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.

WAL Fall - Tuesdays - Sew What? Design Things to Sell

Session 2: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19

Teacher: Abira Ali

Design and paint. Sew stuffs, paint on fabric and wood. And - if you want- make things to sell at our Bagel Brunch Fundraiser on Saturday, November 9. All artists- including child artists receive 50% of the sales price at the Bagel Brunch Market.

WAL Fall - Build a Whirligig

Session 2: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20

Teacher: Guadalupe Montalvo

Design, build and engineer a whirligig. The Whirligig is a traditional folk art, but anything that has a moving part can become a whirly gig: an airplane, a spaceship, a dog, a horse, imagine it and build it.

WAL Fall Thursdays- Doh Dah Parade!

Session 2: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 - Plus Sunday November 24

Teaching Artist: Kindred Gottlieb

Thing Theater street performance lab!

(All ages-adults 1/2 price. $20 fee to march in the parade)

Take your mask to the next level by creating larger-than life costumes or puppets and take your character to the streets at the annual Doo-Dah Parade on November 24! We will play fun improv games to help us perform as a cohesive group. 

Photo by Stacy Dawson-Sterns

SOLD OUT - Tuesdays - Sew What? Make - Dye & Paint

Session 1: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15

Teacher: Abira Ali

Design something, a stuffed toy, a simple dress, a pillow. We will hand dye fabric, sew, stuff and paint on the fabric. 

If you have not already spoken with the director, please note this class is sold out.

WAL Fall - Wednesdays - Bird Houses

Session 1: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16

Teacher: Guadalupe Montalvo

Learn to build basic wood structures by designing and building a bird house with a roof, a stand and and a tiny fence. Design your own bird house and build it.

WAL Fall - Thursdays - Thing Theater: Mask Making

Session 1: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17

Teacher: Kindred Gottlieb

Mask-making (all ages-- adults 1/2 price)

Halloween is just around the corner! In this after-school lab for adults and kids, we will sculpt and create our very own lightweight paper-maché masks from scratch just like the pros!

Childcare with Friends Western School

Friends Western School provides childcare to WAL students before our after-school classes, from 3:00 - 4:00. This includes supervision on the play-yard and refreshments.

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.

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Wisdom Arts Laboratory is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Fractured Atlas will receive grants and donations for the charitable purpose of Wisdom Arts Laboratory, provide oversight to ensure that funds are used in accordance with grant agreements, and provide reports as required by the grantor. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wisdom Arts Laboratory must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.