After School Art, Science, Yoga

Visitors exit the Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom
The Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom

Weekly after school classes for children ages 3 through 10 foster lifelong connections between art, wellness, and the natural environment.

See our new Early Childhood programs for infants – 30 months!

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 Wednesday 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.

Friday Yoga classes are led by Nicole Asselta, a registered yoga teacher, who holds a Masters of Social Work from Hunter University and a certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from New York University. She teaches extensively at schools and centers in the region.

SCIENCE IN NATURE
These STEAM-based programs provide curricular enrichment, drawing on the varied natural resources of the Preserve. Classes 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.

2020 WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

MONDAY – ART
January 27 – May 18 (no class 2/17, 3/9, 4/13)
1:15 – 2:00 pm: ages 3-4
2:15 – 3:00 pm: ages 4-5
3:30 – 4:15 pm: grades K-3
4:25 – 5:10 pm: grades K-3

TUESDAY – ART
January 21 – May 19 (no class 2/18, 3/10, 4/7, 4/14)
2:15 – 3:00 pm: ages 3-5

TUESDAY – SCIENCE IN NATURE
Winter: January 21 – March 3 (no class 2/19)
Spring: March 17 – May 19 (no class 4/7, 4/14)
3:30 – 4:15 pm: ages 4-5

WEDNESDAY – YOGA
January 22 – May 20 (no class 2/19, 3/11, 4/8, 4/15)
1:10 – 1:55 pm: ages 3-4
3:30 – 4:15 pm: ages 5-8
4:15 – 5:00 pm: grades 3-5

WEDNESDAY – SCIENCE IN NATURE
Winter: January 22 – March 4 (no class 2/19)
Spring: March 18 – May 20 (no class 4/8, 4/15)
2:45 – 3:30 pm: ages 3-4
4:00 – 4:45 pm: grades K-1

THURSDAY – ART
January 23 – May 21 (no class 2/20, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16)
3:30 – 4:15 pm: grades k-2
4:25 – 5:10 pm: grades 2-5

FRIDAY – YOGA
January 17 – May 15 (no class 2/21, 3/13, 4/10, 4/17)
3:30 – 4:15 pm: grades K-2
4:15 – 5:00 pm: grades 3-5

Registration Fees:

ART & YOGA
Fourteen 45-minute classes x $15/class = $210*

SCIENCE
Winter: Six 45-minute classes x $15/class = $90*
Spring: Eight 45-minute classes x $15/class = $120*

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

*Additional parking fee per day: $15 per car or FREE for Conservancy members. For this and many other Membership benefits, please join the Conservancy with a 12-month membership.