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Fall Session

Tuesdays from 10am – 2pm!
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
Share Day! November 7 – 1pm

Schedule

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Registration & Payment Information

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There is a required Registration/Enrollment Fee of $10 per student.

Registration Payments can be made via PayPal.

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Registration payments can also be made in person during the Open House on August 19th.
Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received!
Where possible, individual classes are offered at sliding scale prices; more students means less overall cost. We encourage registration to be completed by September 5th.
You will receive an invoice by September 11th confirming the price of the classes you have registered for. Should additional students register after September 11th, you will be contacted directly with any pricing changes.
We kindly request payment for all classes, either online or in person, by 9:45am on September 12th. To request a payment plan, please email WaldronsStudio88@gmail.com

Fall Class Descriptions

American Sign Language:

Over the course of the 8 week session, students will learn basic concepts of American Sign Language while incorporating aspects of deaf culture. The class will cover fingerspelling, elementary signs, and beginning grammar concepts. A perfect course for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language.
Ages 8+, 10am – 11am
$90/student.
Instructor: Teresa Bielecki

All Things Music:

Learn to read and understand the universal language of music. This is an all-inclusive music class that will cover a little bit of everything. Students will sing, play a variety of instruments, learn theory and technique, music history, and more! This is the perfect intro to music for students who are beginners. Students will explore the work of different composers, learn the basics of music reading, as well as develop a sense of rhythm and pitch accuracy through the use of solfège. Geared towards children, but would also work well for older students looking to review or augment their musical knowledge.
Ages 6-12, 10am – 11am
$60/student. Minimum of 4 students.
Instructor: Derek Waldron

Choir:

A high-energy chorus incorporating the fundamentals of music, rhythms, and healthy singing techniques. Songs range from originals to popular music, combining fun with education in a creative environment. Geared towards children, but parents are encouraged to register as well!
Ages 8+, 11am – 12:15pm
$120/student, $60/adult. Minimum of 4 students
Instructor: Derek Waldron

BoomWhackers:

BoomWhackers are percussive tubes tuned to musical pitches and produce musical tones when struck together, on the floor, or against nearly any surface. These instruments have been a popular addition to music classes for years, but have recently become a viral sensation. This class will focus on using BoomWhackers in a fun, creative, and percussive way while incorporating the basic fundamentals of music. Watch The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers perform with BoomWhackers!
Ages 8+, 1pm – 2pm
Class is not running this session.

Dyeing 101:

Students will learn the basics of dyeing through a variety of safe and engaging mediums. We will explore natural dyeing, cyanotype, batik, sun dye processes, and acid dyeing using heavy-metal-free dyes from Still River Fiber Mill in Eastford, CT. Projects will include yarn, silk scarves, and small accessories.
Ages 8+, 11am – 12:15pm
$90/student, $45/adult. Minimum of 4 students.
Instructor: Sarah Eyre

Knitting for Beginners:

From casting on a project to finishing, students will learn how to create their own knit projects, beginning with a simple knit scarf and graduating to projects knit in the round. Students will learn knit, purl, and patterned stitches in this course.
Ages 8+, 1pm – 2pm
$90/student, $45/adult. Minimum of 4 students.
Instructor: Sarah Eyre

Color Theory & Color Journaling:

Learn color theory, how color is used in advertising and marketing, and how color can affect us in our daily lives. The use (or lack) of art and color can have a profound affect on people as they move through the world. Learn how to keep your own visual journal of color and imagery to record your thoughts, feelings, and impressions of your experiences.
Ages 8+, 10am – 11am
$90/student, $45/adult. Minimum of 4 students.
Instructor: Sarah Eyre

Drama:

This introductory drama class will focus on a variety of theatrical genres and techniques. Together we will foster a creative, cooperative, and safe space for all interested students. Throughout the course of the program, we will prepare a scene(s) or monologue(s) of the students choosing and workshop it as a group. We will also share in theatrical exercises, improv games, and, if students are interested, touch upon technical aspects of putting on a play.
Ages 8+, 11am – 12:15pm
$85/student. Minimum of 4 students.
Instructor: Rebecca Alexander

Group Keyboarding Class (beginner):

This introductory keyboarding class will put a fun and creative spin on learning the fundamentals of playing piano. As a group, we will discuss proper playing techniques, basic music theory, as well as playing songs both individually and as a group. No prior knowledge of keyboarding is expected!
Ages 6+, 1pm – 2pm
$90/student, Minimum of 4 students.
Instructor: Lizzy Hayes

Private Lessons:

Private beginning piano and all levels of voice lessons are available from 8:30am until 10:30am
All Ages
$20/half hour (exclusive Co-op rate! This rate is only available during the allotted times.)
Instructor: Lizzy Hayes

Storytime Crafts:

Come listen to some wonderful children’s stories—classics and maybe some new ones too.  Your child will be engaged in stories about animals, holidays, seasons, and colors.  We will explore new vocabulary, appreciate the illustrations and use our imagination to put us in the story.  We will make predictions and think up new endings.  We may even act out the story and the characters, sing songs and do finger plays and movement activities related to the theme. After a few stories we will create an art project related to the “topic of the day” that coincides with our story.  We will also have some time to share experiences, pictures, items, etc. related to the story and theme of the day.  I will send a schedule on the first day or a few days prior to class starting.  The first semester will center around Fall, holidays, apples, animals we see in the Fall, farms, etc.  We will also have a little snack related to our theme (probably apples and fruit and veggies, please provide any allergies or you can send your own snack too).
Ages 3-5, 10am – 11am
Class is full.
Instructor: Carrie Brody, parent

Elementary Book Club:

Does your child love to read?  Then this club is for you!  Come and explore a new angle to your reading.  This club will get your child ready for a higher level of reading and stir their imagination and think of books and stories in a new way.  We won’t just “read” the story, but delve into it in a way they may not have thought of before.  Each child will have a journal that they can write (up to their ability) and/or draw in to record and reflect things they think, feel, question, etc. about the book.  We will look at the characters and think about them and try to take their perspective.  How is the book written (ie.first person, second person, and third person).  What is a narrator?  We will make predictions.  We will explore new vocabulary and ask open ended questions.  We will learn about the author and the illustrator.  We will discuss setting.  We will also cover the 5 W’s and H (who, what, why, where, when, how) of the book.  We will think outside the box and have lots of fun exploring our minds and our thoughts.  We will do two book studies, 4 weeks for each age appropriate fun and exciting book. Students will be advised of the book titles before class begins.  There will be a small amount of homework to read the chapters before class (The instructor will also read with them) and students usually have a small worksheet with things to think about while reading).
Ages 6-8, 11am – 12:15pm
$5 per child, Minimum of 3 students
Instructor: Carrie Brody, Parent

Musical Explorations:

A gentle introduction to music appreciation, students can try out instruments, experiment with rhythms, and sing simple songs together.  Parents welcome and encouraged to participate at no charge.
Ages 3-5, 11am-12:15pm
Class is full.
Instructor: Shelley Wurst, Parent

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