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.
Our NEW Location is 395 Main Street in Beacon (Enter from the parking lot in the back)
Discounts are available for additional family members and multiple classes.
To inquire about drop-ins or prorated registration for classes already in session, email Gina@CompassArts.org
Gift 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.
Looking 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 CAMPS AND CLASSEs
It's Not Camp!!! for 3-6 year olds
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.
Tri-Arts Summer Worskhop for 3-6 year olds
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.
S.T.E.A.M. Lab Summer Camp for 3-6 year olds
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.
Characters, Cartooning & Comics for 8-12 year olds
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!
Rumberitos for Children up to 4 years and a Caregiver - Drop Ins Available!
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.
Adventures in Yoga for 6-10 year olds - Drop Ins Available!!
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.
Soneritos - Spanish Through Music and Play for 4-6 year olds - Drop Ins Available!
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.