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Classes at Compass Arts

The classes we offer at Compass Arts are designed to teach arts and creativity in a broad and developmentally targeted manner. They tend to integrate various art forms in wonderfully untidy ways for the purpose of surprising the student's creativity into wakefulness. They offer children of various ages very cool experiences that incorporate equal measures of structure and self-guidance. The Compass Arts class offerings are certainly not run of the mill, and this is intentional. We are devotees of learning and expansion, creativity, hope and community.

Compass Arts Creativity Project offers payment plan options for all of our classes and ensembles. If you are interested in a payment plan for one or more of our classes, please email enrich@compassarts.org to set this up.


Elements At Home Compass ArtsElements At Home
Self directed curriculum with guidance from the Compass Arts team

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. Enter Elements At Home, a distance learning experience for children ages 3-6 and their families.

The Elements At Home course offering will give children the chance to dive deep into all of the early childhood developmental learning standards, including: personal & social, language/literacy, math & science, physical development, and creative expression. Through provocations and project-based learning, our very own Compass Arts teaching team has developed a custom made curriculum that is especially designed to empower parents and children to take charge of the learning process in their homes. Elements At Home will provide families with weekly check-ins, written instructions, resources, virtual content, and art packs that will serve as a catalyst to this fall's theme of discovering our identities.

This fall's curriculum specifically focuses on cultivating the wellness of our children's social and emotional development while inspiring their imaginations and sparking their creativity. Through stories, songs, and art projects we will explore what is at the very core of human identity. Together we will explore who we are as individuals and who we are within the context of our families and our community as we construct, dance, paint, sing, write, act and play together.

Drawing from the work of world-renowned artists as well as beloved local artists right here in Beacon, each week our staff will provide you with a kit containing various materials, written instructions, and tools that will be paired with video experiences. Additionally, we hope to host an outdoor community art gallery event at the finale of the series which will showcase the work created over these 12 weeks and provide an opportunity to connect in person, even if from a distance.

For even more info please visit out Elements At Home page

Rate includes: material kits, weekly videos, virtual check-ins, written instructions, and book and media resources. Art Pack delivery option is available.

  • CURRENT/UPCOMING SESSIONS:
  • October 5 to December 21, 2020, $375 (twelve-week self-guided program, sponsorship options available)

Compass Arts Musical StewMusical Stew in Person
For little ones 6 months-3 years and a caregiver
Taught by Gina Samardge

Musical Stew In Person is a 45 minute music and movement class that will be taking place in person in an outside location with families physically distanced and the teacher masked. 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. Please bring a blanket or towel for your own "movement island" to help with distancing and safety. We will be providing an assigned sanitized "instrument pack" for each family to be used in class and stored at our class location. Limited to 6 family pods only!

  • CURRENT/UPCOMING SESSIONS:
  • Wednesdays 10:00am-10:45am, September 23 to December 9, 2020, $210 (sibling discount available)
  • Saturdays 10:00am-10:45am, September 26 to October 31, 2020, $105 (sibling discount available)

View our covid-19 policies here

Compass Arts Musical StewMusical Stew Online
For little ones 6 months-3 years and a caregiver
Taught by Gina Samardge

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.

  • CURRENT/UPCOMING SESSIONS:
  • Wednesdays 9:00am-9:30am, September 23 to December 9, 2020, $125 (sibling discount available)

Cartooning Comics Ed MurrCartooning Online for Students ages 8 and up
Taught by Ed Murr

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.

  • CURRENT/UPCOMING SESSIONS:
  • Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm, September 24 to December 17, 2020, $216 (sibling discount available)

Rising Artist Compass ArtsThe World Needs Art for students 8 and up
Taught by Sabrina Williamson
Online with 2 potential Saturday in-person, distanced meet-ups in Beacon (in-person pending COVID numbers)

In this exciting new course we will use technology and possible real live get togethers to create art and impact our community. Students will learn about community art, social commentary art, graffiti, neo graffiti, and gorilla art. Students will learn about the rich far dating history of these art forms and their impact today, as well as the planning and design that goes into these ways of making the world around us more beautiful and express our feelings.

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

  • CURRENT/UPCOMING SESSIONS:
  • Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, October 5th to December 14th, 2020, $195 (sibling discount available)

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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/.

COMPASS ARTS CREATIVITY PROJECT

Beacon, New York


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Tel: 917.648.4454
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