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Creative work in the afterschool space
Creative activities in school have been shown to improve student attendance, mental health, and overall acadeic performance. Also it's really fun to make stuff.
We take the creative work of childhood seriously and we have a great time doing it.
Our organization works with a talented group of experienced arts educators to provide unique maker workshops for all ages. For more than eight years, we've partnered with schools and local institutions to provide creative enrichment programs that are fun, engaging, and help kids build community, self-sufficiency, resiliency and creative problem solving skills. Our programs can be adapted to varying abilities and community needs.
How things work
Good to know
We are currently booking for Spring 2023 & 2023-2024 school year
Up to 15 participants
Class minimum of 8 participants
Mixed grade-level groups are A-ok. Just check the minimum recommended age for each program
We supply one fantastic, kind, and knowledgeable instructor with a background check and mandatory reporter training
We are fully insured
All consumable materials, tools, and safety equipment are provided
Use our complimentary booking system or your own
DPS and APS-approved vendors
Pricing: $22/hour per student
45-minute class minimum
Sliding scale and scholarships available. All kids should have the opportunity to make and play!
All programs are adaptable for four-twelve sessions
Choose fromm our favorite and most popular themes or, we'll work with your school to develop something truly unique.
All of our enrichment programs are developed by long-time art educators.
Forget the big box toy store. Put down the Legos. In this program, makers will explore various building techniques to design and create the most awesome playthings. We will use tools, wood, and wheels to create rolling toys, and stitch together dolls and stuffed animals, we’ll even use recycled materials to invent games and activities that will keep your child engaged long after the class is over. On the last day, we will collaborate to create a child-run pop-up market for those who would like to "sell" their creations. Kids will learn about design, craftsmanship, safety, business, marketing, and more while having a blast.
Love animals and insects? We do, too! While we can’t turn the school into a farm, we can get crafty with an animal twist. In this enrichment, we’ll explore all things animal-related. We’ll spend each day exploring a different type of animal and creative craft. Think wooden bug catchers with polymer clay bug buddies, DIY bird wings, beaks, animal ears, papier-mache mammals, and under-the-sea stuffies.
Let's go on an epic craft journey together! In this epic series, we'll explore all the creative gold that is the fairy tale world of knights, castles, fairies, and gnomes. We'll create knight costumes, swords and shields, miniature castles, gnome homes, and imagined creatures great and small. Think dragons, fairies, and storytelling galore. We'll use this theme to explore using our imagination using all sorts of materials, tools, and techniques including woodcraft, fibers, polymer clay, and natural materials like stones and moss.
Do you like making stuff? Good! Us, too! In ChildCraft, we’ll dive into all things classic arts and crafts. In this enrichment, we’ll explore all sorts of handcraft materials, techniques, and themes. You’ll learn some creative and practical skills that you can use to make your world a little brighter.Think rubber band instruments, homemade clay, popsicle stick bowls, and more. Let’s get crafty!
Things That Move
In this afternoon club, we’ll explore creating all sorts of playthings that move. Makers will explore simple machines by building toys and gadgets with moving parts. Think rolling toys, marble runs, spinning Ferris wheels, automata, and more. We’ll really get our creative gears turning in this super fun club.
Developed by a crew of crafty kids at Park Hill Elementary, our Spacecraft Program is out of this world! We'll explore all things outer space real and imagined as we use a variety of craft materials and techniques to create everything from spaceships, planets, aliens, and more. Think cardboard rockets, papier-mache planets, and even astronaut and alien costumes. It's going to be a blast!
Making arts & crafts is scientifically proven to make you a happier, less stressed person. In our Craft Club, we’ll explore all sorts of handcraft materials, techniques, and themes. You’ll learn some creative and practical skills that you can use to make your world a little brighter. We’ll learn woodworking by creating a custom wooden box to hold your personal treasures. Then we’ll learn to weave/macrame/sew so you can create home decor, spice up your wardrobe, and more! We’ll then try our hand at some current craft favorites like Sculpey, copper tooling, or whatever else interests the group. Let’s get crafty!
Many of our campers fall in love with hand-sewing when they make their first stuffie. In this enrichment, we will explore how to use hand-sewing and embroidery techniques to create pillows, bracelets, patches, and even multi-part stuffies. We’ll include stamp carving and printmaking techniques, then embellish with stitching to create Ts and totes with personal style. This is the perfect club for those creative, design-oriented makers with a desire to learn practical skills that will last a lifetime. Some prior sewing skills and plus but not required.
Being a maker is all about creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. Join us for a special program that explores the maker process through a variety of craft and design practices. We’ll explore personal identity and community by creating objects that will make the halls of your school a little brighter and more functional. Makers will utilize design thinking strategies to develop concepts that help us to lead our best lives. We’ll use materials like wood, fabric, paint, upcycled goodies, hot glue, and cardboard while we learn all about safe studio practices (including how to use power tools), processes, and products. This is the perfect opportunity to take a deep dive into your creative identity to create permanent art installations for your community.
Stanley British Primary