Out of School Time

Our out-of-school time program guides students through a deep exploration of art forms while examining art through a racial and social justice lens.

Arts Corps provides a network of arts learning opportunities throughout the region through long-standing partnerships with elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as community centers and residential sites to deliver out-of-school arts programming. Our out-of-school arts program places teaching artists at partner sites for after-school classes in a specific art form.

Typically, out-of-school arts classes are offered once or twice a week, for 1-2 hours per class, for eight weeks and are taught by excellent, community-based teaching artists who specialize in many different art forms and cultural expressions.


Students gain self-confidence and physical and mental stamina through foundational dance techniques and choreography. *Class offerings include Brazilian/Capoeira, Lao, West African.


Students realize and experience the power of their own voice through rhythm and song and refine their instrumental skills by exploring different musical styles and techniques. *Class offerings include drumline, rhythm and percussion, music production, and songwriting.

Poetry/Spoken Word

Students creatively interpret their environment and history by articulating their experiences and inner truths through writing and performance.


Students learn foundational theater techniques and hone their personal and collective acting and storytelling skills while exploring current issues and events, from family narratives to local and national headlines. *Class offerings include solo and ensemble performance and theatrical storytelling.

Visual Art

Students develop techniques specific to the visual art form being studied and discover new ways to see and move through the world through visual self expression. *Class offerings include painting, drawing, and cartooning and illustration, as well as interdisciplinary classes.

Media (Film):

Students discover the history of film and digital media and develop communication and storytelling skills through the use of current digital media technology. *Class offerings are still in development.


Arts Corps classes are always free to youth. We prioritize schools that have 60% or more free and reduced lunch and are located in South King County. Qualified schools and organizations partnering with Arts Corps to deliver these classes may be eligible to pay a subsidized rate for classes. For more information, please contact info@artscorps.org.  

If you are interested in partnering with Arts Corps, please fill out the partnership inquiry form, or contact our program partnerships staff.