Arts Samplers Ages 5-7


Beginning Arts Samplers, Full Day Classes

Arts Samplers provide comprehensive, multi-disciplined experiences in art, music and theater. Designed for beginning to intermediate levels, students need no prior experience. These one-week, all-day classes are a fun and educational way to learn about the arts! Students must bring a brown-bag lunch and two snacks. Classes, lunch and breaks are fully supervised by instructors and CSA staff. Instructors are ISU faculty, ISU graduate arts students and ISU undergraduate arts education majors.

 

Each day is filled with theater, music and art activities, and ends with an hour of yoga and relaxation. Our Yoga sessions are taught by a licensed yoga instructor and are designed for children at all fitness levels. At the end of the week, students participate in a final theater performance. In addition, art exhibitions are scheduled throughout the summer to recognize our young artists. Family and friends are invited to the events, followed by a reception with cake and punch.

 

All supplies, except for cameras, are included in the fee. Art Samplers for 8-11 year olds include digital photography and children must bring a digital camera on the first day of class and the remainder of the week. Parents may drop off children between 7:45-8:15 a.m. and pick them up between 5:00-5:15 p.m. During the day, time is set aside for lunch and snack breaks. “Chill time” gives children the opportunity to rest on their yoga mats indoors, or go to a grassy area out-of-doors to play.

Let’s Be Creative –Arts Sampler 2 for Ages 5-7

 

7:45 – 8:15 a.m.: Drop off your child with Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Room FA 316

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Hands-on Keys, instructed by Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Room FA 316

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Theater: The Imagination Stage, instructed by Ashlee Vitz and Megan Casas

Room LCPFA Recital Hall

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Snack with Ashlee Vitz and Megan Casas

Room LCPFA Recital Hall

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Theater: The Imagination Stage, instructed by Ashlee Vitz and Megan Casas

Room LCPFA Recital Hall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch with Ashlee Vitz

Room FA 119

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Guitar Slingers with Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Room FA 409

1:30– 2:00 p.m.: Chill time with Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Room FA 409

2:00– 2:45 p.m.: A  Budding Picasso, instructed by Sarah Cole and Korri Martin

Room FA 119

2:45– 3:00 p.m.: Snack with Sarah Cole and Korri Martin

Room FA 119

3:00– 4:15 p.m.: A Budding Picasso, instructed by Sarah Cole and Korri Martin

Room FA 119

4:15– 5:15 p.m.: Yoga for Kids, instructed by Melissa Grinslade

Room FA 409

5:00– 5:15 p.m.: Pick up your child with Melissa Grinslade

Room FA 409

 

Dates & Time: June 13 – 17 (Monday through Friday)

Full day: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Final Art Exhibition: June 29-July 8, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 30, 4:30-6:00 pm in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Final Theater Performance: June 17, 5:00 p.m., Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$220, member/$198

Includes materials, and in-class use of instruments and yoga mats. Children must bring a brown-bag lunch and snacks.

Instructors: Megan Casas, Korri Martin, Ashlee Vitz, Joey Woerner, Eduardo Yanez, Sarah Cole, Melissa Grinslade

 

Hands-on Keys

This class introduces students to basic piano skills including pitch, rhythm and basic music theory.

 

Theater: The Imagination Stage

This class introduces students to theater. Throughout the week, children learn body movement, how to project their voices and build a character through enjoyable workshops and practical applications. Students explore what it takes to create a character for the stage through the magic of imagination!

 

Guitar Slingers

This class is for beginners, offering an opportunity for students to learn guitar basics and create music while working with a group of peers.

 

A Budding Picasso

Art activities that emphasize challenging a student’s developmental level through multiple approaches and materials increase confidence in social, creative, and academic abilities. Kids boost fine motor skills as they cut, tear, and manipulate all sorts of art materials in this weeklong art exploration while developing spatial awareness in landscape drawings, still life paintings, and small sculptures. A large part of the week’s class will focus on improving students’ awareness of color as they paint scenes from stories, draw self-portraits, and build structures.

Yoga For Kids

Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to expand students’ minds and encourage wellness. Cooperative games, themed activities, storytelling, and music engage our children’s natural energy and enthusiasm. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and creative relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, and positive thinking. Partner poses and yoga games build positive peer interactions and social skills. This is a unique way for children to build skills they can carry into their everyday lives. This class is for children of all fitness levels. 

Young Artists At Work!– Arts Sampler 4 for Ages 5-7

7:45 – 8:15 a.m.: 
Drop off your child with Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Room FA 316

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Hands-on Keys, instructed by Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Room FA 316

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: Guitar Slingers, instructed by Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Room FA 409

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.: Snack break and chill time with Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Room FA 409

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Movements through Dance, instructed by Mounika Ragula and Korri Martin

Room LCPFA 161

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch with Ashlee Vitz

Room FA 119

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.: The Imagination Stage, instructed by Ashlee Vitz and Megan Casas

LCPFA Recital Hall

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: Snack break with Ashlee Vitz and Megan Casas

LCPFA Recital Hall

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Look What I Made!, instructed by Sarah Cole and Korri Martin

Room FA 119
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.: Yoga for Kids, instructed by Melissa Grinslade
Room FA 409

5:00 – 5:15p.m.: Pick up your child with Melissa Grinslade

Room FA 409

 

Dates & Time: June 27 – July 1 (Monday through Friday)

Full day: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Final Art Exhibition: July 18-22, with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Final Theater Performance: July 1, 5:00 p.m., Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$220, member/$198

Includes materials and in-class use of instruments and yoga mats. Children must bring a brown-bag lunch and snacks.

Instructors: Megan Casas, Korri Martin, Joey Woerner, Eduardo Yanez, Mounika Reddy Ragula, Ashlee Vitz, Sarah Cole, Melissa Grinslade

 

Hands-on Keys

The class introduces students to piano through familiar vocal songs using “Do, Re, Mi” patterns.  The focus is to teach students piano basics through rhythm, pitch, and singing.

 

Guitar Slingers

This class is for beginners, offering an opportunity for students to learn guitar basics and create music while working with a group of peers.

 

Movements Through Dance

This class provides children the opportunity to explore and learn basic dance moves from different genres such as folk, hip-hop and salsa.

 

The Imagination Stage

This class introduces students to theater. Throughout the week, children learn body movement, how to project their voices and build a character through enjoyable workshops and practical applications. Students explore what it takes to create a character for the stage through the magic of imagination!

 

Look What I Made!

Art activities that emphasize challenging a student’s developmental level through multiple approaches and materials increase confidence in social, creative, and academic abilities. Kids boost fine motor skills as they cut, tear, and manipulate all sorts of art materials in this weeklong art exploration while developing spatial awareness in landscape drawings, still life paintings, and small sculptures. A large part of the week’s class will focus on improving students’ awareness of color as they paint scenes from stories, draw self-portraits, and build structures.

Yoga For Kids

Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to expand students’ minds and encourage wellness. Cooperative games, themed activities, storytelling, and music engage our children’s natural energy and enthusiasm. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and creative relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, and positive thinking. Partner poses and yoga games build positive peer interactions and social skills. This is a unique way for children to build skills they can carry into their everyday lives. This class is for children of all fitness levels. 

Aspiring Artists! –Arts Sampler 6 for Ages 5-7


Note:
this is the only Arts Sampler that offers musical theater in which children dance and sing.

7:45 – 8:15 a.m.:
Drop off your child with Korri Martin and Megan Casas

Room FA 119

8:00– 9:15 a.m.: Creative Writing and Art,instructed by Korri Martin and Megan Casas

Room FA 119

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.: Snack time with Korri Martin and Megan Casas

Room FA 119

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: The Magic of Musical Theater, instructed by Ashlee Vitz and Korri Martin

Room LCPFA Recital Hall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch with Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Room FA 119

12:30-1:45 p.m.: Guitar Slingers,instructed by Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Room FA 409

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.: Snack and chill time with Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Room FA 409

2:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Feel the Beat! with Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Room FA 409

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: Yoga for Kids, instructed by Melissa Grinslade

Room FA 409

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Pick up your child with Melissa Grinslade

Room FA 409

Dates & Time:
July 25-29 (Monday through Friday)

Full day: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Final Art Exhibition: August 1-5, with an opening reception on Wednesday, August 3, 4:30-6:00 pm in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Final Theater Performance: July 29, 5:00 p.m., Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$220, member/$198

Includes materials and in-class use of instruments and yoga mats. Children must bring a brown-bag lunch and snacks.

Instructors: Korri Martin, Megan Casas, Ashlee Vitz, Joey Woerner, Eduardo Yanez, Melissa Grinslade

Creative Writing and Art

In this arts adventure, students write and illustrate their own creative tales. This class introduces students to elements of creative writing and how they connect with principles of visual art. Throughout the week, students learn a brief history about the interconnection of art and writing. The class will end with a group critique using terms they learned.

The Magic of Musical Theater

This class introduces students to musical theater. Throughout the week, children learn body movement, how to project their voices and build a character through enjoyable workshops and practical applications. Students explore what it takes to create a character for the stage through the magic of imagination with singing, movement and dancing. They might even play instruments, too!

Guitar Slingers

This class is for beginners, offering an opportunity for students to learn guitar basics and create music while working with a group of peers.

Feel The Beat!

This is an interactive music class focusing on the basics of rhythm, pulse, and musical creativity while creating self-esteem, social cohesion, and cooperative playing. Students learn to play a variety of percussion instruments such as drums, wood blocks, shakers and bells and incorporate them in songs and musical games.

Yoga For Kids

Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to expand students’ minds and encourage wellness. Cooperative games, themed activities, storytelling, and music engage our children’s natural energy and enthusiasm. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and creative relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, and positive thinking. Partner poses and yoga games build positive peer interactions and social skills. This is a unique way for children to build skills they can carry into their everyday lives. This class is for children of all fitness levels.