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Wingspan Arts aims to create a safe, fun, and enriching afterschool experience for elementary-aged students by offering multi-disciplinary arts classes taught by professional artist educators.
Club Wingspan is a semester-based program offering 90-minute enrichment classes with an emphasis on the core four artistic disciplines – Visual Art, Drama, Music, and Dance. Each Wingspan Arts class works toward a final presentation, performance or exhibition that represents the skills students acquire and master throughout the semester. At the end of each school year, Wingspan hosts a culminating community event to showcase every student’s talent, creativity and hard work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Club Wingspan?
Club Wingspan is an on-site afterschool program at your school! We offer arts enrichment classes for students following the DOE calendar, and our programs run until 5pm or 5:30pm. Wingspan Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and our programs are fully-insured.
Who is at my school?
Each Wingspan Arts afterschool program has a Site Director, who is on-site at your child’s school every day from school dismissal until 6pm, Monday-Friday. They are your Wingspan points of contact, and can be reached via email and mobile phone when programs are in session.
Each Wingspan Arts class is led by one of our amazing Teaching Artists, who are working professional artists and educators.
Every program also has Site Assistants, who help supervise the transitions before and after enrichment classes, and provide support during classes, too!
What does a typical day look like?
Wingspan starts the moment your child is dismissed from school, and runs until 5pm. Pickup is available at most schools until 5:30pm.
SCHOOL DISMISSAL: TRANSITION TO CLASSES
3:00 – 5:00PM: CLASS TIME (times may shift depending on school)
During this time, your child attends their arts-enrichment class. These classes are taught by Wingspan Teaching Artists and Site Directors.
5:00 – 5:30PM: PICK-UP
You must pick up your child at the class dismissal time. Please note: ALL students MUST be picked up by 5:30pm. Late Pickups will result in late fees.
Does Wingspan provide a snack?
No, Wingspan is not able to provide your child with a daily snack. You are encouraged to pack a snack for your child.
What are the classes like?
Wingspan offers classes across the artistic spectrum: music, dance, drama and visual arts. For our class selection, please see your school’s class schedule.
Most Wingspan Arts classes are working toward a final presentation, performance or gallery—some presentation of the skills they have been acquiring and mastering throughout the semester. Wingspan typically hosts a culminating community event at the end of each semester to showcase the talents and hard work of the students at your school!
Is there homework help?
With our class schedule, there is not time to do any homework during the after school time.
Are there programs on half-days or school breaks?
Wingspan does not have programs during school breaks. On half-days, Wingspan may hold a class that runs until 2pm, but will not operate a program that operates until 5pm.
The talented and dedicated Wingspan staff has provided [our child] with a warm, creative nurturing environment. Your teachers are outstanding! My son really looks forward to the days when he has “afterschool”.