FALL 2021 | October 4th - November 12th

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) offers students, ages 7-17, residing in the Reading School District and beyond, the opportunity to explore, experiment, and develop their creativity through hands-on, collaborative projects at no cost to their families. Taught by professional artists and educators, ASAP provides students with all of the knowledge and excitement of an after school arts program wherever it’s most convenient to them. ASAP will offer one online class per week per age group from 4:00-5:30pm.

We are accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Term starting Monday, August 2nd at 12:00 PM!  Applications are due by the end of the day Thursday, September 17th 2021. Enroll FREE here:

 

We’ll either be celebrating the culmination of the FALL II 2021 term by attending a socially-distanced Family Arts Night on Thursday and Friday, November 18th and 19th in our entryway followed by a movie in our Boscov Theatre!

Check out the class days and descriptions for each age group below:

Ages 7-10

Monday: Storytelling and Art [virtual] – Learn the process of creating stories with art including world-building, character development, and illustration. Students will use various media for art, including colored pencils, crayons, and markers. 

Tuesday: Ceramics  – This class covers the basics of clay hand-building and includes concepts such as coil building, slab rolling, and scoring and slipping. This class will be held on-site at GoggleWorks campus. 

Wednesday: Acrylic Painting – Work with Acrylic and learn the basics of painting, including the color wheel, mixing and gradients, wet and dry techniques, as well as painting with various tools. 

Thursday: Mixed Media *[bilingual] – Learn to create art via a combination of various types of media in a single artwork. Class is taught in Spanish as well as English making it perfect for bilingual learners. 

Ages 10 - 13

Monday: Intermediate Drawing [virtual] – Learn the basics drawing techniques such as cross hatching, blending, and shading. 

Tuesday: Acrylic Painting –  Learn the basic elements of drawing and painting: color, tone, line, shape, space, and texture.

Wednesday: Ceramics – This class covers the basics of clay hand-building and includes concepts such as coil building, slab rolling, and scoring and slipping. Pieces will be fired and painted. 

Thursday: Mixed Media *[bilingual] – Learn to create art via a combination of various types of media in a single artwork. Class is taught in Spanish as well as English making it perfect for bilingual learners. \

Thursday: Dig in! Outdoor Gardening – Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? Let’s learn to investigate nature, grow food, and explore new culinary flavors directly in the garden. Inspire your green thumb in the new GoggleWorks Gardens at Lauer’s Park! 

Ages 13 - 17

Tuesday: Advanced Drawing [virtual] – Learn the advanced concepts of composition while you develop drawing techniques such as cross hatching, blending, and shading. Students will also touch on more advanced concepts such as: atmospheric perspective, balance, depth, and contrast.

Tuesday: Making Beats with FL Studio – This course is geared towards new music makers interested in learning how to utilize computer software to make music. Students will learn how to use FL Studio and the basics of song development including song structure, instrumentation, and composition.

Wednesday: Advanced Watercolor – Work with watercolors and develop various techniques to create art, including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, building up color, adding gradients, and honing stroke precision. 

Thursday: Dig in! Outdoor Gardening – Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? Let’s learn to investigate nature, grow food, and explore new culinary flavors directly in the garden. Inspire your green thumb in the new GoggleWorks Gardens at Lauer’s Park!