Grades K-5 Descriptions

Thoughtful projects in a supportive context

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is a non-judgemental approach to art. The projects are developmentally age appropriate and designed to awaken each child’s creativity.

Programs

Snack ‘n Track

Instructor: Ian Prishwalko

Monday – Friday, 2 – 3:30 pm
Grades K – 5

If your child is unsupervised between arrival of the buses and the beginning of classes, you must sign up your child for Snack ‘n Track.

What is Snack ‘n Track?

A program offered to ensure the safe arrival and supervision of students whose parents and guardians are unable to bring them to their art class. Students registered for S’nT either attend the Baldwin School or arrive at the Baldwin School stop via Cambridge Public School bus.

Where does Snack ‘n Track take place? 

In the Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool program space, at the Baldwin School located at 28 Sacramento Street, until students walk to Maud Morgan Arts with a staff member.

Benefits of being a part of Snack ‘n Track?

-Parents/Guardians are contacted if students do not arrive at the Baldwin School as planned
-Supervision at the Baldwin School prior to class and while walking to Maud Morgan Arts
-A nutritious snack
-An opportunity to work on homework or art projects prior to class

Email Valerie Mendez at vmendez@agassiz.org if you would like to make alternate arrangements for your 4th or 5th grade child arriving via Cambridge Public Schools.

Review the Safety Policies for Arrival and Pick Up of Grade School Children for additional information regarding the arrival process for all Kindergarten through 5th grade students.


Exploring the Sky

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Kindergarten
10 Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 1 – June 17, 2019
Excludes April 15 & May 27, 2019

A journey through the sky!

Look up in wonder! Students will observe the seen and unseen wonders of the sky, including animals in flight, shooting stars, spaceships, and weather.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the Snack ‘n Track program.


Spin & Build

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Grades 3 – 5
10 Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30
April 1 – June 17, 2019
Excludes April 15  & May 27, 2019

Clay goes through different stages to become an ice cream bowl or a cool sculpture for your room. Learn to build abstract sculptures in clay, or center on the wheel to make useful pots. We will talk about form, function and aesthetics to make your visions come to life. You will glaze your work in beautiful colors to be fired in the kiln before you take it home.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Woodworking Projects

Instructor: Angela Kimberk

Grades 1 – 2
10 Mondays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
April 1 – June  17, 2019
Excludes April 15 & May 27, 2019

Use a drill, a saw, and a hammer!

Students will learn techniques for using hand tools as they make projects of their own design. This class is designed for new and returning students. 

Projects will be based on prompts; for example, how to use a drill followed by discussing something one might build with wheels or a lesson looking at a variety of wooden shapes and a thinking about how they could be used to make a wooden animal.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Art Journals: Book Making

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Grades 5-8
10 Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm
April 1 – June  17, 2019
Excludes April 15 & May 27, 2019

Introduction to book making and binding. Students will fold, bind and bring together hardcover books with decorative paper.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Biospheres, Buildings, and Borders

Instructor: Dani Schechner

Grades 1 – 2
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Excludes April 16, 2019

Imagine, design, problem solve, and cultivate unique 2d and 3d, mixed media projects inspired by landscapes, environmental and geographical formations, buildings, construction sites, towns, country, cities, and other places.   Paint a landscape outdoors or sculpt an imaginary universe…the possibilities are endless when we get creative!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Intro to Woodworking

Instructor: Angela Kimberk

Grade K
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Excludes April 16, 2019

Students will learn techniques for using hand tools as they make projects. Projects will be based on prompts; for example, how to use a drill followed by discussing something one might build with wheels or a lesson looking at a variety of wooden shapes and a thinking about how they could be used to make a wooden animal.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Sculptural Printmaking

Instructor: Jennifer Murphy

Grades 3 – 5
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Excludes April 16, 2019

Explore your ideas and learn about the ways they can translate onto the block or plate. Students will discuss  methods of contrast, and negative and positive space then use what they learn to make a print representative of the original idea. Then experiment with colors and printing methods, since it’s relief we can do all sorts of fun things while printing, such as obscuring the image with pieces of paper or patterns like putting lace over the block things like that. All the while putting a continued emphasis on collage and sculpture. The prints will not be defined to 2D pieces of paper. Students will be introduced to more tactile and fiber modes of printing!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Color Intensive: Master Painting

Instructor: Jenn Wood

Grade 5-8
10 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 3 – June 19, 2019
Excludes April 17  & June 5, 2019

Expressive imagination and close observation come into play through exploring a wide variety of media in works on paper. People, animals, and objects in nature, dreams, fantasies and abstract lines and forms will be suggested as stimulating and challenging subjects.

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.


Pinch Projects

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Kindergarten
10 Wednesdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
April 3 – June 19, 2019
Excludes April 17 & June 5, 2019

The sensory pleasure of clay is unsurpassed, particularly for little fingers just starting to explore the world. A fish in its bowl, a bird in their nest, this class stimulates the imagination, and builds fine motor coordination.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Printing & Mark Making

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Grades 1 – 2
10 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 3  – June 19, 2019
Excludes April 17 & June 5, 2019

Explore Color and Texture

We will use a variety of materials and experiment with different ways of using them to create surprising effects.

From simple stamping techniques to more complex multi-step processes, students will find what it means to create with light, transferring and reproducible art work. This class will be about having fun while also showing students how easy it can be to create beautiful works of art.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Paper Making & Surface Design

Instructor: Angela Kimberk

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 3 – June 19, 2019
Excludes April 17 & June 5, 2019

Artwork from scratch! Create paper using recycled paper, plant fibers and whole flowers, a book with blank pages for your own writing and illustrations. Make sculptural works or whatever inventions you are inspired to create.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Sketching the Agassiz Neighborhood

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Grades 1 – 2
10 Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 4 – June 13, 2019
Excludes April 18, 2019

Sketch the world around you! Students will learn drawing skills in their own traveling sketchbooks drawing inspiration from the beautiful Agassiz Neighborhood around Sacramento street. Class will include off site visits with in a one to two block radius.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Critters & Creatures!

Instructor: Dani Schechner

Kindergarten
10 Thursdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
April 4 – June 13, 2019
Excludes April 18, 2019

Draw, print, sculpt, paint, and build animals, creatures, and critters of all kinds. Learn a wide range of techniques, mediums, and applications for creating critters and creatures.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Collage & Pop Art

Instructor: Nancy Hart

Grades 3 – 5
10 Thursdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
April 4 – June 13, 2019
Excludes April 18, 2019

Explore materials, pattern, color and texture

Dive into the colorful world of Pop art by looking at a variety of artists that drove the movement. Then use a variety of mediums, explore all their combinations with a focus on collage, to create your own unique artwork!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 

 


Molding Earth

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Grades 1 – 2
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 5 – June 14, 2019
Excludes April 19, 2019

Shape and Create!

Use clay to mold, shape and create! This class will hone in on fine motor skills to sculpt creatures, mugs, bowls, and pencil holders. Decorate your work with marks and patterns, then glaze your pieces to make then bright and colorful!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Stamp & Print

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Kindergarten
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 5  – June 17, 2019
Excludes April 19, 2019

Explore Color and Texture

We will use a variety of materials and experiment with different ways of using them to create surprising effects.

From simple stamping techniques to more complex multi-step processes, students will find what it means to create with light, transferring and reproducible art work. This class will be about having fun while also showing students how easy it can be to create beautiful works of art.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Story Board + Illustrations

Instructor: Nancy Hart

Grades 3 – 5
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 5 –  June 14, 2019
Excludes April 19, 2019

Explore different mediums and visual ways to tell stories. Learn to lay out a storyboard, while learning to create or recreate a story and it’s imagery.Students will have the opportunity to map out illustrations and narratives and bring their ideas together in their own books. Influenced by comics, illustrations and art that they admire.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Phone Photography & Editing

Instructor: John Dalterio

Grade 5-8
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 5 – June 14, 2019
Excludes April 19, 2019

Explore the world of composing visual images by creating the perfect picture using digital devices! Learn about composition; line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color. Take advantage of instant imagery to capture interests subject, frame and image, make a statement, and express yourself creativity.

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Grades 3-5

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
April 6 – June 15, 2019
Excludes May 26, 2019

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult & Child

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
April 6 – June 15, 2019
Excludes May 25, 2019

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together and inspire each other.

Note: Registration includes child age 8 and under, up through grade 2, and accompanying adult. Children are not permitted in the studio outside of class time.


Woodworking Intensive

Instructor: Angela Kimberk
Grades 3 – 5
Tuesday – Friday
1:30 – 5:30 pm
April 16 – 19, 2019

Use a drill, a saw, and a hammer!

Join us for 4 days of woodworking with Instructor Angela Kimberk. Students will be introduced to handling woodworking tools and techniques. Woodworkers will have the opportunity during this intensive to work continuously on large scale projects through out the week. This class is designed for new and returning students. Please bring a nut-free snack for your child during their break.