Kids Classes

Because we are a member-supported center for the arts, a non-refundable Family Membership of $75, valid from September 1 through August 31, is required to enroll in all activities (exceptions are noted and include all workshops) and will be pro-rated to $40 for activities beginning after March 1. The Family Membership may be tax-deductible and allows Darlington to maintain facilities, provide excellent administration, care for our instruments and studios, and fulfill our mission to provide Every Art for Everyone.

Winter/Spring 2024

Visual Art

Let's Get Crafty **NEW DAY**
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Let your imagination soar as you create fun arts and crafts! Creativity is the name of the game as you work with a variety of different mediums such as paint, clay, fabric, and yarn to produce unique creations! Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Kaity Dempsey

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/27/24
Price Before/After March 3: $173/$182
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Junk To Gems

Ages: 5-10, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Are you ready for an upcycling adventure? In this class, you will transform recyclables, household, and found objects into unique 2 and 3 dimensional artworks. Projects may include painted CD dream catchers, upcycled board book art journals, painted cardboard masks and animals, recycled paper jewelry, or other amazing works! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers 

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $194/$204
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Visual Art Club
Ages: 7-12, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Calling all creative kids! Join us after school to create amazing projects using all kinds of visual art mediums – drawing, painting, ceramics, collage and more! Students can jump in and discover their inner artists! In accordance with GVSD guidelines, Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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Introduction to Costume Design  **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 7-12, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own Halloween costume? Do you like to arrange colors, patterns, and fabrics together in interesting ways? Then this is class for you! This project-based class will have you creating interesting costumes pieces you can actually use. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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Imagination Afternoon

Ages: 5-10, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Create fun arts and crafts using various, simple everyday items and atypical art supplies. From cans to cardboard, learn to use your imagination to craft something incredible out of anything! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 10 – June 5, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $194/$204
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Paint and Clay Works
Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Heighten your imagination through the use of clay and paint! This class will teach the fundamentals of painting in acrylic and watercolor as well as three-dimensional ceramic art including the construction of fun sculptures in addition to functional pottery like mugs and bowls! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 10 – June 5, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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Play With Clay **NEW DAY**
Ages: 5-10, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Join us to try all kinds of clay in different projects. A great way for beginners to learn how to build with model magic, polymer clay, ceramic clay and more! Learn to build exciting sculptures as well as functional items - like a cup you can actually use! A fun and creative way to spend a Monday afternoon! In accordance with Garnet Valley School Transportation guidelines, Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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Art Around The World
Ages: 7-12, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
You will learn about world cultures through art as you travel the continents and create beautiful artworks inspired by global traditions. Projects may include Mexican Ojos de Dios, Turkish Hamsas, Japanese Marbling, Panamanian Molas and much more. In accordance with Garnet Valley Transportation policies, Garnet Valley School District children may be bused to Darlington for this class as part of our Afterschool Art Club!
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11– June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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Creature Creations **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 7-12, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Do you have an active imagination? Do you create creatures in your mind? Do you wish to see those creatures come to life? If the answer to these questions is YES, then this is the class for you! Create 2D and 3D original creatures and introduce them to our world or create new, unchartered worlds for them to explore. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 12 – June 7, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/24/24
Price Before/After March 3: $173/$182
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Drawing and Painting
Ages: 7-12, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Have fun exploring basic drawing principles such as line, color, and texture. Develop your painting techniques using various paint media. You will create beautiful works of art while experimenting with pencil, pastel, watercolors, acrylics and more! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 12 – June 7, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/24/24
Price Before/After March 3: $216/$227
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Saturday Art Club
Ages: 5-8, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
If your young artist is looking for a fun way to create incredible arts and crafts, then they will want to be part of our Saturday Art Club! Learn great classroom socialization skills while creating fun art projects in all mediums from sculpture to drawing and collage to painting! A new fun art project every week!
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13 – June 8, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price Before/After March 3: $173/$182
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Drama

Curtains Up! Acting for Kids   
Ages: 7-12, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Whether you are continuing your dramatic journey or you are brand new to the stage, this class is for you! Receive the tools and training of professional actors. Be the playwrights, designers and directors of your very own show! You will build confidence and presence while you create an original play to perform for family and friends on the final date! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Winter/Spring 2: April 8, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/27/24
Price before/after March 3: $196/$206
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Acting and Improv for Kids

Ages: 5-10, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Are you destined to be on stage? In this introduction to Acting and Improvisation for kids, you will build confidence and social skills while expressing and expanding your creativity! Participate in a variety of theater games while learning the skills of a theater artisan! Create characters, scenes and stories with friends! An exhibition of work will be presented on the last class of each session. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9, 2024 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after March 3: $177/$186
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Let's Make A Movie - NEW CLASS! 
Ages: 7-12, Saturdays, 9:30am-10:45am

You loved it so much as a camp that we made it a class! Be the screenwriters, directors, and stars of your own movie! Learn about the creative process behind your favorite movies and some of the technology used to bring cinematic stories to life! Students will premiere their movie for friends and family on the final class.
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13, 2024 – June 8, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price before/after March 3: $196/$206
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Dungeons and Darlington - NEW CLASS! 
Ages: 10-14, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:15am

Calling all aspiring game designers! Explore the vast and wonderful world of RPG (Role-playing Game) creation. Work together as a class to create an original tabletop RPG. From creating characters, settings, gameplay loops, etc., learn how to keep your game engaging!
Teaching Artist: Dave Ebersole and Griffin Horn

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13, 2024 – June 8, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price before/after March 3: $196/$206
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Music

Guitar for Kids I
Ages: 7-12, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
In a fun and creative atmosphere, students who have little or no previous training on the guitar will be introduced to basic chords, simple melodies, reading music and tuning. Students will have a blast playing songs as a group! Guitars are required for this class! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club! 
Teaching Artist: Kevin Cope
February 8 – June 6, 2024 (17 weeks)
Skip Dates:
3/28/24
Price Before/After Jan. 6: $485/$510
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Rhythm Playground  **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 5-10, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Have a blast exploring the playground of percussion instruments from buckets and drums to xylophones and pianos! Begin your musical education with exciting lessons that teach basic rhythm and meter while developing solo and group performance skills in a fun and social environment. In accordance with Garnet Valley Transportation policies, Garnet Valley School District students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Art Club!
Teaching Artist: Scotty Horey

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13 – June 8, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price Before/After March 3: $196/$206
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Dance/Fitness

Dance The Movies **A FAVORITE RETURNS!**
Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:oopm
Come learn the dances to some of your favorite movies! From Disney’s Descendants and Z-O-M-B-I-E-S to hit movie musicals like Hairspray and The Greatest Showman, you’ll be dancing like a movie star! You’ll get to show off your dances for family and friends on the last day. No dance experience or special dance shoes required! An exhibition of work will be presented on the last class of each session. Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Ryir Norris

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 10 – June 5, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $193/$203
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Dance The Night Away **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Welcome to Barbie Land . . . where you'll dance the night away! Break out your pink and dance along to the music of Barbie! You’ll get to show off your dances for family and friends on the last day. No dance experience or special dance shoes required! An exhibition of work will be presented on the last class of each session.
Teaching Artist: Ryir Norris

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 10 – June 5, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $193/$203
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A Whole New Twirl **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 7-12, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Step into your favorite Disney Princess movie! Come learn to dance like your favorite characters! From classic films like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to newer additions like Frozen and Encanto, you’ll be dancing like royalty! You’ll get to show off your dances for family and friends on the last day. No dance experience or special dance shoes required! An exhibition of work will be presented on the last class of each session. Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Ryir Norris

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $193/$203
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TikTok Dances **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 7-12, Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Join the phenomenon know as TikTok dances! You've seen them . . . You've loved them . . . Now . . . YOU'LL dance them! Lots of fun is guaranteed in this "up-to-the-minute" dance class! You’ll get to show off your dances for family and friends on the last day. No dance experience or special dance shoes required! An exhibition of work will be presented on the last class of each session.
Teaching Artist: Ryir Norris

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $193/$203
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Family Yoga | Guardian & Child  **NEW CLASS**  

Ages: 5+ with adult , Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
A family who breaths together relaxes together! In this class, children and guardians will learn poses and exercises for the body, as well as explore simple breathing and meditation for calming mind and heart. Enjoy practicing yoga together in a supportive and peaceful environment.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Murray

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price: $180
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Summer 2024

Visual Art

Let's Get Crafty
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Let your imagination soar as you create fun arts and crafts! Creativity is the name of the game as you work with a variety of different mediums such as paint, clay, fabric, and yarn to produce unique creations!
Teaching Artist: Kaity Dempsey

Summer Session 1: June 17 – July 8, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $87/$91
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Summer Session 2: July 15 – August 5, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $87/$91
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Paint and Clay Works
Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 4:45pm-6:00pm
Heighten your imagination through the use of clay and paint! This class will teach the fundamentals of painting in acrylic and watercolor as well as three-dimensional ceramic art including the construction of fun sculptures in addition to functional pottery like mugs and bowls! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers

Summer Session 1: June 26 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $108/$114
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Summer Session 2: July 24 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $108/$114
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Drama

Sketch Comedy - NEW CLASS!   
Ages: 7-12, Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Explore concepts, characters, and situations as you learn how to write short, funny pieces to be performed live on stage. You'll explore the means and methods of creating your own Saturday Night Live! Darlington is thrilled to offer this exciting new drama class!
Teaching Artist: Dave Ebersole

Summer Session 1: June 18, 2024 – July 9, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after May 31: $79/$83
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Summer Session 2: July 16, 2024 – August 6, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after May 31: $79/$83
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Music

**Check back for future additions to our Summer Class Offerings in Music**


Dance/Fitness

**Check back for future additions to our Summer Class Offerings in Dance/Fitness**