultural Awareness

Develop awareness and understanding for different cultures and cultural traditions and encourage young minds to think critically and empathize with diverse groups of people, including those who may have backgrounds and cultures different from their own.

Prioritize Equity

Support and uplift artists and artistic traditions from marginalized and/or minority communities and provide opportunities for children and families in minority positions to see their artistic and cultural traditions celebrated by others.

Young Explorers Spring Showcase

All are invited to join us Mothers’ Day weekend for our Spring Showcase celebrating our Young Explorers and their artistic achievements!

Through our Young Explorers program, children in grades pre-K to 5 learn about different artistic disciplines, mediums, and techniques. The young artists tap into their innate creativity to make original work individually and in groups, and they’re excited to showcase some of their art.

This is a family-friendly event, open to the public, with arts activities and light refreshments to enjoy.

 Please RSVP prior to attending.

Fall 2024 Enrollment

Enrollment details for Young Explorer’s Fall 2024 session will be posted soon.


Coming Soon


“Our family has found these events to be so beneficial for learning about different art mediums and giving my child a creative outlet with space to explore.”

– Ashli C., Parent of a Young Explorer, Fall 2022

“My children love meeting the artists, creating art, learning, playing with friends and seeing familiar faces…I’m very grateful to have such a wonderful resource that gives access to arts and community.”

– Danielle D., Parent of Young Explorers, 2022-23

“I am very grateful that Artly World has provided high quality, accessible opportunities for my kids to explore and create art…The program has been terrifically well-run, and has provided irreplaceable opportunities for my kids to explore the arts.”

– Jessica M., Parent of Young Explorers, 2022-23

“Artly World has totally sparked a love of art in my son. We’re so grateful for this organization!”

– Kat W., Parent of a Young Explorer, 2022-23

“My daughters love Artly World and have learned so much…we have enjoyed each class.”

– Parent of Young Explorers, Fall 2022

Thank you to our supporters.

Thank you to our supporters.