The Best After School Classes in the Country

Inspiring (and Fun!) After School Classes in Central Arkansas

The Innovation Hub’s after school classes are packed with opportunities for your child to stretch their imagination, explore through hands-on activities under the guidance of experienced staff, and create amazing experiences that will inspire innovation and creativity now and for a lifetime to come.

Your child does not need a membership to the Hub in order to attend an after school class. In the past, the after school warrior membership was associated with the after school program. This year the classes are stand alone and a membership is not associated with the after school classes. Tuesday and Thursday classes are from 4:00 to 6:00 (for 10-13 and 14-16 year olds) and Wednesday classes are from 4:00 to 5:30 (for 15-18 year olds).

Scholarships for after school classes are available. Click here to fill out an application.

Innovators

Ages 10-13

February

Tuesdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Ready to get your hands dirty? We’ve got the class for you! Learn to make different types of clay pots and creations by hand. You’ll learn traditional techniques like building with coils and slabs—and get a chance to try out the potter’s wheel! After experimenting, you’ll pick several of your favorite creations to glaze and fire. (Clay is included in cost of class.)

Thursdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Get bold and messy with color while learning exquisite tie-dying techniques. This is definitely not your summertime backyard dying experience! Your friends will want to borrow everything you made in this class. Each student will take home a dyed t-shirt, tote bag, and piece of fabric.

March

Tuesdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Create your own miniature world and populate it with critters! First, you’ll learn about biospheres like planet Earth and then make your own in the form of a terrestrial or aquatic terraium. Watch over your small organisms and observe your solar-powered mini world. Students will take their terrariums home after the last class.

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Learn the ancient (and modern) art of making pots using a potter’s wheel! Practice centering clay and making pottery forms such as a bowl, cup, vase, and plate. Then, learn to trim your forms and prepare them for firing. (Clay is included in cost of class.)

Thursdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Learn the art of painting with watercolors while mastering the basics of color theory. Create amazing abstract paintings while you explore shape, form, and color.

April

Tuesdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Ready to get your hands dirty? We’ve got the class for you! Learn to make different types of clay pots and creations by hand. You’ll learn traditional techniques like building with coils and slabs—and get a chance to try out the potter’s wheel! After experimenting, you’ll pick several of your favorite creations to glaze and fire. (Clay is included in cost of class.)

Thursdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Learn the incredible super powers of vectors as you explore basic design principles and create amazing digital artwork. Vector design is a necessary skill for creating artwork for the laser cutter or screen printing!

EXPERIMENTeRS

Ages 14-16

February

Tuesdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Have you ever wanted to communicate with a robot? Learn how with code and then use your new found skills to control your robotic minions! Manuever them and surmount obstacles as your robots rove and explore various terrains.

Thursdays

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Ready to get your hands dirty? We’ve got the class for you! Learn to make different types of clay pots and creations by hand. You’ll learn traditional techniques like building with coils and slabs—and get a chance to try out the potter’s wheel! After experimenting, you’ll pick several of your favorite creations to glaze and fire. (Clay is included in cost of class.)

March

Tuesdays

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Get bold and messy with color while learning exquisite tie-dying techniques. This is definitely not your summertime backyard dying experience! Your friends will want to borrow everything you made in this class. Each student will take home a dyed t-shirt, tote bag, and piece of fabric.

Thursdays

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Learn the ancient (and modern) art of making pots using a potter’s wheel! Practice centering clay and making pottery forms such as a bowl, cup, vase, and plate. Then, learn to trim your forms and prepare them for firing. (Clay is included in cost of class.)

April

Tuesdays

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Create your own miniature world and populate it with critters! First, you’ll learn about biospheres like planet Earth and then make your own in the form of a terrestrial or aquatic terraium. Watch over your small organisms and observe your solar-powered mini world. Students will take their terrariums home after the last class.

Thursdays

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Ready to get your hands dirty? We’ve got the class for you! Learn to make different types of clay pots and creations by hand. You’ll learn traditional techniques like building with coils and slabs—and get a chance to try out the potter’s wheel! After experimenting, you’ll pick several of your favorite creations to glaze and fire. (Clay is included in cost of class.)

CHANGEMAKERS

Ages 15-18

February

Wednesdays

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this course students will learn how to safely and properly use saws and hand tools. The class will center around a project in which students will make a mitered box with a floating bottom. Wood will be supplied. No prior knowledge or training is required for this class!

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

Work with our shop foreman on your very own woodworking project. Learn the tool of the woodshop and the basics of measuring, cutting, and joining. Let your imagination go and make something amazing. (Material cost not included.)

March

Wednesdays

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this course students will learn how to safely and properly use saws and hand tools. The class will center around a project in which students will make a mitered box with a floating bottom. Wood will be supplied. No prior knowledge or training is required for this class!

Learn More

4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

Work with our shop foreman on your very own woodworking project. Learn the tool of the woodshop and the basics of measuring, cutting, and joining. Let your imagination go and make something amazing. (Material cost not included.)

April

Wednesdays

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this course students will learn how to safely and properly use saws and hand tools. The class will center around a project in which students will make a mitered box with a floating bottom. Wood will be supplied. No prior knowledge or training is required for this class!

Learn More

4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

Work with our shop foreman on your very own woodworking project. Learn the tool of the woodshop and the basics of measuring, cutting, and joining. Let your imagination go and make something amazing. (Material cost not included.)

Due to the diverse number of classes, workshops, summer camps and field trips we offer, we have created a cancellation policy that gives us an opportunity to fill our schedule. You may cancel by phone or by sending an email to sales@arhub.org. If you have to cancel your upcoming class, workshop, field trip or summer camp registration refunds will be given as follows: Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund, cancellations made 15-30 days in advance of the event date will receive a 50% refund, cancellations made 0-14 days within the event date will not receive any type of refund.

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a proud affiliate of Winrock International.

FIND US IN NLR

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 907-6570

info@arhub.org

OUR HOURS

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: Closed