Register for Fall 2023 – Opens 9AM on June 20th

AfterSchool Arts Immersion – Fall 2023

Join us in our new location at 400 Roberson St. in Carrboro for AfterSchool 2023-2024!

This program is open to students in grades K-5 and bus transportation is provided by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Elementary Schools.

Choose 5-day or 3-day a week options. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, your child will participate in two art classes taught by our fabulous teaching artists. You can choose visual arts, performing arts, or a mix of the two. Classes explore a range of exciting topics such as Theatre Improv, Drawing Basics, Freestyle Embroidery, Music Discovery Lab, and more! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will have a chance to explore our makerspaces with staff-led craft projects and STEAM activities. Science and art come together to spark the imagination!

With our new location, we will also have a dedicated youth gallery where the kids can display their work, an outdoor environmental classroom, and self-serve coffee for parents at the end of a long day.

Registration begins June 20th at 9am.

Five-day option (M-F) 

  • Public: $1,875 in installments ($375 now / 3 monthly installments of $500)

Three-day option (MWF) 

  • Public: 1,275 in installments ($255 now / 3 monthly installments of $340)

Exciting News: We’re Moving to Amilia!

In our ongoing effort to enhance your experience, we’re excited to announce our move to a new registration platform – Amilia! This transition promises a more streamlined, user-friendly interface for you – including a mobile app (Apple, Google)

Your Steps in the Transition Process

Our switch to a new platform requires you to create a new account. But rest assured, we have prepared comprehensive tutorials to guide you smoothly through this process:

  1. Creating Your Account: This simple, step-by-step guide will help you set up your new account on Amilia.
  2. Navigating the Dashboard: Get familiar with the new dashboard by taking this comprehensive tour.
  3. Registering on the Platform: Learn how to master the registration process on Amilia with this handy tutorial.

Simply click on the titles to access these tutorials.

What Makes Amilia Stand Out?

Our new platform, Amilia, brings several exciting features to your fingertips:

  1. Full Control Over Account Management: Manage your payment details, handle cancellations, registrations, and more. You can access all these features on the mobile app as well!

  2. Reliable & Responsible Child Pick-Up Tracking: With Amilia, you can ensure child safety by tracking attendance, validating authorized pick-ups, and monitoring capacity limits for afterschool programs.

  3. Streamlined Communication with Staff: Communicate directly and easily with our staff, ensuring we address your queries and concerns promptly.

Ready to Jump In?

Dive into Amilia today! View our tutorials and Create Your Account now.

We understand the challenge of adapting to a new system, and we’re here to help. Should you have any questions or need assistance during this transition, please feel free to Contact Us. Thank you for your understanding and support as we strive to improve our services for you.


Each afternoon, two AAI Staff members wait at the ArtsCenter bus stop to greet students as they arrive. Staff will mark attendance before walking them into the building. Our staff will always ask the bus driver if a student on our list does not arrive at The ArtsCenter. 

Note that the pick-up window has been designated as 5:20 PM to 6:00 PM to accommodate the conclusion of our classes at 5:20 PM.

If your child is absent, please email Lillianna Hoffmann at any time before 1pm on that day. If you need to contact us during AfterSchool hours, please call our parent information line at 919-561-5960. 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.

Cancellation Policy:  

According to our AfterSchool Immersion cancellation policy, you can cancel your registration up to 28 days before the program starts. This gives us enough time to offer the spot to another student. You can do this by yourself through our mobile app or your account dashboard. If you cancel, we’ll charge you a $25 admin fee for the cancellation and then refund the rest.

If you want to leave the program or change your student’s schedule after the program has started, you’ll need to let us know. Please send an email to our Director of Education at at least 4 weeks before you plan to make any changes.

We bill tuition every month, and we can’t adjust the bill if you’re only there part of the month. We also can’t keep spots open if your student needs to be absent for some time during the year. If your student is going to be absent for 2 weeks or more, you’ll still need to pay the full month’s tuition to keep their spot 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. 

Youth Update

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

If you have questions, please email Heather Tatreau at 

Young children working on art projects


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.

ArtsCamp 2023 Information

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 Amazon Wish List!  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!

Amazon Wish List

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 2023 are now open! Counselor applications will be reviewed in Spring 2023 and Counselors will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

Apply to be a Summer 2023 ArtsCamp Counselor by filling out an electronic application. 

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-5. Older counselors, those in rising grades 11 and 12, may be asked to assist with programs for campers in rising grades 6-9. 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, 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 (8:00am – 1:00pm), Shift 2 (12:00 pm – 5:30pm) or Full Day Shift (8:00am – 5:30pm) and must commit to a minimum of two weeks at the ArtsCenter. 



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. 

Priority application period: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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.  

Aplicación con prioridad: miércoles, 1 de marzo 2023

AfterSchool at the artscenter

The ArtsCenter is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for AfterSchool to families based on financial need against current federal poverty guidelines. Priority application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is June 19th, 2023.

Ofrecemos un número limitado de becas para AfterSchool a las familias según las necesidades financieras y la nivel de pobreza actual. La fecha límite de solicitud prioritaria para el año escolar 2023-2024 es el 19 de junio de 2023.