Fine Arts & Enrichment
Fridays, October 18 – December 13 (8 weeks) | No class November 29 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Explore the world of clay and ceramics in a three-dimensional mode. In this class you will develop basic hand building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab, and learn surface decoration and glazing basics. Students will complete several unique projects intended to spark individual expression by transforming clay into both functional objects and fanciful clay sculptures. With one of the few kilns available on Staten Island, projects are fired at Wagner College. No previous experience with clay required.
Tuition: $299 (Includes materials)
Expressive Kids Art
Saturdays, September 21 – December 14 (12 weeks) | No class November 30 | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Draw, paint, and create multi-media art projects while learning the styles and techniques of the world’s greatest artists. Students will learn to express themselves through various art foundations with an emphasis on interdisciplinary connections. For instance, students create autobiographical artwork with painting, writing and other mediums! Bring a smock or old shirt and be prepared to tap your inner creative talents!
STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
Saturdays, September 21 – December 14 (12 weeks) | No class November 30 | 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Interdisciplinary learning engages multiple intelligences for children. We will start by introducing science, technology, engineering, and math in creative and technical ways. Students embark on space adventures and learn geometry through art lessons and hands-on activities. There is an emphasis on STEM literacy skill development with art connections in a fun and supportive environment. Students make new friends through collaboration. Learning real world application is a key aspect covered within this program. Bring a smock or old shirt.
Ages: 10 – 14
Fridays, September 27 – December 13 | No class November 29 | 4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
In this class students can look beyond the dream of designing the next famous skyscraper family’s dream house. Discover the world of architecture in this class taught by a local professional architect. Students will learn about architecture through both hand drawing and an introduction to creating digital models of buildings. Join in the world of architecture and design, and discover the path to fulfilling your creative architectural vision!
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)
Ages: 10 – 14
Saturdays, September 21 – December 14 (12 weeks) | No class November 30 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This all new tabletop role playing game (RPG) puts the video screen aside, bringing players together in their self-created fantasy world where imagination and team play are essential elements of the game. Studies have shown that tabletop RPGs have significant education merit. At its core, D&D is an exercise in cooperative storytelling that involves decision making, invention, research, calculations, recursive math, problem solving, teamwork, improvisation, negotiation, role play, creativity, and active spatial visualization, which can all help stimulate and nurture a child’s developing intellect and social skills. Don’t miss out on this all new game!