Arts and Education Fall/Winter

Arts & Education                 Southport Clubhouse

The Southport Clubhouse offers various art and education programs throughout the year. Art programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, and creative writing. Education programs help members create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement. Click below to learn more about a particular art or education program.

If you have any questions regarding the Arts & Education programs please email
Creative Kids                                                                                                                        
Boys & Girls Grades 1-2

Young members in this class will explore different mediums each week as they create weekly masterpieces in our Studio Gallery. Each participant will be given a personal set of art tools to use throughout the program that will be theirs to keep! 

Classes will be held on Mondays, September 25th-October 30th from 4:15pm-5:30pm.

Fee: $65
Registration begins August 24th over the phone or in-person.
Boys & Girls Grades 6-8

The “super sitters” class will allow all participants to become fully certified in infant, child, and adult CPR.  In order to become certified, it is mandatory that members attend all 6 classes. It is very important for members to pay serious attention during every class. This is an excellent class for our young babysitters.

The class will be taught by a registered nurse and will meet on Wednesdays, October 4th-November 8th from 4:00pm-6:15pm.

Fee: $75
Registration beings August 15th.
Open Resume Night                                                                                                  
Boys & Girls Grades 10-12

Starting the college application process? Feeling a little lost? Come down to Wakeman and get some tips on how to set up your resume, brush up your interview skills and get a head start on the college process. This is a free program, offered to members and non-members. 

Youth will be able to sit with a professional for 20 minutes between 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Wednesday, September 14th and gain assistance building resumes, developing college essays or gaining interview experience. This is a one night event and spots are limited so sign up fast! Please call the Club to register.

Registration begins August 23rd.
Chefs and Canvases                                                                                                                   
Boys & Girls Grades 1-5

During these one day events, members will not only create a theme inspired canvas to take home, but they will also create special appetizers to take nibble on during class. Painters can expect to take home one canvas and leave the crumbs behind. Classes will meet from 4:15pm-6:15pm.

Registration Date          Grade                        Program Date
September 5                   3rd–5th           Wednesday, September 27
September 5                  1st & 2nd            Wednesday, October 11
October 4                        3rd–5th               Tuesday, November 14
November 9                  1st & 2nd              Monday, December 18

Fee: $25/class
Lego Robotics                                                                                                                    
Boys & Girls Grades 3-5

This new program will introduce younger members to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. Over the course of 6 classes, you (YES YOU!) will have built your own robot with a small group of friends and programmed it to dance around the room. 

Classes will meet from 4:15pm-5:30pm on Tuesday, October 11th-November 22nd.

Registration begins September 18th over the phone or in-person.
Smart Kids Make Smart Moves I & II                                                                
Boys & Girls Grades 1-2

Check back soon for more information!
3D Art                                                                                                                            
Boys & Girls Grades 1-2 & 3-5

Come join this innovative art program where all of your projects will literally pop off of the page. During each week of class members will use a different medium to sculpt in order to create a 3-dimensional project. Members will be able to gain experience sculpting, molding, carving and fashioning a variety of materials. 

Classes will be held from 4:15pm–5:15pm. Registration is done over the phone or in-person.
Session I (1st & 2nd Grade):   Mondays, November 6th-December 11th
Registration: October 10

Session II (3rd–5th): Thursdays, December 7th-January 18th (no class Dec. 28th)
Registration: December 6

The Impossible Cooking Series                                                                              
Boys & Girls Grades 6-8

During this new cooking series, young chefs will be participating in weekly cooking challenges that will introduce them to new foods in a fun way while working with their peers as the clock counts down. This new program will help members practice basic math, reading and time telling skills while also gaining an understanding of sequencing.

For 3 classes, chefs will select a bag of mystery themed ingredients and cooking assignments that they will have to complete with the help of their peers. 

Classes will meet on Thursdays, November 9th-November 30th (no class November 23rd) from 4:00pm-5:30pm.

Fee: $40
Registration begins October 18th over the phone or in-person.
Weird Science                                                                                                                    
Boys & Girls Grades 3-5

Members will explore different science experiments that will help them measure action, reaction, and results in this new class. Activities during this class will include making and racing balloon cars, testing our own volcanic eruptions with various edible products, creating our own glow sticks and much, much more. Members will learn to use their own backyard as a science lab in this new class. 

Classes will meet on Tuesdays, December 5th-January 16th from 4:15pm-5:15pm.

Fee: $60
Registration begins November 29th.
Fine Arts Exhibit                                                                                                            
Boys & Girls Grades 3-12

Each year Wakeman showcases the artistic talents of our members in conjunction with Boys & Girls Club of America’s Fine Arts Exhibit. The exhibit is a program designed to promote creativity using various media and to encourage artis- tic skills and cultural enrichment. Last year 422 young artists entered 486 pieces of art. Wakeman had six pieces at the Regional level in Vermont move on to the National Fine Art Exhibit in Atlanta, GA. Log onto to view the works of the 36 national winners.

All entries must be received by January 29th. This year's Wakeman exhibit dates will be announced by November 1st. Any artwork created by a Wakeman member in 2016-2017 at home, in school or at the club may be entered into the exhibit.

Registration begins January 13th.
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