Special Open Studio Times !

Open Studio is a selection of open ended activities designed to stimulate and encourage your child’s creativity. This creative playtime offers education engagement for children of any age.

$12.00 for the first child, $8 for the second sibling, $5 for each sibling thereafter.

Pay one time, but come and go as you please throughout the day!

December 18th 10:00-1:00

December 19th 10:00-1:00, 3:00-5:00

December 20th 9:00-12:00

December 22th 10:00-1:00, 3:00-5:00

December 23rd 10:00-1:00, 3:00-5:00 

December 26th 10:00-1:00, 3:00-5:00 

December 27th 9:00-12:00

December 29th 10:00-1:00, 3:00-5:00 

December 30th 10:00-1:00

 

Winter 1 Semester begins January 5th.

Registration is NOW OPEN

Check out the MANY new classes we are offering!

Creative Cooks (taught by culinary enthusiast Iain) offered Tuesday afternoons.

This engaging and delicious class takes your child through the the process of creating one part of a five course meal. Each class of this five week semester will focus on one course: appetizer, soup, pasta, entree, dessert. Don’t worry, there will be plenty left for you

Storytime Art (taught by literacy and art instructor Lisa Hart) offered Wednesday afternoons

 

Explore, Create and Paint (taught by art enthusiast Christine) offered Thursday mornings.   

Let’s have fun creating art with a variety of materials from paints to play dough, everyday household items, and natural objects. Classes encourage children to explore and better understand their world through mixing, molding, cutting, experimenting, gluing and more.  Activities emphasize the process of art, and are designed to encourage self-expression and working independently.  Each class includes an open-ended art project, stories or songs, & time to make friends.

Afternoon Adventures (taught by Amy) offered Thursdays 12:30-2:30        

Is your 4-6 year old needing some extra engagement? Come take and afternoon adventure with Amy. This two hour class is designed to encourage your child to explore and learn through hands on experiences. We will dig into topics such as Art, Cooking, Science and more.

 

 

 

 

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10% off of Memberships

Now through January 1st!

 

Our Classes

Paint and Play

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What Fun! Children will be encouraged to get messy as they explore color and shapes through various art techniques. Children will participate in finger paint, group murals and individual paintings as the experiment with mixing color and design. This class is designed to strengthen motor skills and to enable children to express themselves uniquely through art. Each child will paint a canvas as a culminating activity.

Appropriate for ages 1-5.

Explore, Create & Paint

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Let’s have fun creating art with a variety of materials from paints to play dough, everyday household items, and natural objects. Classes encourage children to explore and better understand their world through mixing, molding, cutting, experimenting, gluing and more.  Activities emphasize the process of art, and are designed to encourage self-expression and working independently.  Each class includes an open-ended art project, stories or songs, & time to make friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Cooks

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Creative Cooks (taught by culinary enthusiast Iain) offered Tuesday afternoons.

This engaging and delicious class takes your child through the the process of creating one part of a five course meal. Each class of this five week semester will focus on one course: appetizer, soup, pasta, entree, dessert. The class is designed to encourage social skills, community and to learn basic cooking skills. Don’t worry, there will be plenty left for you!

 

Studio Art

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Be a little Picasso! Each session, children will be exposed to famous works painted by artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Pollock. The children will participate in discussions of basic art terms like line, slope, color and scheme. After each discussion, the children will experiment with different techniques to create their own version of the famous work. Children will receive a portfolio of their work presented at a student gallery at the end of the series.

Studio Art is appropriate for ages 4-10

Ooey Gooey Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through engaging, and fun hands-on classes, children will be exposed to the essential skills of following directions, mixing and measuring. Working with a small group, they will predict and conclude as they experiment with everyday household ingredients to create messy concoctions. Each child will receive a recipe book at the end of the semester. 

Appropriate for ages 4-10. ($150)

Sculpt Away!

Challenge your little artist’s creativity! In this class, children will explore sculpting through the use of various materials and sculpting techniques. Each session will have all new art projects so children can continue to build their skills throughout the year. The children will be presenting their work during our end of the semester Art Gallery.
* this class is an hour long.  

Appropriate for ages 6-12.

Storytime Art

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Music for Aardvarks

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A refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids! Music for Aardvarks is distinct from other children’s music programs in that all classes are based on Brooklyn musician/composer David Weinstone’s original songs, rhythms, and chants. With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvark songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up today. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. Our informal, spirited classes are geared toward children 3 months to 6 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. It’s an interactive musical experience that the whole family can genuinely get excited about!

Appropriate for ages 6mths-6years and grown ups too!

Winter Art

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A perfect combination of Art and Exploration! Children will spend each class, learning about various seasonal items and animals, such as snow, ice, winter animals and much more! We will then participate in an art activity to complement the theme of the day! Children will come home with adorable seasonal projects each week! 

Appropriate for ages 1-3 (9:30-10:15 class) & 3-5 (10:30-11:15 class).

Tuition

Open Studio

Offered several times each week, Open Studio is a designated time for children of various ages to move freely and explore all of the materials at the Clubhouse.
The open-ended creative curriculum includes easel painting, craft activities, tactile experiences, and manipulative opportunities. $12 per child, $8 for the second additional sibling, $5 for each sibling thereafter. Pay only once per day, but come and go as you please.

 

 

Classes

45 minute classes are $90.00 for a 5-week series. SIgn up for 10 weeks for $170.00.
Drop in for $18.00 (reservations recommended)

Membership

Become a Creative Clubhouse member for an annual fee of $250. Good for the entire family. Enjoy free open studio time, 10% discount off of classes and birthday parties, exclusive members-only events, newsletters and more!

Drop in at the clubhouse to become a member!

Creative Corner &

Kindergarten Enrichment


Designed for the Preschool – Kindergarten age, Creative Clubhouse offers an opportunity for children to learn beyond the classroom. Children will be encouraged to question, investigate and learn through a variety of teaching methods.

Based on a progressive school model, all lessons will be inspired by the interests and ideas of the children. Activities are designed to meet all learning styles and are developmentally appropriate. Most importantly, when a child gets excited about an idea, we will encourage them to look more closely and learn through their experiences with it. The importance of social skills and community will also form a foundation of the program.

Creative Corner runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-12:15. (ages 3-5)

Kindergarten Enrichment runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:45-3:00. (ages 4-6)

The tuition is $110 per week for the three day program.

(discount tuition is available to members)

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Our Mission

The Clubhouse philosophy is built on the idea that a child’s education is developed through their experiences with the outside world. The Creative Clubhouse offers classes that encourage an excitement for learning by allowing opportunities where a child’s curiosity is stimulated by hands on experiences.  We value and embrace the innocence of childhood, and aim to create experiences through that focus on the creative process, and not the final product. We encourage children to get messy, move freely and explore the world around them in a safe, structured and, of course, fun environment.

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Our Staff

Amy

Amy McClements

Amy, the owner and director of Creative Clubhouse, is passionate about allowing opportunities Her educational philosophies are based on the beliefs that a child should be excited to learn, to discover and be taught organically depending on what they want to learn. Amy has been heavily influenced by the Reggio Emilia school of philosophy which assists children in learning respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.

Amy graduated with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York City in 2009. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from Bloomsburg University. Her teaching experience includes various elementary classrooms, and 10 years of head teacher experience working in a 4/5 year old classroom.As a mother of 3 young children, Amy is aware of the educational needs of children and aims to provide many avenues of learning that elementary schools can no longer offer. 
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Lauren Fremont

Lauren Fremont brings 15 years of preschool classroom experience to our Creative Corner Early Education Enrichment Programs.  Most recently she worked with the Haverford Recreation Department to set up the Little Explorers preschool program – developing the curriculum, mentoring staff, and leading the classroom instruction. She graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelors in Education.

Lauren developed a passion for progressive education during her time at the School in Rose Valley.  Her years there guided her to focus on instilling children with a love for learning. The curriculum does this by encouraging active and excited learning in challenging and fun learning environments. Her instructional methods allow for all children to be invested, passionate and successful.

Lauren also works as a social skills instructor for children with Special Needs.  She is a mother to 3 growing boys (ages 17, 12, and 8) who help her remember that everyday brings something new and learning happens all the time.

 

 

Janiene

Janiene Kwoczak

Janiene Kwoczak has been an art educator since 2006, teaching students of all ages in both traditional and non traditional settings.  Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University, Tyler School of Art with a major in Sculpture and an Art Education concentration. 
    Janiene’s passion for the arts comes from a philosophy that art education not only helps students express their creativity but gives them, regardless of age or ability, a personalized outlet for self expression.  Creating art is a process and should be centered on the journey and not just  the final product.  Janiene has found that the creative arts reinforce other academic disciplines and can influence and shape a person into a more culturally aware and well rounded individual.
    Janiene has worked at the Creative Clubhouse since January of 2012. She lives in Havertown with her husband Nick and daughter Phoebe. 

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Katie Powers

Katherine Powers - Creative Corner Associate Teacher & Party Coordinator 

Katie comes to the Creative Clubhouse from Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated from Arizona State University.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in December 2011. 

Katie has always had a passion for the arts and working with children.  Her philosophy in art education is that children should be able to create art without limitations. She believes that learning should be all about the journey. Children should be supported and encouraged to explore and create their own learning experiences. 

Katie’s background in working with children has come from a variety of settings. She has taught in public schools, worked at a summer camp, been a tutor and enjoyed teaching school aged children on a 4 month road trip.  She is happy to be back at the Creative Clubhouse doing what she loves. 

 

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