ASAP studios are led by teaching artists — individuals with teaching skills as well as professional or extensive experience in their chosen artistic medium. Studios cover the gamut of arts—2D and 3D visual, theatrical, musical, literary, dance, and more.

We are always looking for professional or experienced artists in a variety of fields who are passionate about teaching and working with ASAP kids.

A sampling of studios offered to ASAP participants:

  • Painting (Acrylic, Murals, Watercolors, Pastels, Cutouts)
  • Bookmaking & Calligraphy, Origami & Scherenschnitte
  • Broadcasting
  • Ceramics
  • Crochet, Knitting, and Fabric Arts: Batik  and Beading
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance/Creative Movement, Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts), Traditional Aztec Dance and Drumming
  • Digital Photography
  • Drama, Reader’s Theater, Shakespeare for Kids
  • Drawing, Comics, Drawing: The Language of Architecture
  • Interior Design, Design a Home for a Fictional Character, Imagine Your Dream City (City Planning and Model Building), Playful Architecture
  • Masks & Puppets, Giant Puppets
  • Music: Rhythm & Beat (Singing, Drumming, Orff Instruments), Beat Blast, West African Drumming, Handbells
  • Printmaking & Collage, Screen Printing
  • Sculpture: How to Make a Monster, Found-Object Sculpture
  • Storytelling & Mixed Media, Storytelling through Photography
  • Spoken-Word Poetry, Poets Unleashed

If you have an idea for an ASAP studio and are qualified to teach (or know an artist who may be), please contact Michelle Bolton King at director@asap-dsm.org or call 515-770-3380.

ALL staff who work with students, whether paid or volunteer, are required to attend ASAP’s child safety training and submit to a background check.