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AfterSchool at the ArtsCenter 2022-2023 (Due to increased demand 5-day option is now available!) 

This program provides afterschool care for students in grades K-5, while also providing quality art instruction by local teaching artists.  Students will participate in two hour-long art classes each day, in which they will explore in-depth techniques in a variety of mediums.  Some examples include Creative Drama, African Drumming, Printmaking, and Ceramics. These classes rotate every month. Transportation is provided by Chapel Hill/Carrboro public elementary schools or parents may drop their children off at the check-in desk. Pick up is between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. There are 3-day and 5-day options available. Registration and payment is done through our online course registration system accessible through our website: www.artscenterlive.org/youth/  If a section is full, please sign up for our waitlist. We will create new openings if there is enough demand.

Please contact our Director of Education, Heather Tatreau, with questions: htatreau@artscenterlive.org  

Three-day option (M,W,F)

  • Public: $340/month 
  • Patron: $300/month 

Five-day option (M,T,W,Th,F)

  • Public: $500/month 
  • Patron: $440/month 


Class Schedule: Art Intensives for Grades K-5  

2:30-3:15 PM – Student Drop-off (please pack a snack or provide $1 for the purchase of a snack) 
3:15-4:15 PM – Art Class Session I  
4:15-4:30 PM – Break/Transition 
4:30-5:30 PM – Art Class Session II 
5:30-6:00 PM – Student Pick-up  


Classes meet Sept. 6-Dec. 16, with no classes on Nov. 11, 23, 24, 25. 

Each afternoon, two AAI Leaders wait at the ArtsCenter bus stop on Main Street (next to the public bus stop outside of Grey Squirrel Cafe) to greet students as they arrive, they mark attendance before walking them safely through the carpark. Our staff will always ask the bus driver if a student on our list does not arrive at The ArtsCenter.

Parent drop off

6-9 will be dropped off at the ArtsCenter by parents.

If your child is absent, please email Heather Tatreau at Htatreau@artscenterlive.org any time before 1pm on that day. If we are expecting your child on a scheduled day but they do not arrive, we will email or call you to check that they are safe with you.

This program provides afterschool care for students in grades K-5, while also providing quality art instruction by local teaching artists.  Students will participate in two hour-long art classes each day, in which they will explore in-depth techniques in a variety of mediums.  Some examples include Creative Drama, African Drumming, Printmaking, and Ceramics. These classes rotate every month.

Transportation is provided by Chapel Hill/Carrboro public elementary schools or parents may drop their children off at the check-in desk. Pick up is between 5:30 and 6:00 pm.

There are 3-day and 5-day options available. Registration and payment is done through our online course registration system accessible through our website: www.artscenterlive.org/youth/  If a section is full, please sign up for our waitlist. We will create new openings if there is enough demand.

Please contact our Director of Education, Heather Tatreau, with questions: htatreau@artscenterlive.org  

Three-day option (M,W,F)

  • Public: $340/month 
  • Patron: $300/month 

Five-day option (M,T,W,Th,F)

  • Public: $500/month 
  • Patron: $440/month 

Class Schedule: Art Intensives for Grades K-5  

  • 2:30-3:15 PM – Student Drop-off (please pack a snack or provide $1 for the purchase of a snack)
  • 3:15-4:15 PM – Art Class Session I  
  • 4:15-4:30 PM – Break/Transition
  • 4:30-5:30 PM – Art Class Session II
  • 5:30-6:00 PM – Student Pick-up  

Classes meet Sept. 6-Dec. 16, with no classes on Nov. 11, 23, 24, 25. 

Cancellation Policy:  

If you plan to leave the program or make changes to your student(s)’ schedule, please make the request in writing before the 1st of the month prior. To stop payments, families must give notice before the 15th day of the preceding month, at the latest. 

For example, a student who wishes to finish the program April 17th, should submit their request to leave the program in April in writing by March 1st. Payment for the final month of tuition (April) will be charged on March 15th. If the student finishes mid- month and gives notice before the 15th of the preceding month, we can prorate the days attended in their final month.  

We cannot “hold spots” in the program for absences during the year. In the instance of absences of 2 or more weeks, tuition must be made in full to continue enrollment in the program.  

Expulsion from Program Policy:

In the case of expulsion or removal from the program, there will be no refund or pro-rating of program fees already paidA student who has been expelled or removed from the program may request to be allowed back into the program in a subsequent yearThis request must be put in writing and approved by the Director of Education before the student will be allowed to return to the program. 

COVID-19 Refund Policy: 

As we charge monthly, we cannot retroactively give a pro-rated refund or full month refund. If you wish to cancel a student’s enrollment in our After School program for the remainder of the school year, we will not charge you for any subsequent months. We will not turn tuition fees into credit for ArtsCamp or ArtSchool. We can accept canceled tuition fees as a donation and provide you with the appropriate tax documentation. 

The following is the ArtsCenter’s COVID policy that applies to AfterSchool 2021-22. We will work closely with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools and parents and guardians to enact this policy in a way that is transparent and encourages open communication between all parties.  

This policy establishes minimum standards for COVID-19 safety within The ArtsCenter based upon OSHA rules, regulations, and guidance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance, Executive Orders, and other regulatory measures to protect health and safety of all persons present at worksites, advise employees of social distancing expectations and other safety measures, and monitor conditions and immediately take steps to limit and mitigate safety risks. Changing circumstances may require agencies to be flexible and alter their original plans to ensure public health and safety. Additional specific guidelines at The ArtsCenter may be adopted as regulatory guidance best practice changes.  

To ensure maximum safety for staff and visitors at The ArtsCenter, the following are mandatory until further changes are communicated by the North Carolina OSHA & CDC. 

  1. Face Covering Use Requirements 

All ArtsCenter employees, volunteers and attendees are required to wear face coverings that always cover their nose and mouth when inside the building in places such as, but not limited to, classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, shared activity spaces, etc. Exceptions to this requirement are when an students and staff are actively eating or drinking, in which case everyone sits and eats at a social distance. 

  1. Social Distancing Recommendations 

Students and staff will avoid close contact with other people and remain six feet apart. AfterSchool Arts Immersion’s maximum capacity is currently 66% of normal capacity, with a max of 66 students at one time. Students are divided based on grade into three groups and stay with their group and their AAI Leader through the duration of the AfterSchool daily schedule.  

During snack time, students must wash their hands and remain seated while eating and drinking. We encourage AAI students not to touch or engage in physical activity. Students are instructed not to touch eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; students must cover coughs and sneezes in their masks, sleeves, or tissues. If a mask is soiled, broken, or in some way becomes unusable, we have extra disposable masks to provide for children and staff. 

  1. Practice the Three Ws

  • Wear a cloth face covering.  
  • Wait; avoid close contact with other people and always maintain six feet social distance.  
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60 percent alcohol). Hand sanitizer can be used in addition to hand washing but is not a substitute for proper handwashing.  

Children and staff should stay at home and inform either Education Coordinator Joanna Cannone at Jcannone@artscenterlive.org or Director of Education Heather Tatreau at Htatreau@artscenterlive.org  if your child or children are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

Fever as determined by a measured temperature of 100.4°F or greater.  

  • Chills  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  
  • Fatigue  
  • Muscle or body aches  
  • Headache  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Diarrhea 
  1. Handling of COVID-19 Positive/Symptomatic Students/Staff/Volunteers  

Our COVID policy emulates that of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools District-wide COVID-19 policy. Should an ArtsCenter staff member, student, or volunteer test positive for COVID-19, we will notify all individuals that have been in contact with the student, staff member, or volunteer. If a student* tests positive, we will notify those in close contact with the student without disclosing the name of the person infected and ask everyone to quarantine for 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) or get a negative PCR test result. If five or more students test positive, we will consider that a cluster and shut down the entire age-group class for 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) AND require a negative PCR test result before students may return.  

*Consider siblings and family members to be “close contacts” when someone tests positive or is exposed. In the case of siblings, if one child tests positive or is a close contact, consider the other child a close contact and follow the same procedure. 

Should an AAI Leader, staff member, or volunteer test positive, we will follow the same procedure as above by assuming they had direct contact with all students in the group and thus cancel AAI for that group of students for the next 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) for quarantine and testing. If multiple students in different age groups or multiple AAI Leaders, staff, or volunteers test positive, we will shut down the AAI program for everyone for 10 (about 1 and a half weeks) days for quarantine and testing.  

Should a student exhibit any symptoms while at AfterSchool Arts Immersion, the student’s parents/guardians will be notified immediately to take them home. Students should go to a doctor or health clinic to be PCR tested. Should the student’s test results be positive, we will notify all families, staff, and volunteers that were in contact with the student. As noted above, we will cancel the age group in which the affected students were together for 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) if five or more students test positive. If multiple students  

  • We will continue doing temperature screening of students, staff, AAI Leaders, and volunteers for afterschool until guidelines dictate otherwise. 
  • We will work to provide better air circulation in the building by opening doors as appropriate and needed to introduce fresh air.
  1. Building Cleaning Practices 

Should a case arise where a person who is suspected of having or has a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been in the building, we will close off the affected areas. The ArtsCenter will not cease all operations if we can cordon off affected areas.  

Contracted cleaning services will clean/disinfect building areas used by the symptomatic/positive staff/student/volunteer. When the cleaning process has been completed, the previously-affected areas will be reopened for program usage. 

  1. COVID-19 Refund Policy

As we charge monthly, we cannot retroactively give a pro-rated refund or full month refund. If you wish to cancel a student’s enrollment in AAI for the remainder of the school year, we will not charge you for any subsequent months. We will not turn tuition fees into credit for ArtsCamp or ArtsSchool. We can accept canceled tuition fees as a donation and provide you with the appropriate tax documentation. 

Youth Update

To receive updates about new classes, workshops, youth education opportunities, and more, subscribe to The ArtsCenter’s newsletter!

Please note that though Orange County has lifted the indoor mask requirement, all youth staff, students, volunteers, and instructors are required to wear masks at all times. To participate in ArtsCamp, all staff, students, volunteers, and instructors are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Masks will continue to be a requirement at the ArtsCenter for the foreseeable future, with re-evaluation on their necessity AFTER ArtsCamp 2022 concludes in August.

If you have questions about additional safety protocols, please email Heather Tatreau at htatreau@artscenterlive.org. 

Young children working on art projects

ArtsCamp

The ArtsCenter’s ArtsCamp & Summer Youth Workshop program offers full and half-day programs for artists entering grades K-12 in a wide variety of disciplines. Small classes, taught by professional artists with a focus on skill building and creative expression, are the hallmarks of our camps. We offer both visual and performing art camps every week of CHCCS summer vacation. Registrations for ArtsCamp 2022 are open! We are adding camps on a rolling basis, so continue to check the website for camps you don’t want to miss!

Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all campers, staff, volunteers, and instructors. If your child is not vaccinated, they may not attend camp. Please contact artscampinfo@artscenterlive.org with any questions or concerns about ArtsCamp.

ArtsCamp 2022 Instructor Interest Form
ArtsCamp 2022 Catalog
ArtsCamp 2022 Registration

Thank You For Your Generous Support!

To the ArtsCenter patrons and guests wishing to give to support our Youth Education programs – please check out our Wish List below! We are always in need of:

  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Tape (scotch, masking, duct, packing)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper (copy, watercolor, cardstock, construction)
  • Smocks + aprons
  • Craft supplies (pipe cleaners, beads, foam pieces, stickers, feathers, sequins)

Please bring any and all of these materials during our business hours. We are happy to provide the appropriate tax documents and appreciate your support of the ArtsCenter!

ArtsCamp General Information and FAQs

ArtsCamp registration is open to the public. You will find a button above called “ArtsCamp 2022 Registration” that will show you all the classes we are offering, how to register, and more! Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all campers, staff, volunteers, and instructors. If your child is not vaccinated, they may not attend camp.

All students, staff, and volunteers are required to show proof of vaccination to be able to participate in ArtsCamp 2022. If you cannot show proof of vaccination, you may not attend ArtsCamp.

We are excited to be able to host in-person camps this summer! We can’t wait to see you!

In order to make camp as safe as possible this summer, we will be following CDC guidelines and implementing changes to camp outlined below.

Arriving to Camp:
-Please put on a mask upon leaving your vehicle when you arrive at The ArtsCenter. Parents and families will drop off their camper at the front door. The lobby space will not be available as waiting areas.
-All students, teaching artists, and volunteers will have their temperature checked upon arrival.
-Once inside, students will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.  

During Camp:
-All students, teaching artists, volunteers, and staff will wear masks while at The ArtsCenter
-We will be maintaining appropriate social distancing in classrooms.
-Communal supplies will be limited to individual student use during camp and sanitized after each camp. Alternately, students may have a Ziploc bag with their own supplies.
-Activities will be modified as needed to accommodate distancing. 
-Snack and lunch will be held in individual classrooms. Students will be required to bring their own snack, lunch, and water bottle from home. 
-Any student who is feeling ill will be sent home immediately. 

After Camp:
-Students should leave masks on during dismissal until they are in their cars.
-The ArtsCenter’s custodian cleans the space thoroughly twice a week during camp sessions.  

A more detailed email will be sent closer to the start of camp with an outline of all safety procedures and expectations for ArtsCamp and its families.

For questions regarding your registration, email Director of Education, Heather Tatreau htatreau@artscenterlive.org.

The 2022 ArtsCamp schedule includes staggered pick-up/drop-off times as an additional safety procedure. See below for the daily schedule by age group.

Extended before care/after care may be purchased on a weekly basis when you register for camps online. If you do not add extended care during your camp registration, you can bring a check or cash on the first day of camp.

Early Arrival Extended Care ($25/week for each camper)

Late Departure Extended Care ($5/day $25/week for each camper)

**AM campers may stay for lunch, and PM campers may come early for the lunch period, both at no additional charge. Please provide a lunch for any camper who will be present during the lunch period.

Artscamp Final Schedule

*Extended Care may be purchased on a weekly basis when you register for camps online. If you do not purchase extended care when registering for camp, you can bring a check or cash on the first day of camp.*

Early Arrival Extended Care ($25/week for each camper) 

Late Departure Extended Care ($25/week for each camper) 

This year, we will be selling snacks for $1 during snack time. Campers should bring their own lunch from home. Please ensure that your camper has a full water bottle, snack and a packed lunch (full-day campers) for each camp day. 

Summer Youth Workshop Lunch: Participants in these programs are permitted to leave the classroom to
purchase lunch from vendors located inside the strip mall property, such as Amante Pizza and Rise. For safety and time
management reasons, we do not allow participants to leave the immediate vicinity. Please inform camp staff if you do not
wish your child to leave the building during the lunch break. Staff and counselors will provide oversight during the lunch
period.

The ArtsCenter is starting to offer Open Classroom Events for summer ArtsCamp 2022. If your child is having an end of week show for their camp, you will be informed the Wednesday of that week. We will share any photo or video content to parent and guardian emails through Microsoft SharePoint (if available). If you have any questions about how to access this media, please email jcannone@artscenterlive.org.

Cancellation Policy: Only cancellations made at least 14 days* in advance of the camp start date will receive a refund, minus a $25 service fee per person per camp. In case of insufficient registration or instructor shortages, The ArtsCenter reserves the right to cancel a program one week before the start of a session. In this case, participants will receive a full refund.

*COVID Addendum: We understand that COVID is constantly at the forefronts of all our lives for the forseeable future. If you are unable to attend camp because you are exposed to or test positive for COVID, we will refund your camp tuition, minus a $25 service fee. You MUST show proof of a positive test or contact tracing efforts to qualify.

Please direct summer camp questions to Heather Tatreau, Director of Education at htatreau@artscenterlive.org.

Camper Pick-up Procedures: We take your child’s safety seriously. For camper security, we ask for the name of the person who will be picking up your camper(s) at the end of each day. Proof of vaccination is needed to sign in. You must scan QR codes provided at the camp desk to sign your child in and out of camp.  If there is a last minute change in who will be picking up, please email artscampinfo@artscenterlive.org to let us know. At pick-up, please be ready to show your ID to Camp Staff each day, until we recognize you. Please do not pass the stanchions at the front desk after signing your child out. A staff member or counselor will find your child for you, help them gather their things, and walk them out to you. This helps to ensure the safety of all students in our care.

Dress: Our camps and workshops are active places and can be messy. We encourage campers to wear closed-toe shoes, but leave this decision to you and your camper. Campers may wish to wear shorts or leggings under skirts and dresses to increase comfort during movement classes. We use glue and paint and recommend campers wear clothing that can easily be laundered. Smocks will be provided, upon request, for those participating in visual arts classes.

Medications and Special Needs: If your child has specific needs that may impact them during the camp day PLEASE provide that information to staff in advance. You are encouraged to send an email (artscampinfo@artscenterlive.org) a week prior to the start of your camper’s session, so we have time to pass information along to instructors and counselors. If your child requires emergency medications such as asthma inhalers or E pi Pen you may leave them with the Camp Staff at the Sign-In desk on the first day of your camper’s session. Please label such items with your child’s full name, and speak with Camp Staff about any special instructions.

Camper Behavior: We do not expect discipline problems. However, if a camper does become seriously disruptive, we will remove him or her from class, and create a discipline plan. If disruptive behavior continues we’ll ask the parent/guardian to retrieve the child. The ArtsCenter reserves the right to ask a camper not to return due to behavioral problems. If a camper is asked to leave our program, all fees will be forfeited and no refund will be given. A copy of the ArtsCamp/Summer Youth Workshops discipline policy is available upon request.

Photography: The ArtsCenter may photograph participants in our programs. Your camper’s photograph might be taken and possibly used in ArtsCenter publications and approved media sources unless you request otherwise in writing to marketing@artscenterlive.orgPlease remind staff on the first day of your camper’s session if you do not want photographs taken.

Camps fill quickly! You can add your camper to the waitlist when your register online for any ArtsCamp/Summer Youth Workshop which appears full online. We will contact you if a position becomes available any time leading up to the first day of camp. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist.

Please note:

We will contact you if a spot opens and your child is next on the waitlist, before registering your child.

ArtsCamp Counselor Program

The ArtsCenter Counselor Program is open to students in rising grades 9-12 who have an interest in developing their leadership skills, working with children, and gaining experience in an arts education setting.

Counselor applications for Summer 2022 are now closed.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ArtsCamp Counselors volunteer (unpaid) under the supervision of ArtsCamp Instructors (Teaching Artists), the Youth Education Department Staff, and the ArtsCamp Staff. They assist with day camps for children in rising grades K-6. Older counselors, those in rising grades 11 and 12, may be asked to assist with programs for campers in rising grades 7-12. ArtsCamp Counselors may submit service learning hours through LetServe for approval.

Duties include welcoming campers each morning, engaging the group during camp activities, aiding with camp set-up and clean-up, supervising children during aftercare/before care (ArtsCenter only), helping instructors prepare projects, and leading clean up at the end of each day in preparation for the following day. Counselors can choose either Shift 1 (7:30am – 4:30pm) or Shift 2 (8:30am – 5:30pm) and must commit to a minimum of two weeks at the ArtsCenter.

Scholarships

AfterSchool at the ArtsCenter

A limited number of year-long scholarships will be available for Afterschool at the ArtsCenter for 2022-2023.

Habrá un número limitado de becas de un año disponibles para Afterschool en ArtsCenter para 2022-2023. Vuelva aquí pronto para obtener más información sobre las solicitudes de becas.

ArtsCamp

The ArtsCenter is pleased to offer a limited number of one-week (full day) scholarships to families based on financial need against current federal poverty guidelines. Extended care and lunch are included in the scholarship at the family’s request. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all campers, staff, volunteers, and instructors. If your child is not vaccinated, they may not attend camp.

Priority application period:  Tuesday, March 1st – Tuesday, May 10th, 2022.

More information is available on the application page:

Scholarship Application

Ofrecemos un número limitado de becas para una semana (día completo) a las familias según las necesidades financieras y la nivel de pobreza actual. La beca incluye cuidado extendido y el almuerzo a solicitud de la familia.

Se requieren máscaras y prueba de vacunación para todos los campistas, personal, voluntarios e instructores. Si su hijo no está vacunado, es posible que no asista al campamento.

 

Aplicación con prioridad: El 1 de Marzo – 10 de Mayo 

Aplicación para Beca