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Accelerated Artists (ages 9-12)artwork

Grow your child's creativity! Young artists will explore different media such as drawing, painting, collage and more through creative and fun art projects. Students will learn about artistic styles while strengthening existing foundations. Repeat students are encouraged; projects are unique to each series. 

Winter Session 6-7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14

Spring Session 6-7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25

Summer Sessions 1:00-3:00 PM
June 12-16
June 26-30
July 24-28
August 7-11

Artmania (ages 6-8)

Challenge your child's creativity! This combination class offers independent children a sampling of art projects using various media such as drawing, painting, watercolors and pastels. Projects change each series, so students can repeat the class and continue to create and have fun. Classes are held throughout the year.  

Winter Session 6-7:30 PM
Mondays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13

Spring Session 6-7:30 PM
Monday, March 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24

Summer Sessions 1:00-3:00 PM
June 5-9
June 19-23
July 17-20
July 31- August 4

Arts Sampler (ages 5-7)

Children explore the arts as they get a chance to try a little bit of everything. "Act" on your emotions. "Dance" like the stars. Mix up our own entertainment or make some music! Perfect for those busy kids who like to try a little of everything. Each session will be dedicated to one type of art; such as visual arts, music, theater, and movement/dance. July 10-13

Create and Explore (ages 3-5 + adult)

Create a masterpiece in this parent and child class.  Explore different mediums together while enhancing motor skills. Imaginations required for a class filled with painting, drawing, coloring, crafts and projects galore!  Adult must attend class with child.  

Fall / Winter Dates 6-7:00 PM
Thursday, January 5
Thursday, February 23

Spring / Summer Dates 3:30-5 PM
Monday, June 12
Monday, July 10
Monday, August 7

Kiddin' Around with Music and Motion 

Every kid loves Penny and her musical pals, Rockin' Robot and Bernie the Bear! Come wiggle, giggle and sing with Penny. Learn songs, dances and work with props, then show off what you learned during the workshop at a special performance at the end of each session for families and friends. Classes are held throughout the year.

 Penny & Pals Workshop ages 4-5 
Saturday, May 13 10:00 AM-Noon

Penny & Pals Workshop ages 6-9
June 12-16 9:00am-Noon
Performance Noon June 16 at Midwest Kid Fest

smART class (age 6-10)

It is time to get creative! Students will explore various techniques and media to create a variety of 2D and 3D art projects. Following each class, students will be provided with a take-home-sheet of supplemental lessons, to continue the learning process. This class is geared towards students who are utilizing alternative education methods.

Winter Session 1:30-3:00 PM
Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15

Spring Session 1:30-3:00 PM
Wednesdays, March 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19, 26

Special Themes                                 

Mouse Maze (age 9-teen)

In this classic maze game, you must guide the mouse through the maze to collect all the cheese before the cat catches you! Students will build this video game from start to finish, including programming all the features and designing their own levels! At the end of class, students will take their game home with them! This class will be instructed by PODS Game Design.
Location: Courts Plus Community Fitness, 3491 University Dr S
Saturdays,April 1 & 8 (this is a two week class) 10:00 am- noon                                   

Donut Invaders (age 9-teen)

Earth has been invaded by flying donuts from outer space and it's up to you to pilot your laser cannon to blast them out of the sky! Students will build this video game from start to finish, including programming all the features and designing their own levels! At the end of class, students will take their game home with them! This class will be instructed by PODS Game Design.
Location: Courts Plus Community Fitness, 3491 University Dr S
Saturdays,April 22 & 29 (this is a two week class) 10:00 am- noon   

Role Playing Game (age 9-teen)

This beginner class gives kids a strong overview of powerful video game making software as they create their first Role-Playing Game (RPG)! Students will lay out their maps, build their heroes, give them unique skills, create monsters for them to fight, and program quests! At the end of class, students will put their game onto a CD so they can bring it home to show family and friends! This class will be instructed by PODS Game Design.
July 31-Aug 4   1:00-3:00 pm                         

gingerbread class

Holiday Fun (ages 4-11 + adult)

Enjoy a morning of holiday fun for the entire family. You will be assembling and decorating a gingerbread house. Let the family tradition begin! 

Mr. Claus Class (ages 4-10)

Make a gift from the heart for dad, uncle or grandfather. By the end of the class you will have a gift that's wrapped and ready to give.

Mrs. Claus Class (ages 4-10)

Make a gift from the heart for mom, aunt or grandma! By the end of the class you have a gift that's wrapped and ready to give.