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A QUICK NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION: Want to register for more than one class or add a sibling to any class? Just go through the process of registering a child for one class, including confirming your registration, then after you land on the payment page just return here to the registration page and register for another class or another child. When you land on the payment page again your total will reflect all your registrations. If you want to register for a closed-out class, please to be put on a waiting list.

CLASSES FOR OLDER CHILDREN (k-5th grade)

    • 07/09/2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 05/31/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Hudson Hills Academy, 850 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
    • 23
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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
    • 10
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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)

    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.

    • 09/26/2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • 10/17/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 10
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    Compass Arts Halloween Design House Sophia Jackson Romina RobinsonHalloween Costume Design House: a 4-part workshop
    Taught by Sophia Jackson and Romina Robinson
    Wednesdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, September 26 - October 17

    Join experienced set and costume designer Sophia Jackson and arts educator Romina Robinson on a creative voyage to make your costume dreams into reality! Come spend some FUN time with your child creating and crafting your own Halloween costumes OR drop off your child (ages 7 and up only, please) and have them work with us to complete their unique vision. The sky's the limit and we are here to help. Over the course of 4 sessions, we'll help you think about clothes and things you may have from home, that can be upcycled transformed: a scarf that can become a tail, or screen printing stripes on a less worn t-shirt. Together we'll design and combine found things with multimedia materials from our studio. Let your imaginations come to life! Aside from upcycling items brought from home, any additional materials are included.

    If you have any questions about the class, please email Romina - romicone@gmail.com

    • 09/27/2018
    • 12/20/2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 14
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    Compass Arts Imagination PlayhouseImagination Playhouse I: Folk Theater Ensemble for K-2nd
    Taught by Gina Samardge
    Thursdays, 4pm-5pm, September 27 - December 20 (no class 11/22)
    Dress Rehearsal December 13 & Performance December 14

    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
    • 10
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    Cartooning Comics Ed MurrCartooning for 3rd-5th grade
    Taught by Ed Murr
    Thursdays, 5pm-6:15pm, September 27 - December 20 (no class November 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
    • 5:00 PM
    • 01/22/2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 16
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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


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