- December 30, 2014

Giveaway: Free Pre-K Arts Enrichment Class


Creative Action is giving away a free Pre-K arts enrichment class to one lucky Free Fun in Austin reader! Classes are offered daily at the brand new Center for Creative Action in East Austin, near the MLK Light Rail station. The Center provides a community resource for quality creative learning opportunities. At the Center, children (and teens and senior citizens too!) can learn visual art, film, dance, writing and acting.
The Pre-K program at Creative Action includes partnerships with New World Kids, Armstrong Community Music and Forklift Danceworks. In this program, children ages 0–5 will learn and grow with classes in music, dance and theatre. Classes are offered in eight-week sessions for $120. Register today to enrich your child’s learning!
Pre-K classes begin in January and run for eight weeks, and include the following:
• Storybook Adventures (3-5 years)
$120/8 classes
Turn on your imagination, play pretend, invent puppets, create costumes, and make new friends as we experience the magic of Storybooks. Through art, drama, and dialogue we’ll develop confidence, creativity and social skills as we go explore the stories of favorite authors like Leo Lionni, Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss. Click here to register now for Storybook Adventures.
1/13–3/3 – Tuesdays 9:30 AM
1/14–3/4 – Wednesdays 10:30 AM
• Grow Big Songs (ages 0-5 years)
$120/8 classes
This special session, taught by Armstrong Community Music School, will focus on Woody Guthrie’s 20 Grow Big Songs. Woody Guthrie is known for his classic song, “This Land Is Your Land,” but he also wrote a significant amount of music for children. We will sing songs about waking up, washing up, cleaning up, riding in the car (“Riding in My Car”), doing a jig, exploring our fingers and toes (“Put Your Finger in the Air”)…all while learning the music of one of our country’s most influential folk musicians. Join us as we sing, dance and play along with the music of Woody Guthrie. This class has been developed with early childhood development in mind. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to class. Click here to register now for Grow Big Songs.
1/15–3/5 – Thursdays 9:30 AM
1/15–3/5 – Thursdays 10:30 AM
1/16–3/6 – Fridays 9:30 AM
1/16–3/6 – Fridays 10:30 AM
• Dance Jam (ages 3-5 years)
$120/8 classes
Wake up your inner dancer and celebrate movement in everyday life in this class, taught by Forklift Danceworks. By creating and improvising movement, children draw on their inner resources, build their experience and self-esteem, and engage their imaginations in a positive, creative outlet. In the words of Alito Alessi, “If you can breathe, you can dance.” Click here to register now for Dance Jam.
1/15–3/5 – Thursdays 9:30 AM
1/15–3/5 – Thursdays 10:30 AM
A little more about Creative Action:
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.
To enter the Pre-K Arts Class giveaway, 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 Wednesday, January 7, 2015, and contacted by email.

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


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.