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what is art club?

Art Club is a unique after school program to develop one of the most valuable skills for life - creativity. We meet every Tuesday + Thursday from 4-5:30, and every Wednesday from 2:30-4 (with the option to extend to 5). Elk Meadow students are picked up at dismissal from school. Art Club is perfect for ages 5-11.

We have designed our space to allow your child to engage in genuine creativity. We take a balanced approach in which new skills are taught and individual support is provided, while allowing your child a great deal of choice as they move about to different studio stations. Each artist is encouraged to follow their ideas, take creative risks and engage in their own creative process. Through this process, your child will gain confidence as they discover creative possibilities and acquire skills across mediums.

 
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what does a typical day look like?

Our space features a variety of stations for your child to move about depending on their interests and creative energy. We begin each day with a mini-lesson (a demonstration of a technique, a featured artist discussion, etc.), and then spend a little time sketching and planning. We then transition to studio time where each child gets to play at their chosen station - Paint, Build, Draw/Collage (and the occasional pop-up featuring other media such as printmaking, clay, etc.). Each station features all the materials your child could need to bring their ideas to life, and kids are encouraged to take their work between stations to experiment with mixed media approaches. We float around the studio to learn about your child’s creative process and suggest materials/techniques when appropriate.

 
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do you provide transportation?

Yes, we provide transportation for Elk Meadow students. When you enroll your child, you have the option to select after school pickup (for no extra charge). We will then send you a release form to complete (that we share with Elk Meadow). The studio owner + dog (Sarah + Sanders) will meet your child outside the main front doors to walk the group from school to the studio. Please note that we will walk regardless of the weather, so please dress your child accordingly!

 

How do I register?

You have the option to register your child for weekly sessions (i.e., all Tuesdays in the month), or register for a single drop-in session. We recommend registering for weekly sessions as this allows your child to work on their projects from week to week (they can store them here), go deeper with their creativity as they become familiar with all that the studio has to offer and become connected with the community of other young artists. This also ensures your child has a space each week and provides the following perks:

  • 1 Parents’ Night Out each month for only $10 (a $30 value)

  • $15 off Birthday Parties

  • Reduced price for Art Club sessions