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

$5 Workshop and Free Trial Class the Week of February 15th!

Cinco Cosas Cotidianas: Five Every Day Things

A Music and Recycled Art Workshop for 3-10 year olds an d an adult on Monday, February 15th

The Musical Lab Free Trial Class: Music Class for 6-9 year olds

Wednesday, February 17th, 4-4:45pm - Taught by Lydia Adams Davis

Our NEW Location is 395 Main Street in Beacon

(Enter from the parking lot in the back)

Discounts 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 Too!

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Welcome to Compass Arts

Characters, Cartooning & Comics: Ages 8 -14 years old

Taught by Marvel & Topps Comic book illustrator and professor, Ed Murr

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! No experience necessary.

Thursdays, February 4- March 10, 4-5:30pm


Graphic Novel Workshop: Ages 8 -14 years old

Taught By Artist, Illustrator, and Graphic Novelist, Deb Lucke
In this workshop students will explore creating characters through writing, drawing, and acting. They will turn real life people into characters (each other), animals into characters, and inanimate objects into characters. They'll learn how
to build a character from the inside as well as from the outside through
movement and games.

Students will work with story structure in a fun and physical way, cutting and pasting as well as drawing. Characters will be in peril. Characters will be in conflict. Stories will emerge. Funny stories will emerge.

First time students will focus on exploration with an emphasis on character and sequence. Returning students have the option to develop a story over the course of the workshop. 

Session Dates: Tuesdays, February 9 - March 15, 4:30-6pm   REGISTER HERE

Dancing Tree Yoga for Kids with Alice Sipple

Ages 3-5: Mondays, February 8 - March 14, 3:30-4:15pm (no class February 15)
Preschool Yoga classes use playful themes to explore breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and yoga postures. Parents are invited to participate by partnering with their children during certain poses and by stretching, breathing and dancing alongside their children throughout the class. Classes include sensory games and/or creative movement.

Ages 6-10: Mondays, February 8 - March 14, 4:30-5:15pm (no class February 15)
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.
New!! Spanish Through Music and Play Classes for Toddlers and 4-6 Year Olds!  with Lisa Marie Martinez

Rumberitos for Children up to 4 years and a Caregiver
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.

6 week Class, Fridays, February 5-March 11,

Soneritos for Children 4-6 years old
This 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 and movement. 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.

6 week Class, Tuesdays, February 9-March 15, 3:30-4:15pm

Imagination Playhouse Music and Theater Class
for 5-9 year olds

Taught by Gina Samardge
A wonderful introduction to the world of acting and role playing merged with music and movement, Imagination Playhouse nurtures the the vast, creative minds of 5-9 year-olds. Through the use of improvisation games, creative play, singing, instruments, movement and props, students will bring well loved stories to life, create dances and music, and learn new songs. During this 90 minute class, students will also create parts of the costumes, props and set pieces.

Session Dates: Thursdays, February 18th - May 19th
Performance on May 26th

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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