Arts Courses

Introduction to Bollywood Dance


Sriya Dommaraju,
Diya Nathan

Section 1: Grades 4-7, Mon: 5PM-5:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: None

Bollywood dancing is a fusion of various Indian dance forms encompassing styles from Indian classical to modern hip hop. This fun and engaging course allows students to learn a new style of dance while also exploring an exciting aspect of Indian culture. 

Introduction to Bullet Journaling


Leah Woodward, 
Hannon Stern,
Kirti Moteka

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Fri: 4PM-4:45PM EST 
Section 2: Grades 5-8, Tues, Thurs: 5PM-5:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Bullet Journaling will be a fun and relaxing class where students can create their own personalized planner! Bullet journals are a popular method of journaling and planning which helps students build better habits, organize, and plan effectively. By the end of this course, students will have better time management, improve their organizational skills, and build a habit for life!

Digital Art


Christina Zhang

Section 1: Grade 4-8, Tues: 7PM-7:45PM EST, Fri: 5PM-5:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: No entry requirements besides a computer

The class for technologically-inclined artists! Students learn about form, colors, shading, value and other artistic concepts as they draw and paint digitally. Everyone will make their own unique piece as we experience the artistic process in a hands on setting, from sketching to rendering. No additional software is needed, only a computer and creativity! In the world of digital art, imaginations run free and possibilities are endless, and by the end of this class, every student will have a fully colored drawing they'll be proud to call their own.

Film Scoring


Samuel Hurwitz

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Thurs: 6PM-6:45PM EST, Sun: 2PM-2:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: Students must have GarageBand downloaded on their computer/laptop, not mobile device or tablet

Movies. We think of them as a visual medium, but tell me this—have you ever found yourself humming the Star Wars theme a few days after you watched the movie? Or have you ever been at the edge of your seat during an action scene due to the heart-pumping music in the background? Music, or a "film score", is one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. In this class, you will learn the importance of movie music and make movie music of your own. Whether you are a musician or not, you will be able to take film scenes and add your own soundtrack, bringing them to life like never before.

Mobile Filmmaking


Aadil Razack

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Tues, Fri: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: Have access to an iOS or Apple device

If you have ever been interested in creating films, this course is perfect to empower you with the ability to bring your ideas to life. There's no need to buy any expensive equipment; all you need is an iOS or Android device, which are already equipped with great cameras. Throughout this course, you will learn the basics of shot composition, camera movement, lighting, audio, equipment, and video editing. If it sounds overwhelming, don't worry! This course is designed to help anyone with even a beginner-level knowledge of how to use a camera

Introduction To Music


Sarah McNerney

Section 1: Grades 3-6, Thurs: 4PM-4:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None

In this course I will be introducing you to the wonderful world of music! We will cover all the basics such as genre, emotion in music, lyrics, and more! We can experience and share our passion for music. 

Intermediate Music Theory


Karen Lee

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Mon: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: Students must know basics of music theory i.e. identifying and reading notes, knowledge of key and time signatures, differentiating half and whole steps, and recognizing basic rhythms.

Gathering all avid musicians! Whether you're an aspiring solo violinist or a member of your own rock band, this course is for you! This intermediate level course works hand in hand with aspiring music students to strengthen their knowledge in music theory. We will cover a variety of concepts such as differentiating between harmonic and melodic intervals, identifying the circle of fifths, exploring musical expressions, and more! By incorporating fun games and challenges, students will experience a diverse way of learning music theory.

Introduction to Origami


Curtis Chang

Section 1: Grades 2-5, Mon: 5PM-5:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: None

This course would cover the basics of origami, or paper folding. It will primarily focus on teaching certain beginner level origami models, such as the crane. It will additionally discuss a basic intuition behind reading diagrams, selecting paper, and other skills helpful for learning origami.



Vani Shah

Section 1: Grades 3-6, Thurs: 6PM-6:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: Have access to basic painting supplies: brushes, canvas, pencils, paint

Want to become the next Michalangelo? Or maybe just find something meditative to fill the hours? Either way this class is for you. It will help get you started on the basics of painting by going over different styles throughout history, the basics of mixing colors, and different brushes and mediums. You will be able to explore your own creativity and start to develop your personal, unique approach to painting.

Introduction to Percussion


Aadit Walia

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Tues, Wed: 5PM-5:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None

The Introduction to Percussion course will allow students access to the musical world by introducing students to the basics of music as well as drumming. Topics covered will range from fundamentals like how to hold the stick and strike the drum to higher-level applications of those fundamentals like playing in different time signatures. Every class will include a review of fundamentals alongside new rudiments and fun play-along drum tracks.

Introduction to Photography


Louis Li

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Wed: 6PM-6:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: Has access to any sort of digital camera (iPhone, DSLR, etc.)

Introduction to Photography is a course that allows students to grow their passion for the art of photography. Students will learn how to utilize design elements such as composition and lighting to create compelling photos. Along with the technical aspects, students will gain knowledge in social aspects of the art such as how to work with models and how to start a photography business. If you love photography or want to advance in your photography journey, this is the class for you!

Introduction to Piano


Janet Kuskin

Section 1: Grades 4-8, Sat, Sun: 10AM-10:45AM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed for students with little to no piano experience. We will cover the first steps of learning how to play the piano through step-by-step instructions, as well as a demonstrate-respond method. As we become more familiar with individual skills, we will also tackle beginner songs that incorporate all of the techniques we have learned so far. Each student will receive personalized instructor feedback as well as time to show off what they have learned towards the end of the course.

Songwriting & Recording


Samuel Hurwitz

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Tues: 6PM-6:45PM EST, Sun: 4PM-4:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: Please have a Gmail account in order to use Google Docs and a free mobile music-making app (preferably GarageBand)

Songwriting and Recording is the place to turn the melodies in your head into fully-fledged songs. Although you can learn how to play instruments anywhere, songwriting, digital music, and production are hard skills to learn without instruction. In this class, you’ll be guided step-by-step. You will learn prompts and ideas for inspiration, the key to turning your ideas into music, how to use digital software and produce, and more. The class will guide you through the full process of becoming a songwriter.

Introduction to Technical Theatre


Sonali Garg

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Sun: 11AM-11:45AM EST 
Prerequisites: None

Technical Theatre is all about the backstage elements needed to put on a production whether it be a play, musical, or movie. This course will teach students the basics about creating effective light, set, and costume designs. It will also go over the writing aspects of a production such as script writing and creating analytical essays about other shows.

Introduction to Video Editing


Gregory Park,
Jayden Bai

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Thurs: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Section 2: Grades 5-8, Mon: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Section 3: Grades 5-8, Thurs: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None

Learn about how to create video projects using Adobe Premiere Pro! This course will introduce you to video editing and guide you through the editing and exporting process of projects in Adobe Premiere Pro. We will go over several effects and features that video editing softwares has to offer and you will even get a chance to create your own mini-project!

Vocal Music and Auditioning


Anjali Schoetz

Section 1: Grades 2-6, Tues, Sun: 7PM-7:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: None

The voice, one of the best instruments in the world! Singing is about passion, expression, and beauty. In this course we will be studying different music genres, the different parts of the voice, vocal technique, auditioning, and more. Everyone has their own beautiful, original voice. In this course we will be getting to know who we are as musicians and performers while also learning vocal technique.


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