We offer a complete after-school program with small class sizes, progressive educators and pick-up (including nutritious snack) from local schools including P.S.366, Muscota/Amistad, P.S.98, P.S.278. We offer pick-up from Castle Bridge, P.S.178 and P.S.187 with a minimum of 5 students. Snack and “down time” is from 3-3:30pm, then our first classes begin at 3:30 and our second classes begin at 4:30pm. Students are required to take 2 classes per day (unless in Kindergarten or first grade). Regular pick-up is at 5:30pm with extended pick-up until 6pm for an extra charge
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Tuesday thru Thursday. Choose two 60-minute classes for grades K-2. Special 2-hour workshop style classes for grades 3-5.
K-2: Inventions & Machines | Drama | Homework Help
3-5: Graphic Design
K-2: Yoga | Xylophone Band | Homework Help
3-5: Life Drawing
K-2: Photography | Cooking | Homework Help
Children LOVE to cook. It is an activity that inspires, excites and feeds their curiosity. In Cooking, children will gain exposure to various ingredients, focusing on seasonal fruits and vegetables. Each exciting recipe will introduce new ingredients and engage all the senses. They will be introduced to essential cooking skills like mixing, measuring, chopping, grating, stirring, whisking, and kitchen safety. Each hands-on class will give your child the opportunity to be fully involved in the cooking process, making them more likely to try new foods!
This after-school drama program is the “ultimate face time arts discipline” and will allow participants a space to use creative play to build basic theatre skills and use their own imagination. This class will also help develop concentration and social skills. Students will use their bodies and the voices while working collaboratively to engage in the story-telling process.
In this class, we’ll be exploring how artists can combine both traditional art-making and graphic design programs to create beautiful works of art. Going back and forth between our hands and the tablet is a great way to fully understand the limitations and possibilities of each medium. Students will explore typography, print design, and photo manipulation.
INVENTIONS AND MACHINES
This class will focus on building kinetic sculptures including mobiles, small toys as well as integrating sculpture with small motors! We’ll focus on encouraging innovative ideas and then work on realizing those concepts with concrete building methods…a great class for kids who are into robots, creatures, and machines!!
The human body has been the most inspiring subject matter for artists of all kinds! This class will focus on the art of drawing the human form: our classmates, our selves and the people around us. We’ll draw “from life” incorporating a multitude of medium including painting, collage and even sculpture.
Photography is an art form that touches upon SO many aspects of being an artist. It all starts with the careful observation of the world around you, finding an image that you find worth capturing and then displaying that image to an audience in a creative way. This class will explore all these essential artistic practices using digital cameras and “old-school” methods in which to edit and manipulate our images for the world to see. This class will explore scale, color theory, composition and editing all through the lens!
Be believe that sewing is an important life skill that everyone should learn. This beginner level sewing class will cover basic hand sewing skills, introduction to machine sewing, and how to iron safely. We will review different types of fabric and what type of fabric you should use for certain projects and basic stitches and techniques on the machine: straight stitch, zigzag, back stitching, and installing a zipper, and using velcro. Supplies will be included but students may bring their own fabric and notions to class if they wish.
Strike your mallets on xylophone, metallophone, or glockenspiel and hear how your part weaves into a full ensemble. We will learn the lively marimba music of Zimbabwe, as well jazz, blues, and more! Groove to the rhythmic harmonies using these wonderfully versatile barred percussion instruments. Here’s a video from last year’s Scribble exhibition at the Academy. To hear those low bass bars, listen through stereo speakers or good headphones!
Kids Yoga is about learning to respect your body and what it can do, and to challenge it as well. This class will teach kids not only the asana or physical component of yoga, but how meditation and the breath can affect the practice too. Students will learn the proper Sanskrit names for poses, and they will also start to teach certain parts of the class themselves. They will learn how yoga can energize you, how it can relax you, and how to take difficult poses and make them silly and fun. The benefits of yoga are two-sided: this class will help the students connect to their bodies and minds, but it will also allow them to feel free.
September 7th-December 22nd
1 CLASS: $106/MONTH*
1 DAY: $212/MONTH
3 CLASSES: $318/MONTH
2 DAYS: $416/MONTH
5 CLASSES: $520/MONTH
3 DAYS: $612/MONTH
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2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR
September 7th-June 26th
1 CLASS: $95/MONTH*
1 DAY: $191/MONTH
3 CLASSES: $286/MONTH
2 DAYS: $374/MONTH
5 CLASSES: $468/MONTH
3 DAYS: $549/MONTH
*Full payment before 8/1/2017 is a 5% discount. SIBLING DISCOUNT IS 10%. $40 REG. FEE FOR ALL FAMILIES NEW TO OUR PROGRAM.