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.


Compass ArtsOur NEW 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!


summer camp compass arts art music spanishIt's Not Camp!!!  for 3-6 year olds
Taught by Compass Arts staff

Week I:
Monday through Friday,  June 13 - June 17, 9am - 12noon
Week II: Monday through Friday,  June 20 - June 24, 9am - 12noon

It's Not Camp!!! is, in fact, camp. We were just trying to get your attention. The week is going to be full of wonderful fun - music, art, movement, Spanish, puppets and more! The kiddos will have a rockin' good time with the Compass Arts faculty all week long.

Compass Arts Tri Arts Camp Keely Sheehan Gina Samardge Beacon NY childrenTri-Arts Summer Worskhop for 3-6 year olds
Taught by Keely Sheehan and Gina Samardge
Week I: Monday through Friday,  June 27 - July 1, 9am - 12noon
Week II: Monday through Friday,  August 22 - August 26, 9am - 12noon


Throughout the week we will explore a folk tale through music, creative movement, and art, then share our creation with our families at the end of the week.

Summer Camp STEAM Compass ArtsS.T.E.A.M. Lab Summer Camp for 3-6 year olds
Taught by Gina Samardge & Kate Daley

Week I:
Tuesday-Thursday August 2 - August 4, 9am-12noon
Week II:
Tuesday-Thursday August 9 - August 11, 9am-12noon
Week III:
Tuesday-Thursday August 16 - August 4, 9am-12noon

This summer, we are offering an exciting interdisciplinary program, influenced by the STEAM movement in education. Each week, children will collaboratively design and build immersive, physical environments filled with music, art, movement and discovery. Tuesday/Thursday and Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday options.
Week I: "Mazes, Marbles and Machines” Compose a musical maze, paint with moving marbles, and invent a machine! REGISTER HERE
Week II:“Obstacle Courses, Oceans and Objects” Create an obstacle course, make music in oceanic habitats, and print masterpieces with everyday objects!  REGISTER HERE
Week III: “Buildings, Bubbles and Bugs” Design and construct 3-D fantastical cities, move to music like a bug, and experiment with bubbles! REGISTER HERE

Toddler Art Compass Arts Romina Robinson Art Exploration
Tactile Explorers
Taught by Romina Robinson
Tuesdays,  June 14th - June 28th, 10am-10:45am

This 45 minute class for toddlers and a caregiver will provide an opportunity for play and socialization, as well as a chance to explore fun and frequently messy new art materials that won't wind up on your couch! Materials will be thoughtfully presented to provoke curiosity and interest, allowing for open ended exploration using all the senses. In keeping with the tactile, hands-on spirit of young children, all materials will be natural, often home made and food/plant based...just in case any children are curious to sample a little taste!

Cartooning comics Ed MurrCharacters, Cartooning & Comics for 8-12 year olds
Taught by Ed Murr
Class date: Thursday, March 31-June 16, 4:45pm-6pm


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!

Compass Arts RumberitosRumberitos for Children up to 4 years and a Caregiver - Drop Ins Available!
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez
Class dates: Fridays, April 1-June 17, 9:45am - 10:30am


Rumberitos is an exciting new play group developed to give all children 0-4 the building blocks needed to incorporate Spanish into their daily lives. We will explore the Spanish Language and Latin American culture through song, dance and play, and investigate the world around us, while providing parents the support needed to reinforce Spanish language at home. This fun six week play group will be open to children 0-4 and caregivers with any language background.

Compass Arts Adventures in YogaAdventures in Yoga for 6-10 year olds - Drop Ins Available!!
Taught by Alice Sipple
Class dates: Mondays, April 11-June 20, 4pm - 4:45pm (no class Monday, May 30)


Adventures in Yoga classes ease children into correct alignment of yoga poses while keeping it fun! Games and creative movement are all part of a daily class. Breathing techniques, sensory exploration and relaxation exercises will help your child to maintain focus and manage stress in the years to come.

Compass Arts SoneritosSoneritos - Spanish Through Music and Play for 4-6 year olds - Drop Ins Available!
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 5-June 21, 3:30pm-4:15pm


This 45 minute drop off class offers children ages 4-6 the opportunity to learn the Spanish language through exploration and song. With a diverse set of original and popular Latin American materials, children will be introduced to tongue twisters, hand clapping games, rhymes, and traditional games, accompanied by music, movement and instrumental play. Students will also take a look at some familiar games and songs from their own lives and see how that experience translates into Spanish. This experiential setting encourages children to experiment with the art of play, in Spanish, and fall in love with it.

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(enter  from the parking lot in the back)


Tel: 917.648.4454


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