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!

Fall 2018 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 pm at TAF.

Spring 2018 Classes

Registration is now open for Spring 2018 classes. Registration 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.

REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 CLASSES

View the ASAP Spring 2018 Brochure here. ASAP classes are held at TAF unless otherwise noted.

CLAY FOR KIDS
Grades K-3
Thursdays, February 1 – 22
4:00 – 5:30 pm
At 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!

HOUSES FOR MOUSES
Grades 1-3
Mondays, January 29 – March 19
4:45 – 6:00 pm
Small wooden mice need places to live! Join mixed-media artist Brigid Manning-Hamilton in repurposing a variety of materials to build a house for YOUR mouse. Will your mouse be a Pirate Mouse? Space Mouse? Cave Mouse? Let’s find out!

CUSTOM WOOD CRAFTS WITH RON & RANDA HALSEMA
Grades 1-5
Wednesdays, January 24 – March 7
6:00 – 7:00 pm
At 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 in historic downtown.

CRAZY CARICATURES
Grades 4-8
Thursdays, January 22 – March 16
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Learn the basics of drawing portraits and transform your friends’ and family members’ faces into creative caricatures. Taught by artist Stacy Bogan, this class is perfect for students interested in drawing people and cartoons.

CLAY STUDIO
Grades 4-8
Thursdays, March 1 – 29
4:00 – 5:30 pm
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.

UKE CAN DO IT!
Grades 5-8
Tuesdays, February 6 – April 3
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Learn how to play a quirky, portable, and charming instrument in this ukulele course with instructor Christopher Cayari. Students can borrow an instrument from TAF for the duration of this class.

FOLKSY FIDDLE
Grades 4-12
Tuesdays, February 6 – April 3
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Teachers from the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering will introduce the basics of violin and fiddle in a group setting with a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Students can borrow an instrument from TAF for the duration of this class.

BANJO JAM
Grades 5–12
Tuesdays, Feb. 6 – April 3
4:00 – 5:30 pm
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. Students can borrow an instrument from TAF for the duration of this class.

GUITAR BASICS
Grades 6-12
Tuesdays, February 6 – April 3
4:00 – 5:30 pm
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 can borrow an instrument from TAF for the duration of this class.

IT’S SEW MUCH FUN!
Grades 6 -12
Mondays, January 22 – March 19
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Learn basic techniques for sewing and create a quilted project during this class with instructor Suzanne Collins.

MAKING A MURAL
Grades 7-12
Tuesdays, TBD
Artist Cathryn English will teach students how to plan and paint a large-scale artwork for the Heartford House. This class is a great opportunity to have a hands-on role in a community-oriented arts initiative.

ART OF SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Grades 7-12
Thursdays, February 1 – March 22
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Slam poetry is a great outlet for young people with something to say. This class will help you brush up on your writing skills while teaching you how to entertain, educate, and inspire with creative and impassioned spoken word performances.

EVERYDAY ART & DESIGN
Wednesdays, January 24 – February 28
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Grades 8 – 12
If you’re interested in the intersection of art and STEM, you’ll enjoy learning how to use the engineering design process to solve problems. Practice using art to illustrate problems and solutions with engineer and artist Chanel Beebe.

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.