Arts Courses

Art History and Conceptualization

Instructors:

Malavika Suresh

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Fri: 4PM-4:45PM EST
Section 2: Grades 6-8, Mon: 8PM-8:45PM EST, Sat: 6PM-6:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


This course is designed for anyone who is interested in exploring the history of art and artistic ideas. Throughout this course we will be emphasizing the crossroads between the history of art and the development of aesthetics and beauty in the modern age.

Intro to Artistic Expression 

Instructors:

Umika Arora

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Mon: 5PM-5:45PM EST,  Wed: 4PM-4:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


This course will teach students how to express and evoke emotions through artistic expression. Students will make connections between their personal feelings and similar feelings that have been expressed in various works of art. They will learn how to analyze and recreate political and emotional art pieces. 

Arts and Crafts

Instructors:

Dhruvi Shah

Section 1: Grades 1-5, Fri: 7PM-7:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


Join Arts and Crafts to find time in relaxing and having fun creating DIY crafts together! Students will use accessible household items to start and develop their own individual projects. Students will be guided to boost their creativity and enhance their artistic skills. Let's get crafty!

Introduction to Bullet Journaling

Instructors:

Hannon Stern
Leah Woodward

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Fri: 5PM-5:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


I​ntroduction 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 that helps students build better habits, organize, and plan effectively. By the end of this course, students will have developed better time management and organizational habits!

Introduction to Drawing

Section 1: Grades 1-2, Sun: 6PM-6:45PM EST
Section 2: Grades 2-4, Sat: 11AM-11:45AM EST
Prerequisites: None


Are you interested in drawing? Do you like doodling, and want to learn more about basic drawing techniques? Then this is the right course for you! This introductory course will outline the basics of drawing through fun, engaging activities, and by the end you will have the skills to draw like a professional artist. 

Introduction to Music

Section 1: Grades 3-7, Wed: 5PM-5:45PM EST
Section 2: Grades 3-6, Thurs: 4PM-4:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None


Welcome to Introduction to Music! This is an interactive course where students will learn about basic notes, introductory music theory, various instruments, and more! It is a perfect course for new students who want to dabble in music and experience a new passion for music!

History of Music

Instructors:

Ameya Mahajan

Section 1: Grades 6-7, Sat: 2PM-2:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


This course provides students with an introductory footing into the vast and complex nature of the musical world. We will go over numerous musical eras, genres, and modern musical trends. In each session, students will provide their ideas and input through a series of fun activities and games. 

Introduction to Ukulele

Instructors:

Amelia Cavanaugh

Section 1: Grades 4-6, Wed: 5PM-5:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


Introduction to Ukulele is a course in which students will learn the basic fundamentals of playing the ukulele. The course is designed for students with little to no experience; all they need is a ukulele! During the session, we will go over major and minor chords, as well as strumming, chucking, and finger picking. In each class, students will learn how to play a new song. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to learn their favorite songs, as well as write their own. 

The Art of Vocal Music and Auditioning

Instructors:

Anjali Schoetz

Section 1: Grades 2-6, Wed: 8PM-8:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


The voice is 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.

Intermediate Vocal Music 

Instructors:

Pavitra Sreedhar

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Sat: 12PM-2:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None


Have you ever wanted to take your singing in the shower a step further? This is a course in which kids will learn vocal techniques to enhance their musicality and confidence. Students will experiment with different genres and styles of singing. We will cover advanced techniques and a diverse array of genres and lyricism. Come bring out your inner singer with this course!

Introduction to Origami

Instructors:

Curtis Chang

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


This course will cover the basics of origami, a special type of paper folding. It will primarily focus on teaching beginner-level origami models, such as the crane. Additionally, we will discuss basic intuition skills involved with reading origami diagrams, selecting proper paper, and other helpful origami tips.

Introduction to Photography

Instructors:

Louis Li

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

 

In this introductory course, students will 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 photography, such as how to work with models and how to start a photography business. If you love photography or want to advance your photography skills, this is the class for you!

Songwriting & Recording

Instructors:

Samuel Hurwitz

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Tues, Thurs: 6PM-6:45PM EST
Prerequisites: A Gmail account in order to use Google Docs and access to the application GarageBand, preferably mobile (iPad, iPhone, etc)


Songwriting & 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

Instructors:

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 of creating effective light, set, and costume designs. We will also go over the writing aspects of a production, such as script writing and creating analytical essays about other shows.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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