St. Martin’s Activity Center Children’s Classes

For more information about Activity Center classes for children, please call 713-621-8625.

Art Class

With Karen Garrett

Instructor Karen Garrett teaches young children how to mix paints and brush techniques so they can apply paint to one 14” X 16” frame-worthy composition of their choice and create a finished masterpiece. This is an extremely fun and creative class. Children need to bring black and white and color copies of the picture they want to paint on the first day of class. Art supplies are provided.

Tuesdays, January 17 – April 11 (no class March 14)
Ages 3 – 4 (class is full and closed)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Ages 5 – 7 (class is full and closed)
4 – 5 p.m.

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $260 / Non-church member – $280

Ballet, Creative Dance and Tap

With Crista Reuss Glover

Instructor Crista Reuss Glover teaches basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz. A dance recital will be held in May. Maximum class size is 16 students. For more information, contact Crista at 713-807-7569 or

Dance attire dress code: Black leotard (any style), pink tights, and pink ballet shoes or black tap shoes (replace ribbon with elastic for ballet/tap classes)

Mondays, January 9 – May 1
2 – 2:45 p.m.,
Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance, 3 – 4 years (class is full)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m., Preschool Ballet/Tap, 4 – 5 years
3:45 – 4:30 p.m., Ballet/Tap, K – 1st grade

Tuesdays, January 10 – May 2
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap, 4 – 5 years

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $220 / Non-church member – $240

Basketball Development Clinic

With Larry Gatewood

4 – 5 p.m., Boys and girls

2nd and 4th Saturdays
1 – 3 p.m., Boys and girls

Please fill out and sign an Activity Center release form for this class. For more information, contact Larry Gatewood at 713-935-0476 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Bricks 4 Kidz

These classes that offer an extraordinary experience for children are specifically designed so they can learn about letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Kids create exciting models using DUPLO bricks that allow them to build on a scale designed for their little hands.

Ages 3 – 5
Tuesdays, January 17 – May 2 (no class March 14 and April 18)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 4 / maximum 10)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $230 / Non-church member – $250

Building Brains: LEGO I Pre-K Engineering

Building brains uses LEGO and K’NEX educational kits to build math and science skills. These educational building kits have specially designed gears, levers and pulleys that teach students to build simple machines that really work, while building fine motor skills and confidence. Several new and exciting machines are built each day.

Ages 3 – 4 (this class is full and closed)
Mondays, January 9 – May 1 (no class January 16, March 13 and April 17)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $315 / Non-church member – $335

Building Brains: LEGO II Elementary Engineering

Students learn to build simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then motorize them using LEGO and K’NEX educational kits and curriculum while building math and science skills. Students learn why a machine works and how to manipulate a machine to go faster or slower. Fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, imagination and confidence can increase in this fun-filled class atmosphere.

Ages 5 – 6
Thursdays, January 12 – April 20 (no class March 16)
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $315 / Non-church member – $335


Boys and girls have fun working the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam and mini-trampoline. Some classes include cheerleading for students who would like it. All the classes mix in health, fitness and well-being information along with some humor.

Thursdays, January 12 – May 18
2:40 – 3:25 p.m., Older 3-year-olds, preK and K
3:30 – 4:15 p.m., PreK, K, 1st and 2nd grades
4:15 – 5:05 p.m., 3rd, 4th, 5th grades and up

Contact Brown’s Gymnastics at 713-298-3881 or for registration information. Advance registration is required.

FEE: $325 (students also can join mid-semester or mid month; fees are prorated; $70 per month – payments must be made by the first class ($5 late fee after the first class))

Little Birdies Golf Classes

Little Birdies Golf Academy introduces the historic and life-long game of golf to youth through lessons that teach the intricacies of the whole game, everything from the history of the game, to scoring, to the full swing, to putting and chipping – all while incorporating a whole lot of fun! Lessons are built on fundamental key character traits needed for the game of golf as well as life.

Wednesdays, January 18 – April 12 (no class March 15)
Classes are held in the Activity Center gym

Ages 4 – 6
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 12)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $225 / Non-church member – $245

Music and Movement

Through a variety of music, children absorb basic elements of rhythm, melody and steady beat – all essential pre-reading skills. This class includes hands-on activities such as marching bands, parades with colorful flags, parachute and bean bag activities, creative movement with flowing scarves and streamers, and fun with puppets, creative drama and musical games.

Ages 3 – 4
Mondays, January 23 – April 24 (no class March 13 and April 17)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $290 / Non-church member – $310

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that introduces soccer to children in a fun, safe and controlled environment. Each week the 30 minute soccer sessions will offer basic soccer skills, fun games, competitions, and prizes to your child. The program also emphasizes character-forming lessons such as respect, honesty, sharing, teamwork, patience and encouragement.

Ages 3 – 5|

Fridays, January 13 – May 12 (no class March 17 and April 14)
2 – 2:30 p.m. (minimum 8 / maximum 24)
Parents pick up children in the preschool at 2:30 p.m. after the 2 p.m. class.
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. (this class is full and closed)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $220 / Non-church member – $240

Tae Kwon Do

With Bruce Alamdari
Bruce Alamdari conducts these classes that focus on self-discipline, body control and self-defense. The fee includes belt testing; uniform must be purchased separately from the instructor. All classes are minimum 5 / maximum 15 participants. Advance registration is highly recommended

Wednesdays, January 11 – May 3 (no class March 15)
2:45 – 3:15 p.m., Little Dragons, 3 – 4 years
3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Little Warriors, 5 – 6 years
4:20 – 5:05 p.m., Advanced Class, yellow belt and up (no exceptions)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $395 / Non-church member – $415

Woodworking for Young Children

With Linda Engelland
These classes for boys and girls are taught by Linda Engelland who has a BS in education from The University of Texas and is an AMS Montessori certified teacher. She has successfully taught woodworking to children for more than 15 years. All classes have a maximum of 8 students.

Wednesdays, January 25 – May 3 (no class March 15)

1:10 – 2:10 p.m., Woodworking II, 4¼  – 10 years
2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Woodworking II, 4¼  – 10 years
Children must have taken Woodworking I and have instructor permission to attend this class.

4 – 5 p.m., Advanced Woodworking, 5 – 10 years
Children must have taken Carpentry II and must have instructor permission to attend this class.

5 – 6 p.m., Level II and Advanced Woodworking, 7 – 10 years
Children must have instructor permission to attend this class.

For instructor permission and to register for the classes, email Linda at

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $305 / Non-church member – $325

Piano Lessons

With Marilyn Hanovich

Our talented instructor Marilyn Hanovich welcomes students from 4 years old to 104.

Contact Marilyn to schedule lessons at 832-651-6518.

Pre-piano Lessons

With Marilyn Hanovich

Pre-piano music classes are especially designed to prepare children to learn the keyboard. These future musicians will learn rhythm, notes on the keyboard  and fingering. The class incorporates the use of musical games and “ just fun with the piano”.

Classes are available for children 3½ – 6 years of age.

For class times, fees and more information, contact Marilyn Hanovich at 832-651-6518.