SCA’s after school classes provide an artistic and creative extended classroom experience for children in grades K - 4 and 5-6. These exciting programs, which take place Monday through Friday throughout the school year, are comprised of classes in Music, Theater, Arts and Movement. Students are bussed from Solon City Schools and provided a snack upon arrival.
The 2016-2017 School Year is full.
Please call SCA at (440) 337-1400 to be placed on a waiting list.
The 2016-2017 Arts4Kids Academic Year is full. Please call Solon Center for the Arts at (440) 337-1400 to be placed on the wait list.
Grades K - 4 Monday - Friday 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm Tuition: $13 per day
SCA’s after school program provides an artistic and creative extended classroom experience for children in grades K-4. This exciting program is comprised of 4 disciplines including Music, Theater, Movement and Art. Students are bussed from Solon City Schools and provided a snack upon arrival. During the first week of each new Arts4Kids session, students are exposed to ALL of the disciplines (except guitar) offered each day that they attend. At the end of each day, students will then be given the choice of which activity they would like to participate in for the remainder of the session! This will allow the students the opportunity to experience the discipline that interests them most while continuing to learn about the arts in a nurturing and educational environment. The Arts4Kids school year is composed of 5 sessions, each approximately 9 weeks long, following the Solon City schools’ calendar. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Specialty Art and Theater classes held from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm for extended care.
The Arts4Kids program follows the Solon School Calendar including teacher in-services, breaks and vacation schedules. If Solon Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Arts4Kids, Arts4Kids Plus! and Specialty Classes will also be canceled.
ART: Students in Art will encounter a variety of techniques, design elements and media while progressing beyond what they are taught in school. Lessons include drawing, painting, printing, ceramics, art history, composition and color theory. Teachers plan projects that allow for individual creativity, teach new skills and challenge the students’ imaginations.
THEATER: Students will be introduced to acting and performance techniques through improvisation, ensemble training and theater games. All activities are designed to help students feel more comfortable on stage while increasing their knowledge of theater and performance styles.
MUSIC: Students will learn elements of ear training, sight-reading, rhythm and pitch matching while progressing beyond what is presented in school. These principles are taught through games and activities that explore basic music theory and movement. An introduction to instrumental music and fun song writing activities are included as students learn to play and perform on a variety of simple percussion and melodic instruments.
MOVEMENT: Students will explore a great range of movement styles. The movement curriculum helps students to discover how to use their bodies to tell a story, mimic animals and express emotions. *Please note that this class is not an equivalent to any dance classes offered through SCA.
GUITAR: Guitar class is designed to be enjoyable and educational for all students even if they have not played a musical instrument previously. Students will learn musical skills ranging from beginning note reading, rhythms, sight reading, dynamics and ensemble playing.
*Students wishing to take Guitar must be enrolled during the first session and continue for the school year. This course must be selected prior to the start of Session I and is not an option for selection during the first week. Students must provide their own instrument.
Specialty classes are offered throughout the year in Art and Theater. Featuring techniques, styles and mediums that are not offered in general course listings, these classes provide an introduction to a variety of techniques while offering students fun activities to boost their imagination and creativity!
SESSION I: August 16 - October 13
*No class 8/15, 9/5, 10/3, 10/12, 10/14
ART - GIZMOS & GADGETS
Go back to the future with art that mixes science fiction and steam-powered machinery. Design drawing and sculpture projects of the future using the Wild West and Industrial Age as inspiration.
THEATER - AROUND THE WORLD IN FAIRYTALES
Students will travel from Ireland to India to Africa and back again as they learn about various world cultures while building their theatrical skills. Improvisation, basic blocking and line memorization will be explored as young performers collaborate to produce an original performance piece based on their world travels for the final day of class.
ART - FALL FEST
Changing color palette, weather changes and seasonal subject matter will be introduced and highlighted in this art class.
THEATER - HAIRY, SCARY & STRANGE
Just in time for Halloween! Young actors will unleash their own inner monsters and mythical creatures through theater. Students will create a performance piece based on child appropriate stories of the season.
SESSION II: October 17 - December 21
*No class 11/11, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 12/22, 12/23
ART - WHOO GOES THERE?
What a hoot! Art all about Owls.
THEATER - STORYBOOK THEATER
Explore the art of storytelling in this entertaining and educational class. Students will play theater games, explore scripts and engage in ensemble building exercises while creating a performance piece based on a classic children’s books.
ART - To Infinity and Beyond
Multi-media projects based on all things that fly.
THEATER - TELLING TALL TALES
Ever hear of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed or Sally Ann Whirlwind? In this class, students will explore these classic American tall tales and, through performance, become the larger-than-life characters themselves. The final class will feature a performance for family and friends.
SESSION I & II
FRIDAY FUN DAY!
After a long week, students appreciate the opportunity to relax and just have fun. This class offers students the opportunity to take part in a laid-back, but productive play time where they can explore many fun activities with a teacher to guide them. From learning to knit and make play-dough from scratch to playing board games and watching classic movies in the SCA Theater on the big screen, this class is sure to help your child transition from the school week into the weekend.
Session I Tuition: $108.00 / Session II Tuition: $94.50
Homework Hour Grades K - 4 Monday - Thursday
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm FEE: $6 per day ***Exclusively for students who attend the Arts4Kids Program***
Can’t make it to SCA by 4:30 p.m.? Don’t want to sign your child up for another whole class or pay constant late pickup fees? Then the Arts4Kids Homework Hour is your solution. Students enrolled in this hour of supervised quiet time in the SCA Gallery will be given a second snack and time to do their homework. Parents are welcome to pick their children up any time between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Grades 5 - 6
Tuesday & Thursday
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm Tuition: $18 per day
Arts4Kids Plus! is an exclusive art program specifically designed for students in grades 5 and 6 to provide an artistic and creative extended classroom experience. Bus transportation will be provided from Orchard Middle School. A snack will be provided. *Tuition is paid by the session and Arts4Kids Plus! follows the Arts4kids schedule.