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!

Registration for the current semester has ended. For information about Spring 2021, please check back in early December.

Fall 2020 Classes – REGISTRATION HAS ENDED.
September 21 – November 13, 2020

Paper Crafts for Kids
Grades K-2
On Demand Activities Released: Mondays, September 21 – October 26
Live Classes via Zoom: Mondays September 28 and November 2, 7:00 pm
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! Supply kits will be provided to students. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Play with Color
Grades K-2
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm
Live Classes via Zoom
Learn how to create colorful masterpieces with Angela Vinson! Draw and paint your way through the rainbow with this entry to color theory. Recorded lessons will lead participants through experiments that use different media and biweekly meet ups will give students time to share their work with the instructor and class. Supply kits will be provided to students. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Artful Mind & Body
K-2
Tuesdays at 5:00 pm
Live Classes Via Zoom
Some art makes us want to smile, dance, or shout! Instructor Mariah Stollar will lead students through art-inspired exercises in mindfulness and yoga.

Language of Music
Grades 1 – 4
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Live Classes via Zoom
Learn how to “speak” and read music with teaching artist Bonnie Yeager!  We’ll use common household items to create instruments and play music, and you will learn about all the parts of music we use to read and “speak” the musical language. No prior musical experience is required for this class.

Making Our Way Through Time
Grades 2-4
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm
On Demand & Live Classes Via Zoom
Create your way through different art history periods. Weekly recorded lessons will guide students through activities using multiple media, including black and white paper designs with the Greeks, animal art from the Egyptians, and Islamic tile patterns. Biweekly meet ups with artist Alyse Chinnock will give students time to share their work with the instructor and class.

Living Room Ballet
Grades 2-5
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
Live Classes Via Zoom
You can learn ballet basics in your living room! Dance instructor Abby Props will host weekly live class via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Sculpting with Clay
Grades 3 – 6
Thursdays, 4:00 pm
Live Classes via Zoom
Learn the basics of building sculptures out of clay with LaLa Gallery’s Angela Vinson. Students will be given clay kits for constructing at-home projects and will get the opportunity have projects fired in the kiln. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Ukulele for Beginners
Grades 3 – 8
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
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. Students may borrow a ukulele from TAF if needed.

Beginning Violin
Grades 4 – 6
Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Live Classes via Zoom
Do you really want to start playing the violin? Then the TAF Violin Ensemble is for you!  Join us to build your individual playing skills while learning to play as part of a musical team.  Our Violin Ensemble will virtually rehearse and perform multi-level music, and is open to any interested student in 4th through 6th grades.  No audition necessary! Students may borrow a violin from TAF if needed.

Anime Art School
Grades 4 – 7
On Demand Lessons Released Thursdays, September 24 – October 29
Live Zoom Meetups: Thursdays, October 8 and 22, 4:30 pm
Plus Ultra! Learn how to draw your own anime characters with artist Kenya Ferrand-Ott. Students will learn how to draw faces, humans, and other creatures in this popular Japanese cartoon style. Supply kits will be provided to students. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Drawing Basics
Grades 5 – 8
On Demand Lessons: Available Tuesdays
Live Class Meet Ups via Zoom: Tuesdays, September 29, October 20, November 10, 4:30 pm
Learn how to make your drawings more realistic is this 8-week class with artist Bekki Canine! Students will practice skills for drawing people, places, and things.

8 Ways of Me…and You!  A Journey Through the Chakras and Art
Grades 6 – 12
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Live Classes via Zoom
Join artist Taylor Cappelleri, who will lead you through a journey of learning about the chakra system and creating intuitive art that represents you! Each class offers the opportunity to meditate with a crystal, craft with paper and connect with your higher self. Supply kits will be provided to students. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Mythical Drawing
Grades 8 – 12
On Demand Lessons Released Wednesdays, September 23 – October 28
Live Zoom Meetups: Wednesdays, October 7 and October 21, 4:30 pm
Explore how to draw your own fantasy-themed art. Artist Kenya Ferrand-Ott will cover drawing both humans and mythical creatures. Supply kits will be provided to students. Registration is required to receive the access link.

Ouibache Music Festival – Music Introduction Series
All Ages
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm
Via Zoom or in person at TAF
Join the Ouibache Music Festival in September and October for special meet ups and presentations by world famous musicians. On select Wednesdays this fall, Zoom with Jazz and roots musicians Viktor Krauss, Lao Tizer, Eric Marienthal, and Frank Vignola to learn about their careers as professional musicians and the history of music. Click here to register.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ASAP:
Contact Ann Fields Monical, Chief Operating Officer, at coo@tippecanoearts.org or call (765) 423-ARTS.