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 Spring 2020 classes has ended.

Spring 2020 Classes 

Color Adventure – CLASS FULL
Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
January 23 – March 13
Experiment with communication and expression through color. Students will learn color schemes, color-mixing, as well as composition with color, while creating art pieces in acrylic paint.

Clay for Kids – CLASS FULL
Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
January 23 – February 13
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!

Making Mobiles – CLASS FULL
Grades 2 – 4
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
January 20 – March 9
Sculptor and art educator Nicole Ingalls will teach students how to make kinetic sculptures and mobiles.

Clay Studio – CLASS FULL
Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
February 27 – March 19
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 – 5
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
February 18 – April 14
Learn how to play the popular portable instrument in this ukulele course with local musician Howard Vogel. Students will be able to borrow an instrument for the duration of this class.

Musical Journeys Violin Ensemble – CLASS FULL
Grades 3 – 6
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
January 6 – April 20
Join us on our adventure as a violin ensemble as we travel the world through music! Explore music from all around the globe while we learn to play as an ensemble. Along the way, we’ll learn new violin skills while we also practice note-reading, counting, and playing multi-part music. This ensemble is best for students who have at least 6 months experience playing their violin.

Music & Moves: An Intro to Musical Theatre – CLASS FULL
Grades 3 – 6
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
January 20 – March 9
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. They will learn how to read sheet music, explore their full range of movement, learn beginning dance terminology, increase their stamina, and discover their singing voices. They will get the opportunity to perform solo and in a group as we use the eight weeks to prepare a song and dance number from a musical!

Digital Painting – CLASS FULL
Grades 5 – 8
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
January 23 – March 12
Discover how you can use technology to create art! This class will teach students how to create paintings on digital tablets.

Poetic Explorations
Grades 5 – 8
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
January 22 – February 26
Create and explore poetry through writing exercises, discussion, and visual art in this 6-week class with local artist Alyse Chinnock.

Banjo Jam – CLASS FULL
Grades 5 – 12
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 18 – April 14
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.

Intro to Improv – CLASS FULL
Grades 6 – 9
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
January 22 – March 11
Learn the basic rules of improvisational acting by playing numerous interactive games. This class will allow students to use their imagination, creativity, and gain confidence along the way!

Practicing Painting – CLASS FULL
Grades 8 – 12
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
January 22 – March 11
Practice your painting and learn new techniques with local artist Bekki Canine during this 8-week class.

Guitar Basics – CLASS FULL
Grades 6 – 12
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 19 – April 22
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, Scott Greeson can help get you ready to play. Students in this class may borrow a guitar from TAF for the duration of the course.


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

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