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    Fall Community Classes at the Childtren's Art Centre

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    October 3 - December 16, 2011


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    Fall Community Classes at the Childtren's Art Centre

    Register for fall community classes at the Children's Art Centre in the heart of Boston's South End! Use the code BACKTOSCHOOL25 to recieve 25% off all classes!

    RHYTHM & RHYME
    Ages: 2.5 – 4.5 + Adult
    8 Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30am
    Begins October 4, 2011
    Instructor: Helen Schroeder

    In this creative movement class, we will wiggle our bodies to the beat while building vocabulary and understanding of concepts such as up, down, over, under, fast, slow, and more. Learning about our bodies and how we can use them to move and mimic will allow children to understand and explore how objects move in space. Songs, poems, and rhymes will help to build memory, hand-eye coordination, and awareness of rhythm and repetition. We will explore these skills through singing, clapping, stomping, and using percussion instruments to make our own rhythm band! Children will learn to work together, follow directions, and experiment with movement as we make our own wind and weather, dance with scarves and balloons, blow feathers, bubbles, and of course wiggle our bodies!

    STORIES & STAGE
    Ages: 2.5 – 4.5 + Adult
    8 Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30am
    Begins October 6, 2011
    Instructor: Helen Schroeder
    NO CLASS: November 24, 2011

    Through this dramatic play class, our imaginations will run wild as we are introduced to a variety of characters through stories read aloud and puppet theater activities that will encourage communication and verbal skills. Adorned with costumes, we will act out cause and effect scenarios from stories to predict and understand how others may act or feel in various situations. Children will be encouraged to build their self-confidence, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Children will also be given the chance to learn about and act out different roles that people do and jobs that make up our community as our space transforms into a toy store, animal clinic, community garden, and more! Through their active participation in the class, parent and caregivers will learn first hand the crucial role of imaginative play in promoting healthy development.

    UNCOVER & DISCOVER
    Ages: 2.5 – 4.5 + Adult
    8 Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30am
    Begins October 5, 2011
    Instructor: Helen Schroeder

    Art meets science as we explore the senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell that encourage preschoolers to explore their environment and develop descriptive language and inquiry skills. By engaging in sensory experiences rich with descriptive vocabulary, children will learn to make predictions and comparisons by exploring materials such as sand, rice, water, dirt, play dough, feely goop, oobleck, ice, and other natural materials. Children will not only be exploring new sensations but developing dexterity and fine motor skills as we learn to squeeze, stretch, cut, roll, pinch, scoop, and manipulate our materials. Great for curious artists!

    CREATIVE MOVEMENT PLAYSPACE
    Ages: Infant – 4 years old + Adult
    8 Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
    Self-guided, no instructor

    DRAMATIC PLAYSPACE
    Ages: Infant – 4 years old + Adult
    8 Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
    Self-guided, no instructor

    PRESCHOOL PORTFOLIO
    Ages: 2.5 – 5 + Adult
    8 Mondays 10:00am
    Instructor: Amy MacDougall

    HOMESCHOOL ART
    Ages: 5 – 8 years old
    8 Mondays 11:00 – 1:00pm
    Instructor: Amy MacDougall

    PAINT PLAYGROUND
    SESSION 1: 9:30am
    Ages: 18 months – 2.5 + Adult
    SESSION 2: 11:00am
    Ages: 2.5 – 4.5 + Adult
    8 Tuesdays
    Instructor: Shannon Nelson of Mama & Me


    WIGGLE & PAINT
    SESSION 1: 9:00am
    SESSION 2: 10:00am
    Ages: 2 – 3.5 + Adult
    8 Fridays
    Instructor: Shannon Nelson of Mama & Me

    PAINT & PLAY
    Ages 10 – 24 months + Adult
    8 Fridays 11:00am
    Instructor: Shannon Nelson of Mama & Me


    United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    48 Rutland Street, Boston, MA 02118
    Boston, MA 02118

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    varied, scholarships available based on need


    General Day and Time Info:

    mornings, class times vary


    Phone: 617-375-8159


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