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194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Phone: 410-636-6597
Email: info@chesapeakearts.org

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Spring Semester Class Schedules

Spring Semester Class Schedules
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ClassDates
Tiny Toes: Mommy & Me1/23-5/21, no class 2/20
*snow makeup: 3/26
Creative Movement 11/23-5/21, no class 2/20
*snow makeup: 3/26
Creative Movement 21/23-5/21, no class 2/20
*snow makeup: 3/26
Pre-Ballet1/23-5/21, no class 2/20
*snow makeup: 3/26
Ballet 1 & 21/20-5/18, no class 2/17
*snow makeup: 3/23
Jazz 1 & 21/20-5/18, no class 2/17
*snow makeup: 3/23
Hip Hop 1 & 21/19-5/17, no class 2/16
*snow makeup: 3/22
Kids & Clay2/6-3/12
 
Teen Pottery Wheel1/26-4/19, no class 3/22
*snow makeups: 3/22 & 4/26
Pottery Wheel: Beyond the Basics1/26-4/19, no class 3/22
*snow makeups: 3/22 & 4/26
Advanced Pottery Wheel1/29-4/22, no class 3/18
*snow makeup: 4/29

Class information will be updated as it becomes available.

Questions? Please call the CAC office at 410-636-6597 or email Mollie at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org.

phone
12:00 am
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Broesler School of Irish Dance

The Kevin Broesler School of Irish Dance has been an active member of the East Coast Irish community since 1986. The school was opened in New York by its founder and director, Kevin Broesler. Mr. Broesler, a former national and world champion stepdancer and a featured performer at various concerts and cultural festivals, is a fully accredited teacher and adjudicator of Irish dancing, qualified by the An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in Ireland.

Broesler students practice at the Chesapeake Arts Center on Mondays and Thursdays. For more information about enrolling in classes, click here. To schedule your FREE class, email Jennifer Dean at jenny152@comcast.net.

- Stay fit
- Have fun
- Travel the world
- March in Parades
- Perform in shows and festivals

And you don't have to be Irish!!

phone
3:00 am
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Private Piano - Summer 2016

Private Piano
Ages: 6-Adult
Instructor: Alicia de la Garza

It's never too late to learn! All skill levels are welcome. Students are required to have a keyboard or piano at home for practice. Required music books can be purchased from the instructor for $20-$25

Private music lessons will be scheduled on a month-by-month format starting in June 2016. Once a student is registered for a time slot, they retain that weekly time for as long as they continue lessons, and are billed monthly. Private lessons are taught one-on-one with a qualified instructor, and are typically scheduled for 30 minutes, once per week. To register for lessons, call the CAC office at 410-636-6597 or stop by during regular office hours between 10:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

CAC Members: $25/half hour lesson
Non-Members: $30/half hour lesson
phone
4:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Private Guitar - Summer 2016

Private Guitar
Ages: 8-Adult
Instructor: Rick LaRocca

Beginning level students will learn the rudiments of music and guitar playing. Folk style. Students must have a guitar. Supply fee for books up to $20 based on instructor's recommendation. Group guitar class also available at 4:00 on Mondays - call for more information!

Private music lessons will be scheduled on a month-by-month format starting in June 2016. Once a student is registered for a time slot, they retain that weekly time for as long as they continue lessons, and are billed monthly. Private lessons are taught one-on-one with a qualified instructor, and are typically scheduled for 30 minutes, once per week. To register for lessons, call the CAC office at 410-636-6597 or stop by during regular office hours between 10:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

CAC Members: $25/half hour lesson
Non-Members: $30/half hour lesson
phone
4:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Private Voice - Summer 2016

Private Voice
Ages: 7-Adult
Instructor: Michael Gellert

ALL SKILL LEVELS. Learn vocal techniques that improve breath control & develop confidence. Sing songs of your choice. Students are expected to bring sheet music and instrumental accompaniment CD.

Private music lessons will be scheduled on a month-by-month format starting in June 2016. Once a student is registered for a time slot, they retain that weekly time for as long as they continue lessons, and are billed monthly. Private lessons are taught one-on-one with a qualified instructor, and are typically scheduled for 30 minutes, once per week. To register for lessons, call the CAC office at 410-636-6597 or stop by during regular office hours between 10:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

CAC Members: $25/half hour lesson
Non-Members: $30/half hour lesson
phone
4:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Songwriting - Personal Coaching - Summer 2016

Songwriting - Personal Coaching -Summer 2016

Songwriting - Personal Coaching
Ages: 12-Adult
Instructor: Rick LaRocca

Coaching sessions available by appointment for individuals or small groups. Coaching will be adapted to the student's level of expertise, beginner to advanced. Beginning songwriters will learn song structure, musically and lyrically, to create compelling original music. Intermediate to advanced students will recieve professional feedback and advice. The course of study will include a focus on evaluation and improving the student's current songs and crafting new songs. Song structure, melody, chord, structure, and techniques to overcome writer's block will also be addressed.

To schedule an appointment, call the CAC office at 410-636-6597 or stop by during office hours, 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.

CAC Members: $45 per 45 minute lesson
Non Members: $50 per 45 minute lesson
phone
4:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Movement for Actors - Summer 2016

Movement for Actors
Ages: : 18+
Instructor: Steve Wannall

The movement for Actors course is an introduction and exploration of all movement based skills for a performer. Specific skills focused on will include Alexander Technique, Laban Combat, Physical Character Generation, and Physical Improv. 

Class Code

Day

Dates

# of Sessions

Time

THA500

Mon

6/6 -8/29

12

7:00 – 9:00 pm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAC Members: $135.00
Non-Members: $160.00
Register
5:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Creative Handbuilding - Summer 2016

Creative Handbuilding - Summer 2016

Creative Handbuilding
Ages: 16-Adult
Instructor: Marina Temkin

This class will explore handbuilding techniques like pinching, slab work, coiling, and more, to create decorative and functional ceramic works. With a focus on surface design, from brushwork to carving to glazing, students will be inspired to create original pieces of pottery in a friendly and informative enviroment.

Class Code

Day

Date

# of Sessions

Time

CER706

Mon

6/13-7/25

6

7:00pm -9:00pm



CAC Member: $125.00
Non-Member: $150.00
Register
7:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Tai Chi Chuan - Summer 2016

Tai Chi Chuan
Ages: 17-Adult
Instructor: Mei Yu Green

Tai Chi Chuan Yang style short form takes the students through a range of motion over their center of gravity. Accurate, repeated practice of the solo routine is said to retrain posture, encourage circulation throughout the student's bodies, maintain flexibility through their joints, and further familiarize students with the martial application sequences implied by the form.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

HEA 200

Tue

6/14-8/16

10

6:00pm-7:00pm


CAC Member: $90.00
Non-Member: $115.00
Register
6:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Pottery Wheel: Beyond the Basics - Summer 2016

Pottery Wheel: Beyond the Basics
Ages: 16-Adult
Instructor: Joe Vitek

Build on basic pottery wheel skills by refining techniques and developing proficiency in throwing, trimming, decorating, and glazing. Expand skills to increase complexity of clay pieces. Note: student must have prior experience working on the potter's wheel.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

CER 702

Tue

6/14-8/2

8

7:00pm-9:00pm


CAC Member: $180.00
Non-Member: $205.00
Register
7:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Basic Pottery Wheel - Summer 2016

Basic Pottery Wheel
Ages: 16-Adult
Instructor: Joe Vitek

Learn the basics of wheel-thrown pottery in a studio setting. Use stoneware clay and electric wheels to practice centering and forming basic shapes such as bowls, cylinders and plates. Learn the properties of clay, terminology and decorative glazing techniques.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

CER 701

Wed

6/15 -8/3

8

7:00pm-9:00pm


CAC Member: $180.00
Non-Member: $205.00
Register
7:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Abstract Slab - Summer 2016

Abstract Slab
Ages: 16-Adult
Instructor: Kayleigh Porter

This class focuses on learning basic skills using slab handbuilding to create angular, abstract functional vases and other forms. Be the modern minimalist or the extravagant cubist! All are welcome in this open and instructive session.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

CER 705

Thurs

6/16-7/7

6

7:00pm-9:00pm


CAC Member: $100.00
Non-Member: $125.00
Register
7:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Advanced Pottery Wheel - Summer 2016

Advanced Pottery Wheel
Ages: 16-Adult
Instructor: Joe Vitek

Develop your pottery wheel skills working independently within a classroom setting. Focus on design and aesthetic considerations, containment, and profile. Discussion will include visual considerations such as proportion, weight, and scale. Explore the development of new design ideas. Prerequisite: 2 years previous classroom experience or equivalent individual instruction. Instructor permission required.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

CER 703

Fri

6/17 -8/5

8

7:00pm-9:00pm


CAC Member: $180.00
Non-Member: $205.00
Register
7:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Everyday Monet - Summer 2016

Everyday Monet
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Livia Fiorio

In "Everyday Monet" everyone can be an artist! The instructor will walk you through steps for a pre-determined painting. Students will learn and demonstrate many painting techniques such as blending, colormixing, brush-stroke, and more!

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

ART 502a

Fri

6/17

1

7:00pm-9:00pm

ART 502b

Fri

7/15

1

7:00pm-9:00pm

ART 502c

Fri

8/19

1

7:00pm-9:00pm


CAC Members: $45.00
Non-Members: $55.00
Register
7:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Nature Explorers - Summer 2016

Nature Explorers
Ages: 4-6
Instructor: Echoes of Nature

Animal Dads by Sneed B. Collard. Are the jobs of animal dads all the same? What do some dads do that are outstanding? Babysitting for 9 weeks straight, giving baths, keeping the young safe, finding food and more. Meet an animal ambassador dad and make a related craft for Father's Day.

Around the Pond: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George. Join us for the story of two children that explore aournd the poind. What clues do they find for the animals that live close to them? Meet a pond animal and learn what it does around the pond, and make a related craft.

Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward. Who is asleep during the day and who is asleep during the night? Join us as we explore through the book to see when the animals are active then asleep. Meet a diurnal (daytime) ambassador and a noctournal (nighttime) ambassador. Make a related craft to take home.



Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

ANI 104

Sat

6/18

1

10:15pm-11:00pm

ANI 105

Sat

7/16

1

10:15pm-11:00pm

ANI 106

Sat

8/20

1

10:15pm-11:00pm


Price: $15.00
Register
10:15 am
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Animals in Literature - Summer 2016

Animals in Literature
Ages: 2 -3
Instructor : Echoes of Nature


Bug Safari
by Bob Barner. Join us as we journey with a young explorer on a bug safari. What wonderous creatures does he find? Meet insect ambassadors and make a related craft to take home!

Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh. 1, 2, 3... How many mice does snake find to put in the jar? Join us and ambassador rat to find out. Make your own mouse figure and through dramatic play, count the mice as they are put in the jar and again as they escape!

Forrest Bright, Forrest Night by Jennifer Ward. Who is asleep during the day and who is asleep during the night? Join us as we explore through the books to see when the animals are active then asleep. Meet a diurnal (daytime) ambassador and a nocturnal (nighttime) ambassador. Make a related craft to take home.



Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

ANI 100

Sat

6/18

1

11:15am-12:00pm

ANI 101

Sat

7/16

1

11:15am-12:00pm

ANI 102

Sat

8/20

1

11:15am-12:00pm


Price: $15.00
Register
11:15 am
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Backyard Naturalist Series

Backyard Naturalist Turtle Identification

Backyard Naturalist Series
Ages: 12-Adult
Instructor: Echoes of Nature

Come join us for this series to test your knowledge and gain more about what is happening in your backyard!

June 18th: Turtle Identification
Wonder what turtles are in Maryland? Maybe more than you think. Test your detective skills with live turtles and identification materials to figure out which is which with several of our turtle ambassadors. Learn about some of the natural history and dangers of our native turtles. Optional: Make your own turtle.

August 20th: Snakes of MD
Wonder what snakes visit your backyard? Class includes "guest appearances" by live snake ambassadors! Optional: Design your own snake.

October 15th: North American Skull Identification
Wonder what skulls belong to which animal? Test your detective skills against some skulls (both real and models) of North American animals. Class includes "guest appearances" by live animal ambassadors!

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

ART 107a

Sat

6/18

1

1:00-2:30pm

ART 107b

Sat

8/20

1

1:00-2:30pm

ART 107c

Sat

10/15

1

1:00-2:30pm



Cost per workshop: $25 per person
Register
1:00 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Family Pottery Workshop: Wheel-Throwing - Give it a Whirl!

Family Pottery Workshop: Wheel Throwing - Give it a Whirl!
All Ages!
Kristen Muscaro

Have you ever wanted to make your own functional hand made pottery on the potter's wheel? Here is your chance to give it a try! Learn wheel throwing basics to make functional tableware such as bowls, cups, and plates. Experiment and explore in one of these weekend sessions for adults and youth who are curious about the potter's wheel. Participants will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. This is a terrific way to discover if clay is something you will enjoy as a means for creative expression. *Tuition includes one cild and their favorite adult!

Class Code

Day

Dates

# of Sessions

Time

CER 104

Sat

6/25

1

9:00am – 12:00pm


CAC Member Price: $60.00
NON Member Price: $75.00

Register
9:00 am
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Hip Hop 1 - Summer 2016

Hip Hop 1
Ages: 7-12
Instructor: Ballet Theatre of MD

This class will introduce students to hip hop dance technique using age appropriate music. This is a high energy, rhythmic form of dance focusing on body isolations and is the latest form of physical expression in today's pop culture. This class will break down the technique behind the fundamentals of hip hop, popping, locking, and breakdancing and incorporate them into beginner combinations.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

DAN 501

Tue

6/28-8/2

6

5:30pm-6:30pm


CAC Member: $65.00
Non-Member: $90.00
Register
5:30 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD

Hip Hop 2 - Summer 2016

Hip Hop 2
Ages: 11-18
Instructor: Ballet Theatre of MD

A continuation of Hip Hop 1 that will further students' knowledge of the technique and incorporates more advanced moves and combinations using the fundamentals of hip hop, popping, locking, and break dancing.

Class Code

Day

Date

# Sessions

Time

DAN 502

Tue

6/28-8/2

6

6:30pm-7:30pm


CAC Member: $65.00
Non-Member: $90.00
phone
6:30 pm
Classrooms Brooklyn Park, MD
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