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, and 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. Regular pick-up is at 5:30pm with extended pick-up until 6pm for an extra charge.
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Updated 2019/20 Schedule!
Monday through Friday. Schedule includes 1 hour class for all ages every day, plus workshop style classes for grades 3-5. Homework help is an option on all days. Choose the schedule that works best for you!
3:30-4:30 URBAN NATURALIST ADVENTURES
3:30-5:30 ACTION! SCREENWRITING AND FILMMAKING
4:30-5:30 TOY DESIGN
3:30-4:30 TAKE A BOW
3:30-5:30 LARGE SCALE DRAWING
4:30-5:30 YO YOGA
3:30-5:30 FUN WITH FASHION AND FABRIC
3:30-4:30 PUBLIC ART
4:30-5:30 DOLLHOUSE DESIGN
3:30-4:30 THE ART OF JUGGLING: BALANCE AND MOVEMENT
4:30-5:30 EDIBLE ART
URBAN NATURALIST ADVENTURES
The best way to learn science is hands-on! Our resident field ecologist Rachael “Bug Lady” Joakim will teach your child ecological and biological concepts through in-house projects and trips to Inwood Hill park. Each week the group will focus on a broad, general concept relating to our nature-neighbors. Kids will explore their own backyard park and observe science in action. Students are encouraged to focus on specific aspects of urban ecosystems that pique their individual interests, beyond the day’s topic. By using their own neighborhood as a learning tool, students will actively develop a more personal relationship with the scientific processes driving the natural world. Come adventure with us!
ACTION! SCREENWRITING AND FILMMAKING
Let’s make a movie! In this class, kids will helm the creative process of filmmaking as they write original scripts then film and edit them into movies packed with action, drama, and -of coarse- humor. See ya’ on the red carpet!
TAKE A BOW
Have you been bit by the performance bug? Want to learn what it means to choreograph or direct? Through games, activities, and non-stop excitement we will learn of the wide range of theater that exists! These young theater makers will be moving, dancing, and collaborating each week in a space where they can free their imaginative soul!
Yoga has been shown to help kids manage stress and hyperactivity and help with self-control, attentiveness in class, and respect for others. In this class kids will explore different ways to breathe, different themes for yoga poses, and play fun mindfulness “games” with the intention of releasing energy, relaxing the body, and quieting the mind.
FUN WITH FASHION AND FABRIC
In this class we will explore sewing both by hand and machine, as well as fashion-related skills. Make fun projects such as pocket stuffed owls, your own special bag or pillow, hand stitched jewelry, and clothing. Learn to re-fashion a t-shirt and illustrate your own original fashion designs. Class involves use of irons, sharp scissors, and sewing machines.
THE ART OF JUGGLING: BALANCE AND MOVEMENT
Through play and practice with juggling scarves and balls, students will work with one, two, and three object patterns, developing coordination and spatial orientation. Working on throwing, catching, and balancing both individually and together, students will discover the magic of juggling.
This class will give artists experiences with both traditional and non-traditional printmaking methods including block printing with found objects, linoleum printing, mono-printing and more. We’ll print on many different surfaces including wood and various types of paper and then explore layering over our prints with painting, drawing, and collage.
SCULPTURE AND TOY DESIGN
Sculpture: Most kids have an innate interest in building. Sculpture is one of the foundational lessons at scribble mainly because it directly teaches to our mission: art-making is about problem-solving and art making is about responding to the materials in front of you in the moment. In this class, artists will explore all types of building with a variety of materials and methods, all to teach (through experience) the most basic elements of sculpture: structural stability and aesthetic detail/interest.
Toy Design: Who wouldn’t want to make their own toys with a creative twist?!? This class is a play on sculpture, drawing, and painting. We’ll be making both 2-dimensional (board games, puzzles) and 3-dimensional (pull toys, bobble heads, and more!) toys focusing on making toys that “work” and are of course, beautifully creative and colorful.
LARGE SCALE DRAWING
Young artists, because of their size (smaller than the average adult artist for the most part) LOVE to work big. And that inclination is right on. Line and shape, the most basic (and also quite complex) fundamentals of drawing are so much more fun to examine when they’re blown up at a large scale. In this class, we’ll be doing both abstract and representational drawings but BIG. We’ll explore all the materials and tools that reveal the amazingly beautiful possibilities of those fundamentals (line and shape) including sumi ink, liquid acrylic, graphite sticks and more.
An integral aspect of Scribble has ALWAYS been the exhibition. What artist would want to miss out on the most exciting and gratifying part of being an artist: sharing our work with the world! This class will focus on creating large-scale collaborative pieces that are slated for exhibition in public spaces. Students will not only make the work but also learn about and participate in the curatorial process including hanging & labeling work and promoting the exhibit.
So much for telling kids not to play with their food…this class is all about using our hands to make art with it! We’ll be making sculptures, paintings, collages and more, exploring how food can be a mark-making tool, building material and of course, served up as gorgeous inspiration! We’ll rethink food, cooking tools, and the cooking process.
Meet the Teachers
Jenna Hoffman: Take a Bow
Jenna is an NYU graduate, where she studied directing and playwriting. Since then, she has trained and worked with internationally renown companies such as SITI Company, STREB, and Our Voices Theater Company, as well as Broadway artists such as Danny Mefford and Kim Weild. The artists she works with and admire have led her to discover one of her core values in her art— the magical imaginative capacity and passion that innately exists in physical storytelling. Thinking about how humans communicate on a basic level– Can we find a universal language to surpass language boundaries? Working with Deaf artists has taught her that great theater can be understood no matter the language, no matter hearing or Deaf. www.jennahoffmann.com
Rachael Joakim: Urban Naturalist Adventures
Rachael Joakim is a doctoral fellow in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the American Museum of Natural History and a 5-year resident of Inwood and the Bread and Yoga community. Her passion for field research began as a child in Cape Cod, MA, where she participated in as many children’s science programs as her parents could make possible. The enthusiasm for science cultivated by her early instructors inspires her to also be a role model for children interested in science. Aside from her exciting research in the field of microbial communities and malaria in tropical birds, Rachael is also motivated to use her position in the scientific community to inspire the next generation of scientists. Because the science curriculum in our nation’s school system is lacking in the most important skill for a researcher — critical thinking from direct observation — her classes emphasize inquisitive thought through immersion in an urban ecosystem.
Carolina Lindoff: Yo, Yoga
Carolina Lindoff is Bread and Yoga’s certified Kids Yoga teacher. She has a passion for teaching all ages and loves exploring the world of yoga with children. If you peek in to her class you will find her and the students either barking like dogs in Downward Facing Dog or in the middle of a fun, mindful yoga game! Carolina is certified through Yogi Beans where she also leads Teacher Trainings. She holds a degree of Master of Education from a Swedish University as a Dance teacher. She teaches Kids Yoga around the city in various settings, and besides teaching Kids Yoga Carolina also teaches adult classes, pre/post-natal yoga, and dance.
Rachel Blackmon: Fun with Fashion and Fabric
Rachel Blackmon has been sewing since the age of eight and loves just about anything creative she can get her hands on. A former NYCDOE teacher, Rachel has experience teaching multiple subjects to many students in different age groups, and enjoys meeting the needs of individual learners to help them be successful. Rachel also enjoys sewing and other creative activities with her son, Micah.
Luther Bangert: The Art of Juggling: Balance and Movement
Luther Bangert has been juggling for fourteen years and has performed in twenty countries. Since moving to the city three years ago he has worked for several after school programs and with The Muse Brooklyn as a juggling teacher. He loves sharing the wonder of circus and creative play with everyone!
For bios of our art teachers, head to www.scribbleartworkshop.com.
2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR
September 5th-June 26th
1 class $110/month
2 classes or 1 2-hr class $220/month
3 classes $331/month
4 classes or 2 2-hr classes $433/month
5 classes $541/month
6 classes or 3 2-hr classes $636/month
7 classes $728/month
8 classes $832/month
9 classes $899/month
10 classes $998/month
*SIBLING DISCOUNT IS 10%. $40 REG. FEE FOR ALL FAMILIES NEW TO OUR PROGRAM.