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CLASSES FOR OLDER CHILDREN (k-5th grade)

    • 09/25/2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 05/21/2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Hudson Hills Academy, 62 Overlook Dr., Newburgh, NY
    • 12
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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 second 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! Compass Arts is known for its wholistic, mashup-style approach to arts experience and education, and the Compass Arts Band and String Program is ensemble music done up in Compass Arts style. 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. The Compass Arts Band and String Program makes ensemble music cool!

    • 09/25/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 12/04/2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 9
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    Compass Arts Studio Art Foundational Skills Kathy MossStudio Art: Foundational Skills for 3rd-5th grade 
    Taught by Kathy Moss
    Class dates: Mondays, 4pm-5:30pm, September 25 to December 4 (no class 10/9)

    This foundation class for students in grades 3-5 familiarizes young artists with the language and concepts of two-dimensional art forms at an introductory level. This is accomplished through the 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.

    If you have questions about the class curriculum, please contact Kathy directly at cookamunka@aol.com.

    • 09/25/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 12/18/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 7
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    Compass Arts Rompatom Prep Gina SamardgeRompatom Prep for K-2nd grade
    Taught by Gina Samardge
    Session dates: Mondays, 5pm-6pm, September 25 to December 18 (no class 10/9)

    The next step in music and movement education at Compass Arts, Rompatom Prep continues to build upon the foundational skills developed in Musical Chefs and prepare students for the Rompatom Ensemble. Over the course of the session, students will learn to read basic rhythms; play in ensemble on percussive instruments like xylophones, drums and small percussion; experience versatility with their voices and bodies through singing, drama, and movement; improvise and create songs, melodies, movements, rhythms, and rhymes. This holistic approach to learning music based in pedagogies such as Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, and Dalcroze immerses students in the process of active music making, allowing them to embody musical concepts and thoroughly have a good time.

    • 09/26/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 01/30/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 5
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    Compass Arts Rompatom Ensemble Gina Samardge and Justin KellerRompatom Ensemble for 3rd-8th grade
    Taught by Gina Samardge and Justin Keller
    Semester dates: Tuesdays, 5pm-6:30pm, September 26 to January 30 (no class 10/31, 12/26, or 1/2)
    Dress Rehearsal: Friday, January 26 (there may be one additional rehearsal this same week)
    Performance: Saturday, January 27 (time TBA)

    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 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 information session on September 19th from 5-6pm to learn about the material being covered and the expectations of each participant. A 3-hour ensemble workshop will also take place during the school holiday on Friday, November 10th (Veterans' Day), and is included in the Rompatom tuition.

    • 09/27/2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • 01/24/2018
    • 5:15 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 5
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    Compass Arts Afro Modern Fusion Michelledana ShafranAfro-Modern Fusion for K-5th grade
    Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
    Class dates: Wednesdays, 4:30pm-5:15pm, September 27 to January 24 (no class 11/22 or 12/27)
    Dress Rehearsal: Friday, January 26 (time TBA)
    Performance: Saturday, January 27 (time TBA)

    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.

    • 09/28/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 02/01/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 4
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    Compass Arts Imagination PlayhouseImagination Playhouse I: Folk Theater Ensemble for K-2nd
    Taught by Gina Samardge
    Semester dates: Thursdays, 4pm-5pm, September 28 to February 1 (no class 11/23, 12/28 and 1/4)
    Dress Rehearsal: Friday, January 26 (there may be one additional rehearsal this same week)
    Performance: Saturday, January 27 (time TBA)

    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 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.

    While the two classes, Imagination Playhouse I and II, take place at different times and focus on different age ranges (K-2nd and 3rd-5th respectively), the two groups will be working on different aspects of the same show and will perform together in the production. This will allow for more developmentally appropriate skills to be taught in the process of the show creation.

    • 09/28/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 12/07/2017
    • 6:15 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
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    Cartooning Comics Ed MurrCartooning II for 3rd-5th grade
    Taught by Ed Murr
    Class dates: Thursdays, 5pm-6:15pm, September 28-December 7 (no class11/23)

    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!! Rate includes a pad of specialty drawing paper for each student.

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

    • 10/13/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 12/08/2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Compass Arts, 395 Main Street (back entrance), Beacon, NY
    • 9
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    Compass Arts Rig-ama-jig Builders' Club Compass Arts StaffRig-ama-jig Builders' Club for K-5th grade
    Taught by Compass Arts Staff
    Class dates: Fridays, 4pm-5:30pm, October 13, 27, November 17, December 8

    Rigamajig is a building kit conceived for hands-on free play and learning. It's a collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts, and rope designed to engage the inquisitive mind and creative spirit of children. Through play, they think three dimensionally, create physically, and work collaboratively. Building with this simple set of parts helps children combine imagination with cognitive thinking & invention, embrace process over outcome, and empowers them to be makers of their own world. During the builders' club, the adult "teachers" will present creative play prompts and questions to inspire students in their creations and facilitate problem solving but not guide students to any particular end. This is experiential and all about the child's creative process! Check it out at Rigamajig.com

    There will be four drop-in Builders' Club Drop-Ins this fall: October 13, 27, November 17, and December 8. Register for all 4 at the same time and the last class is FREE! (Builders' Club does not count toward multiple registration discounts)

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