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COMPASS ARTS was built upon the idea that learning and creating are best accomplished through exploration, improvisation and play, Compass Arts seeks to expand the minds of children and adults and empower each individual through its interactive arts classes. Currently housed in the Compass Arts Enrichment Center in the heart of downtown Beacon, NY and drawing from the talents of professionals in a variety of arts fields, Compass Arts continues to grow its offerings, enabling you to find YOUR direction.

Thursday, February 22, 2018   -    All after school classes are cancelled

FEATURED CLASSES

Compass Arts Imagination Playhouse I Gina SamardgeImagination Playhouse I: Folk Theater Ensemble for K-2nd
Taught by Gina Samardge
Semester dates: Thursdays, 4pm-5pm, February 22 to June 14 (no class March 29)
Dress Rehearsal and Performance: Weekend of June 15-17, exact date and time TBA

REGISTER HERE

A wonderful introduction to the world of theater combined with music, movement, and storytelling, Imagination Playhouse: Folk Theater Ensemble I and II nurtures the vast, creative minds of children. Through the use of improvisation and theater games, creative play, singing, instruments, and movement, students will bring folk tales, fairy tales, and other stories to life. In the spirit of the oral tradition of storytelling, each child has the opportunity to help make the story their own: creating their own character within the story; designing and making parts of their costumes, set pieces, and props; helping to write some of the music and lyrics; creating dances; and even adapting parts of the tale...

Compass Arts Imagination Playhouse II Gina SamardgeImagination Playhouse II: Folk Theater Ensemble for 3rd-6th grade
Taught by Gina Samardge
Semester dates: Thursdays, 5:15pm-6:15pm, February 22 to June 14 (no class March 29)
Dress Rehearsal and Performance: Weekend of June 15-17, exact date and time TBA
REGISTER HERE

A wonderful continuation through the world of theater combined with music, movement, writing, and storytelling, Imagination Playhouse Folk Theater Ensemble II nurtures the creative minds of children while teaching them theater terminology, character development, and aspects of writing plot and story. Through the use of improvisation and theater games, singing, instruments, and movement, students will bring folk tales, fairy tales, and other beautiful stories to life. In the spirit of the oral tradition of storytelling, each child has the opportunity to help make the story their own: creating their own character within the story; designing and making parts of their costumes, set pieces, and props; helping to write some of the music and lyrics...

Compass Arts Little Buds Sarah SchulmanLittle Buds for babies 6 weeks to 12 months and a caregiver
Taught by Sarah Schulman
Class dates: Mondays, 11am-11:45am, February 26 to March 19

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Little Buds is a 45-minute class for infants aged 6 weeks to 12 months and their caregivers. This class invites children to explore, listen, stretch, strengthen, express, and socialize. We will help our little ones in all areas of development using bubbles, balls, scarves, instruments, flashlights, mirrors, and puppets. We will connect and develop using songs, finger plays, lap plays and infant massage. You and your little bud will also be introduced to the wonderful world of Baby Sign Language which can help infants and toddlers communicate months before they are capable of verbal language. This means fewer tantrums and more interaction with understanding. The class concludes with a weekly chat about different areas of child development and 15 minutes of time spent for babies and caregivers to bond with each other and new friends in the class...

Compass Arts Studio Art II Kathy MossStudio Art II: Drawing into Painting for 6th-12th grade
Taught by Kathy Moss
Class dates: Mondays, 5pm-7pm, February 26 to April 23 (no class 3/26)

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This class is open to all students in grades 6-12 who want to draw and paint from observation and is appropriate for all levels of experience. Learn observational drawing techniques while exploring materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink and ink wash, watercolor and oil painting, concepts such as positive and negative space, additive and subtractive mark making, and the picture plane. Students will be introduced to the works of old and new master artists through reproductions while acquiring skills of seeing and drawing gesture, proportion, scale, weight, volume, and considering subject and narrative. Students will learn and hone their skills in color mixing, value, and composition-related decision making. All aspects of making a compelling picture will be discussed - shape, size, format, and surface, in addition to having fun!

Compass Arts Beacon Rising Women's Choir Gina SamardgeBeacon Rising Women's Choir
Directed by Gina Samardge
Class dates: Mondays, 7:30-9pm, February 26 to June 11 (no class March 26)

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The Women's Choir was conceived out of a combination of a women's singing circle led by Kim Chase and Gina Samardge, and an impromptu resistance choir inspired by what has become the anthem of the Women's March, Milck's "I Can't Keep Quiet." This newly born women's choir will focus on world music and songs of peace, protest and empowerment, but will not be limited to these genres, as the opportunity for performing interesting, beautiful, and artistic music while sharing our passion for heartfelt singing is at the core of the choir. No experience is necessary, as we will be working on vocal technique, breath support, blend, harmony, and artistry at each rehearsal. Our final concert will also be a fundraiser for a non-profit organization in the area as selected by the chorus members. Join us for an incredible weekly celebration of women...

Compass Arts Rompatom Ensemble Gina SamardgeRompatom Ensemble for 3rd-8th grade
Taught by Gina Samardge and Justin Keller
Semester dates: Tuesdays, 5pm-6:30pm, February 27 to June 19 (no class 3/27)
Dress Rehearsal and Performance TBA - between June 16 and June 23

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A vocal, instrumental, and creative ensemble for students in 3rd-8th grade, Rompatom ensemble includes singing, movement, theatrical elements, and instrumental play + improvisation on xylophones, recorders, and drums. Students who play another instrument may have an opportunity to incorporate it into some pieces in the ensemble as well. Over the course of the 16-week semester, students will prepare an eclectic mix of material, including a wide range of traditional world music-influenced pieces, classical, rock/pop, and musical theater. Movement and dance will also be explored and possibly incorporated into some of the musical numbers. The end performance will weave together these various explorations...

Compass Arts Afro Modern Fusion I Michelledana ShafranAfro-Modern Fusion I for Pre-K-1st
Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
Class dates: Wednesdays, March 7 to May 23, 4-4:45pm (no class: 3/21 and 3/28)
Dance Showcase: Wednesday, May 23, 5pm

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West African, modern, and creative dance infused movement class accompanied by LIVE drums for kids! Do your kids have an endless supply of energy that needs releasing? Do they love jumping, twirling, twisting and whirling? Then this is the perfect class for them! Together, we'll explore West African rhythms and movements while we physically navigate our feelings through creative and imaginative self-expression.

If you have questions about the class curriculum, please contact Michelledana directly at michelledanashafran@gmail.com.

Compass Arts Afro Modern Fusion II Michelledana ShafranAfro-Modern Fusion II for 2nd-5th grade
Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
Class dates: Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm, March 7 to May 23 (no class 3/21 or 3/28)
Dance Showcase: Wednesday, May 23, 5pm

REGISTER HERE

West African, modern, and creative dance infused movement class accompanied by LIVE drums for kids! Do your kids have an endless supply of energy that needs releasing? Do they love jumping, twirling, twisting and whirling? Then this is the perfect class for them! Together, we'll explore West African rhythms and movements while we physically navigate our feelings through creative and imaginative self-expression.

If you have questions about the class curriculum, please contact Michelledana directly at michelledanashafran@gmail.com.

Compass Arts Tiny Worlds Terrarium Family Workshop Romina RobinsonTiny Worlds Terrarium Family Workshop
Taught by Romina Robinson
Class date: Sunday, March 11, 12-2pm

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In this workshop, families are invited to bring their own vessel (some size restrictions apply, see note*) to construct their very own tiny terrarium. We will have on hand all the fixings to create the right layers for plants to grow, as well as a small selection of mosses and plants! Alongside this main event, kids can dive into a collaborative mural painting project or an "earth" themed sensory bin. There is something for everyone to love, so all ages are welcome! We will designate one space of the classroom for our littlest participants.

If you don't have a kiddo and would like to attend, you can bring a friend instead!

Compass Arts Musical Stew Gina SamardgeMusical Stew for little ones 6 months-3 years and a caregiver
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Thursdays, 9am-9:45am, January 11 to March 15
(You can still join this class for a prorated fee or drop-in to one class for a one time fee. Email Enrich@CompassArts.org for more information.)

Musical Stew is a 45 minute music and movement class. Rooted in music education approaches such as Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly and Dalcroze, the class provides adults songs, rhymes and activities to help nurture their child's musical development and allow the little ones to begin an integrative musical journey that lets music work its magic-helping children develop cognitively, physically and emotionally.

Compass Arts Musical Stew Gina SamardgeMusical Stew for little ones 6 months-3 years and a caregiver
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Thursdays, 11am-11:45am, January 11 to March 15
(You can still join this class for a prorated fee or drop-in to one class for a one time fee. Email Enrich@CompassArts.org for more information.)

Musical Stew is a 45 minute music and movement class. Rooted in music education approaches such as Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly and Dalcroze, the class provides adults songs, rhymes and activities to help nurture their child's musical development and allow the little ones to begin an integrative musical journey that lets music work its magic-helping children develop cognitively, physically and emotionally.

Compass Arts Musical Chefs Gina SamardgeMusical Chefs for 3-5 year olds - not just music!
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Mondays, 4pm-4:45pm, January 22 to March 19 (no class 2/19)
(You can still join this class for a prorated fee or drop-in to one class for a one time fee. Email Enrich@CompassArts.org for more information.)

Come on an adventure! Singing, theater games, tales and stories, props, creative movement, and instrument playing all instill musical and theatrical concepts on a physical level while tapping into the budding imaginations of the young child. Students will begin to lay foundational skills in music and theater in an engaging and supportive env

Compass Arts Cartooning I Ed MurrCartooning I for K-2nd grade
Taught by Ed Murr
Class dates: Thursdays, 4pm-4:45pm, January 25 to March 15
(You can still join this class for a prorated fee or drop-in to one class for a one time fee. Email Enrich@CompassArts.org for more information.)

Learn the basics of drawing cartoon characters! Using shapes as a foundation, students will experiment with creating their own characters for comics. Attention to beginning technique will be given while fostering students' creativity and character ideas!

If you have questions about the class curriculum, please contact Ed directly at ed@edmurr.com.

Compass Arts Studio Art I Kathy MossStudio Art I: Foundational Skills for 2nd-5th grade
Taught by Kathy Moss
Class dates: Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, January 31 to March 21
(You can still join this class for a prorated fee or drop-in to one class for a one time fee. Email Enrich@CompassArts.org for more information.)

This foundation class for students in grades 2-5 familiarizes young artists with the language and concepts of two dimensional art forms at an introductory level. This is accomplished through exploration of materials combined with exposure to master works (from reproductions in books) and experiences with different genres (still life, life drawing, collages). The students will learn observational drawing techniques while experimenting with materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink and ink wash, and watercolor, and concepts such as positive and negative space, additive and subtractive mark making and color mixing, while acquiring skills of seeing and drawing gesture, proportion, scale, weight, volume, and considering composition, subject, narrative. The students are encouraged to challenge themselves in a fun and supportive environment.

CALENDAR

January 2018

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • 31
    Sunday
  • 1
    Monday
  • 2
    Tuesday
  • 3
    Wednesday
    Afro-Modern Fusion
    4:30pm-5:15pm
  • 4
    Thursday
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 5
    Friday
  • 6
    Saturday
  • 7
    Sunday
  • 8
    Monday
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 9
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 10
    Wednesday
    Afro-Modern Fusion
    4:30pm-5:15pm
  • 11
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 12
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 13
    Saturday
  • 14
    Sunday
  • 15
    Monday
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 16
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 17
    Wednesday
    Afro-Modern Fusion
    4:30pm-5:15pm
  • 18
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 19
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 20
    Saturday
  • 21
    Sunday
  • 22
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
  • 23
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 24
    Wednesday
    Afro-Modern Fusion
    4:30pm-5:15pm
  • 25
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 26
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 27
    Saturday
    Huson Hills band/strings performance @ Hudson Hills
    5pm
    Rompatom Performance @ Hudson Hills
    5pm
  • 28
    Sunday
    Imagination Playhouse performance
    3pm
    Afro-Modern Fusion Performance
    3pm
  • 29
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
  • 30
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 31
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 1
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 2
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 3
    Saturday

CALENDAR

February 2018

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • 28
    Sunday
  • 29
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
  • 30
    Tuesday
  • 31
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 1
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 2
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 3
    Saturday
  • 4
    Sunday
    Women's Choir performance @ Newburgh Brewery
    1pm
  • 5
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
  • 6
    Tuesday
  • 7
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 8
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 9
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 10
    Saturday
  • 11
    Sunday
    Love Fest Family Workshop
    12pm-3pm
  • 12
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
  • 13
    Tuesday
  • 14
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 15
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
  • 16
    Friday
  • 17
    Saturday
  • 18
    Sunday
  • 19
    Monday
  • 20
    Tuesday
  • 21
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 22
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse I
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
    Imagination Playhouse II
    5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 23
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 24
    Saturday
  • 25
    Sunday
  • 26
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 27
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 28
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 1
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse I
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
    Imagination Playhouse II
    5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 2
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 3
    Saturday

CALENDAR

March 2018

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • 25
    Sunday
  • 26
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 27
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 28
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 1
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse I
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
    Imagination Playhouse II
    5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 2
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 3
    Saturday
  • 4
    Sunday
  • 5
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 6
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 7
    Wednesday
    Afro-Modern Fusion I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
    Afro-Modern Fusion II
    5pm-6pm
  • 8
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Cartooning I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Imagination Playhouse I
    4pm-5pm
    Cartooning II
    5pm-6:15pm
    Imagination Playhouse II
    5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 9
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 10
    Saturday
  • 11
    Sunday
    Tiny Worlds Terrarium Family Workshop
    12pm-2pm
  • 12
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 13
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 14
    Wednesday
    Afro-Modern Fusion I
    4pm-4:45pm
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
    Afro-Modern Fusion II
    5pm-6pm
  • 15
    Thursday
    Musical Stew
    9am-9:45am
    Musical Stew
    10am-10:45am
    Musical Stew
    11am-11:45am
    Imagination Playhouse I
    4pm-5pm
    Imagination Playhouse II
    5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 16
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 17
    Saturday
  • 18
    Sunday
  • 19
    Monday
    Musical Chefs
    4pm-4:45pm
    Rompatom Prep
    5pm-6pm
    Studio Art: Drawing/Painting
    5pm-7pm
    Women's Choir
    7:30pm-9pm
  • 20
    Tuesday
    Rompatom Ensemble
    5pm-6:30pm
  • 21
    Wednesday
    Studio Art: Foundational
    4:30pm-6pm
  • 22
    Thursday
    Imagination Playhouse I
    4pm-5pm
    Imagination Playhouse II
    5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 23
    Friday
    Rumberitos
    10am-10:45am
    Garabatitos!
    1pm-2:30pm
  • 24
    Saturday
  • 25
    Sunday
  • 26
    Monday
  • 27
    Tuesday
  • 28
    Wednesday
  • 29
    Thursday
  • 30
    Friday
  • 31
    Saturday
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