Education

Upcoming educational events (all venues):

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Fri. Jul. 28, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Somerville Arts Council: Musical Theater Program
Musical Theater Program 2017 registration now available; download here If you daughter or son loves to act, loves to sing, or in general is a performing...
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Fri. Jul. 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Drawn to Art: The Human Face and Beyond
About the Class: Do you like to sketch and draw but have trouble creating finished work? Starting with the human face and figure as inspiration we'll...
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Sat. Jul. 29, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Somerville Arts Council: Musical Theater Program
Musical Theater Program 2017 registration now available; download here If you daughter or son loves to act, loves to sing, or in general is a performing...
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Sat. Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Essential Oils For Stress and Emotional Upheaval
Class Description: Did you know that you can use Essential Oils effectively to support your emotional state and enhance wellbeing? Join us for an hour long...
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Tue. Aug. 01, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 6-9)
Summer'17 Season Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of...
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Tue. Aug. 01, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 10-13)
Summer'17 Season This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of parkour,...
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Thu. Aug. 03, 2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Zumbini
Zumbini is a music and movement class created for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers full of music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes....
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Mon. Aug. 07, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Playful Poetry
Class Description:  In this workshop we will write a collaborative Body Poem by brainstorming for similes. “My hair is as curly as curly fries/My eyebrows...
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Mon. Aug. 07, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week- Bookmaking
Class Description: Participants will explore the accordion fold book making process and watercolor painting. When finished, the book will store the artwork they make throughout the...
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Mon. Aug. 07, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Shadow Puppetry
Class Description: During this course, we will learn how to create and manipulate shadow puppets to tell a story that you create from your imagination....
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Mon. Aug. 07, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week - Visual Storytelling
Class Description: This will be an interactive and collaborative youth workshop, combining movement and improv with visual art activities. Students will learn how to apply storyboarding...
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Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Plop Storytelling
Class Description: This class will guide students in exploring "Plop!," a Tibetan Jataka tale. These stories concern early incarnations of Buddha, who took the form of...
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Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week- Funky Umbrellas
Class Description: Design and paint on an umbrella in acrylic and iridescent paint that will have you eager for rainy days. Using real umbrellas, we...
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Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week - Your Name in Lights
Class Description: With a focus on Identity themes, participants will create stained glass window effect with construction paper and colored tissue paper. Glitter adds to the...
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Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week - Connecting Music & Art Experience
  Class Description: In this session, participants will explore the various ways that two different artistic mediums, music and visual arts, relate to one another....
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Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 6-9)
Summer'17 Season Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of...
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Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 10-13)
Summer'17 Season This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of parkour,...
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Wed. Aug. 09, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week - Assemblage Nature
Class Description: Using assorted natural and household objects as well as other sculptural materials, students will create a representation something in nature (an animal, plant/tree,...
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Wed. Aug. 09, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week-Matisse Magic
Class Description: Draw objects in space using different materials and techniques while learning how the masters did it. This class will start with a simple still...
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Wed. Aug. 09, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Music, Dance, and Creation!
Class Description: For the first half of the session, we will listen to different styles of music (both live and recorded) and talk about how these...
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Wed. Aug. 09, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week-Empowerment Cards
Class Description: Participants will have fun, get creative, and identify their many inner-strengths through the making of empowerment cards.  Each card’s meaning will be explored...
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Thu. Aug. 10, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
ARTS DISCOVERY WEEK: Binocular Paintings -A Land Far Far Away
  Class Description: Participants will get the chance to imagine somewhere they'd love to visit. They will picture this far away place through binoculars, painting a landscape...
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Thu. Aug. 10, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week-Visual Poetry
  Class Description: In the workshop, we will combine poetry and the visual arts to create written and visual poems unique to each writer. We will...
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Thu. Aug. 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Discovery Week - World Music Rhythms & Funga Dance
  Class Description: Come explore and discover how music can inspire movement, team-building spirit, confidence, and fun! At World Music Dance and Rhythm, your child will...
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Thu. Aug. 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week-Postcards from Your Imagination
Class Description: Participants will take a look at artist William Wegman for inspiration. He took multiple postcards with different images and created a new world...
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Fri. Aug. 11, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Puppet Tales - Jack and the Beanstalk
Tale: In this Grimms’ fairy tale, a poor boy travels to the market to sell the family cow so that he and his mother will have...
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Fri. Aug. 11, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week-Mixed Media Mash Up
Class Description: The goal of the two and a half hour session will be for each student to create an individual board (around 4 x4 feet/painted...
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Fri. Aug. 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Coral Reef Collective
Class Description: This project will have an environmental and artistic theme. There will be a discussion about the current state of coral reefs. The class will...
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Fri. Aug. 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week-Life is a Joke: Creating Comics from our own Stories
Class Description: We will share stories and focus on the funny in gathering ideas and concepts to then write, pencil, ink, color, and finally letter to...
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Mon. Aug. 14, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Experimental Movement
Class Description: In this workshop, we will express ourselves through movement while including various modalities. Participants will gain insight into how dances get made, where...
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Mon. Aug. 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Creating a Short Film
  Class Description: In our five days together, we will go over the dynamics of how to create a short story from script to screen....
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Tue. Aug. 15, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Experimental Movement
Class Description: In this workshop, we will express ourselves through movement while including various modalities. Participants will gain insight into how dances get made, where...
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Tue. Aug. 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Creating a Short Film
Class Description: In our five days together, we will go over the dynamics of how to create a short story from script to screen. We'll...
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Tue. Aug. 15, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 6-9)
Summer'17 Season Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of...
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Tue. Aug. 15, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 10-13)
Summer'17 Season This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of parkour,...
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Wed. Aug. 16, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Experimental Movement
Class Description: In this workshop, we will express ourselves through movement while including various modalities. Participants will gain insight into how dances get made, where...
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Wed. Aug. 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Creating a Short Film
Class Description: In our five days together, we will go over the dynamics of how to create a short story from script to screen. We'll...
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Thu. Aug. 17, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Experimental Movement
Class Description: In this workshop, we will express ourselves through movement while including various modalities. Participants will gain insight into how dances get made, where...
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Thu. Aug. 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Creating a Short Film
Class Description: In our five days together, we will go over the dynamics of how to create a short story from script to screen. We'll...
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Fri. Aug. 18, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Experimental Movement
Class Description: In this workshop, we will express ourselves through movement while including various modalities. Participants will gain insight into how dances get made, where...
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Fri. Aug. 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Youth Arts Arise - Creating a Short Film
Class Description: In our five days together, we will go over the dynamics of how to create a short story from script to screen. We'll...
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Mon. Aug. 21, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week - Creative Scribbling: Midsummer Night's Dream Skies
  Class Description: Participants will learn a crayon resist technique to create breathtaking night skies. By using their imagination and literally no boundaries, they will get...
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Mon. Aug. 21, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week-Origami Printmaking
Class Description: We will be exploring the different techniques of printmaking, pop art and designing patterns. We will experiment with scratch foam prints, collagraph prints,...
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Mon. Aug. 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Mask-Making and Mime
Class Description: The use of masks in theater goes all the way back to the 5th Century BCE. This class will teach the creation of two...
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Mon. Aug. 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week-The Constructed Portrait
Image © Eva O'Leary 2 faced girl (if you are going to be two faced, at least make one of them pretty), 2017 From the series Concealer  ...
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Tue. Aug. 22, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Discovery Week: Tackling Texture
Class Description: We'll be exploring texture through four different techniques of printmaking. We will experiment with materials such as scratch foam prints, shaving cream prints, and...
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Tue. Aug. 22, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visual Arts Week-Removing Our Mask
  Class Description: Participants will have fun exploring their inner and outer selves and creating masks that represent each layer.  The class will culminate in...
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Tue. Aug. 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Discovery Week - Pirate Prop Making
Class Description: In this class, we will become pirates through props (something you hold during a play like a fork or a phone or even a...
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Tue. Aug. 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visual Arts Week-Fluid Abstraction:Painting with Splashes, Drips, and Swirls
Class Description: In this class students will learn techniques for manipulating fluid acrylic paint to create a variety of abstract effects. About the Facilitator: James Neville...
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Tue. Aug. 22, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Parkour: Summer Session (ages 6-9)
Summer'17 Season Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm This class is for children of all ability and fitness levels, and will include instruction in the basic movements and techniques of...
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