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Fine Arts

Mixed Media & Crafts Series
Ages 9 to 14

Our long-time ceramics and art teacher, Janice Patrignani, is eager to get everyone’s creative juices flowing, even though she can’t be in our studios live this summer. She has curated various art projects that will focus on a different medium for aspiring artists. Choose any workshop individually or join all five at a discount. Supplies for each session are included in the tuition and will be available for pick up at Wagner College on the day before each program session begins between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

For all sessions we recommend students have the following materials on hand: Pencil, Eraser, Tape, Paper Towels, 1-2 Containers of water to wash out brushes. It is recommended that parents set students up in a place where they don’t mind their artist making a little mess.

Cardboard Sculpture

Architects and artists alike will create sculptures or buildings using cardboard, wood and other found objects. Over the three sessions students will construct, paint and detail their 3-dimensional creations transforming recycled materials into fabulous sculptures. 

Schedule: Tuesdays, July 14, 21 & 28, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $65 (Includes materials)

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Mask Making

Using a pre-formed mask, students will create and gloss their own designs using paint and air dry clay to give the mask a 3-dimensional effect. 

Schedule: Thursdays, July 16, 23 & 30, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $70 (Includes materials)

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Sculpting Animals

Using air-dry clay, acrylic paint and gloss, students will learn clay hand building techniques to sculpt their favorite animal or create their very own imaginative mystical creature.

 Schedule: Tuesdays, August 4 & 11, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $65  (Includes materials)

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Silk Painted Sun Catcher

Over two class meetings students will design and paint a silk fabric hoop that can then be displayed as a sun catcher.

Schedule: Thursdays, August 6 & 13, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $50 (Includes materials)

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Watercolor Landscapes

Take an opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by the outdoors even if you can’t go outside! Students will create a watercolor painting inspired by their own imagined landscape. 

Schedule: Tuesday, August 18 & Thursday 20, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $50 (Includes materials)

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Mixed Media and Crafts Course Series Discount

Register for all 5 Sessions for $285 (Includes materials)

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Enrichment

Mindful Arts & Crafts
Ages 5 to 10

A fun way to learn and practice mindfulness! Children will learn to meditate and practice being mindful while engaging in fun hands-on activities that foster creativity. Each class will start with a few minutes of meditation, followed by a guided arts and craft project. Families will be given a one-week advance notice to gather supplies for the arts and crafts project for the week.  The theme will center around how to turn recycled household items, such as toilet and paper towel rolls, into beautiful work of arts. Parent participation is encouraged!

Schedule:

July 9 – August 6 on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Tuition: $59 (Materials Not Included)

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BE THE CEO OF YOUR BRAIN: Mindfulness Practice
Ages 10 to 14

Your mind holds the power to help you succeed in any area of life, but the mind has the tendency to jump from thoughts to thoughts, constantly in motion, without conscious control.  In this class, you will learn how to become the boss of your brain to unlock your success potentials. You will learn how your mind works and specific methods of focusing on breathing, the body, internal thoughts, and feelings.  You will learn to choose the words and actions that can improve your relationships, school work, sports, and many other aspects of your life!  You will participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities that will leave you feeling great about yourself and be ready for a new school year ahead.   Note: Yoga mat needed.

Schedule:

July 13 – August 12 on Monday & Wednesdays, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tuition: $199

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CONQUER THE WORLD: Executive Skills for Teens
Ages 13 to 18

Executive function is a set of self-management skills that help you get things done. It’s located in the frontal lobe of the brain and can help you manage time, pay attention, multitask, and more.  As the demands of school increase each year, having well developed executive function skills becomes critical in order to perform well in school. Students are expected to have well developed executive function skills by the time they reach high school, but these critical life skills are not typically taught in elementary school or middle school. This class is designed to fill the gap by providing teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life!

Schedule:

July 7 – August 6 on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuition: $149

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Languages

American Sign Language
Ages 9 to 14

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most widely used language in the United States. It is a visual-gestural-kinesthetic method of communication used by members of the deaf community. In this beginner class, students will learn basic vocabulary and grammar of ASL and will begin to develop the necessary communication skills to interact with people who are deaf. Students who have completed a semester of Sign Language may join this class.

Schedule:

July 8 to August 26 on Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuition: $199

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Spanish for Beginners
Ages 8 to 13

Students will be exposed to both the spoken and written forms of the Spanish language. They will begin to understand and to speak basic level Spanish as a medium of communication through solid vocabulary, grammar, and precise pronunciation. Materials Needed: Students are required to have a notebook and Spanish/English dictionary for each session.

Schedule:

July 13 to August 31 on Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuition: $199

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