Course Descriptions: FALL 2015

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MusicLab

GROUP CLASSES

Piano for Beginners (ages 8–11)
September 26 – November 14
45 minute classes at: 10 am, 11 am, 1pm and 2 pm
Discover the joy of music making! Learn how to play the piano in a group setting through a focused study of rhythm, note-reading and piano technique. Students will learn to improvise, make music together, and build a strong piano technique and excellent habits. This course aims to give students a strong foundation to support future musical study and a life-long love of music. ($120)


INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

All ages and levels
September 5 – December 12
Lessons are available between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturdays
Individual lessons offer one-on-one instruction by MusicLab piano faculty to all ages and levels from the beginner to the more advanced. MusicLab offers affordable, comprehensive and student-centered piano instruction tailored to the unique needs of each student. Students will have opportunities to both perform and to make use of the extensive resources afforded by the SUNY New Paltz music department as well as become part of a larger musical community.
(1 hour: $53 / 45 min: $40 / 30 min: $28)

Instructors: Alex Peh, Nana Shi, Danielle Strassman, Adam Gloc.

Visual Art Classes

Morning Classes

Adventures in Art (Grades K-2)

10:00am - 12:00pm
For kids who love to get messy and make all kinds of art, this class is a hands-on, multi-media exploration of basic art making materials and processes such as drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and three-dimensional sculpture. We will experiment with a variety of media to make colorful and expressive works of art. We will discover together in this energetic and play-based approach to art making. ($50 program fee)

Instructor: This class is taught by advanced students in art education under the supervision of art education faculty.

Stop-Motion Animation (Grades 3-8)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Students will learn the complete production process of stop-motion animation. They will use various objects and materials to animate, capture footage in an animation software, use iMovie to edit, add sound, and upload to the internet or send via email to share their creation. The focus is on spontaneity and experimental fun—each student will create at least one complete short movie in each class. ($240)
Take a look at some of the videos we've made

Instructors: Alyse Roe and Jose Feliciano
Alyse Roe is a local artist and art educator from Tivoli, New York. She recently graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. You can find her assisting with the Teen Arts Lab program at the Kingston Public Library, and she’s a regular at the Tivoli Street Painting Festival. 

Jose Feliciano is a local artist and art educator from Kingston, New York. He recently graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. Jose has served as a student advisor to the board of trustees of the New York State Art Teachers Association. He is currently preparing to host an exciting workshop at the annual NYSATA conference.

Photograph Your World (Grades 5-8)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Everyone has a story to tell, each one of us is living an interesting and unique life.
Using a camera to discover and document your world gives light to new ways of seeing, questioning and understanding. Students will be guided through weekly assignments to see and photograph their world in new and different ways. Weekly discussions about students' photographs, ideas surrounding photography, and feedback from Deborah and other students, will inspire you in your photographic journey. Our class will culminate in an exhibited of your printed photographs. ($240)

Instructor: Deborah DeGraffenreid
Deborah DeGraffenreid is a professional photographer loving her life in the Hudson Valley. Her work can be see regionally in Chronogram and Upstate HOUSE magazine as well as publications such as Architectural Digest; she has also exhibited nationally in galleries. She teaches students of all ages and abilities, enjoying this role for the inspiration she receives from her students, and the ability to encourage and support those wishing to see the world in new and diverse ways.

Afternoon Classes

Adventures in Art (Grades K-2)

1:00 - 3:00pm
For kids who love to get messy and make all kinds of art, this class is a hands-on, multi-media exploration of basic art making materials and processes such as drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and three-dimensional sculpture. We will experiment with a variety of media to make colorful and expressive works of art. We will discover together in this energetic and play-based approach to art making. ($50 program fee)

Instructor: This class is taught by advanced students in art education under the supervision of art education faculty.

Stop-Motion Animation (Grades 3-8)

1:00 - 3:00pm
Students will learn the complete production process of stop-motion animation. They will use various objects and materials to animate, capture footage in an animation software, use iMovie to edit, add sound, and upload to the internet or send via email to share their creation. The focus is on spontaneity and experimental fun—each student will create at least one complete short movie in each class. ($240)
Take a look at some of the videos we've made

Instructors: Alyse Roe and Jose Feliciano
Alyse Roe is a local artist and art educator from Tivoli, New York. She recently graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. You can find her assisting with the Teen Arts Lab program at the Kingston Public Library, and she’s a regular at the Tivoli Street Painting Festival. 

Jose Feliciano is a local artist and art educator from Kingston, New York. He recently graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. Jose has served as a student advisor to the board of trustees of the New York State Art Teachers Association. He is currently preparing to host an exciting workshop at the annual NYSATA conference.

Photograph Your World (Grades 9-12)

1:00 - 3:00pm
Everyone has a story to tell, each one of us is living an interesting and unique life.
Using a camera to discover and document your world gives light to new ways of seeing, questioning and understanding. Students will be guided through weekly assignments to see and photograph their world in new and different ways. Weekly discussions about students' photographs, ideas surrounding photography, and feedback from Deborah and other students, will inspire you in your photographic journey. Our class will culminate in an exhibited of your printed photographs. ($224)

Instructor: Deborah DeGraffenreid
Deborah DeGraffenreid is a professional photographer loving her life in the Hudson Valley. Her work can be see regionally in Chronogram and Upstate HOUSE magazine as well as publications such as Architectural Digest; she has also exhibited nationally in galleries. She teaches students of all ages and abilities, enjoying this role for the inspiration she receives from her students, and the ability to encourage and support those wishing to see the world in new and diverse ways.