After School Enrichment Program
Monday to Friday • 3:30 to 5:30PM
Ages 4 to 12
Shuttle available from Mills Elementary, Boone Elementary and Headwaters.
Figment’s After School Enrichment Program offers a variety of opportunities for your child to engage in creative play and critical thinking through process art, tinkering and STEAM-centric projects.
Our program runs Monday through Friday, from 3:30 to 5:30PM. Upon arrival each afternoon, we bring our water bottles and packed snacks outside for snack and playtime.
After playtime, we go to the Discovery Lab or the Art Studio, where kids are free to explore a teacher-guided project, work on their own self-guided project or play with our art and building supplies.
After School Program Enrollment Options
Single Day Drop In: $40
1 day/week — $140/month
2 days/week — $260/month
3-5 days/week — $330/month
For more information or to schedule a tour, call 512-551-3244 or CLICK HERE to submit your information.
This program integrates all the concepts we believe in at Figment: S.T.E.A.M. principles, maker mentality, process art and play-based learning.
Heard of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)? We believe that adding Art to the equation increases interest and fosters creativity. Because of this hands-on approach to learning, kids get excited about learning and working together as a team.
We believe the process of making art is more important than the outcome. As such, adults are there to guide children by providing the right materials, teach technique and assist along the way. When children take charge of their own creative process, they practice critical thinking, make their own decisions and build confidence. As our artists get older and more interested in new mediums and techniques, we work on skill-building.
Our dedicated Maker Space expands on the foundation of STEAM. Students learn through hands-on, often collaborative projects. This project-based approach builds your maker’s confidence and encourages analytic problem-solving.
Part of our child-directed philosophy is play-based learning. Play is the basis of experimental learning and the Discovery Lab offers something to engage everyone. It’s a place where your child can be anything, a fashion designer, an engineer, a scientist. They can also just grab a book or play a game with friends.
About the instructors
Figment owner and founder Amber Scardino began teaching process art classes six years ago. These classes, held in her garage studio under the name Wee Warhols, were a natural extension of the art explorations she’d been leading for her young sons. Amber is also a co-author of the book series STEAM Kids.
Amy Hawkins is originally from Corpus Christi and has a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas. While interning at the Texas School for the Deaf’s Pre-K program, she fell in love with early childhood education and in 2014, she received her Masters in Elementary Education.
Having worked with children in a variety of settings — including play-based preschool, special-ed inclusion, and Reggio Emilia and Montessori programs — Amy draws from a range of education ideas to create an environment that supports creativity, exploration, and child-guided learning. She believes the classroom should encourage focus, independence, and creativity. It should also be a community, where children learn from one another.