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Youth Classes

For Ages 2-4: Wednesday AM Art Studio- April to May

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- April to June

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: Exploring the Masters

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: JR FIRST LEGO League – Spring Session- FULL

Did you miss out on the first Jr. FIRST Lego League?  Sign up for our next session today.

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: Physical Theatre 6-9

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.

Physical Theatre 9-12

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.  Also see our Open Studio Option for something to do from 3:00-4:30

Paper Craze

Explore paper to the outer limits! Go from papermaking to 3-D wearable art made only from paper while exploring paper mache, collage, and origami in this fun paper-based class. We’ll recycle, reuse, and discover surprising new ways and you’ll end the session with a material that has helped shape the world we live in!

For ages 9-12: STEAM Lab 9-12

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

Tell Me About Your Band

Naomi is a musician who grew up in Northeast Iowa and now owns a recording studio and tours with her band in Northeast Iowa. Join her as she teaches you all the things she wishes she knew when she was a young musician from how to make money without being taken advantage of, how to market yourself in a rural location, and how to be true to yourself.

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

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.