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Students must wear masks when they are indoors at Wish. Parents will be required to fill our our Covid-19 waiver and art club procedures before dropping off. Sibling discount applies to students in the same household only. Art club members can store unfinished projects at Wish for a maximum of 4 weeks between painting sessions. Pieces will be ready for pickup approximately one week from the class. They will be held for 60 days from the day they are ready. 

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A fun kids-only program at Wish- after school art club! We are offering a safe and clean space where students can get away from screens and do some hands-on learning. We are now offering TWO sessions based on age, 4th-8th graders (meeting on Thursdays 3:30-5) and kindergarten-3rd graders (meeting Fridays 3:30-4:30). 

What is art club? Art club is a relaxed, instructor-led kids program that meets after school. We work with fired ceramics and clay, canvas and acrylic paints, and other art mediums. Students have the option to join us in our weekly guided projects, or are to free paint projects of their own choosing from our shelves. A dedicated instructor will be with our art club students to teach techniques and assist all students. 
​How Does It Work?  Sign up is flexible- have your student join in whenever you choose- weekly, monthly, or whenever they have particular interest in a project! Register online to reserve your spot or call the studio. Walk-ins can be accommodated as long as there is space, but we cannot guarantee availability.

How Much does it Cost? To join our guided project, it is $25 per week. See below for our schedule of guided projects. If they're not interested in the project that week, students can also choose to paint anything in our studio- there is a $5 art club fee plus the cost of the chosen project for this option. 

Benefits Art club is a drop-off program, kids only! Members are allowed to store unfinished projects at Wish and finish them during another session, and have access to other crafts if they finish early. All students will receive individual instruction and attention while they learn about and engage in art. They also get to have social interactions with kids of similar ages and interests.

Our Instructors We have experienced professionals teaching your kids! Laurelyn designs our art club curriculum and instructs many sessions. She graduated from Monmouth University in 2012 with a degree in Education & Music, and has been teaching since then. She has several years experience teaching in public school K-8, and teaching all ages in private instruction. Lisa will be graduating from TCNJ with a degree in Early Education & Developmental Psychology. She has years of experience working with kids at Wish and outside of the studio! 

Questions? Message us on social media, send an email to info@wishuponajarnj.com,

or call the studio at 732-451-2601

​Art Club 4-8th Grade:​4th- 8th Grade, Thursdays 3:30-5

Stay tuned for June Dates!

Choose Your Own Project Students are also welcome to join us for art club sessions and pick their own project to paint. They can choose from anything on our shelves, they are not required to join our guided projects! Sign up using the weekly links above.

Kindergarten-3rd Grade, Fridays 3:30-4:30

June 4- Feeling Crabby  This week we'll be building our pieces by hand from clay. We'll create these cute little crabs, using slab and pinch clay techniques, and then we'll paint our pieces. ​Sign Up Here

June 11- Pool Vibes We'll be painting these fun panda pool plates in art club this week. We'll learn the bubbling technique so we can get that authentic pool look! This is always a fun technique for the little ones. ​Sign Up Here

June 18- Star Spangled Rainbow Get ready for July 4th with this fun patriotic platter. We'll use a design template so each student can recreate this design, but also customize it to their own liking. We'll use a few different paint techniques, and students will have fun creating their own textures and designs. ​Sign Up Here

June 25- Safari Canvas We'll be working with acrylic & canvas with a few other mediums this week to create a piece with multiple textures. We'll be following along step-by-step to ensure everyone is successful! Sign Up Here