The After School Arts Program (ASAP) offers free arts classes to students in grades K-12. Covering the full spectrum of creative disciplines, 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!


Registration for the Spring 2021 classes has ended.

Spring 2021

Grades 3 – 8
Wednesdays at 7 pm, Live Sessions via Zoom
Inspired by Susan Verde’s “I Am” books, this weekly live class will give children the opportunity to intentionally and powerfully connect to themselves. Each week, Aubrey Dietrich of Heart and Soul Farm will facilitate a yoga gathering and share a breathing practice, read one of Susan’s books, a powerful asana posture (traditional yoga pose), a meditation practice, and tie it all together with a self-reflective art activity.

Beginning Banjo
Grades 6 – 12
Dates TBD
Learn to pluck and play the folksiest instrument around! Teachers from the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering will teach students how to play several tunes and the basics of jamming with others.

Focus on Faces
Grades 8 – 12
Mondays: On-Demand Lessons with Live Sessions on January 25, February 8, and March 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Artist Chelsie Anderson leads students through a series of exercises to strengthen portrait-drawing skills. On-demand and live lessons will cover shading methods that give shape to facial features.

Parts of Art
Grades K – 2
Mondays: On-Demand with Live Sessions on January 18, February 15, and March 15
Amanda Kennedy from Flourish Studio helps students discover the various “parts” of art, including line, shape, balance, and color.

Movin’ & Groovin’ Dance
Grades K-2
Mondays: On-Demand with Live Sessions on January 25, February 15, and March 15 at 5:30 pm
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.

Sofa Stage Theatre
Grades K-2
Thursdays at 7 pm, Live Sessions via Zoom
Using scenes from Shrek the Musical, Julie Baumann from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette leads exciting exercises to build beginning acting skills.

Living Room Ballet
Grades 2 – 5
Tuesdays: On-Demand with Live Sessions on January 26, February 16, and March 16 at 5:30 pm
You can learn ballet basics in your living room! Dance instructor Abby Props will host a mixture of on-demand lessons and live classes via Zoom.

Storytelling with Shapes
Grades 2 – 4
Thursdays at 5 pm, Live Sessions via Zoom
Learn techniques for sharing stories and creating art with cut paper! Artist Taylor Cappelleri will lead this weekly, live Zoom class and focus on different techniques for telling your own story through shape and color.

Ukulele for Beginners
Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays: On-Demand with Live Sessions on January 20, February 3,  February 24, and March 17 at 5:30 pm
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.

Creating Textures
Grades 5 – 12
Thursdays: On-Demand Lessons with Live Sessions on February 11 and March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Learn to draw fur, metal, scales, and more! Building upon topics from the previous classes Anime Art School and Mythical Drawing, teaching artist Kenya Ferrand-Ott will help students add texture to their characters.

Drawing Humans
Grades 5 – 12
Wednesdays: On-Demand Lessons with Live Sessions on February 10 and March 3 at 4:30 p.m.
A kid-friendly figure drawing class! Artist Kenya Ferrand-Ott will lead students through the basics of drawing people through a series of videos that focus on things like hard-to-draw hands, faces, and proper proportions.


This program is made possible by community support from:
The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, Arconic Foundation, Cargill, Lafayette Life, McDonald’s, SIA, The Carole King Team, and Round the Fountain Art Fair.


Contact Ann Fields Monical, Chief Operating Officer, at or call (765) 423-2787.

Individuals requesting accommodations for this program should also contact TAF’s Chief Operating Officer Ann Fields Monical at or (765) 423-2787 no less than three (3) days before the class start date.