Art & Sensory Play with Ms. Lori


Art and sensory play combines the most fun with the messiest, best kind of art interaction. We will be scooping, smearing, smashing, sorting and squirting! Let your child get messy to experience all of it.


Sensory play encourages cognitive development, enhances fine motor skills, improves problem solving, spatial awareness and adaptability. Getting messy has so many benefits!


Young artists will play with moon dough, use ice cubes paints, smash ice sculptures, discover gems in dyed noodles and so much more. Experiments include rolling toy cars through paint and squirting dye onto fabric.


Note to Parents—- please provide old adult tee that can be used for cover up.

Lori Thompson holds BAs in fine arts and criminal justice from Indiana University. She worked as a professional photojournalist for over a decade, capturing portraits of public officials, activists, musicians, entrepreneurs and breaking news stories.  Since 1998, Lori has facilitated art and crafts workshops for adults and youth in San Francisco and the East Bay. When working with young people, she reminds them that they are practicing making marks, not practicing erasing. She has taught ASEP and art class for several years at Olinda Elementary as well as ASEP at Madera Elementary.  Her favorite art museums include The Broad in Los Angeles, CA and Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR. 


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Tuesdays 2:25-3:25 PM
Grades: 1st-3rd
Room: 10
Instructor: Lori Thompson, Olinda Art Teacher

Class Dates:
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31*
Nov. 7*, 14, 28
(No School Nov. 21)
*Minimum Day Schedule: Classes begin at 1:15 and end at 2:15



  • To enroll multiple students in this class: Please add the class to your cart one at a time so that you can specify a different Student Name and information each time. You will pay for all classes when you check out.
  • To request to chaperone: Set the chaperone dropdown above to YES before adding the class to your cart. Chaperones receive the class for free! However, this is not a guarantee that you will be selected as the class chaperone. We often receive multiple requests to chaperone classes, and final decisions about chaperones are solely at the discretion of the PTA board. If your chaperone request is not approved, we will send you a link to pay for the class, or you may request to be dropped from the class at that time.
  • To request a scholarship: Use coupon code SCHOLARSHIP30 (for a $30 scholarship) or SCHOLARSHIP60 (for a $60 scholarship) at checkout, and leave us a note explaining why you are requesting a scholarship when you complete your checkout questionnaire. Note that use of these codes are not a guarantee that your child will be awarded a scholarship. Scholarship availability may vary each ASEP session and is determined by PTA budget and number of scholarship requests received. Final decisions about scholarship awards are solely at the discretion of the PTA board. If your scholarship request is not approved, we will send you a link to pay for the remaining portion of your class purchase, or you may request to be dropped from the class at that time.
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