For Ages 8-12 year-olds – Schedule/Activities changes every week – on Zoom
Beginning Feb 15 – choose a class $25, choose a week $100 or choose a month $350
11AM-Noon for School Vacation week; Afternoons when school is in session
Mondays: Science and Art with Maureen Grandmont
This class will involve art activities as well as songs about the water cycle and clouds. Using The Cloud Book by Tomie Depaola as a starting point, the children will learn the three major cloud names and illustrate the water cycle. Materials needed: crayons, white drawing paper, cotton balls , glue, white chalk.
Maureen Grandmont – Before retiring to the Cape, she spent the last 20 years of her 32 year teaching career in the Shrewsbury Public Schools. She loves showing students the wonders of science and guiding them to use the scientific method of questioning, observing, experimenting, and recording information.
Tuesdays: Everything But the Kitchen Sink with Jennifer Blesso
Your child will explore various media and art techniques based on their environment and imagination.
Supplies: most of the art supplies can be found in the stationary aisle of a grocery store with the exception of the clay and watercolor paper which can be found at Target, Walmart, or Michael’s.
Supplies to have on hand: watercolor paper, watercolors (Crayola is great), black sharpie, pencil, eraser, scissors, glue stick or Elmer’s white glue, paintbrushes of different sizes, paintbrush or popsicle sticks for spreading glue, Tombow markers (Crayola markers will be okay), oil pastels or crayons, 8×11 printer paper, collage papers (paper bags, newspaper, wrapping paper, coffee filters, tissue paper), tempera paints (optional), white model magic or Crayola air dry clay.
Jen Blesso – Jen is an abstract artist and teacher. She has been guiding children and individuals/groups with special needs in art activities for the past 7 years. She is drawn to fiber arts and mixed media. Currently, Jen works in acrylics – layering and working up colors while adding various materials. Paper, metal, tree bark, sequins and other found objects are incorporated into her work to create texture and interest. She received her BA in Art History and continues to study art individually and through classes. For Jen, making art is when she feels the bravest and the most free to take risks in her creative endeavors. She resides in Melrose, MA with her family and their little white poodle.
Wednesdays: Cooking with Kay – Lesson one – Muffin-tin meatloaves, cheesy mashed potatoes. After you sign up, she will send you a list of ingredients to have on hand and suggested utensils.
Kay Benaroch – Kay started to get interested in cooking while watching PBS and Julia Child in the late 1960s. She attended the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA where she received a professional culinary certificate after a year-long program. Her cooking experience includes both baking and savory dishes from multiple cultures including French and Italian, Greek, Indian and Thailand. Kay has taught cooking classes for over 12 years in community centers in Chelmsford, Marlboro, Harwich, and Highfield Hall in Falmouth.
Thursdays: Crazy Mixed up Media with Karen Shortsleeve – A class that uses a variety of media to create works inspired by famous artists. Week one –Matisse & Miro inspired collage focusing on shape and color.
Karen Shortsleeve – Karen has a BFA from the University Of Hartford and a MFA from Anna Maria College She has over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. Her preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. She strives to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In her seascapes and landscapes she attempts to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. She tries to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.