4th- 8th Grade, Thursdays 3:30-5

February 25- St. Pat's Day This week, art club students will get to choose between a few different St. Pat's themed pieces. They will get to choose from a few different techniques- stamping, image transfer, or pottery glazes to create their piece. Sign Up Here
March 4- Handbuilt Clay Gnomes Pt 1 Students will get to work with clay this week and create their own adorable gnomes! This is a guided process, and no prior clay experience is needed. This week we will be building the gnomes only, and we will paint them after they are fired in two weeks. Sign Up Here

March 11- Hopster Mugs This week we will be creating these adorable "hopster" mugs. This hip bunny knows how to stay on-trend while celebrating easter! Makes a cute functional mug, or it can be used to hold some Easter candy or flowers!  Sign Up Here

March 18- Handbuilt Clay Gnomes- Pt 2 We will work on painting our gnomes that we sculpted two weeks ago. If students missed the first session- no problem! They can paint one of our pre-fired gnomes instead during this session. Sign Up Here

March 25- Open Paint Session Students will be able to choose any piece up to $25 to paint. We will provide instruction for techniques if desired- silk screening, pouring, glazes, taping etc. Sign Up Here

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

March 5- St. Patrick's Day Fun This week we'll be having lots of fun with the Luck of the Irish! We'll paint a St. Pat's Day themed ceramic dish that will be perfect for some St. Pat's candy or gold coins! We'll also get some inspiration from leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold to create a non-fired piece of artwork that will be brought home that day. Sign Up Here

March 12- Clay Play Animal Pinch Pots Does your little one love playing with play-doh or clay, or creating things with their hands? This is the class for them! We'll learn the basics of making a simple pinch pot, and then add some easy touches to make it a fun animal sculpture. Sign Up Here

March 19- Easter Egg Plates We'll use a bright color palette and a watercolor/tie dye paint technique to create bright & fun egg-shaped plates. Even the littlest artists will be able to create a display-worthy piece! Sign Up Here

March 26- Succulent Party This week we'll be learning about succulents and painting our own planters for them! We'll talk about succulents and how to take care of them, and each student will get to pick out their own succulent to bring home after their planter is fired. Sign Up Here

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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