Creative Arts Wellness for Kids and Teens!
Music Therapy and Creative Arts groups for Grades K-12 focused on mental health and wellness.
A fun and creative outlet for any child, but especially those feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed.
Try out a class during our CLASS DROP-IN WEEKS!
Drop-in to any of our classes the week of 9/13 or 9/20 to see what we are all about at SEC before committing to the full semester. $20 drop-in rate for any class. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Find the class you want to join below and click "enroll now" to save your drop-in spot. You will be prompted to choose the drop-in rate when you get to payment.
Fall Enrollment Now Open!
Express Yourself! (Grades K-2)
Stress-Less Creativity Club! (Grades 3-5)
Monthly Tuition: $130 (billed for 3 months)
Truly any child can benefit from our Creative Arts Wellness groups, just as any adult can benefit from taking time to focus on their mental health. It is especially helpful for kids who may be showing symptoms of anxiety (no diagnosis necessary), struggling with navigating their “big feelings,” or whose caregivers have noticed a shift in their overall mental health in recent months. Students should be able to participate independently within the group. For students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, please contact us to find out about our music therapy social groups.
Express Yourself! (Grades K-2): Through music, art, movement, games, stories and play, we will introduce strategies for dealing with big feelings in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. Students will take part in activities that get our bodies moving and give opportunities for students to express themselves through music and other creative arts activities.
Stress-Less Creativity Club (Grades 3-5): Each week, we will lead students through music and creative arts activities designed to teach strategies to help students express themselves in safe and productive ways as well as calm their mind and bodies when they feel overwhelmed. Activities are presented in a fun way that encourages students to engage and participate, while also socializing with other kids. Students will exercise their creativity while participating in group drumming, songwriting, painting, drawing, listening to music, playing games, etc. No experience necessary as we break down the creative process so that everyone can successfully participate!
Middle/High School Students: Have a middle or high school student who would benefit from a music and wellness group to support their social/emotional/mental health? Contact us to get on our waitlist and we will open up enrollment based on need in the community (5 person minimum to run a group).
What kids will be excited for:
- music making
What they will be learning:
- strategies for dealing with feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or other symptoms of stress
- ways to calm their body and mind
- how to use music, art, and movement to express themselves
A note on stress and anxiety in children....
We are all experiencing anxiety and stress at this time and so are our kids! The pandemic has created many disruptions to our daily lives and routines that have taken a toll on our mental health, including rising stress levels and increased anxiety. Children are not immune to these responses and you may have noticed a shift in your child’s behaviors. This may look like ...
- Trouble concentrating
- Restlessness (difficulty sitting still for extended periods of time, bouncing legs, needing to move)
- Trouble sleeping
- Unexplained headaches/body aches
- Feeling Worried/fearful
- Irritable (more grumpy or crying more than usual)
- Difficulty expressing themselves and their emotions
- Has a hard time calming down when upset
- Become extremely shy in front of other people
- Get nervous leaving a parent/caregiver
- Has a hard time with changes to routines
- Gets overwhelmed or overstimulated easily