Participants must be entering grades preschool 4 to 5.
How to Register: Please click the orange "Express Registration" button located at the bottom right-hand corner of this page. After the first time you register, your information will be saved in our secure database making it easy to sign up for other programs!
Enrollment & Monthly Fees
To ensure that your child receives all the benefits of our ASAP Portside requires students to enroll for one full month at a time.
Registration Fee: $50 (Covers $50 of the first month. Nonrefundable.)
Monthly Fee: $350 (1st payment is due August 20th. Following payments are due on the 20th of each month)
Income-based tuition is available. Applications can be submitted through our website. Limited spaces available.
Portside's After School Arts Program awakens inner creativity, develops 21st-century skills as well as builds self-esteem and confidence.
Portside's After School Arts Program awakens inner creativity, develops 21st century skills as well as builds self esteem and confidence. The Portside’s After School Arts Program introduces children to the fundamentals of arts education through a hands-on visual arts curriculum. Portside aligned their nine month program with the seven elements of arts; line, shape, form, value, space, color and texture. Students work through each segment building a strong foundation of visual arts skills, developmental skills and techniques.
Portside's ASAP allows students to experience many different art forms such as; drawing, painting, printmaking, clay sculpture, mosaic, fiber arts, puppetry, found object sculpture and more. Many lessons are formed around well-known artists allowing students to develop an appreciation for artists, art history and other cultures.
Minnows: PreK-K - Exercising Creativity & Exploring Abilities
Sharks: 1st-2nd - Fostering Visual Art Skills
Pirates: 3rd-5th - Building Studio Artists
2:30 - 3:30 - Portside's shuttle service pick up from schools
3:30 - 4:00 - Outdoor playtime at school playground
4:00 - 4:30 - Homework & snack time (parents must provide snack)
4:30 - 5:30 - Visual Arts Program
5:30 - 6:00 - Parents Pickup
Portside provides shuttle service from our partnering schools listed below. If you do not see your child's school on the list this means we do not offer shuttle service from your school. Portside welcomes students from other schools but caretakers must arrange for transportation. Partnering Schools Horatio B. Hackett Elementary, Alexander Adaire Elementary, H.A. Brown, and Our Lady of Port Richmond.
Half-Day & Full-Day Camps
Portside offers fun and engaging art camps when children have off from school! Portside provides half-day pick up from Hackett and Adaire. Portside's van or shuttle bus will transport your child from school to the art center for visual art projects, games, activities and more from 12-6pm. Monthly ASAP cost does not include half-day pickup or full-day camps. Parents must register and pay separately for all half-days and full-day camps. Please see our schools off & half day camp webpage.Exercising Creativity & Exploring Abilities
All students are automatically enrolled on the 20th of each month for the following month. Cancellations must be made before this date to avoid being charged.
Please contact PORTSIDE ARTS CENTER if you have any questions.