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 2018/19 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
4:30-5:30 – Life Drawing
3:30-5:30 – Action! Screenwriting and Filmmaking (Grades 3-5 only)
3:30-4:30 – Claymation
4:30-5:30 – Upcycle Art
3:30-5:30 – Fiber Arts (Grades 3-5 only)
3:30-4:30 – Talking Hands: Finding your Voice Through American Sign Language (ASL)
4:30-5:30 – Yo, Yoga
3:30-5:30 – The Kid’s Kitchen (Grades 3-5 only)
3:30-4:30 – Authors & Storytellers
4:30-5:30 – Printmaking
3:30-4:30 – Drama
4:30-5:30 – Edible Art
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!
AUTHORS & STORYTELLERS
Imagination abounds in this class that weaves together storytelling, writing, and bookmaking. Kids will explore and perform traditional tales from around the world, create their own fictions, and learn techniques for turning these stories into uniquely engineered books.
This class will focus on the art of claymation specifically transforming materials and discovering the frame-by-frame process of shooting claymation. We’ll be learning the basics of claymation exploring sculptural, drawing and design elements. Once mastered we will then transform those elements into original characters, storyboards and short movies.
So much for telling your 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.
This class will focus on exploring fabric and other soft fibers for both 2-dimensional and 3- dimensional art making. We’ll make our own paper, felt collages, felt paintings and sew our own soft sculptures. We’ll also explore designing and assembling our own small accessories like pencil cases and wallets.
THE KIDS’ KITCHEN
Children LOVE to cook. It is an activity that inspires, excites and builds confidence. The Kid’s Kitchen will introduce children to age-appropriate recipes that will engage all the senses, feed their curiosity, expand and excite their taste buds. Each hands-on class will feature seasonal ingredients and teach essential skills like mixing, measuring, chopping, grating, stirring, whisking, and kitchen safety. And we won’t forget to clean it all up after we’re done!
This class will focus on drawing from both observation and imagination. Self-portraits, maps, object drawings, landscapes, we’ll DRAW upon many subject matters using a wide variety of drawing tools and surfaces. We’ll layer most of our drawings with painting and/or collage materials.
TALKING HANDS: FINDING YOUR VOICE THROUGH ASL
Express yourself through movement, facial expressions, and hands in this creative American Sign language class. Through fun games and communication building activities we will learn new ASL vocabulary in order to create original stories that can be shared and performed, highlighting everyone’s ideas and perspective. All the while fostering confidence, teamwork, communication and listening skills, creativity, mindfulness, improved literacy, balance and coordination, and second language learning providing access to the Deaf community.
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.
A huge part of being an artist is transforming everyday materials with creativity and hard work! This class will be all about taking materials that could be perceived as garbage and using them to create beautiful pieces of artwork. This is recycling as an art form…making jewelry, sculptures, drawings and paintings out of everyday recyclable objects!
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!
THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Ever wanted to learn all the factors that go into creating a performance? Through fun theatre games, kids will learn theatre “lingo” as well as gain confidence in using their body, voice, and emotions to express themselves. Using the skills learned in these explorations, our young thespians will write and perform a unique theater and movement piece to showcase at the end of the year.
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.
Meet the Teachers
KT Fanelli: The World’s A Stage
KT Fanelli is an actor, yogi, and Inwood local. She received her BFA in Acting from Old Dominion University and has been teaching drama to kids for two years now. She loves being a source of artistic inspiration to the next generation, as she has been acting and performing since she was 5 years old. She has performed professionally on stage and in film and television, and continue to audition and perform in the city.
Jenna Hoffman: Talking Hands: Finding your Voice Through ASL
Jenna graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama; she also studied with Playwrights Horizons and Hardcore ASL. Her specialization is directing and she is passionate about including mindfulness, storytelling, kids, and ASL in her work! Jenna has worked with a number of Deaf theatrical productions and has spent much time as a caregiver for kids of all ages. For Baby Fingers, Jenna teaches our creative ASL classes in a variety of settings, with families and kids ages newborn through teens.
Christianne Greiert: The Kids’ Kitchen
Christianne Greiert is an actress, producer, and teaching artist. She’s had the privilege of working with New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Chautauqua Institution, Red Fern Theatre Company, Shakespeare Gym, Florida Studio Theatre, and other Off-Broadway and emerging companies. Christianne specializes in crafting acting, improvisation, and experiential workshops for youth, and spent the early part of her career working with the internationally recognized WRITE A PLAY Program, which serves more than 50,000 students annually. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and serves as the Producing Artistic Director of Clutch Productions, a nonprofit creative collective committed to fostering the voices of up-and-coming female artists in theatre and film. As a rule, Christianne is passionate about collaboration, belly laughing, and baseball! www.christiannegreiert.com
Rachael Harrington: Authors & Storytellers and Action! Screenwriting & Filmmaking
Rachael Harrington is a storyteller whose work has taken her around the globe, presenting imagination infused performances and workshops for all ages in theater and arts spaces, community groups, schools, preschools, and as a guest lecturer at Rutgers University. She was the recipient of the NYC Department of Education Arts and Family Engagement Grant and has presented workshops at New Jersey Association of School Libraries, New Jersey TESOL Conference, and the American Association of School Libraries National Conference, and has been published in Voices, the New Jersey TESOL quarterly journal. She performs at festivals including The Uptown Arts Stroll, Gotham Arts Festival, and The Day of Water Festival on Governors Island. She is a member of National Storytelling Network.
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.
For bios of our art teachers, head to www.scribbleartworkshop.com.
September 5th-December 21st
1 CLASS: $106/MONTH
1 DAY/2 CLASSES: $212/MONTH
3 CLASSES: $318/MONTH
2 DAYS/4 CLASSES: $416/MONTH
5 CLASSES: $520/MONTH
3 DAYS/6 CLASSES: $612/MONTH
7 CLASSES: $700/MONTH
4 DAYS/8 CLASSES: $800/MONTH
9 CLASSES: $864/MONTH
5 DAYS/10 CLASSES: $960/MONTH
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2018/19 SCHOOL YEAR
September 7th-June 26th
1 CLASS: $98/MONTH
1 DAY/2 CLASSES: $196/MONTH
3 CLASSES: $294/MONTH
2 DAYS/4 CLASSES: $384/MONTH
5 CLASSES: $480/MONTH
3 DAYS/6 CLASSES: $564/MONTH
7 CLASSES: $644/MONTH
4 DAYS/8 CLASSES: $736/MONTH
9 CLASSES: $792/MONTH
5 DAYS/10 CLASSES: $880/MONTH
*SIBLING DISCOUNT IS 10%. $40 REG. FEE FOR ALL FAMILIES NEW TO OUR PROGRAM.