School of Wonder is testing new amazing workshops in our After-School Lab and Weekend Labs in TriBeCa
Our learning experiences are co-created with some of the most talented artists of NYC. Each workshop explores a new outlet of creativity and self-expression, where children learn connect deeper with themselves and with their community.
We would like to invite the most curious and adventurous children of NYC to join us:
THURSDAYS 3:45 TO 5:30
FOR CHILDREN 7-11 Y.O.
27 N MOORE ST, TRIBECA, NYC
$240/MONTH (4 sessions)
FOR CHILDREN 6-11 Y.O.
27 N MOORE ST, TRIBECA, NYC
$30/session (2 hours)
We are not a typical after-school... have a look at our past Fall Program:
Check out our after school adventures below !!
The Unpoppable Magic Bubble Day (outdoors): in
this adventure, children can hold the magic of Science in
their own hands. Bringing the intuitive scientist within
them, and adding some mental ingredients such as
patience and concentration, children learn to create giant
soap bubbles and catch, manipulate, divide and multiply
them without popping these. Created with artists Alex Alleaux.
The Book of Learnings (indoors): In this adventure,
we create a backwards puzzle in a big canvas with acrylic
paints and brushes. Children follow the mission cards to
collaboratively paint paths and villages, dance
movements, and other elements based on imagination,
music, feelings and team work. Each piece of the puzzle
becomes the famous and honorable Book of Learnings
that the kids receive after the mission is accomplished.
Spying on Humanity (outdoors): In this adventure, we
will are given the mission to spy on human behavior. Dressed
with detective props we go to the park and set up the
observation base. There we find an unexpected scene… a
mother arrives just when the nanny has lost the kid. She get’s
nuts! One moment after, the kid is back….. There are many
emotions and behaviors happening that the children witness.
Back in the detective room, we re-watch the scene recorded,
and we interrogate the actresses to complete the River of
Emotions Board where we map the events, behaviors and
emotions as they happened. This lesson created with Sami Sutcliffe, Partner at Future Clear Productions.
Dance Scientists (indoors): in this adventure, children will connect emotionally, physically and creatively to themselves and the group through music, creative expression, and free movement. Children will be able to learn a new language for expressing their feelings, through fun games that prompt them to use their imagination to move their bodies. This adventure was co-created with Nessa Norich and Shine On in Schools.
Cards for Empathy (indoors/ outdoors): In this adventure, children write the constitution of School of Wonder, including all agreements that the kids of Wonder will have to sign when they join the School. We also play interactive fun games such as Lemonade, using the Emotions and Situations Cards, where kids learn about social-emotional literacy without realizing much about it. This adventure is co-created Amy Silverman and the Connection Movement.
The Founders of the School (outdoors): this is the last adventure of the 6 week journey, where children are given the mission to create a home for School of Wonder. With some bamboo sticks and other raw materials, children have full agency to decide how to set up the installation-home. After building it up, we decorate it and celebrate with a cacao ceremony and life music to bring warmth and love to our new home. This adventure co-created with super talented artists from Fresh Air Collective and Future Clear Productions.
ONE TYPICAL DAY AT THE SCHOOL OF WONDER
Every day, children have a healthy snack in our Snack & Chat time, where we sIt around a table to eat and converse about relevant topics. Every day, children use their Book of Learnings to gather the tricks and techniques learned in each adventure or game. In the end of each session, we map the experience that we lived in the treasure island, a kind of board game where we represent the moments of wonder, connection and disconnection that we had.