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!

Join us on December 5, 5 – 7 pm, at the Tippecanoe County History Center, 522 Columbia Street, for the ASAP Celebration! Enjoy performances and exhibitions from students and learn how the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is growing the arts through ASAP!

Fall 2018 classes are now full! Click here to get updates about future classes!

Fall 2018 Classes

PAPER CRAFTS FOR KIDS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 1 – 3
October 2 – November 6
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
@ Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North St
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!

MOVIN’ & GROOVIN’ DANCE – CLASS FULL!
Grades K – 2
September 25 – November 13
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
@ Lafayette Area Gymnastics Club, 1415 Ball St
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.

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE – CLASS FULL!
Grades 3 – 5
September 24 – November 12
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
@ TCHA History Center, 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.

CLAY STUDIO – CLASS FULL!
Grades 3 – 5
November 1 – 29
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
@ 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.

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 3 – 6
October 1 – November 5
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
@ 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
September 18 – October 23
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
@ Food Finders Food Bank, 1204 Greenbush St
Try your hand at the culinary arts with TAF’s first-ever 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 FOR KIDS – CLASS FULL!
Grades K – 2
October 4 – 25
Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 pm
@ 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!

CUSTOM WOOD CRAFTS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 1 – 5
October 3 – November 14
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
@ 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.

PET & ANIMAL PORTRAITS – CLASS FULL!
Grades 2 – 4
October 4 – November 15
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
@ Columbian Park Zoo, 1915 Scott St
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.

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.