Art Beast Classes-Process Art, Movement & Music!
Come anytime and drop into one of our classes with paid admission to the studio. All classes are designed to run on an ongoing basis so you do not need to hit a specific start date. Parents are always asked to stay close during the class, and many classes invite and encourage parent participation. All classes can be explored without committing to the full series. However, we encourage families to consider trying a class for 4 to 8 weeks so that children get the opportunity to explore the art or activity, build a relationship with the teacher, and develop rapport with their classmates. Most classes are capped at 12 children and most days there will be plenty of room! We do recommend arriving up to 30 minutes early to ensure a spot in the class. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk, please sign up when you arrive. A few classes are presented as a "drop in" format so you do not need to sign up for these and you can come anytime during the duration of the class to do a short, simple activity that usually takes 10-20 minutes with the assistance of our wonderful Art Beast Coaches, Teachers, & Volunteers. Supplies may be limited however (first come, first served) and please do understand we will need to end these sessions promptly at the designated time so don't arrive too late.
Fall Class Schedule for 2019: September 2nd-December 27th
Art Beast will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day (12/26), closed early at 3pm New Year’s Eve, and closed on New Year’s Day.
Class break December 30th - January 2nd. Spring classes begin January 6th.
10:30 Music with Miss Emma (All Ages)
Through singing, dancing, and telling stories, Miss Emma brings entertainment, education, and exploration to young children and families. Singing classics and her own songs about friendship and resilience, she invites children to be as curious, silly, and loud as they truly are! Children will...
Discover how to make music with their mouth, hands, feet, and various instruments
Investigate cause and effect relationships with instruments through touch and sound
Be exposed to several genres including classical, rock, and jazz
Practice self control, self-regulation, and build peer relationships
Develop fine motor skills through instrument exploration and gross motor skills through dance
4:30 Movement and Music Mondays! Various Teachers (Ages 5 & up, siblings welcome with adult support)
Join us every Monday evening for a fun rotation of specialty classes designed especially for elementary aged kids (younger siblings welcome with support from caregivers). These sessions will feature different topics and teachers, but will focus on music and movement. We’ll have Move and Sooth Yoga with Ms. Michelle, Music Fun with Miss Emma, and Rhythms & Grooves with Ismael.
Check with the front desk to find out which classes are on specific dates or come try them all!
Classes are 20- 30 minutes long and the studio closes promptly at 5 pm.
10:30 Art Splash with Mr. Philip (Ages 4 & up)
Kids will jump into the exciting and fun world of art. This class focuses on teaching the principles of 2D art, while encouraging the development of self-expression. Each week will feature a new theme where kids and parents can learn to enjoy the process of creativity together.
10:00 Toddler Time with Ms. Tonya (Ages 1-3) Starts September 25th
A 20-30 minute art and movement class that includes an engaging story and a creative art project using a variety of materials ideal for little hands. This class is intended for toddlers ready to put their coordination and new words into action. Older siblings and babies are welcome to participate in this flexible, yet structured class which is designed to be fun, friendly, and predictable. Each week we will sing and dance, share a short story, then end with a process oriented art project based on the day’s theme.
10:30 Clay Play with Ms. Tonya (Ages 2-7; Drop In) Starts September 25th
Join Ms. Tonya right after Toddler Time for a fun drop in clay tutorial. Each week will feature a different project that will be engaging enough for older kids and adults to enjoy, but simple enough for any age to join in. Projects will range from simple pot making to sculptural forms to experimenting with texture.
10:30 Petitations: Mindful Play with Liz (Ages 2 & up/Families)
Petitations are a way of practicing mindfulness with the help of stuffies, kaleidoscopes, snow globes, and animal-centered books, making it easier for kids and adults to focus and practice effectively while having fun in the process. Mindfulness has been shown to help with concentration, calming down the body and mind, enhancing relationships, and boosting overall happiness. This is a sensory-friendly, family class designed to help children of all ages feel comfortable, accepted, and safe in a quiet and inclusive environment.
Stuffies and other mindful props will be provided to use during class (children can bring their own favorite stuffie to use if they wish). Caregivers are encouraged to participate in this 20-30 minute class with their child.
10-11 Workshop for Big & Little Beasts (All Ages; Drop In) Various teachers
Each Friday features a fun and engaging workshop where families can explore the arts, participate in messy science activities or engage in sensory play together. We provide the supplies and guidance as grown ups and children explore activities together. This is a “drop in” format so you are welcome to come participate anytime within the hour. Most projects take about 10-20 minutes to complete so in consideration of our teachers, please allow enough time for your child to complete the project by 11.
Check out our Instagram page & Facebook page for upcoming workshops
10-11 Advanced Art Lab with Mr. Phil in the Courtyard (Ages 6 & up, strict class limit, once per month only)
Children will explore the elements and design principles used in creating art with our resident artist, Mr Philip. In each class children will be introduced to a particular medium, technique, or theme in a space that allows for a little formal instruction while encouraging self expression. To ensure quality of experience, age and number of participants will be enforced - participants must sign up at the front desk on the day of the class.
What makes Art Beast different from other studios?
Our classes are designed specifically for children 7 and under
Our classes emphasize process over product
You can take a class AND play for hours before or afterward in our play spaces
Parents can join many of the classes or easily watch from the comfortable, roomy seating area
While one child takes a class, you have other play spaces to explore with your other children nearby
Classes beat other studio's prices AND include far more than a single session
Your child does not need to commit to an 8 week session. They can dabble and try out various classes to find a good fit.
Every penny earned by Art Beast supports Tubman House, a transitional community for young homeless parents and their children.
Class Breaks, Seasonal Schedule & Holiday Closures
Art Beast classes are changed seasonally 3 times per year and have a weeklong break between seasons. Please check for our new class schedule each season and ask about any special workshops, programs or promotions that may be offered.