After School Classes

Are Postponed due to

World Pandemic

Please stay home.

Wisdom Arts Laboratory after-school classes run from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. There is a 15 minute pick-up grace period after class, but all students must be picked up by 5:15.


Wisdom Arts Laboratory (WAL) has partnered with Friend Western School's Aftercare Program to supply childcare  before the classes begin, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. The childcare includes supervised outdoor play and refreshments. There is a FWS separate one time registration process, if you are interested please email the FWS Childcare Coordinator.

Wearable Art

Tuesdays with Abira Ali

Working with mixed media, make things you can wear. From necklaces to backpacks to slippers, make fun

wearable art.

5 class series

Series 1 January 14 - February 11

Series 2 February 18 - March 17

Claymation and

Stop Motion

Thursdays with Kindred Gottlieb

Animate clay and other materials, tell stories and learn to light objects.

5 class series

Series 1 - January 16 - February 13

Series 2 - February 20 - March 19

Handmade Paper

Wednesdays with Guadalupe Montalvo

Learn to make a paper, and then sew it into a sculptural lampshade

4 class series

April 15, 22, 29, May 6

Fantasy Landscape

Tuesdays with Abira Ali

Paint on canvas, practice mixing and blending, and use your imagination.

4 class series

May 12, 19, 26, June 2

Piano Lessons

​Michelle Olsen teaches several techniques such as; sight reading, ear training, chords and inversions, music theory and song writing. To make an appointment for private 1/2 hour lessons, from very beginner to advanced, contact Michelle Olsen

Toy Phones & Cameras

Wednesdays with Guadalupe Montalvo

Make your own toy camera, toy boombox and or toy phone using wood and mixed media.

5 class series

 February 19 - March 18


Tuesdays with Abira Ali

Make a mosaic with broken dishes, sea shells and other mixed media.

4 class series

April 14, 21, 28, May 5

Electric Lamp

Wednesdays with Guadalupe Montalvo

Build a Lamp for your lampshade and learn basic electrical wiring.​

4 class series

May 13, 20, 21, June 3

Ceramic Water Fountains!

Series 1: Ceramic fountains and decorative tiles (part I) 

Back by Popular Demand!! Sculpt a real working ceramic fountain. Adults welcome. $25 materials and firing fee per fountain. 


Series 2: Ceramic Fountains and decorative tiles (part II)

Finish glazing and assembling your fountain. Make decorative tiles for mosaic projects or display 

4 class series

Series 1 - April 16, 23, 30, May 7

Series 2 - May 14, 20, 21, June 4

Drum Lessons

1/2 hour private drum lessons available with Chris Barreto. For more information contact Chris Barreto

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Wisdom Arts Laboratory is sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Fractured Atlas receives donations for Wisdom Arts Laboratory.

Fractured Atlas provides oversight to ensure that funds are used in accordance with grant

agreements, and provides reports as required by the grantor.

Contributions to Wisdom Arts Laboratory payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible.