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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Clay-Works & Pottery Wheel

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September 20th - December 6th

(Class Full)

Clay-Works & Pottery Wheel

This class is ideal for both beginning and intermediate students as we use universal hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction as a jumping-off point to create a variety of functional and decorative projects. Our return students will use their previous knowledge of working with clay to fine-tune their technique and style.

Studnets will be introduced to different types of clay, like Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain, learning the differences between them. We’ll hop on the pottery wheel throughout the class, learning how to center, pull, and shape the clay as it spins. As always, our pieces will be beautifully finished with glaze and fired in our kiln, creating lasting mementos of your child’s artistic pursuits.

Pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED AT PS321 FOR THE FALL.
  • CLASS FULL PLEASE EMAIL TO JOIN THE WAITLIST
Monday
11 Classes
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
NO CLASS: 10/11
Ages
5+
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$572
Register

Tuesday

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Studio Art

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September 21st - December 7th

(Class Full)

Studio Art

In this well-rounded art class, students will get the chance to try their hand at all the fine arts mediums; painting, illustration, ceramics,  print-making (screen and relief), textiles, sculpture, and more. Being in NYC with famous museums like The MOMA, Whitney, and The Guggenheim, we have access to art from around the world. We will be following current museum exhibitions, gallery shows and even look to the streets for inspiration. We’ll look at famous artists from different eras, focusing on artists living and working today.

Students will gain knowledge of art history through fun, creative projects. We hope that by teaching through a variety of creative outlets, students will discover their artistic passion. As Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED AT PS9 FOR THE FALL.
  • CLASS FULL PLEASE EMAIL TO JOIN THE WAITLIST
Tuesday
11 classes
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7
NO CLASSES: 11/2
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$572
Register

Wednesday

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Sketchbook & Illustration

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September 22th - December 8th

(Class Full)

Sketchbook & Illustration

Kids LOVE to doodle and draw so we designed a class around it! In our Sketchbook meets illustration class, we'll take drawing to the next level! Students will learn how art begins with an idea and a sketch, following a step-by-step process to create unique works of art, all while learning important technical skills like proportion, shading, perspective, and design. We'll explore different drawing styles like Kawaii, Anime, Manga, Zentangle, Caricature, and more while simultaneously using a variety of art mediums (i.e. graphite of varying hardness or softness, inks, gouache, and watercolor) and how they are used to enhance our illustrations. Every idea will be captured in our very own sketchbooks students will be working on throughout the session and even at home after class has commenced, creating long-lasting mementos of their artistic pursuits. This class is going to be real sketchy!


Pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • CLASS FULL
Wednesday
12 classes
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$624
Register

Thursday

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How Things Work: Art Edition

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September 23rd - December 9th

(Class Full)

How Things Work: Art Edition

Ever wonder how something was made or why it was built? We will be answering these questions and more in our engineering-meets-art class. Students will learn about the importance of design in engineering and that the finished look is just as important as how something is made. From paint-making to building design to the reflection of light, there is a science beyond it all. There won’t be a dull moment as we will light it up with small robots made from connecting circuits together! This class is sure to SPARK the students' imagination.

Pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED AT PS705 FOR THE FALL.
  • WE STILL HAVE MORE SPACES AVAILABLE IN THIS PICK UP SO IF YOU ARE FROM PS705 AND NOT APART OF THE ORIGINAL GROUP YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND JOIN THE PICK UP!

**We will be offering an option for early pick on 11/4 for an additional fee, as school is out 3 hours early due to conferences. If you do not wish to join this option, you can drop your child off at the studio at the normal class time. We will email with more information closer to this date.

Thursday
10 Classes
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, **11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9
NO CLASSES: 11/11, 11/25
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$520
Register

Friday

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CBK+: Advanced Ceramics

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September 24nd - December 10th

(Class Full)

CBK+: Advanced Ceramics

This fall 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 working with clay or the pottery wheel to join this class; however, it is a plus. This class is for any older students (8-13) who want to delve deeper into the art of ceramics and perfect their skills.

Students will expand on basic skill-building techniques like coiling, slab, and pinching that create the base of many clay forms. CBK+ will look at working ceramic artists and their unique styles, using this as inspiration for their projects. Students will also be working in conjunction with the pottery wheel throughout the session, becoming more independent along the way. This class is a way to bring our older kids together to watch them grow as artists, refine their pottery skills, and continue creating with CBK into the future!

Pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION

  • Pick up is CONFIRMED AT PS 9

**We will be offering an option for early pick on 11/12 for an additional fee, as school is out 3 hours early due to conferences. If you do not wish to join this option, you can drop your child off at the studio at the normal class time. We will email with more information closer to this date.

Friday
11 classes
9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, **11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
NO CLASSSES: 11/26
Ages
8-13
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$594
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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