Youth Arts Program
2024 Fall Semester Course Offerings
 09/03/2024 – 12/12/2024

*Select both daily classes unless your child is taking the one 90-minute class, or you plan picking your child up early or dropping them off later .


Ceramics Clay, the Basics and Beyond —  (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Ryan Horne 

Learn how to play, build and express yourself through clay. Students in this class will learn how to sculpt, carve and finish their own pieces of pottery. Classes will emphasize safety, respect for materials, and creativity. Students will create art to take home at the end of the course.


Art:  Crafternoon — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Khadija Jahmila

Join mixed-media artist Khadija Jahmila for an exhilarating exploration of creativity! Dive into diverse art sessions where you’ll discover techniques like nature collage, yarn wrapping, and repurposed CD artwork. Whether you’re a beginner or seeking to refine your skills, Khadija will personally guide you through each project, helping you elevate your talents using a mix of recycled and new materials. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow artistically and create sustainably!


Art: Resistance!  — (3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Sara Leonard

Young artists will explore a variety of resist techniques and materials including glue, wax, tape, and rubber bands.

NOTE: This is a 90-minute class, from 4:30-6:00pm, and the only class a student can take on Mondays! 

 No classes on Monday, 10/14 or Monday, 11/11


Art Drawing Techniques  — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Carolina Mayorga

Projects in all classes encourage creativity and imagination while providing foundational knowledge and skills building using a wide variety of traditional and contemporary drawing techniques and materials. Spanish speakers welcome!


Theater Intro to Creative Expression — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Jose Rufino

Local actor and teaching artist, Jose Rufino will inspire and guide your little ones in the fundamentals of theater! In this class your tiny people will learn the basics of theater through games and play. The goal is fun first, getting them on their feet and building a world full of characters and possibilities second. They’ll be learning acting & theatrical collaborative skills through a variety of exercises & activities, which will be the building blocks for your future thespian!


Art Character Design and Storytelling Basics — (3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist:  Blas Goncalves-Borrega

Students will design multiple characters and take them through change(s) to discover principles of storytelling. First we will discover design principles as we design our characters. Next, we will take our character(s) through a change that will require more design, and, more importantly storytelling and beat following.

NOTE: This is a 90-minute class, from 4:30-6:00pm, and the only class a student can take on Tuesdays!

No classes on Tuesday, 11/5


Art: 3D Sculptures — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Carolina Mayorga

This is an exploration of art and design concepts, styles, and inspiration found throughout history provides a rich context for student discovery and development in 3-dimensional media. Spanish speakers welcome!


Art Cartooning   — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Blas Goncalves-Borrega

This class will focus primarily on shape language, proportion, and composition, with a little emphasis on anatomy, layout and perspective. The young artists will be able to create stories and characters that they can share with classmates and families.


Ceramics Ceramic Creations   — (3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Jenna Murphy

In this class, young artists will learn and practice a variety of handbuilding and surface decorating techniques to create functional works of art. Basic wheel throwing, too! Potential projects may include pinch pot planters, slab soap dishes, and cookie cutter ornaments.

NOTE: This is a 90-minute class, from 4:30-6:00pm, and the only class a student can take on Wednesdays!

No class on Wednesday, 11/27


Art: Illustrations— (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Sara Leonard

Young artists will experiment and develop a variety of techniques and materials while connecting with assorted texts in order to illustrate the mood and/or details from the story.


Music: Rhythm & Drumming — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist:  Alex Prince

Students will actively experience basic elements of music through rhythm, body movement and dance, basic notation, and instruments, particularly the drums.


MusicMusic Mind Games — (K-2nd)

Teaching Artist: Irene Chow

Music Mind Games is a multi-sensory, game-based method of teaching music literacy to children. Games are a fun, motivating way to learn music notation, rhythm, sight-singing, and many other musicianship skills. This class is suitable for students of any instrument or no instrument at all.

NOTE: This is a 90-minute class, from 4:30-6:00pm, and the only class a student can take on Thursdays!

No classes on Thursday, 11/28