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2021 Mini Session Classes

November 15-December 18
Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 24-Monday, November 29: CLOSED
*Open Monday, November 29 for lessons and classes at 3 pm

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Participation in the arts engages children in learning, teaches collaboration, builds creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and boosts self-esteem.

VISUAL ART CLASSES

VISUAL ART CLASSES – YOUTH

Holiday Clay Ornaments: Session 1 – Ages 5-9
December 6-December 13 (2 Weeks)
Rebecca Kline
Students will create various Holiday themed tile Christmas Ornaments during the first day of the session. The second day of the session will be used for glazing and painting the ornaments. Kiln fee and glaze is included in the enrollment cost. Ornaments will need to be picked up later during the week of Christmas.
Monday, 7-8 pm
$30 (Not Eligible for Member discount)

Holiday Clay Ornaments: Session 2 – Ages 5-9
December 9-December 16 (2 Weeks)
Rebecca Kline
Students will create various Holiday themed tile Christmas Ornaments during the first day of the session. The second day of the session will be used for glazing and painting the ornaments. Kiln fee and glaze is included in the enrollment cost. Ornaments will need to be picked up later during the week of Christmas.
Thursday, 7-8 pm
$30 (Not Eligible for Member discount)

Just Draw: Holiday Edition – Ages 7-12
November 15-December 13 (5 Weeks)
Shawna Hansberry
Learn to draw your favorite holiday characters such as Santa Claus, Elves, Frosty, Angels, Wise Men, Grinch and Reindeer. Make them into Holiday Christmas cards.
Monday, 5-6 pm
$65 | $55 Members

Papercraft from Around the World – Ages 7-12
“Holiday Edition”
November 16-December 14 (5 Weeks)
Nadia Pochan
Make special holiday crafts from countries all around the globe using paper! Including Chinese lanterns, German ornaments, light up nightscapes, scherenschnitte cards and more! Learn what other cultures do this time of year, and all the ways you can use paper in crafting.
Tuesday, 6:30-7:15 pm
$60 | $50 Members

Tiny Elf Houses Ages 7-12
November 17 – December 15
(4 Weeks, No class Wednesday, November 24)
Shawna Hansberry
What kind of a house does an Elf live in? We will build an Elf with Polymer clay, and then his workshop, complete with anything you would like to put in such as a kitchen with homemade treats or a soft bed to sleep in.
Wednesday, 6-7 pm
$60 | $50 Members

Just Paint Winter – Ages 7-12
November 17 – December 15
(4 Weeks, No class Wednesday, November 24)
Shawna Hansberry
We will paint Cardinals in the snow, everyone’s favorite winter bird, and Birch trees in a snowy landscape. We will use tempera and acrylic paint for these winter projects. Be sure to dress for the mess and responsible clean up will be taught.
Wednesday, 7-8 pm
$60 | $50 Members

Textile Design – Ages 8-12
November 18 – December 16 (4 Weeks, no class Thanksgiving Day)
Nadia Pochan
Learn different fabric dyeing and printing techniques, using stencils, stamps, fabric markers, and even screen printing, each student will dye, print, and design their own t-shirt to take home!
Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm
$60 | $50 Members

Clay Ocarinas – Ages 8-12
November 18 – December 16 (4 Weeks, no class Thanksgiving Day)
Nadia Pochan
We will be making our own instruments-The clay ocarina! The ocarina is an ancient wind instrument. So easy to make from clay, anyone can learn and play!
Thursday, 6:30-7 pm
$35 (Not eligible for member discount)

Just Draw – Ages 10-14
November 15-December 13 (5 Weeks)
Shawna Hansberry
Learn basic techniques in drawing people including Portraits, proportions of the body and hands. We will also have Pet week, where we draw our favorite furry friend using chalk pastel.
Monday, 6-7 pm
$65 | $55 Members

Jewelry Making – Ages 10-14
November 19-December 17 (4 Weeks, no class Friday, November 26)
Shawna Hansberry
Design your own beads from polymer clay, make earrings, necklaces, pendants, and other jewelry suitable for gifts during the holiday season.
Friday, 6-7 pm
$60 | $50 Members

Painting Winter Scenes – Ages 10-14
November 19-December 17 (4 Weeks, no class Friday, November 26)
Shawna Hansberry
Using Acrylic paint we will paint winter landscapes, and holiday scenes. A variety of brush strokes will be demonstrated and proper clean up of the materials will be part of the process.
Friday, 7-8 pm
$60 | $50 Members

VISUAL ART CLASSES – ADULTS/TEENS

Teen Open Studio – Ages 14-18
November 29-December 15 (3 Weeks)
Jenn Harding
Open studio is an opportunity for the student to work on a fully equipped studio with other artists to work on their projects. Jenn Harding is an illustrator and Hot Topic creator that will be there to monitor, mentor and help guide them through their project if needed.
Wednesday, 7-8 pm
$40 | $30 Members

Meditative Mandalas – Ages 16+
November 16 – December 7 (4 Weeks)
Erin Oliver
A centering and soothing experience during this hectic holiday time. Spend your time in this class unwinding while creating your own mandala design with beautiful watercolor paints. We will start each class with a few minutes of simple breathing, stretching, or meditative exercises to help us focus for the class. Then we will design our own geometric and concentric mandalas, create a color scheme, and fill the design with translucent watercolors to finish the mandalas.
Tuesday, 1:30-2:45 pm
$65 | $55 Members

Build Your Own Tunnel Books – Ages 16+
November 16-December 14 (5 Weeks)
Erin Oliver
Create intricate and beautiful layered tunnel books with simple paper materials and cutting. These books can be lit from within for a spectacular display, perfect for dark winter nights or as a holiday gift. We will design our own imagery or scene and learn how to draw, cut, and assemble these tunnel books into three-dimensional forms. This mini session will allow you to create one larger tunnel book (approx. 8×8”) and possibly a smaller book as well, with the knowledge to continue creating your own lovely tunnel books in the future.
Tuesday, 3-5 pm
$115 | $105 Members

Exploratory Drawing – Ages 16+
November 16-December 14 (5 Weeks)
Erin Oliver
Let loose and learn some new skills and drawing techniques while experimenting with a variety of methods for creating drawings. We will build compositional skills and explore primarily abstraction and formalism as a means for personal expression and dynamic imagery. We will use primarily graphite, charcoal, and paper collage, with the option of bringing in other materials. You will gain greater understanding of art fundamentals such as value, color, space, and form, and their application within your artwork, while also engaging in meaningful guided discussions and problem solving with your peers about the work you create during the course.
Tuesday, 5:30-7 pm
$75 | $65 Members

Drawing for Adults – 18+
November 15 – December 13 (5 Weeks)
Fred Gurman
This class will explore tonal values, shading and how to draw the basic shapes that make up all objects. For more advanced students we can cover perspective and composition.
Monday, 6-7:30 pm
$75 | $65 Members


THEATER CLASSES

Storybook Players – Snowy Days Edition! – Ages 3-5
November 15 – December 6 (5 weeks)
Andrea Hart
Young performers will love this winter-themed course! Each week, students will dive into a wintry story, explore winter-themed drama activities, and play delightful snowy characters. The students will also create their own short winter-themed performance that they will share with parents during the final class!
Monday, 5:00-5:30 PM
$55 | $45 members

Monologue Masterclass – Ages 12-18
November 15 – December 13 ( 5 weeks)
Andrea Hart
The goal of this 5-week course is to help young actors learn how to select, prepare, and present a compelling monologue. Through group work and targeted exercises, students will learn how to identify the most important elements of any monologue — the character, objective, conflict, and tactics. Perfect for the serious acting student looking to take their performance skills to the next level!
Monday, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$70 | $60 members

Acting & Improv – Mystery Theater – Ages 6-9
November 18 – December 16 (4 weeks, No class Thanksgiving Day)
Andrea Hart
Not your typical acting class! Throughout this 5-week course, young actors will participate in several hilarious and puzzling interactive mysteries. Students will examine clues, investigate witnesses, and create unique characters, and they’ll have a blast doing it. Perfect for actors of all levels of experience!
Thursday, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$55 | $45 members

Acting & Improv – Murder Mystery Theater – Ages 10-15
November 18 – December 16 (4 weeks, No class Thanksgiving Day)
Andrea Hart
Young actors will strengthen their acting and improv skills while participating in a “whodunit” mystery! Using a wide variety of improvisation exercises, actors will learn how to build an environment, develop interesting and one-of-a-kind characters, and work together to create a story!
Thursday, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
$55 | $45 members

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOPS

College Audition Prep – Ages 16+
November 24
Jimmy Damore
In this one day workshop facilitated by Yocum Music Director Jimmy Damore, students will learn how to perform a successful musical theater audition! At the end of this masterclass-style workshop, students will have a chance to perform a mock audition and receive feedback
Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
$60 | $50 members

Musical Duets – Ages 10+
December 20, 21, 22
Jimmy Damore
Students will develop their vocal technique while working on contemporary musical theater duets in this three-day intensive class. Students will also learn how to “act” a song and collaborate with classmates. A great opportunity for actors with some experience who are looking to polish their skills!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
$90 | $80 members


MUSIC CLASSES

Holiday Sing & Play – Ages 6 and up
November 15 to December 13 (5 Weeks)
Tara Bernstel
We will be taking a trip around the world learning about popular holiday songs while singing, playing music games and playing our favorite rhythm instruments while focusing on general music skills that can be applied to any private instrument or voice lesson.
Mondays 4:00-4:30 p.m.
$60 | $50 Members

Music Mates – Ages 4-6
November 16- December 14 (5 Weeks)
Nadia Pochan
Music Mates is a group class to help students form an acquaintance with the keyboard, to establish a feeling for a steady beat and to begin the development of 5-finger dexterity. The program includes learning to sing or play childhood tunes as well as providing a general music background to prepare a child for private study.
Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
$60 | $50 Members

Music Mates 2 – Ages 4-5
November 16-December 14 (5 Weeks)
Nadia Pochan
For students who have previously taken Music Mates and are ready for the next level of instruction. Music Mates is a group class to help students form an acquaintance with the keyboard, to establish a feeling for a steady beat and to begin the development of 5-finger dexterity. The program includes learning to play childhood tunes as well as providing a general music background to prepare a child for private study.
Tuesday, 6-6:30p.m.
$60 | $50 Members

Young Singers Voice Class Holiday Fun – Ages 7–12
November 15-December 13 (5 Weeks)
Tara Bernstel
This class is for motivated young singers. Singers will learn fun holiday songs while addressing vocal concepts. This class will help vocal students break bad habits and gain vocal strength. Singers will learn techniques specific to better breathing, vocal health, tone matching, endurance and more.
Monday, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
$60 | $50 Members

Holiday Ukulele Group Jam – Ages 7-10
Nadia Pochan
November 18 to December 16
(4 Weeks, No class on Thanksgiving 11/25/21)
Learn some easy songs with Mrs. Nadia to play for friends and family this holiday season! Join us in this group setting where we will focus on simple 2 chord songs for easy learning for the earliest beginner ukulele players. Focusing on strumming patterns, chords, timing and rhythm all while learning to play in an ensemble! Must own your own ukulele
Thursday, 5:00-5:30 pm
$55 | $45 Members


AOM DANCE CLASSES

Boys Break It Down Mini Session (Ages 7-10)
November 15-December 13 (4 Weeks, no class 11/29)Johan CruzJohan is back!!!!  Join Johan for a 4 week mini session of Boys Break It Down. This 4 week mini session is a fun combination of hip hop and breakdance choreography. Monday, 6:00-7:15 pm$60 (Not eligible for Extreme Dance or Member Discount)

Boys Break It Down Mini Session (Ages 11+)
November 15-December 13 (4 Weeks, no class 11/29)Johan CruzJohan is back!!!!  Join Johan for a 4 week mini session of Boys Break It Down. This 4 week mini session is a fun combination of hip hop and breakdance choreography. Monday, 7:15-8 pm$60 (Not eligible for Extreme Dance or Member Discount)