After School Art, Science, Yoga

The Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom

Afternoon classes for children ages 3 through 9 foster lifelong connections between art, wellness, and the natural environment.

ART

Explore painting, clay sculpting and collage, inspired by the Preserve’s abundant natural resources – rocks, shells, seeds, leaves, and sticks – collected onsite by the children for their creative projects. Art classes meet in the Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom.

YOGA

Discover basic yoga postures, meditation and breathing techniques in a fun and imaginative environment. Practice will advance based on the children’s abilities and interests. Yoga meets in Castle Gould’s Great Hall.

Art and Yoga classes are led by Lisa Cusano, an experienced educator and certified children’s yoga instructor, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. “Teacher Lisa” has designed each class to expand opportunities for children as they grow and learn in a fun, natural and nurturing environment.

NEW SCIENCE PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR THE SPRING!

Science in Nature (pre-K through grade 3) and Art & Science in Nature (grades 4-5) are led by the Conservancy’s Education Manager, Tracy Strianese. She holds a BA in Education and has extensive experience teaching in schools and museums. These STEAM-based programs provide curricular enrichment, drawing on the varied natural resources of the Preserve. Activities for children ages 5 through 9 also connect the natural environment with literature, music, and the visual arts.

SPRING SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Monday – Art
January 22 – May 21 (No class 2/19, 4/2, 4/30)
1:15 – 2 pm: 3-4 year olds
2:15 – 3 pm: 4-5 year olds
4 – 4:45 pm: grades K – 2

Tuesday – Art
January 23 – May 22 (No class 2/20, 4/3, 5/1)
4 – 4:45 pm: grades 2-4

Tuesday – Science in Nature
Winter Session: January 23 – March 6 (No class 2/20)
Spring Session: April 10 – May 29
4 – 4:45 pm: grades 2-3

Wednesday – Yoga
January 24 – May 23 (No class 2/21, 4/4, 5/2)
1:05 – 1:50 pm: 2-3 year olds
3:15 – 4 pm:  5-7 year olds
4 – 4:45 pm: grades 1-3

Wednesday – Science in Nature
Winter Session: January 24 – March 7 (No class 2/21)
Spring Session: April 11 – May 30
4 – 4:45 pm: grades K-1

Thursday – Science in Nature
Winter Session: January 25 – March 8 (No class 2/22)
Spring Session: April 12 – May 31
2:30 – 3:15: ages 3-5

Thursday – Art
January 25 – May 24 (No class 2/22, 4/5, 5/3)
3:30 – 4:15 pm: grades K – 2
4:15 – 5 pm: grades K – 2

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REGISTRATION FEES

ART & YOGA
45-minute sessions – $132/student*

SCIENCE
45-minute sessions – $84/student, includes first class free! *

*Additional parking fee per day: $10.00 per car or FREE for Conservancy members. For this and many other benefits, please join the Conservancy with a 12-month membership.

Contact info@sandspointpreserve.org for more information or to determine availability in a specific class. Please indicate the choice of class title, time, and day of the week in your note.