Our after school program provides a rich foundation for youth to explore a wide variety of art mediums. In this studio setting, children have access to the knowledge and practice of working artists and are surrounded by people creating. The extended time alloted for this program ensures kids have a chance to problem solve, experiment, and build technical skills--all under the guidance of experienced teaching artists who understand what kids need at each stage of their creative development.

The flexible drop-off time allows friends near and far to join together for art classes!

for ages 6-9 and 10-13 years


3:30-4:30pm: Open studio with flexible drop-off time, snack, free-choice art, collaborative art.

4:30-6pm Arts instruction in different medium each week.

Each five week session consists of clay handbuilding, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting, guided by a professional teaching artist. Students are divided by age groups as necessary for skill development. Students are welcome to make up a class on another day, if they miss their session due to illness or school absence.


2018 Winter Sessions

Session I: January 16-Feb 14 (choose Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). Please note Monday session begins on Jan 22 .

Session II: March 5-April 16 (choose Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). Please note we will not have classes over Spring Break.

Cost: $115  for 1 day/week.  Students are welcome to take multiple days/week with a $20 discount on additional days. Price includes all materials and kiln firings.

Financial aid is available (but limited) to eligible students in need of assistance. To apply, please inquire during registration.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If TCAPS is closed, youth programs at Blackbird are also cancelled, but adult programs are still held. If NMC is closed due to weather, Blackbird will also close.