After School Art, Yoga, Science

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 THIS FALL!

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.

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

MONDAY – ART

Dates: September 25 – December 18 (No class 11/6, 11/20)
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

Dates: September 26 – December 19 (No class 11/7, 11/21)
2:15-3 pm: 3-5 year olds
4-4:45 pm: grades 3-4

TUESDAY – SCIENCE IN NATURE

Dates: September 26 – November 14
4-4:45 pm: grades 2-3

WEDNESDAY – YOGA

Dates: September 27 – December 20 (No class 11/8, 11/22)
1:15-2 pm: 2-3 year olds
2:15-3 pm: 3-5 year olds
3:15-4 pm: 5-7 year olds
4-4:45 pm: grades 1-3

WEDNESDAY – SCIENCE IN NATURE

Dates: September 27 – November 15
4-4:45 pm: grades K-1

THURSDAY – ART

Dates: September 28 – December 21 (No class 11/9, 11/23)
4-4:45 pm: grades K-2

THURSDAY – SCIENCE IN NATURE

Dates: September 28 – November 16
2:15-3 pm: 3-4 year olds

THURSDAY – ART & SCIENCE IN NATURE

Dates: September 28 – November 16
4-5 pm: grades 4-5

FRIDAY – ART

Dates: September 29 – December 22 (No class 11/10, 11/24)
2:15-3 pm: 3-5 year olds

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

SCIENCE
Eight 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.