After School Arts Program

After School Arts Program

 

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides equitable and enhanced access to the arts. ASAP offers free classes covering the full spectrum of creative disciplines: visual, performing, literary, and culinary. ASAP aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth in our community, reinforce academics, improve self-esteem, and inspire creativity. All ASAP classes are free!

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Fall 2019 Classes

WATCH ME GO
Grades 2-4
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
September 25 – November 13
Experiment with different media and learn how to create people in motion with artist Bekki Canine. Students will get to use a range of media to create 2- and 3-D projects that depict their favorite activities.

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Grades 3-5
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
October 14 – December 9
Packed with theatre games galore and taught by Civic Theatre instructor Erica Colarusso, this fun introduction is perfect for any kid interested in performing on stage.

HERO’S ADVENTURE
Grades 3-5
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
October 9 – November 20
At West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia Street, West Lafayette
A class for artists and bookworms alike! Kids will read, write, and draw stories from Odyssey and other tales of might and magic.

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS
Grades 4-7
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
October 7 – December 9
Learn how to play the popular portable instrument in this ukulele course with local musician Annie Schap. Students will be able to borrow an instrument for the duration of this class.

PRACTICING PRINTMAKING
Grades 5-8
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
September 25 – November 20
Experiment with monotypes and different relief printmaking techniques in this weekly class led by artist and educator Ali Royal.

FOLKSY FIDDLE
Grades 5-7
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
October 8 – December 10
Never held a violin before? Then this class is for you! Teachers from the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering will introduce the basics of violin and fiddle in a group setting with a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

BANJO JAM
Grades 5–12
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
October 8 – December 10
Learn to play the blues-iest instruments around by learning the mechanics, playing by ear, and jamming with other students. Teachers from the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering will teach students about Bluegrass, Old-time, and Dixieland music.

CLAY FOR KIDS – CLASS FULL!
Grades K-2
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
September 26 – October 17
At LaLa Gallery, 511 Ferry Street, Lafayette
Join Angela Taylor at LaLa Gallery as she introduces students to a wide range of clay construction methods, glazing techniques, and tactile experiences. Students will create multiple works of clay art in this exciting, hands-on class!

MAKE A SUPER HERO – CLASS FULL!
Grades K-2
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
At Klondike Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library, 3062 Lindberg Rd, West Lafayette
Focusing on their own strengths and talents, kids in this class will create their way through a series of storytelling and art activities based on superheroes and Homer’s Odyssey.

MOVIN’ & GROOVIN’ DANCE – CLASS FULL!
Grades K-2
Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
October 8 – December 10
Dance, wiggle, and move to the music in this introductory class for elementary students. Instructor Abigail Props will provide kids the opportunity to have fun while learning some basics of dance.

PAPER TOYS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 1 – 3
Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 30 – December 2
Instructor Rebecca Parkinson will teach kids how to make pop-ups, toys, and moveable mechanisms –all from simple materials. Make human-powered Puppets, folded flapping things-with-wings, super string-powered selfies, and a multi-page pop-up book!

CLAY STUDIO – CLASS FULL!
Grades 3-5
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 7 – December 5
At LaLa Gallery, 511 Ferry Street, Lafayette
Young artists will work in a professional clay studio with LaLa Gallery owner Angela Taylor. This class offers expanded ideas for the construction and decoration of clay objects.

PET & ANIMAL PORTRAITS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 4-7
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30
October 3 – December 5
Paint a parrot or draw your dog (or any animal you wish!) in this hour long class taught by artist Jeri Foley. Students will learn the basics of drawing animals and experiment with different types of media.

GUITAR BASICS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 6-12
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
October 2 – December 11
Fingers, frets, and strings! This all-acoustic class is a great intro to guitar. Whether you’re looking to rock out on this iconic instrument or strum a simple tune, instructor Sam Hopson will help get you ready to play. Students in this class may borrow a guitar from TAF for the duration of the course.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

This program is made possible by community support from:
The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, MBAH Insurance, Duke Energy, The Carole King Team, Senator Ron Alting, Jim Bodenmiller, Round the Fountain Art Fair, and The McAllister Foundation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ASAP:
Contact Ann Fields Monical, Chief Operating Officer, at coo@tippecanoearts.org or call (765) 423-ARTS.