Our unique after school programs are designed as intensive and creative multi-week studies of fine art media. Each week, students will spend two hours learning new processes and building on skills from prior classes for a deeper understanding of the art form as a whole.
We combine education, fun activities, and hands-on skill-building to inspire children's creativity. Our after school classes for the 2016 - 2017 school year will be running as Semesters. This will allow the students to gain a deeper understanding of the art process, and create more projects!
Classes run for 2 hours from 3:30pm - 5:30 pm. We offer a pick up service to schools in the area, please find additional information under the Pick Up Service section below.
Please provide a small snack for after school, we have a water cooler in the studio. We use a lot of different materials and most are washable, however we strongly suggest to dress the children in clothing that can get messy. You can also send a shirt or smock they can leave at the studio.
A class where fantasy, imagination, and arxt collide. During this class the children will create their own art projects based on those imaginary, majestic worlds we all love and dream about.
Each child will be a character in their story as we discuss different types of fables, fantasies, and legends e.g Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz and Star Wars. The projects will cover everything from mixed media sculptures - influenced by artists such a Geoffrey Farmer & Clementine de Chabaneix - to clay potion bottles to intricate wands to handmade magic books and everything else they'll need for their fantasy world. With our imagination at the helm there's endless possibilities of art we can create!
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23,
11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11
10/12, 12/28, 1/18
Textiles date back to prehistoric times, when they were used as functional articles of clothing. During our textile arts week, we will be looking at textiles as an art form, exploring weaving, knitting, sewing, Shibori, and surface design.
Textiles are made when different fibers are woven together to create cloth or fabric. Using the basic technique of weaving, students will first build their own looms out of wooden slats. They will then interlace different colors of threads, yarn and strips of fabric developing different patterns, shapes and designs. We will mount their woven creations to make a beautiful wall hanging. Students will then create their own shirts when we learn about an ancient Japanese "tie-dye" technique called Shibori.
This is a process where fabric is compressed or bound by folding, stitching and twisting. The bound fabric is then dyed, creating unique shapes and patterns making a unique shirt they will never want to take off! We will learn about surface design creating our own prints on fabric, by painting with natural dyes and using resists such as wax and salt. Finally the children will create their own felt animals or creatures. They will sew and stuff their animals, adding an array of details and textures. Don't miss out on this new class, it's going to be SEW creative!
9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10 , 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 1/5
Students will learn the fundamentals of character development and technical concepts behind stop motion animation. We will brainstorm to create an original story and cast of characters for their films. Students will have a variety of materials such as clay, paint, found objects and construction paper to create their movable figures and sets.
During the filming process, we will explore the different ways to manipulate their character so it appears to move on its own, by taking one photo at a time. These photos will be added to a program, accompanied by the students recorded sound effects and voice to create a short film. Students will also learn about the beginning of animation, when they create their own flip books. At the end of the session students will be able to take home their movie poster, character, background setting and a copy of their film will be uploaded to Vimeo, where they can access it from any mobile device , where they can continue the story at home.
Created By Kids will be hosting a screening the last day of class. Parents are encouraged to join us the last 30 mins of class for some refreshments and the premier of your child's film. Let the creativity begin in 3-2-1- ACTION!
***returning students to this class will have the choice to make a sequel to their previous movie/movies***
9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20
9/23, 11/11, 12/29 12/30
Since the mid-1970's when E. Gary Gygax unleashed Dungeons & Dragons on the world, tabletop RPGs have captured the minds of everyone 8 to 80. Through many iterations and adaptations, the game has spread like wildfire and is now in it's 5th edition. Coupled with the rising interest in old gods and the recent flood of mythological fantasy / adventure young adult books (Percy Jackson, et al.) - Created By Kids presents our brand new after school program.
Throughout the semester, students will create their world and then produce a variety of art projects in different mediums inspired by their adventures. The students will create a clay polyhedral die shape box to hold all their gaming pieces in and a clay amulet to adorn their handmade adventure log book. We will study famous fantasy artists such a Frank Frazetta, Bernie Wrightson, Wally Wood, and Al Williamson as inspiration for watercolor scenes featuring our characters and their adventures.
The students will also create maps, alphabet/fonts, and character sheets all based on their adventures throughout the class. After building our characters, we'll also be playing a full campaign over the course of the class, it's time to unearth your inner artist!
10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21
11/26, 12/24, 12/31
In this paint class we will explore the art of glazing. Glaze is the paint you use on ceramics to create imagery and color. This is an opportunity for our students to see paint in a whole new way. In this 4 week class students will create two ceramic pieces and learn about glazing techniques such as slip transfers (like the image above) to create a truly unique piece of art!
5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5
AGES: 5 and older
Our ceramics class explores the various ways in which artists use clay working to create both sculptural forms and functional items. We will be learning to use the studio's pottery wheels, beginning with wedging, centering and molding different types of clay into symmetrical, functional forms. Through repeated practice, they'll learn to manipulate the clay as the wheel spins, gaining a feel for the proper thickness and form, eventually creating projects that can be fired in our kiln.
We'll also review classic hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction that form the foundations of all hand-built pottery. Students will produce several projects using these techniques alone but we'll also expand on them to include figure-working and other sculptural processes. The skills they learn will be incorporated into their wheel-thrown pieces as both functional and aesthetic details.The creativity doesn't end with manipulating the clay, as we'll learn various glazing techniques during different stages of the project's creation. We'll use a variety of glazes and stains for a finished look. Our study of color will also involve mosaics and tile work, artistic practices that have been used for story-telling and decorative arts for centuries.
4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13
AGES: 5 and older
Our Mixed Media class will allow students to experiment with new media processes including printmaking, paper making, painting, drawing, sculpture and collage. Students will be encouraged to express their individual creativity, and apply it to their work of art created by using materials such as charcoals, watercolors, oil pastels and clippings from magazines, cardboard and more. Adding multiple processes into a work of art teaches the students the importance of layout and design. They will also learn a number of printmaking processes including relief printing, etching and screenprinting. Students will use these printmaking techniques and combine them with other processes they have learned to create truly unique artwork. Projects are designed to help students not only create projects, but also to uncover individuality and style!
4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
AGES: 5 and older
4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/24, & 6/1
**We do not offer a make up class or refund if the student is not able to make it to class**
Parents will be notified VIA email in advance if a class must be canceled. We follow the NYC PS cancellations, in case of a snow day. However, we may still run after school depending on the weather.
All pick up will be canceled on a snow day, if we do decide to have class, we will email parents regarding our decision by 12 pm that day. We do not offer make up dates for any cancellations unless they are on OUR end.
We understand that living in NYC there may be times when you are late picking up your child, due to traffic, subway delays etc. We try our best to accommodate city life. However we have to account for our teachers time as well. We allow 2 late pick ups during a session with in a 15 min time frame. There will be a $20 late charge applied to late pick ups thereafter, unless prior arrangements are made with the studio.
Pick up service is offered to schools with six children or more attending our after school program the same weekday. Parents are responsible to coordinate the students and parents for pick up. This service is limited to two schools per weekday and is on a first come first serve basis. The school with six kids to registered and paid in full for the specified day will receive the pick up service.
There will be at least two teachers during the pick up, we will provide more teachers for a larger group of students. To schedule a pick up service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
**Pick Up service will be CANCELED on half day's and snow days**
We offer a FREE walk over pick up for schools located under a mile away from our studio. CBK will decide if the school is within range for this service. **Please make sure to dress children according to the weather on pick up day, especially during the winter months**
We offer a subway pick up for schools with in a reasonable distance from the studio. **Subway pick up will be $25 per child per semester to cover subway fare** You can pay for this when you register