Support Little Picassos

Little Picassos is a free art enrichment program for low-income children in Madison, WI.

Although Pablo Picasso believed, “that every child is an artist,” every child does not have access to art education. Little Picassos seeks to redress this imbalance by providing all children with the means to thrive and create.

Little Picassos provides a safe and nurturing place in which to: create, learn about art, artists and art history. Every child is talented and gifted, every child is celebrated and loved.

As research has consistently shown, children who have experienced poverty and trauma can benefit greatly by being afforded a safe space to explore their feelings, and grow their sense of self.  Art enrichment has also been shown to enhance a child’s academic performance.

How it all began: Little Picassos began as a volunteer program in association with The Road Home, an organization which helps homeless families regain their footing. It became clear that children who are homeless, or otherwise economically challenged, do not have access to enrichment classes, including art enrichment. Little Picassos aims to level the playing field for these children and their families.

Who what where:

  • Children between the ages of k-6 grade are welcome to join us.  A healthy snack is included.
  • Our classes meet at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5740 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI AND in 2022 we will be adding classes in the new Madison Youth Arts building, on Madison’s near East side.
  • Classes meet on Saturdays 12:30-2:00 & Mondays 4:00-5:30.

**Given Covid-19 restrictions, we are not yet sure if we will be able to meet in person in the fall; however, you may still register and we will gladly share our video lessons with you, and of course deliver art supplies to your home.

You can make your donation in three ways: 

  • Check payable and send to Arts Wisconsin, Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054
  • Credit card via Mightycause (VISA/MC) – please use the “dedication” line to indicate that your contribution is for Little Picassos
  • PayPal 

Questions? Comments? Contact Leora Saposnik at

Thank you for your support!