It's important to foster talent while kids are young, before they turn into gangly teenagers who don't care about anything besides loitering. Get a head start with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
Kids between the ages of 18 months and 6 years meet with teachers once a week for 45-minute explorations of sciences or arts such as Pop Art or Baby Van Goo Goo. Parents must accompany children three years old or younger to class.
- $30 for four weeks of youth art or science classes ($65 value)
Intended for 7- to 12-year-olds, these classes run a little longer, at 60 minutes a piece. They still meet once and week, and focus on similar topics. Subjects covered include emulating the paintings of masters or exploring scientific concepts such as space through artwork.
Programs After School
Programs After School takes an artistic approach to science, technology, engineering, and math. To get to the moon, they argue, a scientist must first draw the path, imagine the vehicle, and design the components. All the better if those steps can be accomplished without wasting precious or rare manufacturing materials. They only way to accomplish such a feat is through visual art.
The teachers uses blend of Montessori and Waldorf methods, pitching simple, fun activities to students to get them engaged. They report that most of the learning in their classrooms almost feels like an accident on the student's part, since they're just engaged in making art and having fun. Through the fun, they engage with topics such as space exploration, the natural world, and the techniques of painting masters of yore.