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our mosaic:
a beautiful collaboration of unique afterschool experiences for creative kids

Mosaic Afterschool Club is a place for elementary school-aged kids to learn and develop their creativity through Yoga, Art, Culinary, Drama and Music in the after school hours during the school year in the beautiful space at Monroe Street Arts Center! Throughout each week, Club groups will experience each of the specialties. Kids will also have Create & Connect Time and snack time each day.

Yoga/Fitness is led by little om BIG OM, Culinary by Yummy Sprout and Art & Music by Monroe Street Arts Center and Drama by local specialists, and groups are led by talented and passionate Club Leaders! This program is directed by Jamie Gale & Tara Verma.  Read more about our team below! We are incredibly excited to create with school-aged kids all year long!

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enrollment process:

Step One:

Complete Enrollment Request Form for your choice of location below.

Step Two:

Enrollment Offers and Wait List Notices will be sent to families within one weekof submitting Request.

Step Three:

Families complete the process and secure their Club spot by completing an Enrollment Agreement and paying a non-refundable deposit equal to two weeks tuition. The deposit will be credited toward your first installment payment in Fall.

Ready to Enroll?

Complete our Enrollment Request Form!

Please note that completion of the form does not guarantee a spot in Club; families will be notified within one week re: the status of their request. If there is a spot available, completion of this Enrollment Request Form is a commitment by the family to enroll.

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Request enrollment:

Club Program Info : 

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Location:

Monroe Street Arts Center

1732 West Lawn Ave., Madison, WI 53711

Grades K-5

 

Hours:

Mondays 1:15-5:15 pm

Tues - Fri 2:45-5:15 pm

2021-2022 School Year

2021-2022 Enrollment Options:

5-Day - $140/week

4 - Day - $130/week

3-Day - $105/week

2-Day - $70/week

Weekly Specialty Schedule:

Monday: Culinary & Yoga

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Drama

Thursday: Yoga

Friday: Music

2022-2023 School Year

2022-2023 Enrollment Options:

5-Day - $150/week

4 - Day - $130/week

3-Day - $105/week

2-Day - $70/week

Weekly Specialty Schedule:

Monday: Art & Drama

Tuesday: Yoga/Fitness

Wednesday: Culinary

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

Mosaic Afterschool Club - Enrollment Notes:

Enrollment contracts are for the duration of the academic year and Club fees will be billed in 9 equal installments through the year. Families will have 48 hours after Enrollment is confirmed to secure their spot by signing the Enrollment Agreement and paying the non-refundable deposit equal to two weeks tuition. This deposit will be credited toward your first installment. If Mosaic Afterschool Club needs to close for a period of time due to a requirement from Public Health, accounts will be credited accordingly for the days Club is closed.

Transportation:

For 2021-2022: A Club Staff member will meet students who attend Randall Elementary School to walk along with them to Monroe Street Arts Center.  A Club Staff member will meet the MMSD school bus from Franklin Elementary at the Spooner and Rowley stop to greet students who have MMSD approval to take the Blue Bus in the afternoons and will walk along with them to MSAC. Any student may arrive by Parent/Guardian Drop-Off.

For 2022-2023: A Club Staff member will meet students who attend Randall Elementary School to walk along with them to Monroe Street Arts Center. Students who do not attend Randall will arrive by parent drop-off. (Note for Franklin Elem Families: We will work with MMSD Transportation to request a bus stop near Club for next school year. The bus stop for the 2021-2022 is very close to MSAC. Bus routes are usually determined by the district mid to late Summer. We will greet any Franklin students who have MMSD approval to take the bus in the afternoons that stops at the closest stop to MSAC and we will walk with them to Club; please Contact Us to discuss this possibility.)

FAQs:

Q: Can my child attend for part of the afternoon?

A: Yes! Snack and Create & Connect Time will take place for the first part of each day and we will help students join the activities as they arrive! Specialty activities (art, yoga, culinary, drama or music) will begin at about 3:45 pm Tues-Fri (and 1:45 pm on Mondays). 

Q: Can I pick my child up at a different time than 5:15?

A: Yes! Pick up is anytime between 4:45-5:15. Club leaders will be helping kids with Club Connect activities during this time so please pick up when it is convenient for you!

Q: Can my child attend activities at both locations?

A: Yes! Please be in touch with us to discuss availability to split enrollment between the Middleton and Madison locations.

Q: What about COVID?

A: We have been successfully running our Club program since September 2020, without needing to close, and have established health and safety protocols that we follow carefully. Please see below for our current COVID-19 protocol. With the ever-changing landscape, we update our plan as is advised, however we will absolutely be following all Public Health guidelines and are 100% committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our Club families and our staff.

COVID-19 Notes:

Our plan is constantly evolving as new information and guidelines become available, with the overarching goal of creativity and community in a safe and healthy environment. Our current protocol include:

  • Groups will remain separate from each other at all times and group size will follow local health orders.

  • Thorough cleaning of surfaces and spaces will be a priority, as it always is!

  • Per the Public Health Madison & Dane County Emergency Order, face coverings/masks are required when in an indoor space (except while eating or drinking) We will follow all mask-related public health orders in place during the school year.

  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will always available for students and staff and frequent hand washing will be practiced.

  • Our staff members are all fully vaccinated.

  • We will follow all health and safety requirements and guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County regarding quarantines and closures.

  • An upgraded air purification system has been installed at Monroe Street Arts Center. Read more here!

 

Meet the Current Club Team!

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Club Co-Director and Culinary Specialist

TARA

Tara is the owner of Yummy Sprout and Co-Director of Creative Soul Camp programs. Her favorite ways to spend her time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing and painting, running, doing yoga and exploring the world with her two daughters.

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Club Co-Director and Yoga Specialist

JAMIE

In her work as the owner of little om BIG OM, Jamie loves to play yoga with kids and give them tools to make their minds and bodies stronger on and off the mat! When she's not directing Creative Soul Camp programs or teaching yoga, she's staying busy with her three adventurous kids!

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MSAC Director of Programming and Music Specialist

Suzy

Suzy is a passionate musician with a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Music! She works for Monroe Street Arts Center as the Director of Programming & Marketing, and loves helping create new and fun classes for our families to participate in! She is most often found with her husband and three crazy kiddos! 

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Yoga Specialist

MIa

Mia is a kids yoga instructor and the Director of Outreach and Inclusion at little om BIG OM instructor. She is passionate about the benefits and importance of yoga and movement for children and uses her own practice to help her stay centered, focused and happy. Mia has over 15 years of experience working with kids of all ages, including seven years as a dual language instruction classroom teacher for Madison Metropolitan School District. She has her Master’s Degree in Literacy Education from UW-Madison and completed her 200-Hour RYT. She also enjoys running, playing with her dog, trying new restaurants and reading. Her favorite part of yoga is savasana - of course!

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Culinary Specialist and Club Leader

Andreea

Bio Coming Soon!

Cynthia MSAC

Art Specialist

CYNTHIA

Cynthia knew she was an artist and a reader when as a tiny kid she fell in love with the comics pages in her parents’ Sunday newspapers. Growing up, the Wisconsin River was her back yard, which is where her love of camping, paddling, hiking, and just being outside was planted. When she was 13, she got a job on a small quirky horse farm. The farmer introduced her to welding, making sculptures out of odds and ends, and her love for metal took root. Over the years, she experimented with other mediums and materials – drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, theater set design, and a lot of clay – but the metal kept calling her back. Now, it is her main focus, and several years ago she formally launched CJ Bliss Metal Art. But she still likes to play with other things too, just for fun. Besides the real world education gained by just doing stuff, she got some formal training too. She earned her BS in Art Education at UW Madison, and later an MS in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on art from UW Whitewater. Also, she has been an art teacher for 28 years, and her students have been some of her best teachers.  She lives in Madison with her husband Bob, and their dog Opal.

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Music Specialist

ZAcH

Zach's musical journey started at an early age with his father's love of playing classical music around the house. This led to Zach choosing to study the cello beginning in 5th grade.

He started playing guitar at age 11 when he found an old forgotten electric guitar at his cousin's apartment. Noticing the parallels between the cello and guitar Zach started using the knowledge of his formal cello training to inform his learning the guitar.

Zach graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Music degree. He has since been involved in many aspects of the music industry both on and off the stage including radio dj, record company liason, and front-of-house sound. He currently teaches Music Together, guitar, and ukulele at MSAC.

Zach's goal is to show young people the magic of music and help that foundation grow into a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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Club Group Leader

KARLY

Karly is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Karly's major is undecided, but she is planning on going into a career working with children. She has a lot of experience working with a variety of children from many different backgrounds. Karly loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and baking. She looks forward to working with and creating a relationship with each and every child that joins this program!

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Club Group Leader

JENNI

Jenni is a freshman at UW-Madison and plans on earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. In the past, she has worked with children inside of and outside of the classroom and loves watching and helping kids learn, grow, and explore the world around them. She is so excited to be a part of Creative Soul Camp and cannot wait to meet and build relationships with all of the kiddos! In her free time, Jenni enjoys exercising, being outside, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Club Group Leader

BRYN

Bryn is a student at UW-Madison working toward her degrees in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies and a Certificate in Disability Rights and Services. She is the Secretary of a Competitive Cheer Team and has run Cheer Camps for kids! She has experience as an educational assistant for children.

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