Tessera Arts

Tessera Arts

Positive & creative half day preschool, classes and camps for ages 3-10. Enrollment is ongoing.

Positive and creative half-day preschool with process oriented arts focused curriculum for ages 3-K. Classes and camps for ages 3-10: afternoons, school breaks, and summer.

Operating as usual

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 08/15/2023

Summer Camp this year has been so much fun!

We are so excited to see everyone again for preschool, but don’t want this glorious summer to end.


Looking for arts and play based preschool in North Seattle, Shoreline, or Edmonds?

Join our waitlist for openings this fall!

Preschool Program Tessera is a Greek word describing a small tile used to create mosaics. We chose this name because we see each child as unique and individual, and also as an integral part of our larger community. We work together to create a supportive, unhurried environment where children can focus on processes,

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 05/04/2023

Initial Collages were our main art project these last couple of days. Everyone created the first letter of their name using a variety of papers, ribbons, and notions.


We’re bringing spring to life with art!

We started with seed art and garden projects and have loved on to making flowers. As our plants grow we’ll see how well our art matches.


Seasons change, and so does our art.

Workshops – Tessera Arts 11/07/2022

Looking for arts based fun with friends for
Midwinter break?

Tessera Arts is hosting creation-station sculptures and cozy messy fun.

Workshops – Tessera Arts Workshops Join us for hands-on, open-ended workshops. Bring a lunch and dress for play. Winter Break Workshop December 19-21, 2022 9AM – 3PM, ages 2.5 – 8+ Three days of cozy fun while your child’s regular school programs are out on break. We will be creating seasonal arts projects and playing...


‘Bear Plane’ by E (Age 4)


“My Mom” by E (Age 3)


Working on a leprechaun trap


Puzzle masters at work

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 02/10/2022

Love Monsters

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 01/27/2022

Seattle sunny day style


Looking for treasure

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 10/20/2021

Slime at Wednesday’s Creation Station!


Creating a Haunted House. The children made sketches to represent their ideas for the design of the haunted house, then got to work painting and adding accessories.


Compassion: bringing a friend an ice pack to help a bumped knee


“Seesaw, seesaw! Bumpy! Bumpy!!”

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 10/07/2021
Preschool Program 08/24/2021

Looking for an arts and play-based preschool program? We are still enrolling for the 21-22 school year! Tessera offers a creative, developmentally-appropriate half-day program for 2.5 to 5 year-olds. We are conveniently located in North Seattle, 2 minutes from the N 130th street exit. We offer small class sizes, large indoor spaces and easy access to our fully fenced playground. All stages of potty training are welcome.

Preschool Program Preschool Program Tessera’s preschool program is for children ages 2 1/2 to 5,open Tuesday through Thursday9:30 – 1:30 We are located in North Seattle, in the rear annex of the Haller Lake United Methodist Church. Our indoor and outdoor play spaces are wonderful and the room is an explosion of c...


Fun times at summer camp

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 08/05/2021

We have two weeks of summer camp left! If you are interested in checking out our program, summer is a great way to start.
We are also currently enrolling for Fall preschool.



Making slime at summer camp

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 07/05/2021

Highlights from Summer Camp!

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 04/29/2021

Can you guess what these structures on our outside wall are?

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 04/28/2021

A bunny is visiting today!


Beautiful texture art


Beautiful weather has got us like

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 03/24/2021

We have openings for remote learning care!
Hours 9:30 - 1:30, Monday through Thursday. Flexible schedules. Cost is $200 per day of the week enrolled/month, plus a nonrefundable $200 registration fee.
Please contact [email protected] for details.

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 03/10/2021

Pine beetle investigation on the playground

Summer Camp Arts & Fun 02/27/2021

We have an exciting summer camp lineup scheduled for June through August 2021. Camps run 9 AM to 3 PM and are open to children 2.5 - 8. Join us for hands-on, open-ended art, outdoor play, fun and friendship!


Summer Camp Arts & Fun Summer Camp Arts & Fun Summer 2021 Arts & Fun Camps Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Children will be grouped according to age/interest/ability. Themed projects are offered each day as well as activity stations, related crafts, and time outside. Bring a lunch, a snack and expect to get messy. ...

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 02/27/2021

Happening now at Free Play Saturday!

Photos from Tessera Arts's post 02/18/2021

Highlights from this week's Mid-Winter camp!

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Videos (show all)

Magnet investigation
Creating a Haunted House. The children made sketches to represent their ideas for the design of the haunted house, then ...
“Seesaw, seesaw! Bumpy! Bumpy!!”
Making slime at summer camp
Our paper making project begins with draining the pulp.  Next we'll sprinkle the surface with lavender and dried flowers...





Haller Lake United Methodist, 13055 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 1:30pm
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