In response to the complex and difficult limitations imposed by coronavirus we at Compass Arts Creativity Project have embarked on a project to supplement our community's educational and arts instruction needs in a way that makes learning safe and inspiring in these uncertain times. Over the summer we saw an enthusiastic response to our Beacon Art Journeys programs and at the same time we realized that area schools will likely be struggling to provide a full-spectrum educational experience this fall. Additionally, we know some parents are wary of fully participating in schools and that those parents, along with dedicated homeschoolers in our area will need to have access to programs that meet some of their children's educational needs in a manner that adapts gracefully to limitations imposed by coronavirus without resorting to online-only programs and their resulting Zoom-fatigue.
Enter Elements At Home, a distance learning experience for children ages 3-6 and their families. In typical Compass Arts style this program offers an integrative learning environment where the lines between disciplines are blurred. With the Elements program your child will access a full spectrum self-directed educational experience in the context of the arts, with plenty of problem-solving and self-reflective themes along the way.
Elements At Home is a team effort - Compass Arts is incredibly pleased to be working with a brilliant team of educators; Romina Robinson (developed Beacon Art Journeys), Patti DeBonis (lead curriculum developer for Elements At Home) and Jessica Shaffer (assistant curriculum developer for Elements At Home).
Compass Arts classes, ensembles, events and camps are created for the Beacon and surrounding communities for the purpose of building those communities. Our vision is a big one. As a creativity project, we believe that communities are stronger when problem solving skills are encouraged at every age level and that the best way to build problem solving skills is through creativity. Through creative arts exploration students are given opportunities to think, and to think for themselves--to feel empowered by coming up with a story plot twist or an ending to a play or to discover the joy of being able to improvise over a musical accompaniment. We believe that our best work involves encouraging contribution, whether it is a colorful swipe of a brush, a melody or an idea. The essence of what we hope to do at Compass Arts is this, that those sometimes large and sometimes small contributions allow students to evolve into something the world desperately needs--individuals with vision.
Compass Arts draws from the talents of professionals in a variety of arts fields, Compass Arts continues to grow its offerings, enabling you to find YOUR direction.
As of January 1, 2020 Compass Arts is a nonprofit corporation. Beacon Arts is functioning as fiscal sponsor for Compass Arts while we wait for our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to be granted. Donations to Compass Arts can be made through Beacon Arts at https://beaconarts.org/donate/.