Let’s learn, create, explore and build together!

Welcome! Our preschool program nurtures creativity, builds independence and promotes social skills. In our classroom children play, create and bond while developing important school readiness skills, self-esteem and creative thinking.

We offer 2 different class formats for preschool aged students. For students3-5 years old we have 45 minute drop-off Dalcroze Discovery, Piano Discovery and Arts Exploration classes. And for students 2-5 years we suggest our acclaimed 3 hour drop-off art and music immersion program, Arts Express Preschool.

Classes

  • Arts Express Preschool (2-5 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Music and art immersion drop-off program for preschool children incorporates Song Circle, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Visual Art, Free Play, Storytime, and Snack.


  • Creative Arts Club (5-12 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    In our after school program students embark on a magical art adventure.


  • Instrumental Music Lessons

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Rekindle an old passion or ignite a new one by learning to play a musical instrument! Flexible scheduling for all ages and levels available.


  • Painting- Introduction to Oils

    Tuesday

    Join us every other Tuesday to for this intro to oil painting!


  • Creative Arts Club (5-12 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    In our after school program students embark on a magical art adventure.


  • Visual Art (16-36 months)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Toddlers discover color, shape, line and texture as they explore painting, sculpture and collage in these exciting art classes.


  • Arts Express Pre-K

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Building upon our signature preschool drop-off program, PRE-K incorporates kindergarten readiness skills, integrated curriculum, and field trips along with our popular Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Visual Art classes.


  • Drawing, Painting & Collage (5-7 years)

    Monday, Thursday

    Students draw from observation and imagination while developing skills in composition, dimension and proportion


  • Private Instrumental Lessons (5 years and up)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    One-on-one lessons for students of all ages with a member of our world-class teaching faculty. All instruments and experience levels.


  • 72

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Our award-winning teen program features workshop classes as well as Monthly Rock Shows for teen bands.


  • Summer Arts Medley (16-36 months)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Upbeat music and art classes for toddlers with parent or caregiver.


  • NEW! Wild Paint Immersion (8-10 years)

    Monday

    Students dive into the world of paint and color to learn color theory, alternative applications, and exciting techniques.


  • Portfolio Development (11-14 years)

    Monday

    Students learn how to translate BIG ideas into large-scale artworks!


  • Little Creators Drop-In (16 months-5 years)

    Tuesday, Thursday

    Drop-in program for children 1-5 years. Each morning includes a music or art class plus open play and story time.


  • Vacation Arts Preschool

    Tuesday

    Upbeat music and art classes for toddlers with parent or caregiver.


  • Creative Arts Pajama Party

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Upbeat music and art classes for toddlers with parent or caregiver.


  • Band Factory

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Upbeat music and art classes for toddlers with parent or caregiver.


  • Music & Movement (16-36 months)

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    These 40 minute music and art classes for toddlers with parents or caregiver build social skills while providing children with first experiences in music & movement.


  • Partner Instrumental Lessons (5 years and up)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Two students share lesson time with their instructor. A great choice for a parent and child or best friends to learn together! All instruments and experience levels.


  • Piano Class (5 years and up)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    This group instrumental class offers beginning piano instruction in a small group setting.


  • Figure Drawing

    Tuesday

    Our drop-in Figure Drawing studio costs just $10 and includes all materials!


  • Summer Art & Music Preschool (3-5 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Our summer drop-off program offers a fun, art filled day for little ones 3-5 years.


  • Drawing Technique (8-10 years)

    Tuesday

    In our drawing studio, students work from observation and imagination to gain confidence in composition, perspective, rendering, scale and value.


  • Figure Drawing

    Tuesday

    This drop-in figure drawing class meets every other Tuesday, call for class days.


  • Inventive Theatre (5-7 years)

    Wednesday

    Improvisational play is used to nurture creativity while improving confidence and sharing in the social bond of laughter.


  • Guitar Class (7 years and up)

    Monday

    This group instrumental class offers beginning guitar instruction in a small group setting.


  • Visual Art (16-36 months) at Asphalt Green

    Tuesday, Friday

    All the fun of our Church Street School Visual Art classes, now at Asphalt Green in Battery Park City!


  • Open Mic

    Thursday

    Join us the last Thursday of each month for a night of music and fun! Come play with a live band or sit back, relax & listen to the talented performers from your community.


  • Summer Piano Discovery Class (4-6 years)- New!

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    A fun intro to piano class for the young beginner!


  • NEW! 3D Building & Sculpture (5-7 years)

    Tuesday

    Students explore three-dimensional art in all forms!


  • Textile Arts (8 -10 years)

    Thursday

    Students work with diverse materials and learn new techniques of sewing, weaving and dying.


  • Inventive Theatre (8-10 years)

    Wednesday

    Improvisational play is used to nurture creativity while improving confidence and sharing in the social bond of laughter.


  • Dalcroze Discovery (3-5 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    A beginning music theory class, where students learn while having fun!


  • Arts Exploration (3-5 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Children explore color, shape, texture, design and form, becoming familiar with a variety of materials and techniques.


  • Blues to Beatles

    Wednesday

    Beginning guitar class for adults. Chords, rhythm, singing and accompanying yourself, repertoire of popular favorites in a variety of styles, especially students’ favorite types.


  • Summer Arts Adventure (6-12 years)- One Week Sessions!

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    This one week program takes the students to exciting parts of the city to explore, sketch and sculpt.


  • Violin Class (5 years and up)

    Monday

    Students learn the basics of violin technique, including tone production, intonation, fingering and bowing.


  • Drumming of the World (5-8 years)

    Tuesday

    An in-depth group exploration of African, Brazilian, Latin rhythms and beyond.


  • Adult Chorus

    Tuesday, Wednesday

    Music soothes more than the soul, it’s good for your brain, your muscle coordination, your heart and your lungs too!


  • Summer Creative Arts Workshop (6-12 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    An exciting arts summer program for kids 6-12 years.


  • Summer Band Factory (8 years & up)- One Week Session!

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    In this one week program young musicians work with our band coaches in practice, jams and rehearsals.


  • Piano Discovery (4-5 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Children are introduced to rhythm, sight-singing, and musical notation through whole body movement using the Dalcroze method, as well as technical exercises and instrument play.


  • CSS Choristers (5-8 and 9-12 years)

    Wednesday

    Church Street School offers this free chorus for kids age 5 and up. A wide variety of repertoire will be covered and free concerts performed.


  • Open Art Studio (All Ages)

    Friday, Saturday

    Drop-in Open Art studio for all ages where children create paintings, collages, sculpture, and more!


  • Band Factory (8 years and up)

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Join CSS’s Band Factory. For kids ages 8 and up, all levels, all styles of music.


  • Sing and Dance with Richard Younger (16 months – 5 years)

    Saturday

    Join us every Saturday morning for this rocking drop-in class for families!


  • Music Theory Basics (8 years and up)

    Thursday

    Director of Music Toby Wine teaches the building blocks of music!


  • Imaging & Photo Fun (8-10 years)

    Thursday

    Working individually and in groups, students progress from initial concepts to production and editing.


  • New! Song Writer’s Workshop (10 years and up)

    Thursday

    A unique introduction to composition for students of varying levels and backgrounds.


  • Open Art Studio (All Ages)

    Friday, Saturday

    Open studio where children can come to create paintings, collages, sculptures, and more.