After School Classes

Our unique after school programs are designed as intensive and creative multi-week studies of fine art media. Each week, students will spend two hours learning new processes and building on skills from prior classes for a deeper understanding of the art form as a whole.

We combine education, fun activities, and hands-on skill-building to inspire children's creativity. While we remain cautiously optimistic about schools reopening this fall for the 2020-2021 school year, CBK will offer a slightly shorter nine-week program as we work to accommodate area families and schools through this complicated process. 

As usual, we will offer five unique classes Monday through Friday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, with staggered drop-off and pick-up times. Space is limited as we can only accommodate ten students in the studio at this time.

We ask that you provide a small, allergen-free snack for after school, and provide a smock they can leave at the studio if you’re worried about their clothes getting messy.


Register for our WINTER IN PERSON After School Classes!

Arts + Academics Homework Club

With dismissal times varying from school to school and with many of our students traveling from home, CBK is helping to fill that void with our Arts + Academics Homework Club! We will be offering our After School families the option to join us up to 3 hours earlier in the afternoon.

Our Homework Club provides students with a safe, creative environment for day-time art activities, and homework help!  CBK Teachers would assist students with homework assignments and offer academically informed art activities during the day that can be scaffolded into our after school programming. 

CBK’s Arts + Academics Homework Club would run from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm followed by our After School classes. Our program is designed for flexibility allowing families to add this on as needed or opt to sign up for the full session with a minimum requirement of 1 hour participation for the day and up to the full 3 hours in the studio. Rate is based on hours and number of days selected, offering a discounted rate when you register for the full session.

We hope that this program will support the wonderful parents and kids in the CBK community with a flexible option for day-time programming as we navigate the school year.

**You must be registered for our After School program to join our Homework Club. To sign up use the register button provided in any of our after school classes listed above**


After School Classes

For families who have relocated or simply want the option of at-home art instruction, CBK is pleased to announce our unique virtual after school programs. Like their in-person equivalent, these lessons are designed as intensive and creative multi-week studies of fine art media.

Each student will receive a curated Art Box full of the supplies needed to complete all the projects from our virtual curriculums listed below, which take place on a Wednesday's from 3-4pm. Each week, students will learn new processes and build on skills from prior classes for a deeper understanding of the art form as a whole.

Each project will come with a detailed instructional PDF for what we’ll be creating. Each class, there will be a live lesson starting promptly at 3pm ending at 4pm. You’ll also have access to library of supplemental videos that cover a wide variety of technical instruction, from clay basics to painting and drawing skills that you can view any time.

Register for our Fall VIRTUAL After School Classes!

Register for our Fall OFFSITE VIRTUAL After School Classes!

In Person Class Information

** Pick Up Service Terms**

While CBK has always offered a pick-up service to schools nearby the studio, we do not know what form dismissals will take at this time and have not received any official information from schools regarding this. Therefore, at this time, CBK is not able to offer pick-up service at your child’s school; in-person after school will be drop-off ONLY. If you are interested in the possibility of organizing pick-up for your school once a dismissal plan is in place, please communicate with us about the school’s policy and we will do our best to work something out that is safe and effective for all. As always, this is contingent on the walkability of the school’s location, as we will not be able to use public transportation during pick-up for any reason, including inclement weather.

Late Pick Up-
We understand that living in NYC there may be times when you are late picking up your child, due to transportation and works delays. We try our best to accommodate city life. However we have to account for our teachers time as well as our staggered pick up time slots to avoid too many families gathering outside together. We allow 1 late pick up during a session with in a 15 min time frame. There will be a $20 late charge applied to late pick ups thereafter, unless prior arrangements are made with the studio.

** Virtual Refund Policy & Shipping**

All sales are final; no refunds will be issued. If there is damage to your box or your items during shipping please reach-out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com and we will do what we can to make it right.

We package all of our boxes in Ohio, we are taking as many safety precautions as possible when assembling these boxes. We are disinfecting all items that can be wiped or sprayed. We recommend to take extra precautions and disinfect when you receive these (or any) items in the mail.

If you miss your zoom lesson we will not be able to offer makeup classes as we are booked with other classes during the week. We will send over the instructional PDF and any links to technical videos to help catch your child up before the next class. We want to make this the best experience possible and we are here to help work around any issues that might arise during a given day, so do not hesitate to reach out! By signing below you are agreeing to our refund policy.

****PAYPAL has changed its policy and now charges a fee with every refund, this is a small percentage of each transaction. CBK is not responsible to for this fee, this fee will be automatically deducted out of all refunds through paypal. If a refund is approved by Rene we are happy to refund through other payment apps (like venmo) to avoid this fee.*****

** Safety in the Studio**

Our number one priority is the safety of students and staff at CBK. We believe that visual arts are an important form of communication and expression, and that having a creative outlet can be deeply therapeutic, especially in difficult times. Staff will be serving your children both directly and behind the scenes and will initiate a process of constant evaluation of our policies, procedures, and interactions to reduce potential risk while fostering experiences that inspire creativity and celebrate community in new ways. These include: limiting the number of students in the studio to ten, with two to three teachers on staff who limit outside contact; staggering pick-up and drop-off times; strict sanitizing protocols; fostering a positive but socially distanced learning environment; mandatory mask-wearing, hand-washing, fever scanning; and most importantly, an open line of communication regarding the health and well-being of each and every family we work with. For more detailed safety information please visit our SAFETY GUIDELINE & POLICIES PAGE

** Redeeming Credits**

If you have outstanding credits from Spring 2020, we want to work with you to ensure that your family is able to use them at some point during the upcoming school year, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we launch our make-up program. You are more than welcome to use your credits for any of our virtual classes at any time. Regarding in-person makeups, our capacity in the studio is still restricted, so at this time we can only accommodate one student per in-person after school class to use an existing credit for the Fall 2020 program, on a first come first served basis (if you received credit for a summer camp in 2020, you will not be eligible to use this credit for after school as it is not a comparable transfer, but virtual and/or weekend makeups will be made available to you, as well as the possibility of using credits for Summer Camp 2021). We are still working on developing weekend makeup classes and hope to have registration open for that over the next month. Please reach out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com regarding your credits.

** Class Cancellation Policy **

We understand that times are uncertain, but due to the up-front cost of staffing, supplies, and other studio expenses, CBK will not be able to offer refunds for any cancellations or missed classes. In the event of another DOE shutdown due to Coronavirus, all in-person classes will move online immediately. A curated box of supplies will be shipped to your home and you will receive log-in info for our virtual classes, picking up wherever in-person after school programs left off. In the event that the CBK studio itself needs to temporarily close, accommodations will be made either in the form of makeup classes and/or online learning, at the discretion of the studio. This policy is non-negotiable; by registering for class you agree to our refund policy. You will be asked to sign a form recognizing that you understand our policy in full before your child attends class.

**We do not offer a make up class or refund if the student is not able to make it to class**

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Welcome to CBK's
After School Program!

Our unique after school programs are designed as intensive and creative multi-week studies of fine art media. Each week, students will spend two hours learning new processes and building on skills from prior classes for a deeper understanding of the art form as a whole.

We combine education, fun activities, and hands-on skill-building to inspire children's creativity. Our after school classes for the 2018 - 2019 school year will be running as Semesters. This will allow the students to gain a deeper understanding of the art process, and create more projects! 

Classes run for 2 hours from 3:30pm - 5:30 pm. We offer a pick up service to schools in the area, please find additional information under the Pick Up Service section below.

*Please provide a small snack for after school
We use a lot of different materials and most are washable, however we strongly suggest to dress the children in clothing that can get messy. You can also send a shirt or smock they can leave at the studio.

We offer a 10% sibling discount on all our programs enter code S1BLING during registration.
**Please read our class information before you register for any classes**
FALL 2018 AFTER SCHOOL DATESMonday | Illustration: 9/17 - 12/17
Tuesday | 3D Design & Sculpture: 9/18 - 12/18
Wednesday | Stop Motion Animation: 9/26 - 12/19
Thursday | Ceramics & Pottery Wheel: 9/20 - 12/20
Friday | Fashion Design & Sewing: 9/21 - 12/21 ( CLASS FULL )

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