2024 Art Afterschool Spring Session is live!

Early-Bird Registration ends Friday, April 5th.

Art After School is a multi-week program for grades K-7. This program is offered during the school year and is ideal for families looking for artfully minded after-school care. Students are introduced to a variety of visual and performing arts mediums taught by established practicing artists. This program follows a project-based classroom structure culminating in a student exhibition and showcase.

Fall Session: September – December 2023 (15-weeks)
Winter Session: January – April 2024 (15-weeks)
Spring Session: April – June 2024 (9-weeks)

Please read our frequently asked questions before registering to ensure this program is right for your kiddo. Students must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from Kindergarten to register for classes. For questions or to learn more about our offerings please email Alana, our Education Programs Manager at programs@ucartsleague.org

The Art After School daily schedule is from 3 PM – 6 PM.

  • Drop-off and pickup from 3 PM – 3:30 PM (we DO NOT offer additional pickup for students participating in clubs or other after school programs).
  • Class time is from 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Pick-up and homework/free-play time is from 5:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Students must be picked up by 6 PM. 

View our cancellation and Refund Policy for all classes at this link here.


Spring Session 2024 (April 22nd-June 14th)

MONDAY
Fantastic Fibers!  *New class!Grades 2 – 5REGISTER HERE
Worldbuilding in Comics and Manga  *New class!Grades 3 – 7REGISTER HERE
The Arts League Space AcademyGrades 2 – 5REGISTER HERE
Clay ExplorationsGrades 1 – 3REGISTER HERE
UM, IT CATSGrades 3 – 6REGISTER HERE
TUESDAY
Acting and ImprovGrades 4 – 7REGISTER HERE
Intro to Crochet  *New class!Grades 3 – 6REGISTER HERE
Pokémon World Building: A thematic mixed media class.  *New class!Grades 2 – 5REGISTER HERE
Intermediate PotteryGrades 3 – 5REGISTER HERE
WEDNESDAY
TumbleHopGrades 1 – 3REGISTER HERE
Fashion Extravaganza  *New class!Grades 3 – 6REGISTER HERE
Mixed Media: Myths, Monsters, and MagicGrades 2 – 5REGISTER HERE
Advanced PotteryGrades 4 – 8REGISTER HERE
THURSDAY
Fun with Watercolors  Grades 3 – 5REGISTER HERE
Intro to 3D Beading *New class!Grades 2 – 5REGISTER HERE
Mixed Media Sculpture Grades 1 – 3REGISTER HERE
FRIDAY
The Creative PodGrades 2 – 5REGISTER HERE

Creative Play: K-1st Grade After-School Programming

Join us this Winter for an afterschool program geared towards our youngest learners. Throughout the week students will engage in various art activities in a class environment that’s the perfect blend of play and arts enrichment. Each day has a creative theme and set of projects with students having extended free play and a dedicated grounding activity before pick-up. This class series is designed for Kindergarten and 1st grades. The daily class offerings are listed below.

MONDAY

Creative Play: 

Art Adventures

Instructor: Sara Karlen

In this class, Kindergarten-1st Grade students will explore a variety of art media and techniques. Students will use watercolor paint, oil/chalk pastels, ink, clay, and upcycled materials. Students will create 2D and 3D works, and explore basic bookmaking and puppet-making. Many projects explored are one-day activities, but there will be time for multi-step projects and some larger collaborative works at the end of the session. REGISTER HERE

TUESDAY

Creative Play: Experimental Art

 Instructor: Eva Samuels

Join us for a class that goes beyond traditional art. Experimental Art is artmaking that explores unique and nontraditional artmaking. In this class, students will learn a variety of techniques to create artwork using fun and interesting tools. Students will continue developing foundational drawing skills and have access to a multitude of art mediums. Each week students will have a prompt, brief demo, and ample time to experiment in artmaking. REGISTER HERE

WEDNESDAY

Creative Play: 

Painting Explorations

Instructor: Phoebe Grace

Explore the world of wet mediums in this K-1st class that’s all about paint! Students will create a variety of both 2D and 3D projects that incorporate watercolor or tempera paint. Each weekly lesson focuses on pivotal art figures with a themed project to match. Smocks are of course provided :) REGISTER HERE

THURSDAY

Creative Play: Comics and Cartoons

Instructor: Olivia Brown

Whether you love action-packed or humorous cartoons, this class is perfect for the budding cartoon artist. In this class, Kindergarten-1st grade students will learn the fundamentals of drawing cartoons and storytelling through comic books! Taught by multi-media artist Eva Samuels, students will explore themed projects aimed to inspire the creation of their own stories. This class blends drawing and creative writing. REGISTER HERE

FRIDAY

Creative Play: Mixed Media Sculpture

Instructor: Phoebe Grace

Recycled materials offer infinite art-making possibilities. In this class, students will develop their ability to see with an inspired lens and breathe life into materials to make creatures, mobiles, and recycled textile projects. Students will practice fine motor skills, improvisational sculpture, and various collage techniques to tell stories through color and texture using safe scrap materials. REGISTER HERE