Mt. Washington Elementary School invites you to partner with Arts Collective After School (ACAS). ACAS is a monthly after-school event that takes place on our campus in Northeast Los Angeles. Events are free and open to all Mt Washington students and their families.

Once a month an arts-focused, maker-centric community partner engages our students in an innovative and exploratory project. ACAS hosts individuals and groups on campus with emphases in science, technology, engineering, and the arts. These projects provide an explorative and experimental approach to making and creating where the outcome is not predetermined.

student art

Typical Event Schedule:

1:30 pm - Set-up

2:00 pm - Meet with volunteers to go over activity and their support roles

2:30 - 4:30 pm - Kids and parents arrive in a large group in the beginning then in waves for the remainder of the time.  This is not a typical workshop or class format, but more of a temporary workplace for hands-on projects and experimentation.

4:30-5:00 pm - Breakdown


Please follow us on Instagram @artscollectiveafterschool  and check out our blog at for more information on the program and organizations we’ve partnered with in the past.

ACAS loves parent volunteers! Parents that would like to share their skills with our students by creating a project, please volunteer to help with the ACAS by emailing [email protected]com.