TAC AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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During the school year, we offer educational and fun after-school classes for youth ages 5 - 11. Below, you'll find class descriptions, pick up information, rates, calendar, and registration information for our Kids of TAC After School (Ages 5-11).

 

For more information on our Textiles for Teens (Ages 11 - 14) After School Program in Brooklyn click here

 

For more information about TAC Mini Camps (full day sessions offered on school breaks) click here.

 

Scholarships are now available for TAC kids programs. To get more information and learn how to apply, click here.

 

 

KIDS OF TAC AFTER SCHOOL

Kids of TAC After School are hands-on classes in the textile arts. Our program runs from 3pm - 6pm* Monday - Thursday in Brooklyn, and Monday-Wednesday in Manhattan. Class run in 8-week cycles, rotating through Weaving, Printing & Dyeing, Felting & Soft Sculpture, and Sewing & Fashion. You can try one or all four!

 

Each 8-week class is $450. Space is limited.

 


2017/18 SCHOOL YEAR:


Early Bird Special! 10% off if you register before JUNE 30TH, 2017.

 

 
 


Pick up is available at the following schools: 

Brooklyn - PS 321, PS 372, PS 58, PS 32

Manhattan - PS 41, PS 3, Village Community School

 

*From 3pm-4pm is homework and snack time. Class begins at 4pm.

 

Discounts:

Sibling Discount: Save 10% off each additional child(ren) you register for a session at the same time.

Multi-Session Discount: Save 10% off each additional session when you register for them at once.

 


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Weaving:

There is nothing like weaving on a loom. Students delight in mastering this ancient machine to create their very own fabric.  Simple enough for beginners, with endless room for exploration.  

 

 

 

 

Printing & Dyeing:

Transform a blank canvas into beautiful artwork soft to the touch.  In this dynamic class, students use colorful synthetic and natural dye and printing processes, creating projects with fabric of their own design.

 

 

 

Sewing & Soft Sculpture:

Students explore soft sculpture, creating stuffed animals and three dimensional objects working with sewing patterns and creating their own sewing pattern and fabric of their own design.  This class will utilize hand sewing, machine sewing, felting, and mixed media textile techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

Sewing & Fashion:

TAC kids are always fashion forward.  Through a series of sewing and fashion projects, students learn to use the sewing machine and express their individuality through their handmade wearable art.

 

 

 

 


 

2017-2018 SCHEDULE:

 

Cycle 1

Monday: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6

  • NYC - Weaving
  • BK - Sewing + Fashion

Tuesday: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

  • NYC - Sewing + Fashion
  • BK - Weaving
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

Wednesday: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1

  • NYC - Printing + Dyeing
  • BK - Sewing + Soft Sculpture

  Thursday: Sept 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9

  • BK - Printing + Dyeing
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

 

Cycle 2

Mondays: Nov 13, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 8, 22, 29

  • NYC - Sewing + Soft Sculpture
  • BK - Printing + Dyeing

Tuesday: Nov 14, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 23

  • NYC - Weaving
  • BK - Sewing + Fashion
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

Wednesday: Nov 8, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 10, 17, 24

  • NYC - Sewing + Fashion
  • BK - Weaving

  Thursday: Nov 16, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, Jan 4, 11, 18

  • BK - Sewing + Soft Sculpture
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

 

Cycle 3

Mondays: Feb 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9

  • NYC - Printing + Dyeing
  • BK - Sewing + Soft Sculpture

Tuesday: Jan 30, Feb 6, 27, March 6, 13, 20, April 10, 17

  • NYC - Sewing + Soft Sculpture
  • BK - Printing + Dyeing
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

Wednesday: Jan 31, Feb 7, 28, March 7, 14, 21, April 11, 18

  • NYC - Weaving
  • BK - Sewing + Fashion

  Thursday: Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 12

  • BK - Weaving
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

 

Cycle 4

Mondays: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 18

  • NYC - Sewing + Fashion
  • BK - Weaving

Tuesday: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12

  • NYC - Printing + Dyeing
  • BK - Sewing + Soft Sculpture
  • BK - Textiles for Teens

Wednesday: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

  • NYC - Sewing + Soft Sculpture
  • BK - Printing + Dyeing

  Thursday: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 14

  • BK - Sewing + Fashion
  • BK - Textiles for Teens