Arts Benicia After School

 Arts Benicia After School Program – ABAS

Tons of Fun for Kids After School! ABAS offers elementary school students a chance to explore the arts and develop new interests in a fun, supportive environment that encourages creativity and provides opportunities to practice problem-solving skills. ABAS classes are taught by experienced teaching artists.

Joe Henderson classes will be held in the multi-purpose room on
Wednesday afternoons from 3:05 – 4:05 pm on May 10, May 17 and May 24.

The cost of this three week session is $30 for Arts Benicia Members; $35 Non-Member. Space in these workshops is limited.

Two ways to register:

1. Register and pay online or 2. Download the School Registration Form and pay by check. Make your check payable to Arts Benicia.
Joe Henderson registration form


Arts Benicia Annual Membership:

$60 for Family Membership. Click here for membership benefits.

More Information about Arts Benicia After School:

Our upcoming multi-week session Matthew Turner will focus on painting with watercolors and will be led by San Francisco Bay Area watercolor artist Samantha McNally. Samantha studied Art at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ, Ridgewood School of Art in Ridgewood, NJ and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is a current member of The California Watercolor Association and multiple plein air painting groups, including the Benicia Plein Air Painters. In addition to the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, her paintings hang in the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA.

Our upcoming multi-week session at Joe Henderson will focus on drawing and painting. This session will be led by Les Overlock. Les is a well-known Benicia artist who has taught in school settings for 37 years. He loves to paint animals, faces, buildings, trains, planes, and automobiles. He loves color and promotes painting outside the lines. His focus on education is to make the experience memorable and be a building block for all future work. The enjoyment of art is experienced in the way Les enjoys his teaching. It’s a fun ride!



Who can take classes?

ABAS is offered to all Benicia Unified Elementary students in grades 3rd, 4th and 5th. Benicia students may attend any class at any school.

Inspired by STEAM guidelines, projects are designed to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. Lessons include plenty of opportunity for creative expression.

ABAS is Sponsored by The Benicia Unified School District and is funded in part by a grant from the Benicia Community Sustainability Commission.

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