Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their minds.

Spring Classes!!

Gift Certificates are Available Too!

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

Welcome to Compass Arts

Cartooning and Comics with Marvel and Topps Illustrator, Ed Murr
For students 8-14 years old
(age flexibility - inquire for older or younger students)

Learn the ins and outs of Comic-Strip Production.  Design, drawing and character development will be studied as a way to create cartoon stories!

This is a great introduction to Sequential Storytelling and the language of comics. The interaction of words and pictures that allows for truly unique place to tell stories and express ideas. Students will work work with comic strip board to take their characters on a journey and create original work!

No Experience Necessary! All materials provided!

Session Dates: Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm, May 13 - June 17, 2015
drop-ins and prorates available - email Gina@CompassArts.org for info

Puppet Jubilee with Kate Daley of Whistle Pig Studios
for toddlers 15 months - 3 years and a caregiver

Create lovable puppets in this mixed media play group. We'll use a variety of materials including cardboard tubes, yarn and colorful papers to craft our cast of characters. Puppet play can help develop the imagination, increase verbal skills and is a whole lot of fun! Each class begins with song, movement and a story to spark our creativity.

Session Dates: Tuesdays, May 19 - June 16, 10-10:45am

drop-ins and prorates available -
email Gina@CompassArts.org for info

Move, Draw, Dance: Pelvis and Hip Joints with Tara Vamos: Understand your body from the inside out

May 16th - Pelvis and Hip Joints or May 30th - Shoulders and Arms, 10am - 12pm
Center for Creative Education - Beacon
Email Tara@ItsAllAboutMovement.com or call 845-264-9565

Move: Explore your skeletons natural and efficient movement patterns and connections through a Feldenkrais lesson. Sensation & movement + mindfulness allow you to “see” your own skeleton in motion.

Draw: Examine a life size plastic skeletons, including one which is in pieces so you can turn each bone over in your hands and examine it from every angle. Sketching and drawing the structures we are focusing on leads to understanding your underlying physical structure in a new light.

Dance: Bring your new awareness of the skeleton back into movement. Guided movement will blossom into an opportunity to freely improvise and move or to return to your sketchbook and explore how feeling and understanding your body has shifted your drawing of the human form.

(drawing by Michaela French - michaelafrench.com)
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 Howland Cultural Center in 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.



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Contact Gina at:   917.648.4454
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