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2021 Spring Fling Mini Session Classes- Now Enrolling

Join us for a newly added Spring Fling mini session in the month of May. We asked and you told us! In these times of uncertainty and schedules frequently changing, we understand that you cannot always commit to longer sessions. But we also understand that with school closures and distance learning, it is more important than ever for organizations like Yocum Institute to provide supplemental arts education for our youth. During the pandemic, Yocum Institute for Arts Education offered many programs to support families and children in the community. We continue to adapt and expand our programs to enrich the lives of students of all ages including offering shorter, more condensed sessions, like our Spring Fling session.

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

Registration is open for classes starting in May. Classes are smaller to allow for physical distancing.

VISUAL ART CLASSES

Beyond the Screen: Let’s Get Messy! (Ages 6-10)
May 3 – May 24 (4 Weeks) / Mondays, 4:15-5:15 pm
Teaching Artist: Sara Gibson
With so many students experiencing a full year of virtual studies, this class was designed to get out from behind the screen and get your hands messy! Students will explore all materials and mediums that will inspire creativity in a (safe) hands on experience. From paint to clay, paper mache to ink, a variety of projects will be created from materials that students may not have seen in a while.
$50 | $40 Members
Register: Beyond the Screen: Let’s Get Messy! (Ages 6-10) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

Clay Beginners (Ages 5-8)
May 13- June 10 (5 Weeks) / Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Rebecca Kline
Students will create small pinch pots, tiles, beads, and coil creations while learning the unique qualities of air dry, polymer clay, and kiln fired clay. Because most of these compound clays are easily available and able to be used without a kiln, students can continue their exploration at home at the end of the session.
$60 | $50 Members
Register: Clay Beginners: Spring Fling Session (Ages 5-8) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

Art Among Us (Ages 7-12)
May 3 – May 24 (4 Weeks) / Mondays, 5:00-6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Shawna Hansberry
Join your crewmates as you build a large scale paper mache Among Us character from plaster cloth, then paint these faceless spacemen. Draw your spaceship, as you find that sneaky imposter!
$50 | $40 Members
Register: Art Among Us: Spring Fling Session (Ages 7-12) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

Just Draw (Ages 7-12)
May 3- May 24 (4 Weeks) / Mondays, 6-7:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Shawna Hansberry
Basic drawing skills will be practiced using shape, shading, Optical Illusion and perspective. Returning Students are welcome to continue to practice their drawing skills and a variety of drawing materials will be utilized including charcoal, pastel, pencil, and watercolor pencil.
$50 | $40 Members
Register: Just Draw: Spring Fling Session (Ages 7-12) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

Animation (Ages 7-12)
May 4- May 25 (4 Weeks) / Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Aly Dynda
Students will explore the History of Animation by creating some cool take-home historical animation toys like a Thaumatrope and Zoetrope. Students will create their own unique flipbook and work on a Claymation movie of their own design.
$50 | $40 Members
Register: Animation: Spring Fling Session (Ages 6-12) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

Plein Air Painting (Ages 16+)
May 5-May 26 (4 Weeks) / Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Helen Reinhold-Gordon
Want to experience the joys of Plein Air painting?  Creatives of all levels can improve their painting skills while surrounded by the beauty of nature.  Join us for a Plein Air Workshop on the Grings Mill grounds. This session will cover how to approach Plein Air, a review of the basics and simplifying the scene with demonstrations and one on one assistance.  You will learn simple ways to organize your composition, values structure and how to focus your intent. A supply list will be sent upon registration. The first class will meet at the lot at Grings Mill Recreation area on Tulpehocken Road.
$90 | $80 Members
Register: Plein Air Painting: Spring Fling Session (Ages 16+) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

THEATER CLASSES

Little Performers (Ages 3-6)
May 11- Jun 8 (5 Weeks) / Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Joel Gori
Your child’s imagination sparks something new in every class! Traditional foundation building theater games that develop listening, collaboration and are fun are integrated throughout the session. The final class session is open to friends and family to observe what we’ve learned and created together.
$65 | $55 Members
Register: Little Performers: Session 2 (Ages 3-6) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)

Onstage Play: Session 2 (Ages 6-9)
May 11-June 8 (5 weeks) / Tuesdays 5:30-6:15
Teaching Artist:Joel Gori
More fun and learning together. Traditional foundation building theater games that develop listening, collaboration and wacky problem solving combine to start core theater training.  The final class session is open to friends and family to observe what we’ve learned and created together.
$75 | $65 Members
Register: Onstage Play: Session 2 (Ages 6-9) Details | Customer Portal (iclasspro.com)