Spring II 2021 | April 5th - May 13th

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) offers students, ages 7-18, 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 via Zoom, ASAP provides students with all of the knowledge and excitement of an after school arts program from the safety of their own home. ASAP will offer one online class per week per student from 4:30-5:30pm. Students will have access to instructor videos and Zoom meetings, as well as an online page that will allow them to interact with classmates, share ideas and artwork, and receive feedback from instructors.

We are accepting applications for the SPRING II 2021 Term starting Monday, February 8th at 3:00 PM! Look for your child’s age bracket below and register online for FREE.  Applications are due by the end of the day Friday, March 19th 2021.

Join us for the culmination of the SPRING II 2021 term by attending our socially-distanced Family Arts Night on Thursday and Friday, May 13th and 14th! Class descriptions and days are listed below. Enroll here:

Ages 7-9

Monday: 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. 

Tuesday: Watercolor – Work with watercolors and learn the basic techniques to create art, including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and building up color. 

Thursday: Storytelling and Art- 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. 

Friday: Ceramics [in-person, on-site] – 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. 

Ages 10 - 13

Monday: 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. 

Monday: 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. 

Tuesday: Intermediate Drawing – 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.

Ages 14 - 17

Monday: Advanced Drawing – 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.

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. 

Wednesday: 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.