Lights on Afterschool 2018 at BASE!

On Thursday, October 25th, 2018, our 4 BASE sites will celebrate the importance of afterschool programming in our Fort Atkinson community and communities across our county as we participate in Lights on Afterschool 2018. After having chosen a theme for this year’s event, our BASE team is preparing programs and activities that highlight health and wellness. We also received some generous donations that we are excited to share with the kids tomorrow. If you are as passionate about quality afterschool care as we are at BASE, follow us on social media or even take a moment to reach out and find out how you can join with us to inspire kids and build bright futures.

The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs and BASE is proud to participate in the Lights on Afterschool campaign.

Check in with us tomorrow and see the details of our health & wellness programs and activities for our BASE kids and celebrate the importance of afterschool programming at BASE.

Color a lightbulb to support Lights on Afterschool!

Color a lightbulb to support Lights on Afterschool!

Britto Zentangle Pumpkin Card Project!

We recently hosted our 1st annual Harvest Dinner on 10/10. There were so many people who volunteered their time, talents, goods and money to make it happen. We are so very thankful of their support.

As always, we will be sending them thank you cards and want our BASE Program Kids to help create beautiful cards to our Harvest Dinner supporters.

For inspiration we will be looking at artist Romero Britto- you can check out his work here:

Britto is is a Brazilian artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism and pop art in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope and happiness.

We have printed pumpkin cards that you can draw patterns like a zentangle. Here is how it works:

Using a black pen, create tangles. A tangle is a pattern drawn in black pen along the contours of the lines dividing the different sections of the pumpkin.Draw a new pattern in each section of the pumpkin.

Once you have your lines completed, color the pattern in!

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Thanks kids!- Ms. Alicia