After School Arts Program

After School Arts Program

ASAP Fall 2017 Brochure

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 and reinforce academics, improve self-esteem, and inspire creativity. All ASAP classes are free!

Registration for Fall 2017 classes is now open! To register, parents and guardians should submit applications in person at TAF or by using the online form found hereRegistration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must be able to commit to 100% attendance at ALL sessions of the class in which they enroll.

Fall 2017 Classes

To view the full Fall 2017 brochure click here. ASAP classes are held at TAF unless otherwise noted.

FOLKSY FIDDLE
Grades 4-12
Tuesdays, October 3–December 12, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
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.

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Grades 4-12
Wednesdays, October 11–December 15, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Appalachia here we come! Dulcimer teacher Paula Dillard will teach the basics of the mountain dulcimer. This class is a great introduction to string instruments!

BANJO JAM
Grades 5–12
Tuesdays, October 3–December 12, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Learn to play the blues-iest instruments around by learning the mechanics, playing by ear, and jamming with other students. Participants will study with the legendary Howie Clark, focusing on Bluegrass, Old-time, and Dixieland music.

POEM TIME
Grades 8–12
Mondays, October 2–December 11, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
It’s time to write! This class, facilitated by Professor Charles Kerlin, will lead students to create a portfolio and help express their thoughts–and/or impress a college recruiter. Experiment with writing different types of poems and learn to express yourself through the written word.

CLAY FOR KIDS – CLASS FULL!
Grades K-3
Thursdays, October 5–26, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
At LaLa Gallery, 511 Ferry St.
Join Angela Taylor at LaLa Gallery as she introduces students to a wide range of clay construction methods and glazing techniques. Students will create multiple works of clay art in this exciting, hands-on class!

CLAY STUDIO – CLASS FULL!
Grades 4-8
Thursdays, November 2–30, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
At LaLa Gallery, 511 Ferry St.
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.

MURAL APPRENTICE – CLASS FULL!
Grades 7-12
Tuesdays, September 12–November 7, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Create the next mural for downtown Lafayette with artist Bekki Canine. The Mural Apprentice class will teach students how to plan and paint a large-scale artwork on the exterior of a building.

GUITAR BASICS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 5-12
Tuesdays, October 3–December 12, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
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.

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 2-5
Mondays, September 25–November 27, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Experiment and learn how to use different types of media to express yourself. Artist Ree Smelser will lead a multi-media exploration of the concept of “home” in this eight week class.

END OF SEMESTER CELEBRATION!
Join us for a special reception celebrating the end of the semester featuring ASAP student artwork and special performances by ASAP music students. This semester’s celebration will be held on Friday, December 15, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at TAF.

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.