- Children's Choir
- Art History
- Science & Math
Art / Drawing / Painting
Get ready to embark on a magical journey across the inner and outer world. We’ll be drawing the seen and the imagined, looking at the world through the lens of different styles, techniques and limitless artistic flourishes. We will bring our innermost fantasies and dreams to life by putting them on paper. We will extend our hand to all the artists that lived before us and create our own versions of their great masterpieces. We will draw portraits, landscapes, still life and genre scenes.
Art / Sculpture
Olga Matsias graduated from the Vitebsk State Technological University with a degree in Art Design. For over ten years, she worked at the Children’s Art School in Belarus, teaching drawing, painting, decorative composition and sculpting Her students won prizes in a number of international and local competitions, and went on to attend the country’s art schools. In 2010, she was awarded the title of the “Best Educator of the Year.” In 2011, she moved to United States. Since then, she has been working as an art teacher in a number of children’s art centers.
Art History for young children
An Adventure of Exploring the Artistic Trends of the XX century.
Art History course for children ages K-1, 2-3 grades.
The course is designed for different age groups (5-7, 8-9) and will help to discover the fascinating world of modern art. The world that might surprise, bring a lot of questions, but will never be boring. The class includes student-centered discussions, fun activities and close looks at art works.
Art History of World Civilizations: The Middle Ages
Art History course for children ages 4-6 grades.
This year, we will continue our journey through the history of European civilization and art. After becoming acquainted with the culture of Ancient Greece, we are going to explore the art and history of the Middle Ages. This period that roughly spans 1,200 years between the late Roman era and the fifteenth century is often called “The Dark Ages.” However, this time was extremely important from a historical and cultural point of view: it laid the foundation of modern Europe as well it flourished with new ideas and methods, particularly in architecture, mosaic, painting, sculpture, and music. Thus, we are going to find out why the time was called “dark,” and maybe even see that it wasn’t that dark after all.
Ancient Rome and Beyond!
We are offering a special course this semester!
We will start with an overview of the History and Art of Ancient Rome and then move on to something new: discussions of various styles, historical and cultural figures, artworks, and subjects from different historical periods. However, in contrast to regular art history classes, we will not stay in one epoch but will jump in different directions. This will allow us to see their similarities/differences, to compare how a particular topic could be developed by different artists, and, most importantly, to understand the meaning/purpose of art in various periods of human civilization.
Designed for a variety of ages and levels, classes in Russian Language cover learning the alphabet, as well as the subsequent study of grammar and orthography. Thus children learn to read and write in Russian and become able to read books in Russian. In the process of discussing works of literature, students develop their oral and written communication skills.
Science & Math Pre-K
Children are natural mathematicians and scientists. They push and pull toys, stack blocks, and fill and empty cups of water in the bathtub. In doing so, they experience math and science concepts as they experiment with special awareness, measurement and problem-solving. All we have to do is build a class around it, so that children can consciously learn concepts by describing and considering their experiences.
Science & Math K
Too often, science gets reduced to formulas and periodic tables. It doesn’t have to be that way. Children are eager to learn about nature. Let them experience life science and math by observing the world around them. For example, they will watch how a puddle grows as the rain falls and then measure how big the puddle is each day until it disappears. In our math and science class, children will learn by doing. For example, by rubbing a balloon against their hair and sticking it to the wall, we will show how friction produces static electricity.