Afternoon Arts

EVERY Thursdays, 4-5pm 

Pre-K to 3rd grade & 4th to 7th grade

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STANDARD AFTERNOON ARTS

$3 per kid per session OR $10 for 4 sessions

 

EXTENDED AFTERNOON ARTS

Now Available!

$8 per kid per session OR $28 for 4 sessions

 

Celebrate our youth’s creativity every week with great art for kids at The Jax. 

 

About Standard Afternoon Arts Classes-

The Jacksonville Center currently offers Afternoon Arts every Thursday from 4-5pm for only $3 per class per student.  For more than two years, Afternoon Arts consists of two classes, divided by age (Pre-K-3rd and 4th-7th), creating unique arts projects, led by local teaching artists.  This class continues every week, except on holidays.  You can register online, call or stop in to register your child.  Parent participation is welcome, but not required.

 

About Extended Afternoon Arts Classes-

The Jax is now extending Afternoon Arts for easier access to all Floyd County elementary students starting September 5, 2013.  Your student can ride a bus from FES to The Jax and receive a healthy snack when they arrive.  Then, from 4-5pm, they will create art during the regular class time.  After that they will extend their arts experiences until their parents can pick them up at a convenient time as late as 6pm.  You can enroll your child for our Extended Afternoon Arts by calling or stopping by The Jax, space is limited to 12 students per week in this program.

Afternoon Arts collage based on Eric Carle

Instructors:

Susan Mead, Professor at Ferrum College, is continuing as our instructor in the 4th-7th grade age group.  She will be bringing cultural activities and diverse arts learning to our students.

About Susan Virginia Mead – She has been involved in the Jacksonville Center since the beginning–as one of its first employees, as a Board Member and President, as an organizer of Halloween Kidsfest and instructor in its youth arts programs.  She received her B.A. in Sociology and Art from Agnes Scott College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Virginia Tech.  She currently teaches sociology at Ferrum College (having also taught at Radford University and Virginia Tech) and manages the Winter Sun clothing store in Floyd.  Susan specializes in the study of cultural diversity, with a special love for showcasing diversity in the Appalachian region.   She recently began a new community-focused educational endeavor called “Diversity Serves,” building upon the creative, hands-on, and fun-filled learning opportunities she has been designing for all ages for over twenty years.

Susan’s Planned Arts Activities by date:

1-23-14

Vibrant as Van Gogh—Color Theory with Crayons or Paint

1-30-14

Big is Beautiful:  Using Space Like Georgia O-Keefe                            (painting, drawing)

2-6-14

What’s in a Name:  Matisse-style cut outs (collage)

2-13-14

3-D Hearts and Arts: Positive & Negative Spaces  (collage)

2-20-14

Distorted Dali-esque Decorations (drawing and cutting out)

2-27-14

Mondrian: Lines, and Colors and Squares, Oh My!  (drawing and collage) 

3-6-14

Gee, It’s Giacometti!  Skinny Sculptures of Tin Foil and Tape

3-13-14

Kandinsky and Klee: Castles and Trees (drawing and collage)

3-20-14

Spongy Impressions of Spring: Painting inspired by Monet

3-27-14

 See, Si, It’s Me! Self Portraits Frida Kahlo Style (drawing)


Mellea Mead, Floyd County High School Senior, will be joining her mother, Susan, as an Afternoon Arts instructor.  She will be working with our Pre-K to 3rd grade age group.  Mellea has grown up at The Jax and has been working as a front office administrator for the past few years.  She has also worked with the Halloween Kidsfest, Kids Art Camp and volunteers regularly during our opening receptions and concerts.

Mellea’s Planned Arts Activities by date:

1-23-14

Play dough Sculptures- making play dough and sculpting

1-30-14

Crayon Resist- enhancing crayon drawings

2-6-14

Sandpaper Wax Art- Cloth printing methods

2-13-14

Friendship Blossoms- paper flower gifts

2-20-14

Working together for van Gough, parts into a whole

2-27-14

Colorful Snow Flakes – water color coffee filter snow flakes

3-6-14

The sun on a plate- sun catchers

3-13-14

Paper globes- paper sculptures

3-20-14

Sticky Stickers- making homemade stickers

3-27-14

Hoot with Glee for Recycling- paper tube owls

You can register online for the Standard Afternoon Arts program or call or stop by the Jax during regular business hours, however, you must call or stop in to regrister your child for Extended Afternoon Arts.

Walk-ins: please call the center before class to make sure that we are holding class that day–advance notice will be given for Thursdays that will not be scheduled.

The Jax does close when Floyd County public schools are closed, so there will be no Afternoon Arts during school closures.