Arts Courses

Introduction to Acting


Justyna Jaroma

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

Calling all young actors and actresses! Introduction to Acting allows students to learn about the key elements of acting. This course invites students to step out of their comfort zone and take on new characters. Students will also be encouraged to work together as they participate in warm up exercises, skits, and monologues!

Arts and Crafts 


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 Bollywood Dance

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

Want to get in touch with your cultural roots or just want to learn a new dance form? This is the perfect course for you! Bollywood is a fusion of many dance styles, including hip-hop, belly dancing, Indian folk, jazz, etc. In this introductory course, we will learn basic hook steps of popular Bollywood songs, and different choreographies. There’s no prior experience or level of dance required, just have fun while expressing yourself and busting a move!

Introduction to Bullet Journaling

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

Introduction to Bullet Journaling is 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 learn time management skills, improve their organizational skills, and build a habit for life!

Digital Art

Section 1: Grades 3-6, Tues: 6PM-6:45PM EST 
Section 2: Grades 6-8, Wed: 8PM-8:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: Students on mobile(Android/iOS) should download Ibis X Paint, a free, lightweight drawing app. Students on computers do not need to download drawing software. All students need a folder in Google Drive specifically for this course that is shared with the course instructor.

The class for technologically-inclined artists! Students will learn about form, colors, shading, value and other artistic concepts as they draw and paint digitally. Everyone will draw a variety of different pieces of art as we experience the artistic process in a hands on setting, from sketching to rendering. In the world of digital art, imaginations run free and possibilities are endless, and by the end of this class, every student will have several fully colored drawings they'll be proud to call their own.

Introduction to Drama 


Robyn Lindsay

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Sat: 2PM-2:45PM EST 
Section 2: Grades 5-8, Sun: 2PM-2:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None 

Take all the most integral and entertaining aspects of theatre and turn it into a class! Introduction to Drama will include physical and vocal warmups, technique building activities, games, and conversation. We will go over everything from monologues, stage directions, stage presence, voice training and more. All of the previously mentioned things can be done in big or small groups, or even one on one. It's all about learning while having fun at the same time!

Mobile Filmmaking


Aadil Razack

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Tues, Fri: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None

If you have ever been interested in creating films, this course will 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

Section 1: Grades 3-6, Thurs: 4PM-4:45PM EST 
Section 2: Grades 3-8, Sun: 1PM-1:45PM EST
Section 3: Grades 1-4, Mon, Wed: 5PM-5:45PM 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!

Indian Carnatic Music 


Aninditha S.

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

This beginner course will introduce anyone interested in Ancient Carnatic vocal music. This music is filled with a rich history, largely prevalent in Southern India. Students will learn the basic elements of Shruthi (pitch), Swara (note), Raga (tune/mode), and Tala (rhythm). Music is a universal art form that gives scope for improvisation and composition—a perfect class for any music lover!

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 Piano


Janet Kuskin

Section 1: Grades 4-8, Sun: 11AM-11:45AM EST
Prerequisites: Have access to a piano or keyboard

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.

Introduction to Ukulele


Amelia Cavanaugh

Section 1: Grades 4-6, Sun: 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. Along with each class, students will learn to play a corresponding song. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to learn their favorite songs as well as write their own. 

Intermediate Vocal Music


Pavitra Sreedhar

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Sat: 12PM-12:45PM 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


Curtis Chang

Section 1: Grades 2-5, Mon: 5PM-5:45PM EST 
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.

Introduction to Painting 


Rithika Ramesh

Section 1: Grades 2-6, Sat, Sun: 10AM-10:45AM EST 
Prerequisites: None 

This introductory course will review the basic elements of art to students with little or no prior experience. They will then move on to explore and apply them with acrylics to develop simple but effective projects that will exercise the students’ art skills. Demonstrations of different paintings techniques will be given that will be applied on small projects to develop their skills. In class, students will also be helped on an individualized basis that will further enhance their art experience overall. 

Introduction to Photography


Louis Li

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Wed: 6PM-6:45PM EST
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 Technical Theatre


Sonali Garg

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

Technical Theatre delves right into all 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. 


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