After-School

SCA’s after school classes provide an artistic and creative extended classroom experience for children in grades K - 4 and 5-6. These exciting programs, which take place Monday through Friday throughout the school year, are comprised of classes in Music, Theater, Arts and Movement. Students are bussed from Solon City Schools and provided a snack upon arrival.
   

The 2016-2017 School Year is full.
Please call SCA at (440) 337-1400 to be placed on a waiting list.


2016-2017 Parent Packet
2016-2017 Registration Forms
 
 

Class Offerings:

  1. Arts4Kids (K-4)
  2. Specialty Classes (K-4)
  3. Homework Hour (K-4)
  4. Arts4Kids Plus! (5-6)

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The 2016-2017 Arts4Kids Academic Year is full. Please call Solon Center for the Arts at (440) 337-1400 to be placed on the wait list.  
 
Grades K - 4 
Monday - Friday
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuition: $13 per day 


SCA’s after school program provides an artistic and creative extended classroom experience for children in grades K-4. This exciting program is comprised of 4 disciplines including Music, Theater, Movement and Art. Students are bussed from Solon City Schools and provided a snack upon arrival. During the first week of each new Arts4Kids session, students are exposed to ALL of the disciplines (except guitar) offered each day that they attend. At the end of each day, students will then be given the choice of which activity they would like to participate in for the remainder of the session! This will allow the students the opportunity to experience the discipline that interests them most while continuing to learn about the arts in a nurturing and educational environment. The Arts4Kids school year is composed of 5 sessions, each approximately 9 weeks long, following the Solon City schools’ calendar. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Specialty Art and Theater classes held from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm for extended care. 

The Arts4Kids program follows the Solon School Calendar including teacher in-services, breaks and vacation schedules. If Solon Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Arts4Kids, Arts4Kids Plus! and Specialty Classes will also be canceled.


CLASS OFFERINGS


ART: 
Students in Art will encounter a variety of techniques, design elements and media while progressing beyond what they are taught in school. Lessons include drawing, painting, printing, ceramics, art history, composition and color theory. Teachers plan projects that allow for individual creativity, teach new skills and challenge the students’ imaginations. 

THEATER: Students will be introduced to acting and performance techniques through improvisation, ensemble training and theater games. All activities are designed to help students feel more comfortable on stage while increasing their knowledge of theater and performance styles. 

MUSIC: Students will learn elements of ear training, sight-reading, rhythm and pitch matching while progressing beyond what is presented in school. These principles are taught through games and activities that explore basic music theory and movement. An introduction to instrumental music and fun song writing activities are included as students learn to play and perform on a variety of simple percussion and melodic instruments.

MOVEMENT: 
Students will explore a great range of movement styles. The movement curriculum helps students to discover how to use their bodies to tell a story, mimic animals and express emotions. *Please note that this class is not an equivalent to any dance classes offered through SCA. 

GUITAR: Guitar class is designed to be enjoyable and educational for all students even if they have not played a musical instrument previously. Students will learn musical skills ranging from beginning note reading, rhythms, sight reading, dynamics and ensemble playing. 

*Students wishing to take Guitar must be enrolled during the first session and continue for the school year. This course must be selected prior to the start of Session I and is not an option for selection during the first week. Students must provide their own instrument.