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Youth Classes

For ages 2-4: Saturday 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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This class is now FULL! Please email us or call us at 563-382-5440 to be placed on the wait list.

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: Animal Planet

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Where does a polar bear sleep? What does a kangaroo eat? Can birds fly in the rain? Answer these questions and more while tackling art projects that will explore animals of all kinds from across the globe.

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.

On the same token, let us know if you need to schedule a late pickup. We realize that it may be difficult to pickup your child from ArtHaus at 5pm. If they need to stay with us until 5:15, we’ll make sure our teachers and assistants are aware! Look for new arrival and pickup time questions during checkout.

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

For ages 6-9: The Artists’ Book Club

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Finding inspiration from a different book each week, you’ll spend 6-weeks tying together words and pictures to tell stories and create in that author/illustrator’s unique style. Create altered book pages, illustrate with paper and scissors, make your own bookmarks & bookends, and more to explore your love of literature.

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.

On the same token, let us know if you need to schedule a late pickup. We realize that it may be difficult to pickup your child from ArtHaus at 5pm. If they need to stay with us until 5:15, we’ll make sure our teachers and assistants are aware! Look for new arrival and pickup time questions during checkout.

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

For ages 6-9: Actor’s All

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Do you love to act? Do you want to know more about acting? This 6-week class of acting exercises, games, and role rehearsal, where parts are assigned and skills are practiced, will prepare us for a live performance for family and family at the final class.

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 IS AVAILABLE FOR KIDS ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS.

Mondays in September and October: 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 Time Traveling Theatre, 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 Shakespeare Alive, 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 November and December: 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 Actors, All, 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 Just Me…But Not, they can come straight to ArtHaus Studio after school and then head to theatre class in our other space from 4:30-5:30pm.