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COMPASS ARTS was built upon the idea that learning and creating are best accomplished through exploration, improvisation and play, Compass Arts seeks to expand the minds of children and adults and empower each individual through its interactive arts classes. Currently housed in the Compass Arts Enrichment Center in the heart of downtown Beacon, NY and drawing from the talents of professionals in a variety of arts fields, Compass Arts continues to grow its offerings, enabling you to find YOUR direction.

Announcements

Compass ArtsOur location is 395 Main Street in Beacon (Enter from the parking lot in the back)

Compass ArtsDiscounts are available for additional family members and multiple classes.

Compass ArtsTo inquire about drop-ins or prorated registration for classes already in session, email Gina@CompassArts.org

Compass ArtsGift certificates are available! Looking for that perfect gift for a special person in your life? What better than the gift of creativity. Give a gift certificate for Compass Arts HERE.

Compass ArtsLooking for a space for your event? Ask us! The Compass Arts spaces are available to rent with various rate packages tailored to your needs. Consider us for your upcoming birthday party or any other event. We can provide many levels of event support so let's talk!


FEATURED CLASSES AND CAMPS

Compass Arts Musical Sous Chefs Gina SamardgeNEW CLASS: Musical Sous Chefs for 2.5-4 year olds with a caregiver
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:15pm,  January 5 to March 23
REGISTER HERE

For the little ones who are not quite ready for drop-off Musical Chefs class. This class bridges the gap between Musical Stew and Musical Chefs, offering curriculum similar to Musical Chefs but having caregivers present. Singing, moving, playing instruments, and having fun are always at the core, teaching musical concepts all along the way.

Compass Arts Cartooning I Ed MurrCartooning I for 4-8 year olds
Taught by Ed Murr
Class dates: Thursdays, 4pm-4:45pm, January 12 to March 30

REGISTER HERE

Learn the basics of drawing cartoon characters! Using shapes as a foundation, students will experiment with creating their own characters for comics. Attention to beginning technique will be given while fostering students' creativity and character ideas!

Compass Arts Musical Chefs Gina SamardgeMusical Chefs for 3-5 year olds - not just music!
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Tuesdays, 3:45pm-4:30pm, January 17 to April 4

REGISTER HERE

Come on an adventure! Singing, theater games, tales and stories, props, creative movement, and instrument playing all instill musical and theatrical concepts on a physical level while tapping into the budding imaginations of the young child. Students will begin to lay foundational skills in music and theater in an engaging and supportive environment.

Musical Chefs is is a drop-off class for 3-5 year olds. However, parents and caregivers are welcome to join and may be asked to remain in the classroom in order to help with the transition process for the younger children, especially if they are still learning to follow directions. If you have any questions regarding this transition and the best option for your child, please contact Gina at Gina@CompassArts.org.

Compass Arts Soneritos Lisa Marie MartinezSoneritos - Spanish Through Play and Adventure for 0-4 year olds
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez
Class dates: Fridays, 11am-11:45am, February 24 to March 31

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¡Así aprendemos español! Come discover the world of Spanish through play and adventure. Lisa Marie will lead this experiential musical play space for children ages 2-4 with an adult.  Let’s sing, pretend and explore the world around us while developing the foundation for a lifelong Spanish learning experience. Come ready to stretch, dance, paint or play as each week we will have a full sensory engagement together.

Compass Arts Studio Art Kathy MossStudio Art: Drawing Into Painting for 10-14 year olds
Taught by Kathy Moss
Class dates: Mondays, 4:30pm-6:30pm, February 27 to April 3

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This class is open to all students in grades 5 through 8 who want to draw and paint from observation, and is appropriate for all levels of experience. Learn observational drawing techniques while exploring materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink and ink wash, watercolor and oil painting; concepts such as positive and negative space; additive and subtractive mark making; and the picture plane. Students will be introduced to the works of old and new master artists through reproductions while acquiring skills of seeing and drawing gesture, proportion, scale, weight, volume, and considering subject and narrative. Students will learn, and hone their skills in color mixing, value, and composition related decision making. All aspects of making a compelling picture will be discussed - shape, size, format, surface, in addition to having fun!

Compass Arts Studio Art Drawing into Painting for Adults Kathy MossStudio Art: Drawing Into Painting for Adults
Taught by Kathy Moss
Class dates: Mondays, 7pm-9:00pm, February 27 to April 3

REGISTER HERE

This class is open to all students who want to draw and paint from observation, and is appropriate for all levels. Learn observational drawing techniques while exploring materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink and ink wash, watercolor, oil painting, concepts such as positive and negative space, additive and subtractive mark making, color theory, and the picture plane. Students will be introduced to the works of old and new master artists through reproductions, while acquiring skills of seeing and drawing gesture, proportion, scale, weight, volume, and considering subject and narrative. Students will learn, and hone their skills in color mixing, value, and composition related decision making. All aspects of making a compelling picture will be discussed: e.g. shape, size, format, surface.

Compass Arts Musical Chefs Gina SamardgeMusical Chefs for 3-5 year olds - not just music!
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Tuesdays, 3:45pm-4:30pm, April 18 to June 13

REGISTER HERE

Come on an adventure! Singing, theater games, tales and stories, props, creative movement, and instrument playing all instill musical and theatrical concepts on a physical level while tapping into the budding imaginations of the young child. Students will begin to lay foundational skills in music and theater in an engaging and supportive environment.

Musical Chefs is is a drop-off class for 3-5 year olds. However, parents and caregivers are welcome to join and may be asked to remain in the classroom in order to help with the transition process for the younger children, especially if they are still learning to follow directions. If you have any questions regarding this transition and the best option for your child, please contact Gina at Gina@CompassArts.org.

Compass Arts Studio Art Foundational Skills Kathy MossStudio Art: Foundational Skills for Students  7-10 year olds 
Taught by Kathy Moss
Class dates: Tuesdays, 4pm-5:30pm, April 18 to June 13

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This foundation class for students grades 2-4, children ages 7 through 10, familiarizes young artists with the language and concepts of two dimensional art forms at an introductory level. This is accomplished through exploration of materials combined with exposure to master works (from reproductions in books) and experiences with different genres (still life, life drawing, collages). The students will learn observational drawing techniques while experimenting with materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink and ink wash, and watercolor, and concepts such as positive and negative space, additive and subtractive mark making and color mixing, while acquiring skills of seeing and drawing gesture, proportion, scale, weight, volume, and considering composition, subject, narrative.

Compass Arts Musical Sous Chefs Gina SamardgeMusical Sous Chefs for 2.5-4 year olds with a caregiver
Taught by Gina Samardge
Session dates: Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:15pm,  April 20 to June 15

REGISTER HERE

For the little ones who are not quite ready for drop-off Musical Chefs class. This class bridges the gap between Musical Stew and Musical Chefs, offering curriculum similar to Musical Chefs but having caregivers present. Singing, moving, playing instruments, and having fun are always at the core, teaching musical concepts all along the way.

Compass Arts Afro-Modern Fusion I Michelledana ShafranAfro-Modern Fusion I for 4-6 year olds
Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
Class dates: Thursdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm, April 20 to June 15

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West African, modern, and creative dance infused movement class accompanied by LIVE drums for kids! Do your kids have an endless supply of energy that needs releasing? Do they love jumping, twirling, twisting and whirling? Then this is the perfect class for them! Together, we'll explore West African rhythms and movements while we physically navigate our feelings through creative and imaginative self-expression.

Compass Arts Cartooning I Ed MurrCartooning I for 4-8 year olds
Taught by Ed Murr
Class dates: Thursdays, 4pm-4:45pm, April 20 to June 15

REGISTER HERE

Learn the basics of drawing cartoon characters! Using shapes as a foundation, students will experiment with creating their own characters for comics. Attention to beginning technique will be given while fostering students' creativity and character ideas!

Compass Arts Afro-Modern Fusion II Michelledana ShafranAfro-Modern Fusion II for 7-9 year olds
Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
Class dates: Thursdays, 5:00pm-5:45pm, April 20 to June 15

REGISTER HERE

West African, modern, and creative dance infused movement class accompanied by LIVE drums for kids! Do your kids have an endless supply of energy that needs releasing? Do they love jumping, twirling, twisting and whirling? Then this is the perfect class for them! Together, we'll explore West African rhythms and movements while we physically navigate our feelings through creative and imaginative self-expression.

Compass Arts Cartooning II Ed MurrCartooning II for 8-12 year olds
Taught by Ed Murr
Class dates: Thursdays, 5pm-6:15pm, April 20 to June 15

REGISTER HERE

For both returning and new students! Explore the fundamental process of character creation using shape construction to develop the form of the character, while considering the personality of the character and how it informs the shape. Students will turn these characters into a cartoon drawing with a world created entirely by them.  A full character has a world in which they live and students will explore perspective as a tool to build their character's individual world. From there they will introduce these characters into a story of their own creation as they explore the language of comics and sequential storytelling. Perfect for kids interested in comics, cartooning, animation and storytelling!! Rate includes a pad of specialty drawing paper for each student.

Compass Arts Garabatitos Lisa Marie Martinez¡Garabatitos! Spanish Exploration Class for 3-5 year olds
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez
Class dates: Fridays, 1pm-2:30pm, April 28 to June 9 (no class May 26)

REGISTER HERE

¡GARABATITOS! is an hour and a half drop off Spanish class for preschoolers ages 3-5 at Compass Arts. This session of ¡GARABATITOS! will be all about the exploration of our sentidos, senses! Little ones will use creative play, manipulatives, stories, songs, movement and art projects to explore their senses in Spanish at a weekly drop off play and exploration space led by Lisa Marie on Fridays.

ALL UPCOMING CLASSES AT A GLANCE

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