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CLASSES FOR OLDER CHILDREN (k-5th grade)

    • 09/17/2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 05/27/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Hudson Hills Academy, 850 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
    • 14
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    Compass Arts Band and Orchestra program Hudson HillsHudson Hills Band and Orchestra Program

    Compass Arts is thrilled to be working with Hudson Hills Academy to bring our amazing band and strings program back for a third year. And if you are one of Hudson Valley's many parents engaged in homeschooling we are hoping that this year your child will join us!  Justin Keller, Daniel Frankhuizen, Larry Moses, and Bryan Kopchak, are our brilliant, inspired teachers. They love their craft and are active professional Broadway/classical/indie/jazz performers who bring their unique energy and flair to this innovative and fun program.

    • 09/24/2018
    • 12/17/2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 1
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    Compass Arts Imagination Playhouse II Gina SamardgeImagination Playhouse II: Folk Theater Ensemble for 3rd-6th grade
    Taught by Gina Samardge and Eric Saiet, with Romina Robinson and Sophia Jackson
    Mondays, 4pm - 5:30pm, September 24 - December 17 (no class 10/8)  
    Performance date TBA

    A wonderful continuation through the world of theater and storytelling, Imagination Playhouse II uses improvisation and theaters games to nurture the creative minds of students while teaching them theater terminology, character development, and story creation. Over the fall trimester, students will be building a foundation and community through the weekly improv and theater games. They will also have breakout sections in music, movement, and set and costume design, giving them a window into most aspects of the theater. A showcase will be presented at the end of the fall trimester, demonstrating many of skills built over the trimester through the various games.

    The second semester of this class will be a longer session beginning in January 2019 where the students will use the skills built in the fall course to create and write an original show, culminating in a joint production with the younger ensemble in May of 2019.

    • 09/27/2018
    • 12/20/2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 2
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    Compass Arts Imagination PlayhouseImagination Playhouse I: Folk Theater Ensemble for K-2nd
    Taught by Gina Samardge with Jessica Jeliffe
    Thursdays, 4pm-5pm, September 27 - December 20 (no class 11/22)
    Dress Rehearsal December 14 and performance December 15

    A wonderful introduction to the world of theater, Imagination Playhouse I nurtures the vast, creative minds of children. Through the use of improvisation and theater games, creative play, singing, instruments, art, design, 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 and the characters to deliver their own original version of the story. The final production is a unique theatrical experience, with students not only acting, singing and dancing, but playing percussion instruments as well. A truly one-of-a-kind production of which each child can be proud.

    The second semester of this class will be a longer session beginning in January and will culminate in a joint production with the older ensemble in May of 2019.

    • 09/27/2018
    • 12/20/2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 2
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    Cartooning Comics Ed MurrCartooning for 3rd-6th grade
    Taught by Ed Murr
    Thursdays, 5pm-6:15pm, September 27 to December 20 (no class 11/22)

    For both returning and new students! Explore the fundamental process of character creation using shape construction to develop the form of the character, while considering the personality of the character and how it informs the shape. Students will turn these characters into a cartoon drawing with a world created entirely by them.  A full character has a world in which they live and students will explore perspective as a tool to build their character's individual world. From there they will introduce these characters into a story of their own creation as they explore the language of comics and sequential storytelling. Perfect for kids interested in comics, cartooning, animation and storytelling!! All supplies included.

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

    • 10/02/2018
    • 01/26/2019
    • 17 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 12
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    Compass Arts Rompatom Ensemble Gina Samardge and Justin KellerRompatom Ensemble I for 2nd-4th grade
    Taught by Gina Samardge with Justin Keller
    Tuesdays, 4pm-5:30pm, October 2 - January 22 (no class 12/25, or 1/1)
    Dress Rehearsal January 25 & Performance January 26

    A vocal, instrumental, and creative ensemble for students in 2nd-4th and 5th-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 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 and pieces into a magical journey of music, humor, theater, mystery, dance, and joy. There is nothing out there quite like this!

    There is no audition required, however, all new students will need to attend an open rehearsal on Tuesday, September 25, from 4-4;45pm to learn about the material being covered and the expectations of each participant.The week of the performance, students will have extra rehearsal time to prepare for the performance.

    • 10/02/2018
    • 01/26/2019
    • 17 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 3
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    Compass Arts Rompatom Ensemble Gina Samardge and Justin KellerRompatom Ensemble II for 5th-8th grade
    Taught by Gina Samardge with Justin Keller
    Tuesdays, 5pm-6:30pm, October 2 - January 22 (no class 12/25, or 1/1)
    Dress Rehearsal January 25 & Performance January 26

    A vocal, instrumental, and creative ensemble for students in 2nd-4th and 5th-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  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 and pieces into a magical journey of music, humor, theater, mystery, dance, and joy. There is nothing out there quite like this!

    There is no audition required, however, all new students will need to attend an open rehearsal on Tuesday, September 25, from 4-4:45pm to learn about the material being covered and the expectations of each participant. The week of the performance, students will have extra rehearsal time to prepare for the performance.

    • 10/15/2018
    • 12/03/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 4
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    Compass Arts Group Ukulele Gina SamardgeGroup Ukulele Class for Homeschoolers 6 and up
    Taught by Gina Samardge
    Mondays, 9:45am-10:45am, October 15 to December 3

    This starter ukulele class will include learning chords, strumming patterns, simple melodies, and improvisation basics. Some small percussion will also be used from time to time to create simple ensembles. Students are to provide their own ukuleles and it would be ideal if they had tuners or tuner apps on a phone so they can also begin to learn how to tune their own instrument (Guitar Tuna is good free app for uke tuning).

    Main Street Music is offering a special discount for Compass Arts students for ukulele purchases AND can offer rental and rent to own options.

    Please contact Main Street Music, 393 Main Street in Beacon, 845-765-8548 or Questions@JakesMainStreetMusic.com

    • 12/02/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 16
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    Compass Arts Print It Paint It Romina RobinsonCreative Childcare: Print It, Paint It, a Paper Extravaganza! Workshop for Children 4 and up
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    d by Romina Robinson and Sophia Jackson
    Sunday, December 2, 11am - 1pm
    During the Wyld Womyn Intro to Emroidery Workshop

    Using different methods and media, participants will create their own roll of gift wrap! We will also provide a snack and hot cocoa/tea. Stations for exploration and play will accompany the main activity. We will also provide a snack and hot cocoa/tea. Stations for exploration and play will accompany the main activity. Adults may join their child as a guest for the workshop, but we highly recommend The Intro to Embroidery Workshop right across the street at Wyld Womyn (378 C Main Street behind Beacon Pantry).  Children under 4 may attend the workshop with a parent. 

    Compass Arts is excited to be partnering with Wyld Womyn with this series of workshops and creative child care. Look for more in the new year! 

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