Registered classes are 4-10 weeks long. Classes are small artist led and have a focus on creative development and individual expression. Children are encouraged to explore their own ideas while working around a theme. Ongoing projects allow time for students to create their own outcomes, with classes focused on exploration and process over product making. Final projects are completely individual and unique. Classes for younger children are process-based and emphasize playful exploration of art materials and sensory experiences. Classes for older children remain playful and explorative, but also build artistic skills and proficiency in artistic techniques.
After School Art Club
The after-school program at CREATE is designed to provide fun and supportive environment to
help grow your child's creativity. Each day a teacher from CREATE will greet your child after school at Maxwell Elementary then walk to CREATE where children may stay until 5:30 pm. In this relaxed atmosphere, children ages 5-11, your child will learn to have fun with art while practicing the basic elements of art, including various types of artistic styles and art history influences. Children are also provided opportunities to design and build creative projects in our makerspace during their free time and have unstructured free play at Woodland Park (weather permitting).
3:00-3:15 Students arrive and put belongings in cubbies
3:15-3:30 Snack time
3:30-4:30 Guided Art Project
4:00-5:00 Outdoor Play or Free Creation
5:00-5:30 Clean Up/Homework Time/Quiet Sketching or Reading
*The program is open to students from other schools, but their own transportation must be arranged. The studio is located in the Ashland School District and students that attend Ashland may be transported by bus.
**Use the code SIBLINGAFTERSCHOOL to apply the sibling discount.
The After School Art Club will be canceled if FCPS are cancelled due to inclement weather.