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For Ages 2-4: Wednesday AM Art Studio

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An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For Ages 2-4: Wednesday AM Art Studio

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An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For Ages 2-4: Thursday AM Art Studio

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An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For Ages 2-4: Thursday AM Art Studio

Tiny Painter

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For Ages 2-4: Wednesday AM Art Studio

Tiny Painter

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For Ages 2-4: Thursday AM Art Studio

AMartstudio

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For ages 4-6: Feathered Friends

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Join us on an adventure into the world of birds as we learn about and make art featuring our feathered flying friends. Projects will include bird-theme costumes, making bird feeders, along with bird-inspired paintings and mobiles.

For ages 4-6: STEAM Lab

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STEAM Labs focus on the fusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with projects lead by art and education majors from Luther College.

For ages 4-6: Exploring the Masters

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See the world through the eyes of Cézanne, Chagall, O’Keeffe, Kahlo, and Rivera, just to name a few. Each week, we’ll explore a different artist’s style by examining examples their most famous works, and then create our own masterpieces! Using everything from watercolors and chalks to tempera paint and oil pastels, we’ll create our own gallery of work you’ll want to frame.

For ages 6-9: Living Library

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Join us in bringing your favorite stories to life! We’ll use active, easy-to-learn theatre games to encourage teamwork, listening, and creativity, then work together to embody the characters and tell the stories from our favorite books. This inclusive acting class is fun for all, regardless of prior theatre experience.

Can’t get to class until 3:30? Not a problem! This year, the first 15 minutes of all ArtHaus after school programs will consist of supervised open studio time during which students can freely study, sketch, eat snack, or dive into self-directed projects. Instruction will not begin until 3:30pm, giving out-of-town families or those walking from Carrie Lee more time to get to ArtHaus.

Need care for your child once theatre class is over? We’ve got you covered! With ArtHaus staff on-hand to supervise, kids can do homework, read, sketch or dabble in open ended art projects as late as 5:30. Add After School Open Studio to your child’s registration for just $30.

WALKING SCHOOL BUS FROM JOHN CLINE OR MONTESSORI SCHOOL AVAILABLE FOR KIDS ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS.

For ages 6-9: JR FIRST LEGO League

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Young master builders will have the opportunity to work independently and collaboratively with LEGOs as they tackle the 2016-2017 FIRST Challenge of Creature Craze. The Creature Craze program explores animals, their habitats and their neighbors and focuses on making super creative but temporary LEGO sculptures.

For ages 6-9: STEAM Lab

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STEAM Labs focus on the fusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with projects lead by art and education majors from Luther College.

For ages 6-9: Physical Theatre

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This class is for everybody with a body—especially those who like to move! Together we’ll explore all the ways we can use our bodies to express emotions and present characters when making theatre. The high energy activities focused on our bodies and movement will help us develop the stories we tell. All abilities are welcome; no experience is needed.

Can’t get to class until 3:30? Not a problem! This year, the first 15 minutes of all ArtHaus after school programs will consist of supervised open studio time during which students can freely study, sketch, eat snack, or dive into self-directed projects. Instruction will not begin until 3:30pm, giving out-of-town families or those walking from Carrie Lee more time to get to ArtHaus.

Need care for your child once theatre class is over? We’ve got you covered! With ArtHaus staff on-hand to supervise, kids can do homework, read, sketch or dabble in open ended art projects as late as 5:30. Add After School Open Studio to your child’s registration for just $30.

WALKING SCHOOL BUS FROM JOHN CLINE OR MONTESSORI SCHOOL AVAILABLE FOR KIDS ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS.

For ages 9-12: Living Library

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Join us in bringing your favorite stories to life! We’ll use active, easy-to-learn theatre games to encourage teamwork, listening, and creativity, then work together to embody the characters and tell the stories from our favorite books. This inclusive acting class is fun for all, regardless of prior theatre experience.

Need care for your child from the time school lets out until when theatre class begins? We’ve got you covered! With ArtHaus staff on-hand to supervise, kids can come straight to ArtHaus Studio and do homework, read, sketch or dabble in open ended art projects until class starts at 4:30. Add After School Open Studio to your child’s registration for just $30 and they’ll have a safe and creative place to be throughout the after school time frame.

For ages 9-12: STEAM Lab

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STEAM Labs focus on the fusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with projects lead by art and education majors from Luther College.

Mondays in January-March: After School Open Studio Add-on

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We realize that many parents need programs that engage their child throughout the entire after school window so we’ve created an add-on care option for youth taking part in our after school performing arts classes on Mondays this Fall. During After School Open Studio, ArtHaus staff will offer supervised time where your child can do homework, read, sketch or dabble in open ended art projects.

If you child is in Living Library for ages 6-9, which runs from 3:15-4:15pm, they will be escorted to ArtHaus Studio at the end of class where they can stay until as late as 5:30pm.

If they are enrolled in Living Library for ages 9-12, they can come straight to ArtHaus Studio after school and then head to theatre class in our other space from 4:30-5:30pm.

Mondays in March-May: After School Open Studio Add-on

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We realize that many parents need programs that engage their child throughout the entire after school window so we’ve created an add-on care option for youth taking part in our after school performing arts classes on Mondays this Fall. During After School Open Studio, ArtHaus staff will offer supervised time where your child can do homework, read, sketch or dabble in open ended art projects.

If you child is in Physical Theatre for ages 6-9, which runs from 3:15-4:15pm, they will be escorted to ArtHaus Studio at the end of class where they can stay until as late as 5:30pm.

If they are enrolled in Physical Theatre for ages 9-12, they can come straight to ArtHaus Studio after school and then head to theatre class in our other space from 4:30-5:30pm.