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After school programs

Arts-based programs that combine social & emotional learning and social justice education for positive youth development.

Our high-quality, onsite, licensed after school program engages students in visual art, filmmaking, music, puppetry, creative writing, acting, and more while expanding the development of social and emotional skills. 

Here are the details

Grades: k-5th
Time: after school until 6PM
Cost: $330
locations: becker, blanton, campbell, maplewood
reilly, ridgetop, travis heights

After School runs every day of the AISD calendar from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. 

Sliding scale options are available based on income and school needs.

 

Our approach to arts education

A Variety of Artistic Mediums

for youth to explore, including theatre arts, digital media and filmmaking, creative writing, and visual arts.

Experienced & Highly-Trained Teaching Artists

design lessons that use the arts to actively engage students in exploring age-appropriate social issues and learning how to make a positive difference in their communities.

Ongoing, Consistent Communications

with campus staff to ensure programming targets students’ specific academic and social and emotional needs.

after school locations

Site Coordinator:
Madi Palomo

Site Coordinator:
Daniel Najera

Site Coordinator:
Cat Carter

Site Coordinator:
David Walker

Site Coordinator:
Maev Ciongoli

Site Coordinator:
Laura Spraggins

Site Coordinator:
Alex porter

Students present their "final share"

At the end of each semester, each campus hosts a showcase for families where students share creative and collaborative projects. 

becker elementary

Site coordinator Alex Porter and Team Becker shared the creatures they created, which were inspired by the book Invisible Things. Students also shared about their original script The Sword and the Pebble and had a photoshoot with a Polaroid camera! 

blanton elementary

Site coordinator David Walker and Team Blanton celebrated diversity and culture through watercolor paintings and stop motion animation. They also shared about what fairness means to them. See one of the projects from their final share below! 

Travis Heights elementary

Site coordinator Daniel Najera and Team Travis Heights shared the tiny town they created from recycled materials and lots of imagination. Students also performed on stage for their families and led the audience in a memorable dance party! 

Reilly elementary

Site coordinator Maev Ciongoli and Team Reilly shared their impressive photography skills they learned from teaching artist Faustinus Deraet, their mini zine library, and their display of stained glass that shone brightly with the afternoon light. 

campbell elementary

Site coordinator Cat Carter and Team Campbell shared their theatrical skills through the Magical Circus of Self Love. Students also showcased science zines, “I am” videos, interactive space installations, and danced along with the Step team. 

Ridgetop elementary

Site coordinator Madi Palomo and Team Ridegtop shared dance choreography , flip book animation, filmmaking skills, and performances on stage in front of families and friends. Student voice and a community filled with creativity was on display. 

Want to bring creative action to your campus?

Winner of “Best Youth Arts Program” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2023 “Best of Austin” poll, Creative Action places trained, professional Teaching Artists at several elementary schools throughout greater Austin to deliver daily, arts-based after school and enrichment classes.

Through multidisciplinary arts lessons, team-building games, and inquiry-based projects, the program helps students build both academic and social and emotional skills including critical thinking, empathy, and communication. 

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