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.
This redesigned class is held at Wakeman to let children express their creativity in a variety of arts and crafts projects. 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 through out the program that will be theirs to keep! Classes will be held on Mondays, February 6th-March 20th from 4:15pm-5:30pm.
Registration begins January 10th
Program Fee: $60
CPR/Babysitting Boys & Girls Grades 6-8
The “super sitters” class will allow all participants to become fully certified in infant, child, and adult CPR. The class will be taught by a registered nurse and will meet on Wednesdays, March 15th-April 26th (no class on April 12th) from 4:15pm-6:00pm. 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.
Registration begins February 13th
Program Fee: $75
Cartooning Boys & Girls Grades 3-8
If you can hold a pencil, you can start drawing great cartoon characters right away! You just have to learn how! In this class, we will use step-by-step methods to learn how to cartoon heads, eyes, bodies, clothing and more. Each session will consist of 3 classes where members will learn how to draw a different cartoon character whether it’s from a popular animated show, film, book or even video game. Classes will meet Wednesdays, February 1st-February 15th from 4:15pm-5:15pm.
Registration begins January 11th
Program Fee: $30
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 artistic skills and cultural enrichment. Last year 356 young artists entered 386 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 www.bgca.org to view the works of the 36 national winners.
This year Wakeman’s exhibit will run from January 23rd through February 24th with at Preview Party on January 23rd.
Any artwork created by a Wakeman member in 2016 at home, in school or at the club may be entered into the exhibit.
All entries must be received by January 18th.
Entries due January 18th.
Art Masters Boys & Girls Grades 3-5
Come and show your artistic side! Members will explore a variety of creative materials and techniques such as: drawing, printing, painting, sculpting and more. Children will develop their art-making skills each week by learning about different artists and fashioning their own masterpieces. Come and show your artistic side! Classes will be held on Thursdays, March 3rd-April 6th from 4:15pm-5:30pm.
Registration begins January 31st
Program Fee: $60
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-5:15pm on Tuesdays, February 28th-April 4th.
Registration begins January 25th
Program Fee: $60
Taste Buds Boys & Girls Grades 3-5
This new cooking class is a chance for members to get creative with their food. Over the course of 5 classes, participants
will learn how to make special themed snacks after-school with a variety of seasonal ingredients. Members will create fresh salsas and tacos, use toaster ovens to make cookies, make brushettas and even have a chance to participate in a ‘top chef’ themed meal challenge. This is a hands on class. Classes will take place on Wednesdays, May 3rd-May 31st from 4:15pm-5:30pm.
Registration begins April 4th
Program Fee: $50
Mystic Immersion: Dolphins Boys & Girls Grades 3-5
Ever wonder how dolphins communicate or what they are saying to one another? This multimedia program will teach you all about dolphin’s behavior, how to train them, simulate their voices and how they stay warm and with their pods in the cold ocean waters and more through a variety of experiential learning projects. This is a hands-on class that is guaranteed fun. Classes meet on Tuesdays, April 18th-May 23rd from 4:15pm-5:30pm.
Registration begins March 8th
Program Fee: $60
The Impossible Cooking Series Boys & Girls Grades 6-8
During this new cooking series, young chefs will participate 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 Wednesdays, February 22nd-March 8th from 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Registration begins January 26th
Program Fee: $30
Smart Kids Make Smart Moves Boys & Girls Grades 1-2
This program is sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its goal is to provide children with the knowledge, skills and self-esteem to help kids avoid risky behaviors and/or situations. Members will learn how to deal with peer pressure, participate in self-awareness activities to develop respect for one’s own body, ability to handle feelings and healthy habits. It is a fun learning experience that provides youth with age appropriate knowledge and skills they would need to grow to be confident teenagers. Additionally, time will be set aside for members to participate in a
supervised gym activity and snack time. Classes will meet from 4:00pm-5:15pm on Thursdays, March 9th-April 20th
(no class April 13th).
Registration begins February 7th
Program Fee: FREE
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, January 10th–February 14th from 4:15pm–5:15pm.