- January 6, 2015

Giveaway: After School Arts Enrichment Program


Creative Action wants to give one lucky Free Fun in Austin reader a FREE spot in
 a one-day class in the current session of after school arts enrichment classes at the Center for Creative Action (a $250 value). A different class is offered Monday through Friday. Choose a class in Film, Acting, Music, Visual Art or Community Service!

Creative Action After School classes offer out of school enrichment for ages 5 to 10 years. Students can explore their creativity while making new friends and learning more about the world around them. 

Creative Action after school classes are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that deepen connections to lessons learned in the classroom. 

The goal of the after school program is to increase children’s literacy levels and knowledge of the arts, to help them build new skills and concepts to be put into practice in problem-solving, to allow them to express themselves freely, and to make them feel part of a community.

During Creative Action After School, students participate in a variety of fun, arts-based creativity classes as well as receiving homework help, outdoor play and snack time. 

Professional Teaching Artists lead the classes, and families receive monthly e-newsletters with photos and updates from the program. At least twice a year, family and friends are invited to “program sharings” — unique events where students share and celebrate their projects. Creative Action After School develops a “4C student” who is a Creative Artist, Courageous Ally, Critical Thinker and Confident Leader.

Fridays feature Creativity in Action! Students work in teams to design and implement special projects using art, creativity and imagination to improve the world around them. Current examples include a “Recycla-bot” robot that eats your recyclables, a school-wide musical parade, and community murals.

Each single class is offered for $250 per semester session for one day a week. Parents may also choose to enroll in the 5-day a week program for $250 per month. REGISTER NOW >>

Lights Camera Action!
$250/semester for 1 day a week

If you’ve ever imagined yourself on the big screen or behind a camera, this film class is for you! Have fun with the camera and star in your own movie! Go behind the scenes as you learn about making a film including cinematography, storyboarding, directing, and acting for the camera. REGISTER NOW >>

Begins 1/5 Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Acting Up
$250/semester for 1 day a week

We’re all about acting from A – Z! Pull back the curtain and learn what it takes to put on a play. You’ll become an actor, playwright and designer by creating an original performance for family and friends. Learn about teamwork by experiencing all aspects of the production, from the set to the costumes to the performance! REGISTER NOW >>

Begins 1/6 Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Rhythm Studio
$250/semester for 1 day a week

Move to the beat of your own drum! Explore rhythm and music from around the world. This class has everything from world instruments to building your own recycled junk band! REGISTER NOW >>

Begins 1/7 Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Art Lab
$250/semester for 1 day a week

What’s your canvas? Experiment with different visual art media and invent your style. Students will explore 2D and 3D techniques and create their own artist portfolio by the end of the class. REGISTER NOW >>

Begins 1/8 Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Creativity in Action
$250/semester for 1 day a week

Dig in to service with Creativity in Action! Imagine what you can do to make a difference. Let your ideas take root, and watch them grow as we work together to change our world. This class features a variety of outdoor learning activities, from creating art installations to growing fresh vegetables. Through a partnership with the Sustainable Food Center we’ll take regular field trips to the SFC Teaching Garden and help design the new Children’s Garden Area. REGISTER NOW >>

Begins 1/9 Fridays 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Creative Action also offers free after-school classes through its Partner Program to 25 underserved campuses in the Austin, Del Valle and Round Rock area.

A little more about Creative Action:

The brand-new Center for Creative Action provides a community resource for quality creative learning opportunities. At the Center, children, teens and senior citizens can learn visual art, film, dance, writing and acting.

The mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after-school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their community.

The Creative Action philosophy is that learning should be fun, colorful, engaging, hands-on and experiential. Education is a dynamic and reciprocal process where everyone, including the teacher, is learning together, and ideas and discussion flourish as we collectively develop knowledge.

At Creative Action, art is deemed essential to personal development in the 21st Century. The arts require imagination, vision, critical thinking and determination. Thus, engaging in the arts gives us opportunities to shape our own identities, empathize and connect with others, grow a deep interest in the world around us, and contribute to making the world a better place.

To learn more about Creative action, check out www.creativeaction.org.

For your chance to win a spot in an After-School Arts Class at the Center for Creative Action, simply fill out the form below. By submitting the form, you are agreeing to the Sweepstakes Official Rules. Your email will be shared with Creative Action. One winner will be selected at random on Friday, January 9, 2015, and contacted by email.

If you cannot see the form below, please visit the original post to enter.


You may also be interested in our Creative Action giveaway for Pre-K Arts Enrichment Classes! Entries for that giveaway will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Catherine A. Morris is a romance novelist, freelance writer, musician and jogger living in southwest Austin, Texas. Of course, her main passion and pastime is caring for her two toddlers, Pearl and Zephyr, who make Catherine and her husband laugh (and cry) on a daily basis. They also give Catherine plenty of good reasons to seek out free, fun activities to keep everyone alive, engaged and happy from one moment to the next.