Class Descriptions

“You have such a lovely way with children and a talent to make everything interesting and appealing to them.  Thank you for a great experience for Jack.”  -Lia S.

Art Adventures

(1 hour) Age group: 3.5-5’s

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, wire, fabric, sun prints, dioramas, recyclables and more! Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Parents are invited to join us on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. French may be added to any class upon request.  

Class size is limited to 12 children.  Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School only.

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(1 hour, 15 min.) Age group: 6-9’s

Older children will have a longer class time, may visit museums more frequently and will be introduced to more advanced techniques and art vocabulary related to elevated media such as a variety of pencils, pastels, charcoals intertwined with the use of the above media exploration.

Class size is limited to 12 children. 

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Art and French

(1 hour) Age group: 3 –5’s

In addition to Art Adventures, we can include exposure to French vocabulary and common phrases. Children will gain exposure to the French language, accent and utilize basic French pertaining to art, while not even aware they are doing so!  

Rendezvous: (Art, Lunch, (*French) and Conversation!)

(1 hour and 20 or 30 minutes) Age groups: 3.5-early 4’s/ 4.5 –5’s

This fun lunch group will engage in directed conversation practicing art (& *French) vocabulary and phrases, allowing children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. Parents are invited to join us on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a packed lunch. *French may be added to any Rendezvous class upon request.

Class size is limited to 12 children.  Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School only.

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“Sam and Harry always say they love going to your class because they don’t know what fun thing they’re going to do.”   -Amy

Mini-Art Adventures (with adult)

(45 minutes) Age groups: 2–3’s

The Curriculum is responsive to the developmental needs of each age group, carefully tailored and ever changing to suit the children’s interests. Instead of pushing children through activities, they are given ample opportunity to be active collaborators in the design of their class. Using a wide range of interesting art materials such as clay, wire, eyedroppers, diverse painting tools and techniques (to name a few) children explore, identify and reinforce language, colors, shapes, numbers while practicing motor skills and appropriate art language in a fun and nurturing environment. Each class begins with our unique group “sticky mural” decoration, with items changing each week. Through all of our activities, our goal is to promote confidence through choice-making as well as the freedom of self-expression while applauding and encouraging each stage of development.
Class size is limited to 12 participants.  Adult attendance required.

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Art Adventures Studio

(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 9–13’s

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, specialty pencils, pastels, charcoal, blending tools, clay, wood, plaster, wire, fabric, photography, stop-motion animation and more.  Children also learn techniques to recreate what they see through live model drawing (clothed) and still life.  There will be a focus on portfolio building for older students.  Please visit the Art Adventures homepage for more information.  Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Children take 2 trips to U.E.S. galleries and Museums during the semester to be inspired in their own processes.  Visiting contemporary artists also share their techniques in this class.  Sketchbooks are kept in class to reinforce topics and to record development throughout the year.  

Class size is limited to 8 children.

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All About Acting 

(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 9-16’s

This playful acting class is designed for the budding and seasoned young acting student interested in exploring and deepening their experience with the joy and craft of acting. Harvard trained Acting Teacher, Dina Ann Comolli, will offer 12 weeks of inspiring ensemble building theatre games, acting exercises and techniques to approaching scripted monologues, duo scenes and on-camera acting experiments. Rehearsal and text work will reveal a sense of Character (who we are), Given Circumstances (where we are) and Action (why we are doing what we are doing.)  Expect a splash of spontaneity, though, as we play with improvisation, vocal warm-ups and theatrical movement. A Performance Sharing of Monologues and short Duo Scenes for friends and family will round out this All About Acting journey with applause!

Class size is limited to 12 children.  More about Dina

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Young Actors PlayShop  

(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 5-8’s

Young Thespians unite! This super charged acting and movement class is powered with creative explorations through fairytales and children’s stories. With the use of fun improvisational games and techniques; budding Actors will come together and play; becoming familiar with the fundamentals of character development, story structure and boundless creativity. Imaginations run wild as students are encouraged to collectively re-imagine and re-create their chosen stories in preparation for a Young Actors PlayShop Sharing on the final day of class for an invited audience of family and friends. Come and join in on the fun!  Led by Dina Comolli.

Class size is limited to 12 children.

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On-Camera Commercials Audition Technique

(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 7-16’s

TV commercial acting is a LOT of FUN! But commercial acting means winning at the commercial AUDITION. Never fear… this course teaches Student Actors expert techniques, tricks of the trade and audition do’s and don’ts that make commercial auditions turn into callbacks and bookings. Harvard trained Instructor and Commercial Actress, Dina Ann Comolli, will guide Actors through the basics of audition slates, introductions, marks, takes and happy mistakes. We will dig deeper and work with text and acting techniques; delivery styles, improvisational scenarios, group and solo auditions. Students will have the opportunity to review their work on-camera and make adjustments that will help them grow into vibrant young commercial actors.  This class is bookended with Parent/Child question and answer information sessions on the topics of Headshots, Agents, Managers, Casting Directors and Unions. Arm yourself with the tools to win the job!

Class size is limited to 12 children.

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Parent/Child Art Adventures Studio Workshops

(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 5 and up + Adult

You and your child will be introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including (one each class): paint, clay (including kiln-fired), wood, encaustics, dioramas, papier-mâché, wire, cloth, photography, animation and more. Join your child, side by side, in the experience of learning about art through making hands-on projects using unique materials!  This Art Adventures Studio will meet at All Souls Church to work on museum and gallery-inspired projects.  Parents may schedule a workshop on a desired day and time, or join our e-list for upcoming workshops!

Class size is limited to 12 participants.  

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Grown-Up Classes!

Sip and Sketch

Age group: Grown-ups

Come discover the secret to drawing and enjoy wine! Learn the principles of “seeing” in a relaxed and comfortable environment using a core line and shape vocabulary. Demystified and inspiring, drawing is not exclusive to those born to be “artists.” Everyone can draw if given the proper insight!  Schedule your private or group evening class 

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 Art Adventures June Summer Camps 2017    

3 weeks of fun at All Souls Church, the outdoor courtyards and local museums! Sign up for one or more weeks: 5% discount for siblings or multiple week registration.
June 12-16 / June 19-23 / June 26-30
Age groups: Late 3-6′s/ 7-11′s
Monday – Friday
Mornings 9:30am – 12:30 pm (Children bring a packed, nut-free lunch.)
Afternoons 1:30-3:30 pm

Sprinkled with contemporary artists + inspirational projects, these 3 weeks are gonna fly!

Each summer there are new artists and museum exhibitions to explore.  Summer camps are for longer art-making, larger-scale projects and diverse classes each week…Culminating in a wrap-up Friday museum tour to see the artists discussed throughout the week, right here in the Big Apple. Diverse materials are our forte! Clay, wood, metal, fabric, found objects, paint, video, stop film animation and more! Everything to inspire your child’s imagination and creativity. Courtyards are used for sketching and outdoor art! (weather permitting) + they’ll enjoy daily easel painting, group murals, free-choice art stations, story telling + inspiring art processes to tantalize and engage every age and skill level.  Even lunch is art! 9:30-12:30 session only: Children bring their own for a Picnic Style lunch (nut-free) to practice group etiquette + the sharing of individual ideas, art-related concepts, visuals and topics of the day. Class size is limited to 10 children – So don’t wait!  (2-3 teachers attend each class.)

Past projects have included Shostakovich’s Opera The NOSE, Christo, Tim Burton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Tom Otterness, Jessica Stockholder, Exquisite Corpse games and more.

Take a peek!   Summer 2015!  Summer 2013!   Summer 2012!   Summer 2014

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