With almost 20 years of combined afterschool programming experience, our Dream Team brings their dedicated passion of inspiring creativity in children to communities all over Northern California. Our dedicated team is honored to serve your school, your students and their families. We strive to offer friendly, reliable, prompt service. If you have questions, we have answers! Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email with any question you have, big or small!
Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM, M-F
Phone: (916) 419-7644
Firefly Art is a drawing based art-enrichment program, designed to enhance drawing skills and build each child’s confidence. Throughout the school year, we will work with a variety of mediums, and cover the fundamentals of drawing. We also touch on art history and study the styles of local artists.
School is out! Our teachers arrive before the students are released from their regular classes and will supervise as children make their way to class.
Classes are right on campus!
Classes are held in a designated classroom or MP room on campus, and start 10 minutes after the bell rings. Students are always supervised.
All supplies are provided! Classes are 60 minutes, and are typically held in 7-8 week sessions. All art supplies are provided and included in the class fee.
A new project every week!
Classes never repeat. Sessions run consistently all year; typically a school offers 4-5 sessions of classes from September-May.
With art, there is no right or wrong.
While Firefly Art teaches drawing skills with a variety of art media, it also teaches children life skills. In Firefly Art, we embrace “mistakes” as part of life, and we learn to move through those mistakes, and beyond them. We want our students to be able to draw as a secondary means of communication, to relish in the creative process, and to also learn how to design creative solutions when we make "mistakes".
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you combine age groups?
We prefer to separate the grades K-2 and 3-6 into two classes so that all of the students are challenged at the appropriate level. Depending on enrollment we may have one class with all of the students- because our student to teacher ratio is low; we are able to guarantee that our younger and beginner students get extra attention and our older and advanced students are given additional challenges.
Does my child need to bring anything?
No, Firefly Art provides all artist-quality supplies. You may wish to purchase a t-shirt or an apron, but that is optional.
How do I register for Firefly Art Class?
Register now on this website - click on the Register Now button at the top of the page. You can use this account to register for additional classes this school year as well!
Call: 916-419-7644 and register over the phone.
Fax your registration form to 866-665-4845.
You will always receive an email confirmation when you register for a Firefly Art class.
Can my child go directly to the Firefly Art class when school is dismissed?
Yes, there will always be a Firefly Art instructor at the class location to supervise the students.
After Firefly Art class, do I need to pick up my child from the Firefly Art classroom?
In order to ensure the safety of your child, we are requesting that all parents that pick up from class come directly to the Firefly Art classroom and sign them out.
If you indicate “After school care” or “Walk Home” during the registration process, the Firefly Art instructor will follow those instructions.
If you would like to give permission for your child’s instructor to release your child to meet you at the front of the school, please make a request in writing by mail, fax, or email.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 866-665-4845
I want to enroll my child, but did not get a flyer. What do I do?
All classes for the entire school year are listed on this website, or you can pick one up at your school’s front office. If you have further questions, you can always call 916-419-7644.
How many children do you accept in your class?
We limit our classes to 15 students, to ensure every child receives enough encouragement and attention.
What ages/grades do you accept?
We teach art to students K-12 in our after-school programs. Although, the majority of schools we offer classes to are elementary grades: K-6.
Can you pick my child up at his/her classroom?
We do pick up our Kindergarten students from their classrooms on the first day of a session or a kinder from after-school care, if it is indicated on the flyer. We will ensure that all children make it to the Firefly Art classroom before the class starts. If you are worried about your child finding the classroom, instruct them to go to the front office and they will help direct him/her to the class.
Who are your teachers?
Firefly Art teachers are a combination of teaching artists and current or future teachers. All of our instructors go through comprehensive training on the Firefly Art teaching process. In addition, all of our instructors are fingerprinted and cleared through the CA Department of Justice.
Is every class or session different? Yes, Firefly Art projects will never repeat.
What kind of projects will my child do?
Firefly Art is a drawing based, art-enrichment program designed to enhance drawing skills and build each child’s confidence. We will work with a variety of mediums throughout the school year, cover all of the fundamentals of art and drawing, incorporate different textures, and touch on art history and the art work of our very own local artists. Each and every project is “kid tested” to ensure that all projects are fun and successful!
Is there a theme for each session?
No, within each session, students will explore a variety of mediums and will do a variety of drawing including animals, landscapes, and still life objects. Projects and mediums used throughout the year will include Artist Quality Markers, ArtStix, Oil Pastels, Chalk Pastels, Charcoal, Sandart, Watercolor and Scratch Art.
How does your program inspire creativity?
In each and every class, we brainstorm how students can add or change their drawings. Ensuring that they learn to take risks and think “outside the jar.”
What is your cancellation policy? Tuition refunds are only available when providing Firefly with 2 weeks advance notice of the class the party wishes to cancel. Discounts will be removed and free items will be charged based on the current selling price.