Hamilton Area YMCA


When you introduce a child to the arts, you open up a new world and a lifetime of intellectual activity, curiosity and enjoyment. The Y isn’t only about sports and games; we offer a vibrant arts program that focuses on encouraging the creative spark to light and remain bright in every child.

The Y’s Creative Arts programs help participants experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking and valuable social skills. Exposure to the arts helps develop progressive skills that allow us to connect with and understand other people and express our ideas, while providing a unique entertainment experience.

Class sizes are limited, so please register your child early to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities in the arts.

For more information regarding Arts Programs at the JKR Branch, please contact Beverly Gessner at 609.581.9622 ext. 113 or bgessner@hamiltonymca.org.

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Parent/Child (ages 6 – 48 months)

We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.

Baby Time (ages 6 - 12 months)

You and your baby will enjoy some social time with other parents and little ones while taking part in some small circle time songs and activities. It’s a great time to share your baby stories with others!

Me and My Shadow (ages 18 - 36 months)

A great time for you and your child to share in circle time songs and age-appropriate activities. 
  • Block 3-July 14-August 25
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 1AH3JMMS CRANB -Cranbrook Building $56 / $39 / $21

Tots in Motion (ages 12 - 24 months)

Your child will enjoy this playtime environment combining basic social skills with climbing, crawling and other gross motor skills.

  • Block 3 - July 25-August 25
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 1AH3JTIM CRANB -Cranbrook Building $52 / $37 / $18

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Preschool (Ages 2 - 5)

I Love Music! (ages 2½ - 4)

This class uses instruments, songs, and movement to help your child develop the five musical skills of listening, moving, singing, playing and creating.

This class is not currently running for this session.

Mini DaVinci’s (ages 3 - 5)

By introducing a variety of artistic methods, your child's imagination will be inspired to explore diverse ways of creating artwork.

This class is not currently running for this session.

Music and Movement (ages 3 - 5)

Shake, rattle and roll through the summer with fun music activities to get kids moving.

Woodworking 101 (Ages 3 - 5)

This class will acquaint your child with knowledge and respect for tools while working on fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
  • Block 3-July 24-August 25
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM 1EN3JWW CRANB -Cranbrook Building $52 / $37 / $18