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!

Spring 2019 Classes

FOLKSY FIDDLE
Grades 4-8
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 5 – April 9
@ TCHA History Center Auditorium, 522 Columbia St.
Teachers from the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering will introduce the basics of performing fiddly folk songs. Ideal for students interested in the violin, this class will teach basic techniques in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

BANJO JAM
Grades 5–12
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 5 – April 9
@ Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North St.
Learn to strum a tune on the banjo 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.

ART EXPLORATION — CLASS FULL!
Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
February 6 – April 3
@ Flourish Studio & Classroom, 634 Main St.
Art Exploration is a process-based art class for elementary artists hosted at Flourish Studio and Classroom. Throughout this course, artists will have the opportunity to explore a new art form each week! From printmaking, to painting, textile arts, and drawing, there will be no shortage of variety! Each week will focus on exploring techniques of a new art medium and creating an artwork. The final class of the course will be artist’s choice, giving them the freedom to take what they’ve learned and create whatever they imagine!

CUSTOM WOOD CRAFTS — CLASS FULL!
Grades 1 – 3
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
February 6 – April 3
@ Halsema Custom Crafts, 660 Main St.
Local artists Ron and Randa Halsema will guide students in assembling and painting unique wooden toys and other fun objects. This class will be held at the Halsema’s studio and shop.

WATCH ME GO – CLASS FULL!
Grades 1 – 4
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:20 p.m.
February 6 – April 3
@ Bauer Family Resources, 330 Fountain St.
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.

CLAY FOR KIDS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 2 – 4
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
January 31 – February 21
@ LaLa Gallery, 511 Ferry St.
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!

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE – CLASS FULL!
Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
February 4 – April 1
@ TCHA History Center Auditorium, 522 Columbia St.
Packed with theatre games galore and taught by Civic Theatre instructor Julie Baumann, this fun introduction is perfect for any kid interested in performing on stage.

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 3 – 6
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
February 4 – April 1
@ Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North St.
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.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN — CLASS FULL!
Grades 5 – 8
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 5 – April 9
@ Food Finders Food Bank, 1204 Greenbush St.
Try your hand at the culinary arts with this cooking class created in partnership with Food Finders Food Bank! Kids in the Kitchen will teach basic cooking skills while spicing up your students’ knowledge of good nutrition and how to work with fresh fruits and veggies. Focusing on seed-to-table preparations, Small Wonder Food’s Kirsten Serrano will lead the class.

CLAY STUDIO – CLASS FULL!
Grades 5 – 8
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
February 28 – March 21
@ 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.

CREATING FROM EXPERIENCE – CLASS FULL!
Grades 6 – 12
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
February 4 – April 1
@ Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North St.
Ivy Tech instructor and artist Hector Del Campo teaches young artists to use new media and hone their drawing skills in this collaborative, inter-generational project with Westminster Village. Youth will work with traditional drawing materials, acrylics, and water-based spray paint to create new work inspired by pieces by other area artists. This class will culminate in a special exhibition and reception at Westminster Village.

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.