Boy's Arts Express and Girls' Arts Express
The Arts Express programs are parallel single-sex after-school programs that help boys and girls in pre-K through 5th grade transcend limiting expectations—especially those based on gender stereotypes—and build emotional competence, confidence, resilience, and social skills.
Children engage in a range of thoughtful creativity-education activities including Visual Art, Music, Expressive Movement, Woodworking, Storytelling, Cooking, Nature Adventures, Community Building, and Outdoor Play.
Through these activities boys and girls learn how to recognize what they are feeling, gain confidence in expressing those feelings, and develop skills to manage them constructively. In the process, children learn about themselves and each other, develop a sense of community, and build a well-stocked emotional toolbox that helps them navigate the challenges of growing up without losing touch with their authentic selves.
Arts Express is located at the Earth School, at 600 East 6th Street in Manhattan. The program runs from 2:50 – 6:00 PM and is open to children ages five to twelve. (Pick-up is available at neighboring schools.)
Days and times:
Monday – Friday 2:50 – 6:00 PM
2:45 Guild staff pick up children at their schools
3:00 – 3:20 Arrival, opening circle, and snack
3:20 – 4:00 Outdoor play
4:00 – 4:45 Activity 1
4:45 – 5:30 Activity 2
5:30 – 6:00 Clean-up/pick-up
2017 - 2018 DATES:
September 7, 2017 - January 31, 2018
February 1, 2018 - June 26, 2018