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ART Station rated "Best Art Instruction for Kids"

--Atlanta Magazine 1996

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ART Station and the DeKalb county Board of Education have come together to offer your child quality, safe and comfortable after-school care. On a daily basis, your child will have fun exploring the visual, literary and performing arts.   For a reasonable fee you can have the security of knowing your children are being well taken care of in a supportive environment in their own school.

They will also be taking wonderful journeys into the worlds of painting, drawing, puppetry, dramatics, multimedia visual arts, movement, music, and creative writing.  All supplies to participate in the arts activities are included in the prices listed below.

ART Time provides after-school care for children between pre-K and 13 at selected DeKalb County Elementary Schools and at ART Station. ART Time also provides a summer ARTS Camp program at the ART Station building located in the heart of Stone Mountain Village. ART Time serves all children and actively includes children with special needs.

Professional childcare facilitators are present to supply your child with consistent nurturing and care by serving nutritious snacks, moderating relaxation time, and homework time.

ART Time provides professional artists/teachers at each site. Using a three-week rotating schedule, each art instructor gives students two hours a day 4-6 p.m. hands-on exploration in the arts. Young people are given opportunities not only to have fun with art but also to explore the process involved in creating art - "brain training." Basics such as decision-making abilities, confidence in intuition, flexibility in social interaction and cooperation, imagination, verbal and written communication are enhanced through the activities presented.

In brief, ART Time is designed and committed to providing "art care" to children in  a safe, supportive, nurturing environment.


Quote-Progress.gif (2989 bytes) ART Time was nominated for the Abby Award by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce for excellence in children's art education.
ART Time is a participant in the Annual Egleston Festival of Trees.
ART Time has been recognized by corporations, foundations, and professional children's advocacy groups as a model program in early childhood development.
ART Time administrators are actively involved in the Georgia School Age Care Association (GSACA).
ART Time was chosen as one of several pilot sites in Georgia for National After School Accreditation.


Operating Hours

After School in
Selected DeKalb County
Elementary Schools and at ART Station

2:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday

Only on School Days

Additional Information

  • $15 Registration Fee

  • Enroll anytime during the school year!

  • Participation in community events.

  • Parent participation encouraged!

  • All art supplies provided by the ART Time Program

  • Nutritious snacks provided Daily

  • Caring, nurturing environment.


Weekly Fees

ART Time costs $45 per child per week. Parents can apply for art care on the following sliding fee scale but must submit appropriate forms.

  Adjusted Cost per Child


Family of 2 Family of 3
Under $16,500
$20,000 - $24,999
$25,000 - $29,999
$30,000 - $34,999
$35,000 - $44.999
$45,000 and up
Fees are based on family size and families with multiple children in the program receive  additional reduction(s) in fees. VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, DFACS, and PECH are accepted.

Call 770-469-1105

ART Station has the support and encouragement of the host school and staff; however, since the school is not directly responsible for ART Time matters, please direct your questions to the ART Station office, Manager In-School Arts Program at 770-469-1105.

ART Station, Inc., which sponsors ART Time in cooperation with the DeKalb County School Board, is a not-for-profit cultural arts center located in Stone Mountain Village. For over a decade, this arts center continues to produce original and published plays in its theatre, to exhibit and to promote the sale of high quality works of Southern artists in its galleries, and to conduct a wide range of art classes for children, teens, and adults in the visual, literary, and performing arts. The Children's Gallery features the artworks of children in our ART Time and ARTs Camp Programs.


The ART Time program is partially funded by Georgia Child Care Council with funds provided by the Child Development Block Grant.

ART Station, Inc. is supported, in part, by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the National Endowment for the Arts, through the DeKalb Council for the Arts through appropriations from the DeKalb County Commission, by the City of Stone Mountain through appropriations from the Stone Mountain City Council and through corporate, foundation and individual contributions.

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