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Tuesday

Music and Art Appreciation

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Music and art are an important part of what makes us human. Every culture on the planet creates its own unique form of music and art. Scientists have discovered that music and art effect our brain, but you don't even have to be a scientist to know how music and art effect your own creativity. Music and art are powerful languages that enable us to express our feelings, emotions, memories and dreams. In this class we will become familiar with the great movements in music and art. We will learn how these two worlds are really one; both express inner beauty and human creativity. We will learn how new ways of understanding the world effected both the music and art of those periods. We will create our own works of art as we learn.  

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 2nd - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Books & Beyond: Taking Picture Books and Using Them as Inspiration for Fabulous Art

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $200.00

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Do you need a class that will encourage creativity in your child? Come join Ms. V for a phenomenal art course!

This class is designed for both the reluctant artist or the already budding Frida Kahlo. We will use an inspirational, popular picture book that will get the creative juices flowing. This book will be our starting point for artistic conversations. Typically, a class will start with a read aloud, viewing a demonstration video of Ms. V executing the project and Ms. V showing a step-by-step break down of each project. Each class will focus on an art skill/technique whether it be color theory, composition, perspective and much more. Other media such as inventive music videos will be used to demonstrate the art that surrounds us in our everyday lives.

Instructor: Lizzette Vallarta

Grade Range: 1st (mature) - 3rd

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Graphic Art with Adobe Illustrator Vectors Abound

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Adobe Illustrator is the professional's tool of choice when it comes to crafting digital artwork. It's not as well-known as Photoshop, the more popular sibling of the Adobe family, but Illustrator is unrivaled in what it does. And what it does is craft crisp, clean, scalable designs that are perfect for any medium. In this course you will learn the secrets of Illustrator, the King of Vectors!

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

History of Animation

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Ever been curious how Pixar got its start?

Are you curious to find out that the first animated film is NOT Snow White and the Seven Dwarves?

Come and learn the History of Animation with Ms. V. We’ll dive into finding out how animation got its start, study some leading individuals in animation, and how it has morphed from humble simple drawings to Pixar becoming a $7.4 billion-dollar company.

This is an excellent class for artists, creative students, and film appreciators alike. This class will focus on animated full-length feature films.

Movie ratings will be “G” or “PG”.

Instructor: Lizzette Vallarta

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Over 30 Accents in 10 Weeks

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 11, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Ten weeks to learn how to speak like someone else? YES! There are so many accents in this world, and we only learn a fraction of them, but in this short span, you'll learn these accents. By the end of our 10 weeks, your student will learn a grand total of 37 accents. This class is perfect for your budding actor who wants to branch out into all different kinds of fun parts. Plus, there is a little foreign language and history learned as well. As seasoned actor, Catherine Holder, takes the students through WHY each accent sounds the way that it does. In each class, the class will be consisting of both lecture and practice and will include:

Instructor: Catherine Holder

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Puppetry 101

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In this ten-week course, students will learn the basics of puppet making and puppetry. Students will create three puppets: a finger puppet, a sock puppet, and a glove puppet. They will be original creations that will have personalities and characters that the students will create themselves. The students will have a final presentation that they can either record on video or present live in the last class for their final grade.

Instructor: Catherine Holder

Grade Range: 2nd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters - Part One - Fall 2018

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 11, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students become acquainted with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Fall 2018, masters to be covered include Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Van Gogh and O'Keefe.

Please note:  All the Touring Art History/Meet the Masters classes are independent of one another.   You can take them in ANY order.  You can join at any time.  Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.   

 

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters - Part Three - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students become acquainted with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Spring 2019, we will be studying Edward Hopper, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Faith Ringgold

Please note:  All the Touring Art History/Meet the Masters classes are independent of one another.   You can take them in ANY order.  You can join at any time.  Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.   

 

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters - Part Two - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students become acquainted with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary.

Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.  During Winter 2019, we will be studying Michelangelo, Degas, Rembrandt, Cassatt and Kahlo.

Please note:  All the Touring Art History/Meet the Masters classes are independent of one another.   You can take them in ANY order.  You can join at any time.  Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child. 

 

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Art Journaling

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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An art journal is a kind of a diary in which you combine art and words to express yourself. There is no right or wrong. It's all about self-expression. Artists have always kept notebooks in which they sketched, practiced, experimented, and recorded themselves.  Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci were prolific sketchbook keepers; therefore, you are in good company! Each session will begin with a series of writing and artistic prompts and ideas sure to inspire you and to help bring out your inner creative genius!

 

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Comic Art

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Do you often find yourself developing elaborate doodles?

Are you an aspiring cartoonist?

This class will help you turn your doodles into comic strips that tell your own story. You will acquire the fundamental building blocks that you need in order to express yourself through a combination of pictures and words. We will explore panel transitions, text image relationships, one, two, and three-point perspective as well as figure drawing. Each class will conclude with a creative assignment which reinforces the artistic principles covered in class.

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Design is a Journey of Discovery Introduction to Interior Design

Term: Fall 2018 and Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $500.00

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Interior design isn’t just about picking colors and décor! Design requires creative thinking and problem solving. We will discuss floor plan evaluation, area planning, choice of materials, furniture and much more! Grab your ruler and your colored pencils as we learn how to create beautiful floor plans, smart designs and color renderings. We will examine and create residential space, retail space and restaurant design.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Intro to Adobe Photoshop: Passionate about Pushing Pixels!

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Photoshop is widely regarded as the industry standard for image editing and photo manipulation. And not without good reason, Photoshop is so well known that it has worked its way into cultural language as a verb, as in "That's been Photoshopped!" In this class, you will learn exactly what makes this software so powerful and how to harness that power for your own (hopefully good) intentions!

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

July 2018: Weekend - Parent/Student Workshop: Mosaic Stepping Stone

Term: Summer 2018     Class Meets: Friday, Saturday, Sunday,      1:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jul 27, 2018

Duration: 150 minutes,  Weeks: 1

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Price: $75.00

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Need a great weekend family project?
Want to create art that can be passed down from generation to generation?
Need an introductory course for creating mosaics for the outdoors?
Don’t buy those pre-made stones from the hardware store! Where’s the fun in that?

Join Ms. Vallarta where you will learn how to pour your own cement into molds and how to layout your design for your concrete mold. We’ll be using the reverse-cast method for this project. Previous mosaic knowledge is helpful since this course is more about learning this particular technique and not design. No mosaic knowledge is necessary. This is a class for both parents and their child to work side-by-side.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (weekend class & project) July 27th -29th
July 27th: 1:00 -3:30 p.m.
July 28th: 1:00 -3:30 p.m.
July 29th: 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
Six Hours of Instruction

This workshop is LIMITED to FIVE student-parent teams.
Minimum to run the workshop: Two student-parent teams.

Please download the syllabus on the right for the supply list. PLEASE note the supply list that MUST be bought prior to the class.
Everything is needed immediately. The supplies should cost approximately $50.00. You will have left over to complete another project. If you have questions, please contact the instructor at Lizzette.Vallarta@gmail.com.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th plus Parent

A minimum of 2 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Short Filmmaking 101

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In this ten-week course, students will learn the basics of filmmaking. Students will start with either a written script or an original idea to create a 7-minute film of a fiction or non-fiction leaning. Students will learn everything from storyboarding and pre-production, to recording video and audio basics, to directing, and to editing and post-production. At the end of the course, we will have a short film festival where each student will showcase his or her own original 5-7-minute film to the class.

Instructor: Catherine Holder

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Sketching and Drawing

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Do you enjoy doodling with a pencil and a sketchpad?This class will hone your skills and help bring out your inner artist. We will break down complex concepts like line, tone, value, perspective and composition as we practice line and contour drawing, and a variety of shading techniques. You will learn to sketch images from real life and from your imagination!

Instructor: Lizzette Vallarta

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Songwriting and Production on Garage Band

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 10, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Join singer/songwriter and recording artist, Catherine Holder, as she guides students through the art of crafting an original song with both lyrics and melody, charting the song, and then creating a fully produced song with GarageBand!

If students do not have experience with charting a song and need a little more help, a 30-minute session is also available at an extra cost to each student.

Instructor: Catherine Holder

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.