2021/22 After School Classes

Welcome to 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.

Due to on-going restrictions surrounding COVID-19 please be sure to read through all our Safety Policies and General Information page to receive the most up to date guidelines we will be following in the studio. We are doing our very best to adhere to these procedures to ensure the safety of our students and teachers. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

As usual, we will offer five unique classes Monday through Friday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, with staggered drop-off & pick-up times. We will also be offering free school pick up again this year. This is on a first come first serve basis, you can find more information regarding this in the class descriptions below. Please remember space is still limited this fall so classes will fill fast.

We ask that you provide a small, allergen-free (NO NUTS OR PEANUTS ALLOWED) snack for after school, and provide a smock they can leave at the studio if you’re worried about their clothes getting messy.

*PLEASE READ ALL NEW INFORMATION REGARDING OUR AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING**

After School Classes

Monday

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Graffiti and Street Art

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December 13th - March 14th

(Class Full)

Graffiti and Street Art

From curated murals to renegade street art, New York City is covered in bright, colorful works on every corner. In this unique after school class students will learn to recognize and appreciate the art they see in the streets every day, and we’ll study specific street artists and muralists for inspiration. From graffiti lettering to wheat-paste to stencils to mosaics, students will make their own versions of this popular style of art, while developing an understanding of why some artists prefer to share their art outside museums and galleries.

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP CONFIRMED FOR PS 9 FOR THE WINTER

Monday
11 Classes
12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
NO CLASS: 12/27, 1/17, 2/21
Ages
5+
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$572
Register

Tuesday

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Functional Ceramics & Pottery Wheel

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December 14th - March 15th

(Class Full)

Functional Ceramics & Pottery Wheel

Students will gain a new appreciation for objects they see and use every day in our functional ceramics class, where we’ll explore both ancient cultures and modern designers as a jumping-off point for our creations. We’ll make a sophisticated set of dishes using our pottery wheels and hand-built elements. We’ll come up with creative ways to stay organized, with decorative wall hooks, trinket boxes, desk trays, and other objects with real-world uses. As always, our pieces will be beautifully glazed and fired in our kiln, creating lasting mementos you’ll always want to keep handy!

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP CONFIRMED AT PS 282 FOR THE WINTER
Tuesday
11 classes
12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
NO CLASSES: 12/28, 2/1, 2/22
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$572
Register

Wednesday

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Innovative Artists

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December 15th - March 16th

(Class Full)

Innovative Artists

True innovators can make art out of anything and that's the idea behind our new Innovative Artists class. Each week we will explore a new artist, ranging from the masters to contemporary artists and everyone in between while we explore their own unique artistic style. We will start each project with a work of art by our 'artist of the week' and students will use this artwork as inspiration for their own project, choosing from a variety of art materials to create their own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. No two projects will be alike! Students have the freedom to design their own unique works of art and develop their own artistic voice as they move freely among varying art mediums to integrate content and technique. Students will learn to create hybrid practices as they explore all aspects of their creativity. This class is sure to keep our innovative artists thinking outside the box and pushing the boundaries of creativity!

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP NO LONGER AVAILABLE 
Wednesday
12 Classes
12/15, 12/22, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
NO CLASSES: 12/29, 2/23
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$684
Register

Thursday

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Sculpture & Design

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December 16th - March 17th

(Class Full)

Sculpture & Design

In this class, we will consider the use of organic, modern, realistic, industrial, and abstract forms to shape our unique sculptures, looking to women artists for inspiration. Students will learn about 2D & 3D spatial design and sculpture when we study artists like Louise Nevelson, Ruth Asawa, Eva Hesse and many more. Women sculptors have long been pioneers in pushing the boundaries of sculpture and in this class we will explore the importance of women sculptors in art. Students will also use a wide range of art mediums from clay, plaster, wood, and found objects; while learning new techniques to construct and manipulate these materials to create one-of-a-kind sculptures.

**3/3/22 PS is dismissed early for parent/teacher conferences. If pick up is confirmed this day, we will pick up kids early for an additional fee**

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • Pick up is offered once 6 students are confirmed via email from one school
  • We ask that parents begin gather the group of kids before reaching out to us.
  • Once a group has formed we are happy to help add on more students if needed.
  • Please email rene@createdbykidsnyc.com once your group is ready

**PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU NEED PICK UP AND

 IT HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED THERE BE A FEE 

CHARGED FOR REFUNDS**

Thursday
11 classes
12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, **3/3, 3/10, 3/17
NO CLASSES: 12/23, 12/30, 2/24
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$572
Register

Friday

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CBK+: Advanced Sewing & Textile Design

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December 17th - March 18th

(Class Full)

CBK+: Advanced Sewing & Textile Design

This winter we are excited to continue offering pre-teen students our advanced ceramics class. Don’t let the name fool you, as you do not need previous knowledge of sewing or working on a sewing machine; however, it is a plus. This class is for any older students (8-13) who want to delve deeper into the art of textiles and perfect their skills.

Clothing and textiles are a part of our everyday lives, but there’s a long process that goes into their design and construction. That’s what makes designing so much fun! During our Sewing & Textiles class, we’ll explore the many different kinds of textiles that make up the industry. From clothing to surface design, embroidery, knitting, appliqué, and more! We’ll learn the basics of hand sewing, stitchery, and machine sewing - student will have sewing stations to practice these essential skills, such as hemming and making seams.

Students will design their own textiles from raw material, creating a unique textile through safe dyeing processes, painting, printing (block or screen), and tying techniques; this is what they will use to construct their final pieces. Gathering inspiration from fashion designers, and textile/fiber artists, students will create an array of both functional and aesthetic works of art.

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED AT COMMUNITY ROOTS FOR THE WINTER SESSION
Friday
11 classes
12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/11, 3/8
NO CLASSSES: 12/24, 12/31, 2/25,
Ages
8-13
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$594
Register

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IMPORTANT FALL AFTER SCHOOL DATES

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Sept 13 - Dec 10

(Class Full)

IMPORTANT FALL AFTER SCHOOL DATES

Below our current After School dates are listed for your reference. Please make sure to check the dates below if you are unsure what days the studio will be open for After School classes. We follow the Public School calendar at the studio. Most days school is out we will be in session for a school year camp. At this time our entire fall After school is Full with a wait list.

Monday Pick up PS 321

Tuesday Pick up PS 9

Wednesday N/A

Thursday PS 705

Friday PS 9

Mon. 11, Tues. 11, Wed. 12, Thur. 10, Fri. 11
9/20 - 9/24, 9/27 - 10/1, 10/4 - 10/8, 10/12 - 10/15, 10/18 - 10/22, 10/25 - 10/29, 11/1 - 11/5, 11/8 - 11/12, 11/15 - 11/19, 11/22 - 11/24, 11/29 - 12/3, 12/6 - 12/10
NO CLASS | 9/16, 10/11, 11/2, 11/11, 11/25, 11/26
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location
592 Pacific St BK, NY 11217
Price
N/A
Register

Arts + Academics Homework Club

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. 

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.

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**

Virtual Class Information

** Refund Policy & Shipping **

All sales are final; no refunds once the box ships. If you request a cancellation before the box ships, the owner may grant a refund depending on the circumstances. If you are granted a cancelation you agree to accept a refund charge, a small percentage of each transaction.


We package all of our boxes in Ohio, taking as many safety precautions as possible when assembling these boxes. We are disinfecting items while wearing gloves and masks. If there is damage to your items during shipping, please reach out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com. We will do what we can to make it right.sitate 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.*****

** Class Safety **

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. We use a password for all our Zoom classes to help secure our classes from any unwanted outside interference. This can be found on the project PDF's we email each week. Our online classes will involve children using tools and materials in an active setting. We recommend that you supervise your child during these classes when they are using any materials we send in our art boxes. Our teachers and studio are not responsible for any injuries that may be caused during our virtual classes. Please read our disclaimer on our registration form before you sign up for classes.

** Missed Classes **

If your child misses their zoom lesson we will not be able to offer a makeup class at this time. We send over detailed instructional PDF's and links to technical videos with each project. These can be used to help catch your child up before the next class. If they are not able to find the time to catch up before the next class, the teacher will do their best to help them during the following class.

** Concerns During Class **

If you have any concerns during class, please do not hesitate to reach out the owner Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com. We want this class to be a fun, positive experience for all and we are always here to listen and learn what works best for our families.

OFFSITE Class Information

** Refund Policy**

All registration sales are final; no refunds will be issued. In the event of a short term closure due to a snow day or emergency no make-up class or refund will be given. In the event there is a forced long-term school closure due to COVID-19 or another emergency for more than 1 week, our after school class will move online. The online class will be similar to our in person class, however, materials will differ given certain restrictions with firing ceramics during a shutdown. The class will be held at the same day of the week/time as our normal schedule and will begin within a week of the school cancellation.We will be providing materials for our online classes as we know they are an important element for this class.

All materials will be shipped to the address provided on your registration form, unless a you provide us with an alternate address. Once materials are sent out, we will not be able to return to in person classes, and instead will hold the remainder of the session online. The cost of materials and shipping would not allow for us to pivot back to in person classes, in the case school reopens.

** Class Safety **

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. All BNS classes will be held outside until further notice by the school. If the weather is not cooperating classes may be moved inside for the day.

All our staff is fully vaccinated. Students and teachers will be masked while in class, even when we are outside. We will also keep the kids socially distanced while in class. We will be providing individual studnets with their own work areas, with their own tools as to not share contaminated materials. We will also have disinfecting supplies on hand to offer to students during the class.

** Missed Classes **

If your child misses a class we do not offer make up classes or refunds. We will do our best to help catch them up when they are able to return to class. Please refer to the our refund policy paragraph above to read how we handle classes missed due to a school-wide shutdown.

** Concerns During Class **

If you have any concerns during class, please do not hesitate to reach out the owner Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com. We want this class to be a fun, positive experience for all and we are always here to listen and learn what works best for our families.

After School Class Information

** Refund Policy & Missed Classes **

**For more in depth details regarding the information below please check out our safety policies & general information page**

All registration sales are final; no refunds will be issued. In the event of temporary studio closure at any point during the 2020-2021 school year due to government recommendations/public health and safety, all classes may move online depending on the length of the closure. If we are unable to provide online classes, we will be in contact with families on how we will make up the missed time. It has been and will continue to be our priority to provide the students with the full content of any classes missed due to a shutdown.

By registering for in-person classes, you agree to accept online classes (when available) in lieu of a refund in the event of temporary closure beyond our control.

Transfers/Credits:

We try not to transfer students to any other class once the session has started due to the limited class sizes; however, if there is a change to the student’s regular school schedule we will try to accommodate as best we can to get them settled into another one of our classes. Transfers of this nature would only be granted at the discretion of CBK's owner depending on the circumstances, are not guaranteed.

Missed Classes:

If a child attends class presenting symptoms of illness such as a fever or is recommended by the DOH to quarantine, they will have to miss class, but no refunds will be given for any missed classes. We will do all we can to make sure they are caught up when they are able to return to class.

With restrictions on class size, and limitations on our weekly class schedule it is not possible to trade class days or provide additional classes for days missed. We always do our best to catch students up and appreciate your understanding.

Given the current guidelines due to COVID there could be a chance your child might miss class, so please be mindful of this before you register.

-ALL TEACHERS WILL BE VACCINATED 
-ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WILL WEAR MASKS IN THE STUDIO 

COVID CASES:

**At this time we have been lucky to not have any cases connected to our studio**


If at any time a student tests positive for Coronavirus, the studio will report the case to The Department of Health and contact all families at the studio. We will follow the recommendations the DOH provides us with, which may include a shut-down period up to 14 days. Depending on the length of the shut-down, we may move classes online. We will be in communication with our families, updating them as we figure things out. We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds in this event, as we incur much of our costs up front as a small family-owned business and make preparations well ahead of time for your child to have the best experience with CBK.


**Our registration form will outline our refund policy, it will need to be signed before registering for classes**

Any questions or concerns can be directed to CBK owner Rene Czika, rene@createdbykidsnyc.com

** Pick Up Service Terms **

CBK will be offering it's After School pick up services again for our fall session. For a school to be considered for a pick up we must know the dismissal policy to ensure that it 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. If your school is approved for pick up we ask that the parents help to coordinate a small group of 6 kids or more. We will help facilitate this by reaching out to any families we know from the school. This service is on a first come first serve basis.

Additional safety guidelines:
-Masks are required at all times during the walk and in the studio
-Each week parents are required to fill out a student health questionnaire in order for us to pick up their child.
-Temperatures will be taken at the studio door upon arrival

There may be an additional fee charged depending on the schools dismissal time, as new restrictions have most Public Schools ending their day early. We will let you know what this fee is once we gather all the necessary information. If you are interested in our pick up service please reach out to Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com.

** Concerns During Class **

If you have any concerns during class, please do not hesitate to reach out the owner Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com. We want this class to be a fun, positive experience for all and we are always here to listen and learn what works best for our families.

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