2024 Art After School Winter Sessions are live!

Early-Bird Registration ends Monday, December 4th.

Art After School is a multi-week program for grades K-7. Offered during the school year, this program 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 that culminates 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 and review our Art After School Parent Packet 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.

Winter Session 2024 (Jan 8th-April 19th)

Fantastic Fibers!  *New class! Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER HERE
Worldbuilding in Comics and Manga  *New class! Grades 3 – 7 REGISTER HERE
The Arts League Space Academy Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER HERE
Clay Explorations Grades 1 – 3 REGISTER HERE
Theatre Foundations Grades 4 – 7 REGISTER HERE
Fabric Dyeing Exploration  *New class! Grades 3 – 6 REGISTER HERE
Pokémon World Building: A thematic mixed media class.  *New class! Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER HERE
Intermediate Pottery Grades 3 – 5 REGISTER HERE
TumbleHop Grades 1 – 3 REGISTER HERE
Fashion Extravaganza  *New class! Grades 3 – 6 REGISTER HERE
Drawing for Fun Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER HERE
Mural Making  *New class! Grades 3 – 6 REGISTER HERE
Advanced Pottery Grades 4 – 8 REGISTER HERE
Intro to Weaving  *New class! Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER HERE
Creative Writing 101 Grades 3 – 7 REGISTER HERE
Paintings: Past, Present & Future Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER HERE
All About Printmaking Grades 3 – 6 REGISTER HERE
Creative Storytelling Grades 2 – 5 REGISTER 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 its own 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 schedule is provided below, for more information regarding class descriptions please CLICK HERE


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


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 large 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


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 a pivotal arts figure with a themed project to match. Smocks are of course provided :) REGISTER HERE


Creative Play: Dance and Draw!

Instructor: Olivia Brown

Dance and Draw combines creative movement and drawing exercises for K-1st to explore lines and gestures in 2D and 3D. In the vein of action painting, this class aims to improve students’ fine and gross motor coordination through a variety of creative drawing exercises and movement games. This class will culminate in creating large action drawings through a creative dance “obstacle course”. This class is an opportunity for K-1st students to explore both dance and drawing with a playful, process-oriented approach where the art itself is art-making . REGISTER HERE


Creative Play: Upcycled Art Making

Instructor: Molly Thayer

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