The Happening 2014

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Sunday, May 18th, 1 – 4pm

Support Church Street School at our third annual Family Fundraising Event!

Musical performances by CSS faculty and students including Richard Younger & Abby Levin (1pm) and The Church Street School Choristers (3pm)

Life size collaborative art projects! Create a water world, micro world, space world, dessert world, forrest world and your own world

Raffles! Win and adventure with a Church Street School teacher in our teacher raffle or win a scooter, a basket of children’s books, a class at Church Street School and more in our Happening raffle. Click here for more raffle information.

face painting, tattoos and more! Check out pictures from last years event

 

CSS Artist in the News

What do Church Street School teaching artists do when they aren’t at the school? Make art and show in exhibitions of course! Be sure to check out the work of artist Z Behl, Alexis Kandra and Azikiwe Mohammed as they exhibit around NYC.

Z Behl and Alexis Kandra exhibit in Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Brucennial group show. Read the Gallerist write-up of the event which happens to hold the Guiness Book of World Records record for largest show featuring only women artists.

Be sure to check out Alexis’s work hanging in the Church Street School lobby and music room through the end of March.

Azikiwe Mohammed is showing in the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, check out his interview with Complex and his write-up on The Source. Need more Z, Alexis and Azikiwe? Stop in at the school and take a class with them.

Paper Bird Toy Art Project

It may still be winter, but you can bring a little spring time into your home with this at home art project. Print out the bird image on your home printer (use heavier paper or card stock if you have it) cut it out and assemble. Don’t have a printer? Stop in at the school, we have extra copies!

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Spring 2014 Open House

Saturday, February 1st, 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Join us for a day of FREE music and art activities! Try new classes and register for the spring semester, beginning February 3rd. Join us for the whole day, or drop in for selected classes, see days schedule below. Attendees receive an exclusive voucher to take a free trial class during the first week of the Spring Semester! Read more

Five tips for introducing your child to photography

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For as long as cameras have existed children have loved photography. It is a fast and accessible way to create, and the ability to directly abstract the world in which we live is priceless.  These characteristics make it a perfect medium for young artists to express themselves and investigate the world around them.  Parents often ask how to go about introducing their children to the subject and how to help them make better images. Here are a few tips that I implement in my photo classes for kids and that will help yours learn about the art and their camera.

1. Get a camera. Depending on the age of your photographer, camera choice doesn’t matter as much as it will after they have been shooting for a while and start to develop preferences. Younger photographers are more interested in a camera that fits their hands and doesn’t weigh too much, as opposed to the newest and best DSLR. Older photographers can handle the weight of the larger cameras, but as beginners it’s still not necessary to break the bank on an expensive piece of technology. Read more

NEW! Winter Session classes begin December 9th

ALL AGES

Holiday Special Open Art / Drop In
Jewelry making, sewing, cards, gifts and more
NEW day & time!
MONDAYS, 3:30-5:30 PM $10/ hr. DECEMBER – JANUARY
Click here to sign up

2-5 YRS

Sing & Dance with Richard Younger    
Our acclaimed music classes at a NEW day & time!
FRIDAYS, 3:30-4:15 PM
Click here to sign up

3-5 YRS

Visual Art
Our acclaimed art classes at a NEW day & time!
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, 3:30-4:15 PM
To sign up click here for TUES, here for WED, or here for THURS

5-12 YRS

NEW! Improv & Theater
Improvisational play and theater games will nurture creativity while improving confidence and sharing in the social bond of laughter.
WEDNESDAYS
3:30-4:30 PM, 9-12 yrs Click here to sign up
4:30-5:30 PM, 5-8 yrs  Click here to sign up

NEW! Video Production
Learning the basics of video production we will make episodes of “Church Street School T.V” and of course funny outtakes!
TUESDAYS, 4:30-5:30 PM
Click here to sign up

NEW! VHF to USB: Contemporary Video Making
Students will create commercials for imaginary products, while using a green screen through the entire production.
WEDNESDAYS, 4:30-5:30 PM
Click here to sign up

NEW! Book Writing & Illustration
In this class kids get a chance to be the author! We will dream up story lines and publish our own books.
THURSDAYS, 4:30-5:30 PM
Click here to sign up

PICK- UP AVAILABLE FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS
CURRENT AFTERSCHOOL ARTS ACADEMY STUDENTS RECEIVE 10% OFF WHEN ADDING WINTER SESSION CLASSES