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.
Summer Class Schedule for 2019: June 10th - August 25th
Summer classes end in August with a class break last week of August.
Art Beast will be CLOSED on 4th of July.
Class break August 26th - 30th. Fall classes begin September 2nd.
10:30 Rhythms and Grooves with Ismael (All Ages)
This class will explore percussion from many different angles to engage minds of all ages and engage the children to explore their own creativity and express it through noise (grooves).
4:30 Movement and Music Mondays! Various Teachers (Ages 5 & up, siblings welcome with adult support)
Join us after school every Monday for a fun rotation of specialty classes designed especially for elementary aged kids. These sessions will feature different topics and teachers but will focus on music and movement. We’ll have dancing, hula hooping, drum circles, yoga and more! Check out our newsletter, blog and Facebook page to find out what our lineup is for the current month. Classes will range from 30-60 minutes depending on the class.
10:30 Art Splash with Mr. Philip (Ages 4 & up)
Kids will jump into the exciting and fun world of art. This class will focus 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 will learn to enjoy the process of creativity.
10:00 Clay Play with Ms. Tonya (Ages 2-7; Drop in on the studio floor or in the courtyard)
Join Tonya on the studio floor 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. Drop in as there is space at the clay table, Tonya will demonstrate techniques for 30 minute sessions each week, projects only take a few minutes to complete and visitors are welcome to continue to experiment with the clay after the session ends.
10:30 Music with Ms. Emma (Ages 0-7) This class will begin July 10th
Through singing, dancing, and telling stories, Miss Emma brings entertainment, education, and exploration to young children and families. Singing classics like Wheels on the Bus, and her own songs about friendship and resilience, Miss Emma invites children to be as curious, silly, and loud as they truly are! Throughout the musical experience 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 and self-regulation and build peer relationships
Develop fine motor skills through instrument exploration and gross motor skills through dance
5-6:30 pm Family Night in our Courtyard (Donation based fee; $5-$25 per family is suggested)
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month this summer for an after hours Family Night in the outdoor courtyard to enjoy some Art Beast inspired time together. The sand areas and play kitchen will be open for play, while a project for older children and adults will be lead by staff & volunteers. The Art Beast indoor studio will be closed during the event, with access being limited to bathroom usage. Check out our email newsletter and Facebook events to find out what our project is each event and more details. The fee for this special event will be donation based, the proceeds fund programs for homeless children and youth. Every penny raised at Art Beast goes to one of two places: back into Art Beast to keep offering these special events and maintain the art studio or into Tubman, a residential community for homeless youth and children.
10:30 Move & Soothe with Michelle! (All Ages)
Yoga and games for kids and caregivers. Classes will be geared towards levels and ages of participants. Parents and kids connect with calming breathing techniques, asana (poses), songs and games. Bring your own mat if you have one, we have some to borrow if needed.
10-11 Workshop for Big & Little Beasts (All Ages; Drop In) Various teachers, in courtyard
Each Friday features a fun and engaging new workshop where families can explore the arts, science activities or 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. Workshops are held in the upstairs classroom or courtyard.
Check out our Instagram page & Facebook page for upcoming workshops
2:30 Making Music! with Ms Nicole (All Ages) This class ends June 23rd!
We will sing favorite nursery rhymes and bravely share songs with the group (optional). Ms Nicole will play her guitar, guide children in exploring musical instruments and read stories about the wonderful world of music. On select weeks, students will get to create a simple art project related to music. We will meet in various rooms around the studio so check at the front desk for the location each week. Come make music!
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.