After School Arts Program (ASAP)
The After School Arts Program (ASAP) offers students, ages 7-17, residing within the boundaries of the Reading School District, the opportunity to explore, experiment, and develop their creativity through hands-on, collaborative projects at no cost to their families.
Taught by professional artists and educators within the safe, dynamic studio environments at GoggleWorks, ASAP runs three terms per year (fall, winter, and spring), Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm. Students can choose to attend one or more classes per week offered in their respective age bracket.
At the conclusion of each term, ASAP students invite their family and friends to GoggleWorks for Family Arts Night, an evening of live performances and exhibitions showcasing the students completed work.
James Pastore, director of program operations
Spring 2017 / April 3 – May 25
Art Explorers / ages 7-10
Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm
Students can explore a variety of materials and techniques in these media-specific classes. Our Spring term offers digital music composition on Mondays, fused glass on Tuesdays, virtual reality digital painting on Wednesdays, and mixed media on Thursdays each week for 8 weeks. Students can choose one or more classes/days of the week to attend. Completed projects by students from each class will be on display during Family Arts Night, on May 25th.
Giant Mixed Media Sculpture / ages 11-13
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm
Guided by GoggleWorks Studio Artist, Suzanne Fellows, students in this session will learn the history of local artist, Keith Haring, and then desing and construct giant, mixed-media sculptures inspired by his work. Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students can choose to attend one or both days of the week. The finished sculptures will be displayed during Family Arts Night, on May 25th.
Keith Haring Tableau Vivant / ages 14-17
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
Bring Keith Haring painting to life! Working collaboratively in small groups, students will utalize various media and GoggleWorks’ teaching sudios to plan, design, and build their Haring-inspired tableau vivant, or “living painting”. Offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, students can choose to attend one or both days of the week, with a culminating performance during Family Arts Night,
on May 25th.