2022/23 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 the on-going pandemic we continue to do our very best to adhere to updated procedures to ensure the safety of our students and teachers. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us and to please read our Safety Policies and General Information page.

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 slots are still limited for pick up this year, so they will go 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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Wheel Thrown: Pottery Wheel focused Class (PICK UP 321)

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January 9th - April 3rd

(Class Full)

Wheel Thrown: Pottery Wheel focused Class (PICK UP 321)

Expanding on our popular ceramics programs, CBK's Pottery Wheel Workshop will focus almost exclusively on throwing techniques, with an emphasis on building wheel skills from project to project. Approaching the class from a "practice makes perfect'' perspective, there will be a looser focus on the outcome of our efforts and more encouragement to develop a personal style and find a process that works for them.

Students will gain a deeper understanding of how and why the wheel works, ways to manipulate clay as the wheel spins, and the effects of using different clays and glazes. We'll mix in some hand-building skills to embellish our wheel-thrown pieces and learn about other finishing touches before firing our projects in the kiln. No prior experience with clay is necessary - in fact, this is a perfect class for beginners! This class puts a new spin on creativity!

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED @ PS 321
Monday
11 classes
1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
NO CLASSES: (1/16) (2/20)
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$616
Register

TUESDAY

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Abstract Art

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January 3rd - April 4th

(Class Full)

Abstract Art

Looking at abstract art can sometimes feel confusing - we may not know what the lines, colors and shapes mean, but we know immediately how these works make us feel. In our Abstract Art class, students will learn to translate emotion and feeling through bold mark-making, three-dimensional forms, color studies, and more. We'll look to contemporary artists for inspiration, learning about the many different styles approaches that they have taken to create evocative abstract works, including printmaking, clay, painting, and more. If your child was ever hesitant to take an art class because they feel like they "can't draw," this class will provide a great opportunity for them to gain confidence in their artistic ability. Art is not always about drawing something perfectly detailed and realistic; students will learn that expressive works can be just as impactful and therapeutic, helping us vent frustration, calm our mind, or represent the energy and joy within.

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

  • PICK UP IS NOT YET CONFIRMED AND IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
  • TO CONFIRM A PICK UP SLOT WE ASK PARENTS TO COORDINATE A GROUP OF 8 OR MORE KIDS FROM ONE SCHOOL
  • ONCE THE GROUP IS FORMED REACHED OUT TO RENE@CREATEDBYKIDSNYC.COM
TUESDAY
13 classes
1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
NO CLASS: (2/21)
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$702
Register

Wednesday

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Fantasy Art (PICK UP CRCS)

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January 4th - April 5th

(Class Full)

Fantasy Art (PICK UP CRCS)

Visual art is one of the best tools kids have for showcasing the imaginary creatures and environments that exist only in their minds. With fantasy art, their imaginations will run wild when we create characters and worlds from fairytales and dreams. In this class, we'll keep a journal of drawings throughout the session to document our ever-turning creative minds. We'll explore the history of fantastical art realms, from surrealist works in museums to the beasts, fairies, trolls and dragons populating modern myths kids love, like Harry Potter and Wings of Fire. We'll also look at the mystical settings in which these stories take place, creating 3-D works from clay and plaster. Harness the magic of creativity and explore the unknown in this otherworldly class!

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED @ CRCS
Wednesday
13 Classes
1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
NO CLASSES: (2/22)
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$702
Register

Thursday

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Stop Motion Animation

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January 5th - March 30th

(Class Full)

Stop Motion Animation

Lights! Camera! ART! It's movie time with Created By Kids and your child is in the director's chair. We'll spend this class working together to create our very own stop-motion animation films. We will first start with a couple of very short single-action films, to get the students prepared for their Feature films. Working both independently and in small groups, students will create storyboards, flip books, and production notebooks to learn the fundamentals of story and character development. Students will make their own mini-sets using prefab boxes, paint, paper, Sculpey, upcycled objects, and more! We’ll animate characters out of modeling clay, record voice works/sound effects, and, of course, film the finished project still by still. At the end of the session, we will have a viewing party with the students. This class is sure to end with a standing ovation!

Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

  • PICK UP IS NOT YET CONFIRMED AND IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
  • TO CONFIRM A PICK UP SLOT WE ASK PARENTS TO COORDINATE A GROUP OF 8 OR MORE KIDS FROM ONE SCHOOL
  • ONCE THE GROUP IS FORMED REACHED OUT TO RENE@CREATEDBYKIDSNYC.COM
  • *3/9 Schools are dismissed 3 hours early for Parent - Teacher conferences, we still have class but pick up is canceled
Thursday
12 classes
1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, *3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
NO CLASSES: (2/23)
Ages
5 +
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$660
Register

Friday

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Fabric Art Fridays (PICK UP CRCS)

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January 6th - March 31

(Class Full)

Fabric Art Fridays (PICK UP CRCS)

In this class we'll explore the tactile nature of textiles! We'll study the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric, and use dyeing, hand-painting, and printing to create one-of-a-kind surface designs. We'll weave, stitch, knit, felt and tuft different types of materials to create both wearable garments and textile-inspired artwork. We'll sew and embroider by hand as well as use sewing machines to create unique pieces using our handmade fabrics. As students develop these skills, they'll be encouraged to notice the impact of textiles in their everyday lives. We’ll cover the fashion design process from beginning to end, from illustrated mood boards to pattern making to garment construction, to create simple, wearable pieces they’ll want to wear every day!


Important pick up information: PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

  • PICK UP IS CONFIRMED @ CRCS
  • *3/24 Schools are dismissed 3 hours early for Parent - Teacher conferences, we still have class but pick up is cancel
Friday
12 classes
1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, *3/24, 3/31
NO CLASSSES: (2/24)
Ages
6-12
Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
592 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY
Price
$660
Register

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IMPORTANT FALL AFTER SCHOOL DATES

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September 19th - December 23rd

(Class Full)

IMPORTANT FALL AFTER SCHOOL DATES

Below our current FALL After School dates 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 we still have room in a few of our after school classes they are in BOLD below, please reach out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com to sign up for a prorated class.

Monday: Mixed Media Master | Pick up PS 321 (FULL)

Tuesday: Functional Ceramics & Pottery Wheel | Pick up PS 9 (FEW SPOTS)

Wednesday: Graffiti & Street Art | Pick up PS 20 (FULL)

Thursday: All Thing Anime | Pick up PS9 &  UNITED 305 BUS STOP Underhill/Pacific (FEW SPOTS) 

Friday: CBK + Advanced Ceramics & Pottery Wheel | Pick up MS 915 (FEW SPOTS)

Mon. 12, Tues. 12, Wed. 12, Thur. 13, Fri. 12
9/19 - 12/23
NO CLASS | (9/26), (9/27), (10/5), (10/10), (11/8), (11/11), (11/23), (11/24), (11/25)
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 2022-2023 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; 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, may incur a fee and 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 out of our control. We will do all we can to make sure they are caught up when they are able to return to class.

Our class schedule does not allow for make up days, whether it be trading to another day or adding additional days to the end of the session. We always do our best to catch students up upon their return 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 ARE VACCINATED 


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 distance and dismissal time for the school. As this is contingent on the walkability of the school’s location, as we will not be able to use public transportation during pick-up. If your school is approved for pick up we ask that the parents help to coordinate a small group of 8 kids or more. We will help to add to this number once a group has formed 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 optional at this time
-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. We will let you know if and 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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