Our youth are future artists and audience for the arts. The goal of WNAC’s seven month After School Art Program is to offer visual arts education to grades 1-3 and 4-6 using the Nebraska State Standards for Fine Arts Education as a guide. Students will develop skills to create, present, respond to, and connect art with the human experience.
Through exploration of media—painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, applied design, and technology—they will begin to develop an understanding of the principles of art and elements of design, deepening their expressive and critical faculties, honing their art skills, and cultivating their imagination. Each child will create a portfolio of their work throughout the program and have the opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibit during the month of April.
4:00-5:30 p.m. (Students in each age group attend 4 classes per month)
Mondays 4th - 6th grades at WNAC in Scottsbluff, Art Instructor Michele Denton, class starts Monday, August 29th, 2016.
Tuesdays 1st - 3rd grades at WNAC in Scottsbluff, Art Instructor Charla Herbert, class starts Tuesday, August 30th, 2016.
about asap instructors
Charla Maxwell Herbert, native daughter of Scotts Bluff County, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She supplemented her architecture drawing classes with as many fine art classes as possible including composition, life drawing and photography. She studied in England and Scotland. She has traveled and lived in San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia and worked with a preservation architect documenting some of the oldest American buildings.
She has recently moved home to Scotts Bluff County and is reborn through the beauty of our area. She works in watercolor and oils, pen and ink and does paper cutting. Her wanderlust sometimes takes her to Austin, Texas, to visit her daughter Grace. “I am deeply moved by the beauty of our natural and created landscapes. Western Nebraska, it seems, is often appreciated best by native sons and daughters. It is rugged and serene, abundant and our legacy. I am filled with joy returning home to this beautiful place.”
She strives to express in her art the contemplative beauty she finds in her western Nebraska home. She grew up taking afternoon rest lying on the grass under our beautiful sky and being inspired to do big things by the endless horizon. She is eager to help our children find creative outlets and inspiration drawing from their sense of place, Western Nebraska, as she has done.
"Using art to impart the importance of creativity to young children and how art impacts all aspects of learning in a very positive way."-Charla Herbert.
registration & cost
Pre-registration for the entire 7 month program is required. Payment can be made in full for the year or by the month. Payment is due the first Monday or Tuesday of each month and is non-refundable once the first registered session for that month has begun. Note: NO CLASSES IN DECEMBER OR MAY
Each month: $40.00 WNAC members
$50.00 regular price
Price break for 2 or more siblings each month:
$35.00 WNAC members
$45.00 regular price
Scholarships are available! Contact WNAC.
Drop off/Pick up policy: A parent or care giver must accompany student in the building and out of the building for each class, unless prior arrangements have been made.
Cancellation policy: If a student will miss a session for any reason, please notify us at 308-632-2226 or email email@example.com as soon as possible. If a session is cancelled due to inclement weather, there will not be a make-up class. If class is cancelled due to instructor illness or other emergency, every attempt will be made to make up the class missed. Parents will be notified via email as to the make-up date/time
There are many benefits your child will receive by participating in the After-School Art Program.
Experts agree: More art, ASAP!
“When young people are involved with the arts, something changes in their lives.” – Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning, 1999, Arts Education Partnership and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
According to Nebraskans for the Arts, students of the arts outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT.
Art is a safe venue for children to express their individuality, dreams, and ideas.
The National Art & Education Association says that art helps children think globally. Art exposure of diverse cultures and viewpoints helps children accept differences in their peers and in society.
72% of business leaders say that creativity is the number one skill they are seeking when hiring. – Americans For the Arts, Ready to Innovate, Lichtenberg, J., Woock, C., & Wright, M. (2008).