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Giving Tuesday at Compass Arts

donate to Compass Arts2020 has been such an extremely challenging year for the world; the pandemic, subsequent economic fallout, natural disasters, a national reckoning with racism, and a highly polarized US election have been weighing on each of us heavily. Fortunately, in the midst of these global crises, the seeds of creativity have been able to sprout.

At Compass Arts Creativity Project, we have been actively creating new ways to connect and provide the vital arts enrichment programming that has become part of the fabric of our community. Since we went into quarantine, we have managed to adapt and pivot to provide resources for those in our community and beyond. On this Giving Tuesday and during the month of December 2020 we hope you'll assist us towards our fundraising goal. Compass Arts has always been about all of us - together. We thank you for your generous support!

Please, visit our donate page to learn more


SATURDAY SERIES FEATURING CHERISHED LOCAL ARTISTS COMING IN JANUARY!

Saturday Series Compass Arts

As we head into an uncertain winter, Compass Arts is pivoting and growing our online program offerings to meet the community’s need for social connection, creativity, empowerment, and self expression through the arts. The Saturday Series will be a 10 week series of online arts workshops and performances held during the coldest days of winter, from January 16th - March 20th.?




Compass Arts Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 01/11/2021
    • (EST)
    • 02/08/2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    Rising Artist Compass ArtsThe Rising Artist, Skill-Based Drawing
    For 6th grade and up***
    Taught by Sabrina Williamson
    Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, January 11 to February 8, 2021

    Hone your craft in this classical skill-building course, whether you are perfecting your existing techniques or just getting started and learning the basics. In this course you will learn perspective drawing, figure drawing, and classical approaches to line contour, shading and composition. Students will learn how to use tools and utilize techniques to take their work to the next level. Learn the power of the Fibonacci sequence and the magic behind Hyperrealism.

    ***Sabrina's teaching is geared toward middle and high school students, but she is open to upper elementary students who are really interested in honing their skills as an artist.

    • 01/13/2021
    • (EST)
    • 02/10/2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    Compass Arts Musical StewMusical Stew
    For little ones 6 months-3 years and a caregiver
    Taught by Gina Samardge
    Wednesdays, 9:30am - 10am, January 13 to February 10, 2021

    Musical Stew Online is a 30 minute music and movement class offered through Zoom. Rooted in music education approaches such as Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly and Dalcroze, the class provides adults songs, rhymes and activities to help nurture their child's musical development and allow the little ones to begin an integrative musical journey that lets music work its magic-helping children develop cognitively, physically and emotionally.

    • 01/13/2021
    • (EST)
    • 02/10/2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 4
    Register

    Intro To Modern Dance Compass ArtsBeginning Modern Dance Online
    For Students ages 6 to 9 years old
    Taught by Chelsea Acree
    Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm, January 13 to February 10, 2021

    Modern Dance began as a rebellion of ballet in the early 20th century which encouraged a universal goal to move our bodies in endless ways possible. This class will begin with a warm-up that includes strength, flexibility, floor work and standing exercises. We will learn technical combinations as well as improvisation and composition. Dancers will learn to express themselves by combining movement, music, dance steps and improvisation. We will travel like animals, jump like popcorn, dance our emotions, all while growing our creative and technical skills.

    • 01/14/2021
    • (EST)
    • 02/11/2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 1
    Register

    Cartooning Comics Ed MurrCartooning Online
    For Students ages 8 and up
    Taught by Ed Murr
    Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm, January 14 to February 11, 2021

    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.

    Students should log in with paper or a sketch pad and their favorite drawing utensils ready.

    • 01/23/2021
    • (EST)
    • 01/30/2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 22
    Register

    Compass Arts Saturday Series Poet GoldSaturday Series
    Dream Out Loud Poetry Workshop
    Geared toward middle school and high school students
    Taught by The Poet Gold
    Saturdays, January 23 and January 30, 2021, 4-5:30pm

    The Dream Out Loud poetry workshop mission is to engage students in understanding the direct connection between literacy, goal setting, and the achievement of their dreams. It is a workshop where participants write about their dreams in a poetic style in order to foster empowerment, find their voices for social justice and live a hopeful and productive life...to identify their dreams!

    • 01/24/2021
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 02/07/2021
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 1
    Register

    Wooly Sundays Compass ArtsWooly Sundays for ages 4 to 104
    Taught by Romina Robinson
    Sundays, 4pm-5pm, January 24 to February 7, 2021

    Felting fun is back again at a new time! This fun class for all levels will guide participants through the basics of both wet felting and needle felting. Over three weeks we will explore three projects, each resulting in a unique "wearable" creation!

    • 02/06/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 23
    Register

    Compass Arts Saturday Series Romina RobinsonSaturday Series
    What Do You See When You Listen?
    Geared toward lower and upper elementary students
    Taught by Romina Robinson
    Saturday, February 6, 2021, 4-5pm

    In this one hour workshop, kids will learn about the phenomena of synesthesia, in which a person might experience the blending of multiple sensorial inputs, such as seeing sounds. Students will explore this concept through an audio accompanied art making experience, and conclude with a fun "coding" exercise of visually representing a pattern or rhythm. What sounds do your shapes make? How can we represent a pattern of sounds?

    • 02/13/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 23
    Register
    Compass Arts Saturday Series Gwen LasterCompass Arts Saturday Series Damon Banks

    Saturday Series
    Global Rhythms, Sounds and Songs: Weaving Cultures in and through our Music
    Geared toward middle school and high school students
    Taught by Gwen Laster and Damon Banks
    Saturday, February 13, 2021, 4-5pm

    Violinist Gwen Laster and Bassist Damon Banks are excited to bring an interactive performance based workshop to young musicians and music lovers of the Compass Arts community. Bring an instrument, found object, or your own body to play along. Gwen and Damon will introduce songs and sounds based on global rhythms, melodies and stories from cultures around the world. They are co-founders of Creative Strings Improvisers Ensemble, "educating and engaging the complete artist in young musicians through improvisation, composition and global music."

    • 02/20/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 25
    Register

    Compass Arts Saturday Series Chelsea AcreeSaturday Series
    Dance Makers: Creating Movement to Tell a Story
    Geared toward lower and upper elementary students
    Taught by Chelsea Acree
    Saturday, February 20, 2021, 4-5pm

    What are the elements of a story? What tools can you use to tell this story? In this workshop, students will explore how to use their body, space, and screen to create a collaborative performance experience based on a tale. After a quick warm up, the class will read a story and discuss the important elements to make their own version through movement. Let’s practice the art of dance by moving together and sharing the creative process.

    • 02/27/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 24
    Register

    Compass Arts Saturday Series Gina SamardgeSaturday Series
    Draw a Dance, Sing a Shape
    Geared toward lower and upper elementary students
    Taught by Gina Samardge
    Saturday, February 27, 2021, 4-5pm

    How does a snowflake move? What does a spiral sound like? In this playful workshop we'll experiment with the intersections of art, dance, and music to see how we can use these tools to create original sound, visual, and movement compositions to accompany a song. We'll learn about ostinato, patterns, and form as we develop our pieces and create our own unique language to document and notate what we have created. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a writing/drawing utensil and a piece of paper, and something to play - real instrument, found object, or even just your own body. This workshop is great for family participation, so tune in with the whole family and let's make something together!

    • 03/06/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 25
    Register
    Compass Arts Saturday Series Patti DeBonisCompass Arts Saturday Series JessieShaffer

    Saturday Series
    Exploring Stories Through Music and Art
    Geared toward pre-school and lower elementary school students
    Taught by Patti DeBonis and Jessie Shaffer
    Saturday, March 6, 2021, 4-4:40pm

    Join Patti and Jessie for a live experience of Elements at Home! Together we will explore children’s literature through the mediums of illustration, song, and an art project. This 40 minute session is designed with children ages 3-6 in mind but can really be enjoyed by folks as young as two and as old as 99! So have your whole family tune in for some banjo pickin’, story tellin’, and art makin’ as we explore the change of seasons together and celebrate the upcoming spring equinox.

    • 03/13/2021
    • (EST)
    • 03/20/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Compass Arts on Zoom
    • 25
    Register

    Compass Arts Saturday Series Sabrina WilliamsonSaturday Series
    The World Needs Art: Self Expression and Advocacy through Street Art
    Geared toward middle school and high school students
    Taught by Sabrina Williamson
    Saturdays, March 13 and March 20, 2021, 4-5:30pm

    How can you make art that impacts your community? In this exciting workshop, students will learn about community art, social commentary art, graffiti, neo graffiti, and gorilla art; the rich far dating history of these art forms and their impact today.  Planning and design as well as law abiding ways to execute these art forms will be addressed as the students create their own ways of making the world around us more beautiful while expressing their feelings.

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