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.

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

Wearable Art

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

Claymation and

Stop Motion

​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

Piano Lessons

Wednesdays with Guadalupe Montalvo

Working with wood scraps and natural materials, build and furnish a little tree house, make at tiny hammock, and rig up a little a pulley system. 

5 class series

Series 1 - January 15 - February 12

Series 2 - February 19 - March 18

Tree Houses in

Fairy Land

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.

email FWS


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

Drum Lessons

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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.