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!

Fall 2021 Covid-19 Guidelines

  • On the first day of class, parents/guardians will be required to sign a Covid-19 release at drop off. A copy of this form is viewable here:
  • Students who have had a fever or any other symptoms of illness within the last 48 hours should not participate in their weekly class. Please let your instructor or Ann from TAF know ( if your student will be missing class due to illness.
  • Parents/guardians and siblings will not be allowed to congregate in the lobby and entryways during classes. You may walk with your child into the building and to their classroom, but please do not stay in the building during class.
  • For pick up: Instructors and/or TAF staff will walk students to the parking lot door and wait with them until you arrive.
  • All visitors to TAF are required to wear masks in communal spaces (e.g. restrooms and lobbies). At this time, because social distancing will be strictly enforced in our classes, we are allowing children to participate in ASAP activities without masks.


Fall 2021 After School Arts Program Classes

Creative Monsters and an Undersea World
Grades K-2

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., September 30-December 2

Come join us and learn about the elements and principles of art as we create a world under the sea and unique individual monsters. We will be using different fun materials like watercolors, colored pencils, fabric, and markers to create our beautiful masterpieces. We hope to see you there!

Intro to Woodcrafts
Grades K – 4
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, September 29-November 17
At Halsema’s Custom Crafts (660 Main Street)

Local artists Ron and Randa Halsema will guide students in assembling and painting unique wooden toys and other fun objects.

Intro to Musical Theatre
Grades K-2

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., September 29- November 17

Singing and dancing in front of people can be scary. But it can also be the most fun thing you’ll ever do! In this class, students will gain confidence learning music and dance choreography with teacher TJ Rosa.

Digital Painting
Grades 3 – 6

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., October 6-November 17

Discover how you can use technology to create art! This class will teach students how to create paintings on digital tablets.

Intermediate Ukulele
Grades 3 – 8

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., September 22-November 10

Students with basic ukulele skills are invited to join Howard Vogel from Indiana Fiddlers Gathering for this weekly class. Students will be able to borrow an instrument for the duration of this class. Pre-requisite: Students should already know and be able to move proficiently between chords C, F, and G.

Introductory Improv
Grades 4 – 8

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., September 28-November 16

Students will learn the basic rules of improvisational acting by playing numerous interactive games with professional actor Charles Adams of Day Dreams Theatre. This class will allow students to use their imagination and gain confidence along the way!

Legendary Lines
Grades 4 – 6

Tuesday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., September 28-November 16

Using popular media such as Marvel Comics and animated television shows as inspiration, students will produce line art illustrations of characters, objects, and settings, either from their favorite shows or of their own design! Students will both learn and practice making clean line art using graphite and ink pens while also learning how to draw basic images.

Rhythm Explorations
Grades 5 – 6

Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., October 11-November 29

Using a combination of household objects and standard percussion instruments, Charlie Hamrick will help you build bucket band! Students will learn and experiment with various musical elements while working on techniques for performing with a group.

3D Paper Patterns
Grades 5 – 8

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., September 29-November 17

Create 3D geometric patterns using cut paper! Instructor Lily Pendleton will help students learn about lines and symmetry, and how to paper-quill to make their designs jump from the page!

Beginner Banjo
Grades 5 – 12

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., September 23 – November 11

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.

Intermediate Banjo
Grades 5 – 12

Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., September 23 – November 11

Students with basic skills in G-tuning banjo will be able to expand upon what they know with a focus on ‘clawhammer’ strumming style and learning additional chords. Pre-requisite: Students must already know and be able to move proficiently between chords G, C, and D.

Write Where You Are! Songwriting Class
Grades 8 – 12

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m , September 30-December 2

An introductory course in songwriting, teaching the basics of song structure, idea creation, rhyming patterns, melody and the importance of writing your songs around a great hook. Join us in a fascinating journey of the creation of a song!




This program is made possible by community support from:
The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, Arconic Foundation, Cargill, Lafayette Kiwanis Foundation, 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.