Find the right art class for your child
Want to keep your child busy after school? What about art and craft? Craft lessons and art activities not only are great programs to nurture their creative genius and art skills ? they can help concentration, coordination, and give your child a sense of achievement.
Choose the art style
But what art or craft program would work best for your child? Is your little one always drawing in notebooks? A sketch class sounds perfect! Loves to play with your camera? What about a child?s photography class? Are they forever making mud pies? That sounds like tie between pottery AND cooking classes, so why not both?
Have a chat with them about whether they?d prefer craft lessons or art classes, and do some online research for the local art programs available. Check out the range of art and craft classes available on Kidspot's directory to get their lessons and art supplies sorted fast!
After school arts and crafts programs include:
- Craft classes
- Sketch/drawing classes
- General art workshops
- Pottery classes
- Mixed media classes
- Cartoon workshops
- Graphics classes
- Cooking classes
- And many more
So you?ve sat down together and figured out the art style perfect for your child - but how to get some honest feedback? Other parents are a brilliant resource. Ask around with the parents of children who are already taking art or craft classes. They?ll give you an honest opinion of how they find the program. No time to chat on the school pick up? Kidspot Social is an easy way to get friendly advice from parents who have already enrolled their children in arts classes.
Finding the right location
Do you choose a local art class, or enrol your budding Michaelangelo in the renowned arts program down the road? Sit down and think about how much time you want your child devoting to their newfound creative love ? and how much time in the car you?re prepared to invest.
When you?ve narrowed down a venue, go in there by yourself to get the lay of the land. Does it seem clean? Does there seem to be sufficient supplies? Are there nearby and safe toilets? Sit in on an actual art or craft class if you can, and get an idea of the instructor. Do they have a warm manner and is the class receptive? In that case you?re on to a winner!
Adding up costs
Many after school programs, art and craft classes included, allow for children to sit in on a class before charging you. If you can organise for this option - do. Your little one can see the arts class in action and decide if it?s for them beforehand. Another great way to trial arts classes is to see if they run a school holiday program. If your child loves it on the holidays, they?ll love it the rest of the year.
Be clear with the program that you want about costs before you commit. Ask them about the ongoing arts equipment or craft supplies, and how much you are expected to outlay for a year. If the price is too ex-xy, don?t be afraid to look around for a similar arts class that is less expensive, closer or uses less equipment.
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