Afterschool Arts Club - Fall 2024-2025

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?

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.

MONDAY

Play With Clay
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 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: Bea Kaplan

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $280/$295
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Intro to Sewing (8-12)  **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 8-12, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Learn the basics of sewing in this introductory class. Our teaching artist will guide the students through a series of projects to illustrate the various skills. No experience necessary – just a willing spirit and an eagerness to learn. In accordance with Garnet Valley School Transportation guidelines, Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Grace Elliott

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
REGISTER ONLINE


Let's Make A Play!   

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: Kate McGrath

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $255/$268
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE


TUESDAY

Young Actor's Club
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

Fall Session 1: September 10 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After August 19: $202/$213
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
REGISTER ONLINE


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: Jessica Rogers

Fall Session 1: September 10 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After August 19: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Introduction to Costume Design
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

Fall Session 1: September 10 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After August 19: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE


WEDNESDAY

Imagination Afternoon
Ages: 5-10, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
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

Fall Session 1: September 11 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $280/$295
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

 

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

Fall Session 1: September 11 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $280/$295
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Digital Music Production **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 10-14, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Come learn the fundamentals of electronic music production. Designed to acquaint students with the necessary skills and vocabulary to utilize completers for music creation, this course aims to demystify cutting-edge technology and allow students to explore the vast, unchartered reaches of electronic music. No prior knowledge necessary! Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jan Jurchak

Fall Session 1: September 11 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $297/$312
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After October 28: $238/$250
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Beginner Hip Hop
Ages: 8-11, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Young dancers will develop the movement dynamics and energy needed for styles of hip hop from old school to today’s new trends. Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Darlington Teaching Artist

September 11, 2024 – June 11, 2025
Skip Dates: 11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25, 3/19/25, 4/16/25
Price Before/After July 8: $757/$796
REGISTER ONLINE


THURSDAY

Let's Get Crafty
Ages: 5-10, Thursdays, 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: Jessica Rogers

Fall Session 1: September 12 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After August 19: $202/$213
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After October 28: $202/$213
REGISTER ONLINE


Making Masterpieces **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 7-12, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Are you ready to create a masterpiece? How about multiple masterpieces? In this class, you will create a gallery of artwork inspired by the world’s great artists and their works. Explore exciting new styles like Gustav Klimt’s art nouveau symbolism and Salvador Dali’s surrealism to name just a few! 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

Fall Session 1: September 12 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After August 19: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After October 28: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE

 

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

September 12, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (18 weeks)

Skip Dates:
10/3/24, 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After August 19: $534/$562
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Beginner Tap
Ages: 7-9, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Students in tap learn technique, speed, clarity of sounds, tempo, and combinations in the basic movements of tap such as standard time steps, shuffles, flaps, etc. This class offers students the opportunity to focus on their coordination and musical awareness using a variety of music styles such as Broadway show tunes, pop or rock. Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Darlington Teaching Artist

September 12, 2024 – June 12, 2025
Skip Dates: 10/3/24, 11/28/24, 12/26/24, 3/20/25, 4/17/25
Price Before/After July 8: $757/$796
REGISTER ONLINE


FRIDAY

Clay Creations **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 5-10, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
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! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers

Fall Session 1: September 13 – November 15, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/8/24
Price Before/After August 19: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 22, 2024 – January 31, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/29/24, 12/27/24
Price Before/After October 28: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE


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

Fall Session 1: September 13 – November 15, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/8/24
Price Before/After August 19: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 22, 2024 – January 31, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/29/24, 12/27/24
Price Before/After October 28: $252/$266
REGISTER ONLINE


Voice For The Young Singer **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 7-12, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
In this class, you will be encouraged to explore your creative side while learning the fundamentals of the voice. Learn voice techniques and exercises for traditional and contemporary styles. Build confidence singing solos and group numbers. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Violet Gottlieb

Fall Session 1: September 13 – November 15, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/8/24
Price Before/After August 19: $267/$281
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 22, 2024 – January 31, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/29/24, 12/27/24
Price Before/After October 28: $267/$281
REGISTER ONLINE


Rhythm Playground

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

Fall Session 2: November 22, 2024 – January 31, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/29/24, 12/27/24
Price Before/After October 28: $267/$281
REGISTER ONLINE