Arts Camp: 4 - 6 Year Olds - Class Descriptions

Ukulele with Liz Chidester

SESSION 1

Do you love the sound of an ukulele? Do you currently play ukulele, or have you ever wanted to play with a group? No matter what your age or skill level, the ukulele is a perfect instrument to start or continue your musical journey. Rich with history and repertoire, this amazing, simple instrument has endless music-making possibilities! In this class, we will learn the basic chords and strums used to make many of your favorite modern pop tunes, as well as Hawaiian, Tin Pan Alley, and jazz tunes. All you need is peace, love, and ukuleles!

Meet Liz


Love is Cool with Sara Noori

SESSION 1

What is love? If you could draw the feeling of love, what would it look like? Big or small, love can make for beautiful, fascinating art. In this class, we will explore the timeless cool of all the things we love. Fads come and go, but love is here to stay! Drawing inspiration from Pop artists like Keith Haring and Robert Indiana, we will create visual art that expresses your ideas on love, and taking cues from music and movies, we will explore the idea of love and its ongoing relationship to the concept of cool. Love has been inspiring artists for centuries, which is pretty cool, huh? So get ready to create what you love, and let your heart shine!

Meet Sara


The Music in Me with Jessie Pellowski

SESSION 2

If you were a song, what kind of song would you be? What would you sound like as a song or jingle? How could the story of your life become music? Some of our best storytellers are musicians, AND some of the best stories are songs. In this class, we will explore many angles and genres of music through activities and games, and discover how they connects with our own personal stories. We will hear from some of the best storytellers of the past and the present, like John Lennon, Bob Marley, Chance the Rapper, and maybe even some Taylor Swift! Then, we'll translate our own autobiographies into music and discover what our lives sound like as songs.

Meet Jessie


Big World, Small World with Naima Bond

SESSION 2

People come in all shapes and sizes! We have different ideas, hopes and goals, but all humans want the same basic things: love, safety and to have fun! In this class we will explore all the wonderful differences and similarities of people around the world! What do kids do for fun? What do people do to celebrate? What makes you, YOU? We will paint, sculpt and draw our way through communities from down the block to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean! We'll explore what makes us human beings instead of fish or caterpillars, while we're at it! We'll touch on themes of culture, community and artistic expression from various cultural views. Celebrating our differences shows us how truly similar we really are!

Meet Naima


Rock Singing with Alisa Rosenthal

SESSION 3

Dust off your microphones and tease your hair, because we're going to learn and sing some truly incredible rock classics! From the godmothers and godfathers of rock n' roll in the 50's, all the way up to the epic stadium rock of today, we'll learn the basics of singing techniques along with rocking games and awesome head-banging movement activities in this REALLY fun class.

Meet Alisa


Crankies with Jess McIntosh

SESSION 3

In this class, campers will be guided through the process of planning, creating, and performing this long-forgotten, but steadily-returning folk art called a "crankie." What is a crankie, you might ask? Jess can't wait to show you! Crankies are artistically handcrafted structures that serve as modes of storytelling and vessels of song, that were originally crafted to move imagery before the dawn of animation. Join us, and find out more!

Meet Jess