The Dougherty Arts School offers after school arts classes for children ages 5-12. Students are grouped by age.
Creativity Club (C-Club) is an after school program held at the Dougherty Arts School and at participating AISD elementary schools. Students engage in TEKS aligned arts education through 2D and 3D visual art, installation art, digital art, urban art, eco art, acting, filmmaking and playwriting. Creativity Club’s curriculum follows a process-balanced learning model with lesson plans developed by our Instructors in response to themes that emphasize cultural studies, art history and creative techniques. The goal of Creativity Club is to provide students the time and space to develop individual creative expression.
Ages: 5 - 12 | $244 per month | 3 PM - 6 PM
(5 year-olds may register if currently enrolled in kindergarten)
Meets monthly from: August 25, 2014 - June 4, 2015
(concurrent with AISD calendar)
Creativity Club @ AISD - Program Schedule
AISD Locations: Travis Heights Elementary: Maximum 20 | Oak Hill Elementary: Maximum 30
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Sign-In / Snack Time / Homework / Free Draw / Games 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Recreation Activities and Recess (weather permitting) 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Structured arts lesson 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Games / Free Draw / Homework / Sign-Out
C-Club @ AISD students arrive between 2:45 PM - 3 PM and must be picked up by 6 PM.
Kindergarteners are escorted to the classroom every day by DAC Staff.
Class locations are specific to each site and are assigned by the school Principal.
Please inquire with on-site Creativity Club staff the first week of the program if you are concerned about your child’s transition from their regular classroom to the Creativity Club classroom.
Creativity Club @ The DAC - Program Schedule
Creativity Club @ The Dougherty Arts Center: Maximum 84
C-Club @ the DAC students arrive between 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM with van transportation provided by the Dougherty from area elementary schools, or brought to the Dougherty by parents and/or guardians.
Note: The City of Austin Childcare Ordinance requires a teacher-to-student ratio maximum of 1:12. Students are grouped by age. Snacks are not provided by the program; please send an extra snack with your student.
Important Notice: We have been notified that, due to space limitations, Zilker Elementary is unable to host Creativity Club in the 2014-15 school year. Therefore, we have expanded the DAC on-site programming to accommodate more students with a broader programming range.
HOW TO GUARANTEE A SPOT: Once enrolled in the first month, students are guaranteed a spot in consecutive months as long as payments are made by the 15th of the month for the next month's tuition.
Youth Development and Enrichment programming has been identified nationally as a crucial need; therefore, Austin has adopted the 40 Developmental Assets®, a recognized standard in youth programming. This approach encourages the development of key attributes in areas including support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations by providing participants opportunities to exercise these qualities.
Support: Caring School Climate—Child experiences warm, welcoming relationships with teachers, caregivers, and peers at school.
Empowerment: Safety—Parents and community adults ensure the child’s safety while keeping in mind her or his increasing independence.
Boundaries & Expectations: High Expectations—Parent(s), teachers, and other influential adults encourage the child to do her or his best in all tasks and celebrate their successes.
Creative Activities—Child participates weekly in music, dance, or other form of artistic expression outside of school.
Sense of Purpose—Child welcomes new experiences and imagines what he or she might do or be in the future.