2020/21 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 fo 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 and pick-up times. Space is limited as we can only accommodate ten students in the studio at this time. We are offering the option for parents to gather a small group of students for a pick up this Spring. Please read below for more information on how to set that up.

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.

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

After School Classes

Monday

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CBK Popmart

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February 22 - June 7

(Class Full)

CBK Popmart

Toy-making meets Fine Art in our CBK Popmart class. Looking to the visuals and artistry that go into toy-making as a jumping-off point, we will create our own versions of toy-like art. Students will turn themselves into Funko-inspired art figurines encased in a display box, made from polymer clay & cardboard. We'll create our own plush toy inspired by the versatility of characters like Hello Kitty. Students will create surprises we can share with Blind Boxes made from upcycled materials. We'll develop and paint our own Emoji Art and Tokidoki inspired poster art; build classic vinyl toys, plush keychains, and more! This class is sure to be full of BIG FUN!

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED FOR PS9 FOR THE SPRING 
  • If you are interested in joining this pick up please contact rene@createdbykidsnyc.com
Monday
14 Classes or (9 Classes)
(2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26) 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7
NO CLASS: 3/29, 5/31
Ages
5+
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
14 week session: $728 or (9 week session: 490.50)
Register

Tuesday

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Potter's Choice (Ceramics)

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February 23 - June 8

(Class Full)

Potter's Choice (Ceramics)

Join us for our artist-led ceramic class! Each student will have the chance to guide the focus and develop a project that we work on in the studio. These student-led classes will give kids a chance to put their own mark on projects completed in class and develop their own unique style. We will study a variety of ceramic artists, and pull inspiration from their work and from each other. Students will have a chance to work on the wheel and with hand-building and teachers will guide them through exploring new techniques and developing new skills.

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED FOR PS9 FOR THE SPRING 
  • If you are interested in joining this pick up please contact rene@createdbykidsnyc.com


Tuesday
15 classes or (9 classes)
(2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
NO CLASSES: 3/30
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
15 week session: $780 or (9 week session: $490.50)
Register

Wednesday

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CBK+: Advanced Ceramics

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February 24 - June 9

(Class Full)

CBK+: Advanced Ceramics

Our CBK+ classes have been a huge hit, and it has been amazing to continue growing with our students. This spring we will continue to expand on the skills we learned in past sessions in our Pre-Teen Class by adding more skill-building techniques to our arsenal. CBK+ will focus on the personal touches artists add to their pieces, work on the wheel and delve deeper into hand-building techniques. This Spring we hope to continue bringing older kids together so they can continue to grow as artists, refine their ceramic skills and perfect how to build a clay piece from the ground up.

  • Pick up is offered to the first school with 6 kids to register from one school (the school must be approved for pick up)
  • Please reach out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com to see if pick up is an option at your school
  • There is an additional fee for pickup this spring, as most schools end earlier, then our 3:30 start time. Fee is based on dismissal time.
Wednesday
15 classes or (9 classes)
(2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/29, 6/2, 6/9
NO CLASSSES: 3/31
Ages
10-13 only
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
15 week session: $810 or (9 week session: $508.50)
Register

Thursday

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Studio Art & Design

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March 18 - June 10

(Class Full)

Studio Art & Design

Our Studio Art & Design class offers students the opportunities to explore a variety of fine art-based mediums and techniques, starting with the fundamentals. Students will build on these elements and principles of art to create artwork with strong compositional and technical skills. They will learn to utilize these techniques through the experience of hands-on learning, allowing for creative expression. We’ll explore drawing, painting, functional ceramics, printmaking, and more!

Lessons will cover perspective, scale/proportion, shading/rendering, 3-D design, and material-specific skills. Our projects will build our fine art skills and artistic eye by creating realistic still lifes, figure/portrait drawing, and works inspired by other artists. We’ll integrate the past and present of art traditions when we study other artists' works and art history! This class will be a fun way for students to let their inner artists emerge!

  • Pick up is offered to the first school with 6 kids to register from one school (the school must be approved for pick up)
  • Please reach out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com to see if pick up is an option at your school
  • There is an additional fee for pickup this spring, as most schools end earlier, then our 3:30 start time. Fee is based on dismissal time.


Thursday
11 Classes
3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 5/6, 5/20, 5/27, 6/10
NO CLASSES: 4/1, 5/13, 6/3
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$572
Register

Friday

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Sewing & Textile Design

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February 26 - June 11

(Class Full)

Sewing & Textile Design

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 - each student will have their own sewing station to practice these essential skills, such as hemming and making seams. Students will design their own textiles from raw material, creating a unique design 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. There will be no limit to creativity this week, a class that's sure to be Sew much fun!

  • Pick up is offered to the first school with 6 kids to register from one school (the school must be approved for pick up)
  • Please reach out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com to see if pick up is an option at your school
  • There is an additional fee for pickup this spring, as most schools end earlier, then our 3:30 start time. Fee is based on dismissal time.



Friday
15 classes or (9 classes)
(2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/18, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30) 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11
NO CLASSES: 4/2
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
15 week session: $780 or (9 week session: $490.50)
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

Virtual 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 one of three distinct virtual curriculums listed below, which take place on 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.

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

Virtual After School Classes

Wednesday -

Comic Book & Illustration

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Jan 13 - April 7

(Class Full)

Comic Book & Illustration

Our Comic Book & Illustration class teaches students how to communicate through narrative graphic artwork. Taking inspiration from painter Roy Lichtenstein, Avengers artist George Perez, anime icons Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) and Ken Sugimori (Pokemon), and other working illustrators and graphic novelists, students will develop original characters and stories in a variety of styles. We’ll hone in on our drawing skills as we explore portraiture, perspective, and figure drawing. We’ll translate complex concepts like emotion, movement, and personality to visual work, using ink, watercolor and acrylic paint, collage, and colored pencil to bring our creations to life. The students will also create their own comic book throughout the 12 week course.

Wednesday -
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12 classes
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7
NO CLASS | 2/17
Ages
5 +
Time
3 pm - 4 pm
Location
ONLINE
Price
12 classes: $360
Register

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.

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 please do not hesitate to reach out!

****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.*****

** 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 to make up any part of the missed project.

** 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.

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 spring 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 kids. 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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